Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Trochanteric Bursitis Video Guide in Singapore

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome is also often called trochanteric bursitis in Singapore. The main symptom is pain over the outside of your upper thigh. Most cases are due to minor injury or inflammation to tissues in your upper, outer thigh area. Anti-inflammatory painkillers, physiotherapy and steroid injections can all sometimes help. […]

Frozen shoulder / Adhesive capsulitis

WHAT IS SHOULDER PAIN DUE TO FROZEN SHOULDER?

Frozen shoulder is a disorder where the connective tissue surrounding the glenohumeral joint of the shoulder becomes inflamed and stiff and abnormal bands of tissue form restricting motion and causing chronic pain.

HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED?

The joint becomes so tight and stiff that it is nearly […]

Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc

WHAT IS PROLAPSED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC?

Prolapsed intervertebral disc is the sudden or slowly progressing movement of one intervertebral disc backwards into the spinal channel. Therefore the pressure on the nerve roots can cause pain, weakness of movement, numbness or heightened sensation in the nerve root area.

HOW IS PROLAPSED INTERVERTEBRAL DISC DIAGNOSED?

In order to […]

Juvenile Kyphosis (Scheuermann’s disease)

Scheuermann’s disease is a hereditary condition which produces progressive rounding of the back (kyphosis) and can sometimes hinder sporting activity. The complaint mainly affects adolescent boys. Usually three to five thoracic vertebrae are involved, which become wedge-shaped.

Symptoms and diagnosis

– Slight fatigue in the thoracic region is present on exertion after the affected person […]

Low Back Pain (Lumbago)

Low back pain can occur in connection with most sports, and its precise cause is unknown. Acute lumbago mainly affects those aged 30–40 years.

Symptoms and diagnosis

– The symptoms often appear after lifting a heavy object or turning rapidly, but can also occur without previous exertion. – The pain is usually located in the […]

Pain Radiating from the Neck (Cervical Brachialgia, Cervical Rhizopathy)

Pains in the cervical region can be caused by disk degeneration, herniation, or osteophyte formation. The changes affect nerve roots, which can produce waves of pain. Even a temporary strain or trapping of a nerve can produce similar symptoms. It is usual to distinguish between pain confined to the nape of the neck and back […]

Tear of the Long Tendon of the Biceps

Tears of the long tendon of the biceps muscle are seen in gymnasts, tennis players and badminton players, wrestlers, rowers, weightlifters, and javelin throwers.

The long biceps tendon is susceptible to degenerative changes, which predispose it to rupture. The tears occur most often in athletes over the age of 40–50 years; in younger athletes this […]

Rotator Cuff Rupture

SYMPTOMS

There is usually exercise-related pain and weakness of the shoulder on abduction and in overhead activities. The player may relate that ‘something snapped’ in the shoulder. In many partial ruptures, the initial symptom is secondary impingement or muscle atrophy and weakness.

AETIOLOGY

The onset can be dramatic, with complete loss of abduction […]

Post-Traumatic Shoulder Stiffness

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of diffuse pain or ache, and stiffness in the shoulder after previous trauma or immobilisation. Physiotherapy, after manipulation under anaesthesia and arthroscopic release, improves the condition dramatically. Secondary problems in the neck and upper back are almost inevitable and must be addressed.

AETIOLOGY

This disorder has similar symptoms to frozen […]

Posterior Shoulder Dislocation

SYMPTOMS

There is acute onset of localised swelling and pain over the posterior part of the shoulder, with typical deformation, after an excessive trauma. This injury is more common in epileptics and alcoholics than in athletes.

AETIOLOGY

This injury accounts for fewer than 5 per cent of shoulder dislocations. It is uncommon in sport […]