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Spinal Decompression Surgery in Singapore

Spinal Decompression Surgery & Therapy 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 a herniated lumbar disc and is actually more …

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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Singapore

Dr Kevin Yip on the Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Does science support PRP use in acute soft-tissue injuries? Although platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has been used for many years in other medical specialties, it has only recently become popular in orthopaedic applications. Media reports of dramatic “cures” in high-profile athletes like Tiger Woods have helped fuel interest in PRP, resulting in a voluminous collection of …

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X-Ray

X-Ray in Singapore

What is X-Ray? X-rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, just like visible light. In a health care setting, a machines sends are individual x-ray particles, called photons. These particles pass through the body. A computer or special film is used to record the images that are created. Structures that are dense (such as bone) …

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ORIF - Open Reduction Internal Fixation

ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation) Surgery in Singapore

What is ORIF Surgery? An open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) refers to a surgical procedure to fix a severe bone fracture, or break. “Open reduction” means surgery is needed to realign the bone fracture into the normal position. “Internal fixation” refers to the steel rods, screws, or plates used to keep the bone fracture stable in order to heal the right way …

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Arthroscopy in Singapore

Arthroscopy (Arthroscopic or Keyhole Surgery) in Singapore

What is Arthroscopy? Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, “arthro” (joint) and “skopein” (to look). The term literally means “to look within the joint.” In an arthroscopic examination, an orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in …

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Casts & Plasters & Splints

Casts & Plasters & Splints

Table of Contents General Information Cast Care Tips Warning Signs Following Splint/Cast Application Proper Cast Removal General Information Cast / Plaster is usually used to treat fracture with no dislocation or for soft tissue injury. Splints and casts support and protect injured bones and soft tissue, reducing pain, swelling, and muscle spasm. In some cases, …

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Physical Therapy in Singapore

Orthopaedic Physical Therapist in Singapore

Physical Therapist This branch of physical therapy focuses on the problems from the muscular skeletal system (muscles, bones, ligaments or tendons). Physical therapy in this area deals with diagnosing, managing and treating injuries and problems from the muscular and skeletal methods and rehabilitating right after orthopedic operations, as well. Orthopedic therapy workers function particularly in …

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