Dr. Kevin Yip

Dr Kevin Yip
Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS(UK), FRCS(EDIN), FAM(SING), FHKCOS(ORTHO)

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Skiing injury and ACL tear

Both skiing and snowboarding can result in sports injuries, but they tend to have slightly different injury patterns. Skiers are more likely to have knee injuries (from twisting motion during falls), and snowboarders tend to have more upper body injuries (as a result of falling on an outstretched hand). There are also many injuries common […]

Geriatric Home Care Tips

The most common geriatric orthopedic problems are osteoporosis, back pain and Osteoarthritis of the knee.

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease which is characterized by progressive loss of bone mass throughout the body. Osteoporosis may strikes at any age but is more common among older people. If an elderly need a special care, then an elderly […]

TIPS AND GUIDANCE TO PREPARE FOR YOUR SURGERY

UNDERGOING AN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL PROCEDURE

The range of treatments performed by an orthopaedic surgeon may cover anything from traction to hand reconstruction, spinal fusion or joint replacement. They are involved in the treatment of broken bones, ligamental strains and sprains, as well as joint dislocations. Some specific procedures include arthroplasty, arthroscopic surgery, bone grafting, fasciotomy, […]

Eye injuries

The area around the eye is constructed in such a way as to give the eye the greatest possible protection against external impact. Direct impact against the eye from a large object, such as a football, can result in bleeding and swelling in the eyelid and surrounding soft tissues, but seldom injures the eye itself. […]

Traction tendinitis

Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease

Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease is a traction tendinitis of the distal pole of the patella, caused by microtrauma. It is seen in growing individuals; who have pain at the inferior pole of the patella in association with running and jumping. Typical clinical signs are point tenderness at the inferior pole of the patella, swelling, limitation […]

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is common in girls and generally presents during the adolescence period. A scoliosis is a lateral bending or sideways curve in the spine that is apparent when viewing the spine from behind. In many occasions, there are asymmetry of the rib cage, shoulders and breasts. The pelvic ring usually tilts to one side. A […]

Backache During Pregnancy

Backache is a very common feature of pregnancy with about half of all pregnant women experiencing back pain.

Factors contributing to backache:

Posture – As the pregnancy progresses, the centre of gravity changes and the increasing weight gain causes changes in the normal curve of the spine. These changes put a lot of stress […]

Back Pain

The most common site of back pain is the lower back or lumbar region. The lower back bears the weight of the upper body plus any weight that is carrying. It also twists and bends more than the upper back. The following factors can increase the risk for back problems:

1. Ageing. Discs begin gradual […]

Whiplash Injury

After a motor vehicle accident; many patients have symptoms such as neck pain which may present directly after the injury or delay for several days. They have suffered from whiplash injury which is a soft tissue injury to the neck. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck, […]

Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament – OPLL

In elderly oriental peoples; neck pain with weakness and paresthesias in upper limbs as well as spastic quadriparesis are common symptoms of ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament. There is markedly thickened and ossified posterior longitudinal ligament over the C3 to the C7 vertebral levels with resultant canal stenosis and cord compression. The cord is also […]