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Hello and Welcome to our Orthopaedic Clinic

Are you looking for a good orthopaedic clinic around Singapore? You came to the correct site. With our Consultant Senior Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Kevin Yip and staff, let the Singapore Orthopaedic Clinic take care of you and your bone problems. Don’t let your current orthopaedic condition hinder you from your everyday activities. With our state […]

Singapore News – More sports doctors seen with growing demand for sports medicine

SINGAPORE: Singapore has seen a rise in recreational sports participation and events, as it played host to marquee events such as the F1 Singapore GP and the Youth Olympic Games.

This in turn, has led to an increase in demand for sports medical expertise, such as sports screening, rehabilitation and injury prevention.

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Skiing injury and ACL tear

Both skiing and snowboarding can result in sports injuries, but they tend to have slightly different injury patterns. Skiers are more likely to have knee injuries (from twisting motion during falls), and snowboarders tend to have more upper body injuries (as a result of falling on an outstretched hand). There are also many injuries common […]

Knee injury – Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear

What is Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear?

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of four major knee ligaments. The ACL is critical to knee stability, and people who injure their ACL often complain of symptoms of their knee giving-out from under them. Therefore, many patients who sustain an ACL tear opt to have surgical […]

Periarticular Ligamentous Tissue: A Biochemical and Physiologic Assessment-Structure

Structure

The histology of periarticular tendons and ligaments is a much-neglected area of investigation. Although many histology texts combine these two tissues as “dense, regular connective tissue”, certain ligaments and tendons are sufficiently characteristic to be distinguishable from each other based upon their histological appearance .

The variables considered are collagen bundle width, cell morphology […]

Periarticular Ligamentous Tissue: A Biochemical and Physiologic Assessment-Key Points

Key Points

Although tendons and ligaments are composed primarily of fibrillar collagens, they have entirely different functions. Tendons are a conduit, connecting muscle to bone. Ligaments are short bands of fibrous tissue that bind bone to bone. Collagen is the single most abundant animal protein in mammals. Collagen molecules assemble into characteristic fibers responsible for […]

SPECIFIC TESTS-Medial shearing

Significance

This test is used to detect internal derangement at the inner side of the knee. Pain on jerk is suggestive for a minor lesion at the tibial insertion of the anterior cruciate ligament.

Positioning.

The subject lies in the supine position with the knee flexed to a right angle, and the heel resting […]

Anterior drawer test in external rotation

Positioning.

The subject is positioned as for the previous test. The lower leg and foot are externally rotated as far as is comfortably possible.The examiner places both hands around the upper part of the tibia with the index fingers on the hamstring tendons and the thumbs at the anterior border of the joint .

Procedure. […]

Anterior drawer test

Positioning.

The subject lies in the supine position with the knee flexed to a right angle, and the heel resting on the couch. The examiner sits on the foot of the subject. One hand is on the anterior aspect of the knee: apex patellae in the palm of the hand, thenar and hypothenar making contact […]

Passive lateral rotation in prone position

The subject lies in the prone position with both knees flexed to a right angle. The examiner encircles both heels and performs a bilateral external rotation. The range of movement is assessed by the twisted position of the feet. This test may be decisive in comparing the range of external rotation.

Common pathological situations:

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