Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Casts & Plasters & Splints

Casts & Plasters & Splints

Casts & Plasters & Splints

Cast / Plaster is usually used to treat fracture with no dislocation or for soft tissue injury.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Splints and casts support and protect injured bones and soft tissue, reducing pain, swelling, and muscle spasm. In some cases, splints and casts are applied following surgery.

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Revision and Complex Problems

Revision instability surgery is the most technically challenging of all open shoulder surgery. Nevertheless, it can also be the most satisfying, if basic principles are observed. When nonanatomic repairs need to be revised, the normal tissue planes are often distorted. This adds significant technical complexity to the procedure and increases the potential risk for complications. […]

Mallet Finger

WHAT IS MALLET FINGER?

Mallet finger occurs when the outermost joint of the finger is injured. With mallet finger, the tendon on the back of the finger is separated from the muscles it connects.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

Commonly an athletic injury where basketball and baseball players routinely experience jammed fingers, but the injury can […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

WHAT IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME?

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve which runs from the forearm into the hand becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This results in pain, weakness, or numbness in the hand and wrist, radiating up the arm.

HOW IS CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?

A physical examination help determine […]

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 […]

Biomechanics

The most common mechanism of injury to the axillary nerve is closed trauma involving a traction injury to the shoulder,such as stretching of the nerve over the humeral head during an anterior shoulder dislocation. The incidence of axillary nerve injury has been reported to be between 19% and 55% following an anterior shoulder dislocation and […]

Fractures

Impaired mobility or paralysis is inevitably accompanied by some degree of weakening of the skeleton. Furthermore, in such cases the muscles are often so wasted that they provide little protection for the bones. Fractures can therefore occur relatively easily, especially when unexpected loads are applied.Such fractures are often extensive with considerable splintering in the fracture […]

Chest injuries

Fractured rib Fractured ribs are common, especially in contact sports. They can occur after a direct blow with a blunt object, such as the handle of a stick, or as a result of forceful compression of the chest during a hard body tackle, as in rugby or ice hockey.

Symptoms and diagnosis – Pain is […]

Carpometacarpal Joint Injuries

The biconcave shape of the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb (the joint of the extension of the thumb to the wrist) makes it anatomically different from the other hand joints. This saddle joint permits the special function of opposition of the thumb to the little finger. The volar oblique ligament is the most important […]

Dislocation of MCP joint

Dislocation of the MCP joint is a rare injury. When it does occur the border digits (the index and little fingers) are most commonly affected. Dorsal dislocation of the MCP joint occurs following forced hyperextension (bending backwards) of the fingers. The volar (palm) plate is ruptured and the head of the metacarpal can sometimes be […]