Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Tennis injury and Medial epicondylitis

Tennis injuries are generally defined as either cumulative overuse or acute (traumatic) injuries.

Overuse injuries occur over time due to stress on the muscles, joints and soft tissues without proper time for healing. They begin as a small, nagging ache or pain, and can grow into a debilitating injury if they aren’t treated early.

Medial […]

Common Sport Injuries

An overuse injury results from excessive wear and tear on the body, particularly on areas and muscles subjected to repeated activity such as ankle, knee, shoulder and elbow joints.

The most common high impact sport that leads to injury is running. We see more runners than any other recreational athletes in our clinics, followed by […]

Thigh injuries

Injuries to the thigh are relatively common in athletes. Muscle injuries predominate, such as contusion injuries which often occur in soccer. Muscle strains are common in explosive sports such as sprinting, involving especially the hamstring muscles. Other causes of pain are stress fracture, compartment syndromes, and referred pain. Vague pain in the thigh may be […]

Trochanteric Bursitis

Over the upper lateral part of the femur, beneath the fascia lata, lies a superficial bursa, with a deeper one between the tendon of the gluteus medius muscle and the posterior surface of the greater trochanter. In cases of falls or blows affecting the hip, the superficial bursa can become the site of bleeding, sometimes […]

Lateral Hip Discomfort Trochanteritis (Inflammation and Calcification of the greater Trochanter)

Some of the large muscle groups of the buttocks have their attachments to the greater trochanter of the femur in the upper, outer (lateral) part of the thigh. An irritant inflammatory condition can be initiated in the muscle attachment of the gluteal muscles in, for example, crosscountry runners and orienteers.

Symptoms and diagnosis

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Sacroiliac Dysfunction (Inflammation of the Sacroiliac Joint)

Inflammation of the sacroiliac joints (the joint joining the pelvis and the spine) is not uncommon as an isolated condition among athletes who pursue winter sports. It can also be part of generalized disease, such as Bechterew’s disease. In sports, sudden violent contractions of the hamstrings or abdominal muscles with severe direct load to the […]

Hernia

Inguinal and femoral hernias are not uncommon and can be symptomatic producing radiating pain diffusely in the groin area. In athletes with persistent pain, ‘sports hernia’ can be a cause of problems: this is a syndrome of weakness of the posterior inguinal wall causing chronic groin pain, but without a clinically recognizable hernia.

Inguinal hernia

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Other causes of Pain in the Hip and Groin

Overuse injury or rupture of other groin muscle-tendon units

A number of muscles and tendons affecting the groin region, including the pectineus, the sartorius, the tensor fasciae latae, and the gluteus medius, can be damaged during sporting activity. The precise location of the pain, together with an assessment of muscle function, can elucidate the diagnosis.

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Osteitis Pubis

Some athletes are afflicted by pain located in the anterior aspect of the pubic bone. Inflammation of the pubic bone occurs in soccer, ice hockey and American football players, as well as in long-distance runners and weightlifters. There is usually no trauma involved, instead there is a gradual onset with pain centrally localized in the […]