Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Double Spin Platelet Rich Plasma

Double Spin Platelet Rich Plasma

Double Spin Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) (also known as blood injection therapy) is a medical treatment being used in Singapore for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. Platelet-rich plasma refers to a sample of serum (blood) plasma that has as much as four times more than the normal amount of platelets. This […]

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

Endoscopic surgery uses a thin, flexible tube with a camera attached (endoscope). The endoscope is guided through a small incision in the wrist (single-portal technique) or at the wrist and palm (two-portal technique). The endoscope lets the doctor see structures in the wrist, such as the transverse carpal ligament, without […]

Tennis Elbow / Lateral Humeral Epicondylitis

WHAT IS TENNIS ELBOW OR LATERAL HUMERAL EPICONDYLITIS?

Tennis elbow is characterized by soreness or pain on the outside of the upper arm near the elbow. There may be a partial tear of the tendon fibers which joins the muscle to bone near their point of origin on the outside of the elbow.

HOW IS […]

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 […]

Vascular Response to Injury

The vascular supply of the meniscus is the essential element in determining its potential for repair. This blood supply must have the ability to support the inflammatory response characteristic of wound repair. Clinical and experimental observations have demonstrated that the peripheral meniscal blood supply is capable of producing a reparative response similar to that in […]

Rupture of the Adductor Muscles

Ruptures of the adductor longus can be partial or complete. Complete ruptures are usually located at the muscle’s insertion into the femur, but can also occur at its origin in the pubic bone. Partial ruptures usually occur in the muscle-tendon junction. A rupture of the adductor longus muscle can occur when the muscles of the […]

Principles Of Treatment

Soft tissue injuries include:

– muscle and tendon damage (hematoma and/or rupture);

– joint and ligament damage (dislocation and/or rupture);

– soft tissue injuries associated with fractures.

When muscles, tendons, or ligaments are damaged, blood vessels in the area are also torn, and bleeding spreads rapidly into adjacent tissues. The bleeding causes swelling, placing increased […]

Osteoarthritis And Sport

Athletes who suffer from osteoarthritis should take the advice of their doctors with regard to continuing sporting activities. Each case has to be considered on its own merits. In the early stages there is usually no reason to cease participation in sport, although there may need to be a change in the type of exercise. […]

Inflammation

Inflammation is the body’s response to tissue injury caused by pressure, friction, repeated load or overload, and external trauma. Trauma is associated with bleeding, which causes swelling and increased pressure. Both extrinsic and intrinsic factors (see above) contribute to the inflammatory reaction in tendon sheaths, tendon and muscle attachments, bursae, and the periosteum. Overuse injuries […]

Shoulder Pain Due to Frozen Shoulder

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 […]