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Dr Kevin Yip’s Orthopaedic Clinic

You’ve browsed hundreds of websites about orthopaedic clinics around Singapore but you’ve never seen a single clinic which caters to your orthopaedic problems. Then, you discover Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic for bone-related concerns- fractures, injuries, arthritis, etc. With the well-trained and senior staff that we have, Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic will surely be […]

Lower leg

Fractures Fractures of the lower leg occur most frequently in alpine skiers but also in crosscountry skiers, riders and participants in contact sports such as American football, soccer, rugby, and ice hockey.In alpine skiing, the injury occurs most frequently in young skiers and there is no difference in incidence by sex. Snow conditions are an […]

Facet Joint Syndrome

The joints between the vertebral arches, the intervertebral facet joints, are oriented in such a way that they reduce the rotation capability of the vertebrae. If there were no facet joints the disks would wear out more quickly as a result of rotatory movement in the spine. When the disks are affected by age-related degenerative […]

Thoracic and Lumbar Spine

Fractures of thoracic and lumbar vertebrae

Fractures of vertebrae in the thoracic and lumbar regions are uncommon in sports, but can occur in riders, alpine skiers, ski-jumpers, and participants in contact sports

Symptoms and diagnosis

– Severe pain is felt at the site of the fracture. – Pain is triggered by any back movement. – […]

Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tears

The triangular fibrocartilage (TFC) is a cartilaginous disk, much like the meniscus cartilage of the knee, which overlies the distal aspect of the ulna in the wrist joint. It is part of the TFC complex (TFCC) which supports the carpal bones on the ulnar side of the wrist and provides some stability for the distal […]

Fracture of the Hook of the Hamate

The hook of the hamate bone projects anteriorly on the lateral side of the palm. A compression fracture of this bone is a rare injury, but it may occur in racket sports, baseball, ice hockey, and cycling if the handle of the racket, bat, club, stick or handlebar is compressed on to the hook of […]

Fracture of the Scaphoid

Fracture of the scaphoid

A fracture of the scaphoid bone in the wrist can result from a fall with the wrist bent backwards on an extended arm. The injury is particularly common in contact sports such as soccer, American football, rugby, ice hockey, and team handball, but can also occur in skiers and others.

The […]

Entrapment of the Median Nerve (Pronator Teres Syndrome)

The median nerve runs in front of the elbow joint and past the pronator muscle. Entrapment of this nerve is a rare condition in sport.

Symptoms and diagnosis

– Pain and tenderness occur in the middle anterior aspect of the elbow. – Numbness is felt in the second and third fingers, and in the radial […]

Fracture of the Head of the Radius

The radius is thick and strong at the wrist, but considerably smaller in circumference and more fragile at the elbow. When the arm is stretched out to break a fall, the forces imposed are distributed through the forearm to the upper part of the radius. The radial head, which forms part of the elbow joint, […]

Osteochondritis Dissecans (Loose Bone Cartilage)

In throwing movements the lateral part of the elbow joint is exposed to considerable loads, because of compression due to valgus loads. This can cause the convex upper articular surface of the radius in the forearm to come into violent contact with, and even to injure, the lateral outer portion of the articular surface of […]