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Marathon at 81? Why not? says Singapore’s Oldest Marathon Runner Mr Chan Meng Hui

Chan Meng Hui

Chan Meng Hui

HE HAS been running in marathons for more than 24 years. But Mr Chan Meng Hui is hardly an elite runner like Paula Radcliffe or Haile Gebrselassie.

You see, he is already 81 years old, and usually finishes the gruelling 42.195km route in last place.

For example, he took nearly […]

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 […]


Here some answers to frequently asked questions you may find useful.

1. Any side effects for a diabetes patient to undergo the total knee replacement? If so, what are they?

Dr. Kevin Yip: Extra precaution step needed for diabetes patient, such as giving the patient antibiotic before and during the operation to prevent any virus […]

Subscapularis Tendon Rupture


There is acute or gradual onset of exercise-induced pain and weakness on internal rotation with the shoulder in a neutral position, and difficulty in reaching the lower back with the hand.


The onset can be dramatic and relate to an anterior shoulder dislocation caused by heavy tackling, for example in rugby.


Slap Tear


There is sharp impingement-type shoulder pain and weakness when trying to perform specific overhead activities, such as throwing a ball or serving in tennis.


The SLAP ligament (Superior Labrum Anterior to Posterior) is the superior part of the glenoid labrum. Besides stabilising and centring the humeral head to the glenoid, it […]

Referred Pain From The Upper Back


Shoulder injuries often cause pain around the upper back and vice versa. Thoracoscapular instability is an example of a functional problem that causes upper back and shoulder pain. Such dysfunctions can occur after a backwards fall to the ground or after immobilisation. Costo-vertebral dysfunction can also cause similar symptoms.


Whenever there […]

Pectoralis Muscle Rupture


Sudden onset of localised pain in the anterior part of the shoulder and upper arm after excessive abduction and external rotation such as in a rugby tackle. There is weakness on internal rotation and forward flexion.


The pectoralis muscle insertion at the upper humerus or muscle bulk can rupture partially or completely.


Multi-Directional Instabiliy


There is sudden or gradual onset of localised pain in the shoulder, usually during overhead activity. Typically, pain occurs in specific positions or during different movements. Sometimes there is a sense of weakness or instability.


Multi-directional laxity is a hereditary condition caused by a loose shoulder joint capsule. In many sports, […]

Frozen Shoulder


There is sudden or gradual onset of localised pain and stiffness in the shoulder, often in a middle-aged athlete, with no preceding trauma.


Frozen shoulder is a capsulitis of unknown origin that makes the shoulder freeze because of a gradually shrinking capsule. The onset can be dramatic; the patient wakes up […]

External Impingement


There is gradual onset of pain in the shoulder on overhead activity involving internal rotation and abduction. Typically, the pain is worst in one specific position or during a certain movement but often the shoulder gradually stiffens up, restricting abduction and rotation. It is painful to sleep on that side and movement becomes […]