Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Treatment-Nonoperative

The goal of treatment is return to play by the athlete. Athletes can perform a certain level of activity if they have conditioned themselves both physically and mentally. Patient education is the key to obtaining compliance in the rehabilitation of the athlete. Although the pathology of a spinal problem appears to be complex, the athlete […]

Triceps Tendon Rupture

SYMPTOMS

There is acute onset of pain and bleeding around the triceps, tendor insection at the olecranon of the elbow, and loss of extension power.

AETIOLOGY

This is an injury occurring from an excessive eccentric contraction or direct impact to the elbow, often affecting players in contact sports. Occasionally an avulsion fracture may […]

Radial Tunnel Syndrome

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of exercise induced pain around the elbow.

AETIOLOGY

This is an entrapment of the radial nerve between the supinator muscle bulks, often affecting players in racket sports and spin bowlers.

CLINICAL FINDINGS

There is pain around the elbow on resisted extension of the middle finger. Tinel’s sign […]

Pronator Teres Syndrome

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of exercise induced pain around the anterior proximal arm with paraesthesia of the radial three and a half fingers.

AETIOLOGY

This is an injury often affecting the wrist in weightlifters, players in racket sports, javelin throwers and cricket bowlers. It is an entrapment of the median nerve between […]

Lateral Epicondylitis ( Tennis Elbow )

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of exercise induced pain around the lateral epicondyle of the elbow aggravated by hyper-flexion and supination of the wrist.

AETIOLOGY

This is an over-use type injury of unknown aetiology, affecting the wrist extensor muscle origin at the lateral epicondyle in racket sports players, javelin throwers and cricket bowlers. […]

Golfer’s Elbow

SYMPTOMS

There is gradual onset of exerciseinduced pain around the medial epicondyle of the elbow that is aggravated by hyper-extension.

AETIOLOGY

This is an over-use type injury of unknown aetiology, often affecting the wrist flexor muscle origins at the medial epicondyle in racket sports players, javelin throwers and cricket bowlers. Despite the name, […]

Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture

SYMPTOMS

There is acute pain in the elbow and sudden weakness in elbow flexion.

AETIOLOGY

This is an acute injury, where the tendon usually ruptures close to the distal insertion at the radius during an excessive elbow extension or flexion manoeuvre.

CLINICAL FINDINGS

Pain and weakness is provoked by resisting elbow flexion. […]

Cartilage Injury and Loose Bodies

SYMPTOMS

There is acute or gradual onset of exercise-induced pain around the elbow with recurrent locking or pseudo-locking or extension and flexion lag.

AETIOLOGY

This is a cartilage injury in the elbow joint, which can occur by repetitive stress or direct impact, causing mechanical blocking and synovitis.

CLINICAL FINDINGS

There is diffuse tenderness on palpation […]

Wartenberg’s Syndrome

SYMPTOMS

There is a burning diffuse pain over the dorsal aspect of the thumb aggravated by pronation-supination and ulnar deviation.

AETIOLOGY

These symptoms are caused by entrapment of a superficial branch of the radial nerve between the brachi radialis tendons. It is common in racket sports; wrist sweat bands have been suspected of […]

Tenosynovitis of the Extensor Carpi Ulnaris

SYMPTOMS

There is acute or gradual onset of exercise-induced pain and swelling over the ulnar aspect of the wrist. Tenosynovitis can affect any tendon in any location.

AETIOLOGY

These symptoms are caused by tenosynovitis and/or subluxation of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon. It is common in tennis players, golf players, weightlifters and jockeys.

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