Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Degenerative Spondylolisthesis in Singapore

Degenerative Spondylolisthesis in Singapore

Degenerative Spondylolisthesis in Singapore

Degenerative spondylolisthesis is Latin for “slipped vertebral body”, and it is diagnosed when one vertebra slips forward over the one below it. This condition occurs as a consequence of the general aging process in which the bones, joints, and ligaments in the spine become weak and less able to hold [...]

Spinal Decompression Surgery & Slip Disc

Spinal Decompression Surgery in Singapore

Spinal Decompression Surgery in Singapore

Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery?

In a microdiscectomy or microdecompression spine surgery, a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root is removed to relieve neural impingement and provide more room for the nerve to heal.

A microdiscectomy is typically performed for [...]

Back Pain

Back Pain

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Spine – Cervical Problems Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion Cervical Burners and Stingers (Brachial Plexus Injuries) Cervical Corpectomy and Strut Graft Cervical Discectomy Cervical Foraminotomy Cervical Laminectomy Cervical Radiculopathy Cervical Spinal Stenosis Cervical Spine Anatomy Dropped Head [...]

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

A defect in the vertebral arch is called spondylolysis. The defect can be congenital, or may be caused by injury or overloading resulting in stress fracture. Spondylolysis creates the necessary conditions for one vertebra to be able to slip forwards in relation to the one below it. Once this has occurred the condition is called [...]

Scoliosis

In scoliosis, lateral curvature to the left or right of part of the spine renders the vertebral column S-shaped. The cause of this complaint, which affects growing children, is unknown. It is often discovered by the physical education teacher, coach, or parents, and should lead to a visit to the doctor.

Scoliosis occurs in about [...]

Facet Joint Syndrome

The joints between the vertebral arches, the intervertebral facet joints, are oriented in such a way that they reduce the rotation capability of the vertebrae. If there were no facet joints the disks would wear out more quickly as a result of rotatory movement in the spine. When the disks are affected by age-related degenerative [...]

Inflammation of Muscle Attachments

The muscle attachments around the spinous processes of the thoracic and lumbar spine can become inflamed as a result of overuse. Such injuries are most common among crosscountry skiers, javelin, discus and hammer throwers, weightlifters, and players of racket sports.

Symptoms

The athlete experiences:

– pain during exertion; – aching after exertion; – tenderness on [...]

Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Fractures of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae

Fractures of vertebrae in the thoracic and lumbar regions are uncommon in sports, but can occur in riders, alpine skiers, ski-jumpers, and participants in contact sports

Symptoms and diagnosis

– Severe pain is felt at the site of the fracture. – Pain is triggered by any back movement. – [...]

A Patient’s Guide to Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Introduction

According to the North American Spine Society (NASS), spinal stenosis describes a clinical syndrome of buttock or leg pain. These symptoms may occur with or without back pain. It is a condition in which the nerves in the spinal canal are closed in, or compressed. The spinal canal is the hollow tube formed by [...]

Spine – Lumbar Problems

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Anterior Lumbar Fusion with Cages Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion Back Care Boot Camp Low Back Pain Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease Lumbar Disc Herniation Lumbar Discectomy Lumbar Facet Joint Arthritis Lumbar Laminectomy Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Lumbar Spine Anatomy Lumbar [...]