Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Treatment

Many treatment methods have been described through the years. In general, the choice of the treatment for a proximal humerus fracture should be based on the type of the fracture, presence of concurrent injuries, age and activity level of the patient, the presence and nature of comorbid medical conditions, and potential outcomes of specific treatment […]

Elbow, wrist and hand

Wrist and hand rehabilitation

Because the function of the wrist and hand is essential to daily activities, special care is needed to avoid compromising the functional integrity of these structures. In addition to range-of-motion and strengthening exercises, attention should be paid to dexterity exercises and to tactile senses. The wrist and hand are a series […]

Bursitis

The knee is surrounded by several bursae.

Prepatellar bursitis The prepatellar bursa is located anterior and distal to the patella. Its location makes it vulnerable to traumatic bursitis. Team handball players, American football players, soccer players, wrestlers, and gymnasts are at increased risk. One study reported that 9.5% of wrestlers had prepatellar bursitis over a […]

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. – […]

Thumb MCP Joint Dislocations

The MCP joint is capable of a large degree of motion. The supporting structures of the thumb-MCP joint are uniquely developed. Dorsal (backwards) dislocation of the thumb MCP joint is a similar clinical entity to dislocation of the MCP joints of the fingers, with volar plate disruption and possible entrapment of the metacarpal head by […]

Dorsal Impaction Syndrome

Dorsal impaction is a chronic pain syndrome caused by repetitive axial loading of the wrist in dorsiflexion. This injury is common in young gymnasts.

Symptoms

– Pain is felt on the back of the wrist. – The pain is increased with dorsiflexion and loading of the wrist.

Treatment

Treatment should include: – modification of training […]

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 Distal Radius and Ulna

A fracture of the distal radius (Colles’ fracture) is the most common of all fractures. It usually occurs as a result of a fall on the extended arm, forcing the hand backwards and upwards. A less common injury is Smith’s fracture where the mechanism is a forward flexion (palmar flexion) of the wrist. The injury […]

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Basics Description Tarsal tunnel syndrome is entrapment of the tibial nerve or its distal branches caused by compression or traction as the nerve courses through the tarsal tunnel. Anatomy : Proximal tarsal tunnel: Fibro-osseous space that contains (from anterior to posterior) the PTT, flexor digitorum longus tendon, posterior tibial artery and vein, tibial nerve, […]

Supracondylar Elbow Fracture

Basics Description Occurs at the metaphyseal diaphyseal junction of the distal humerus The fracture goes through the olecranon fossa of the distal humerus, which is a weak area. The mechanism (hyperextension) usually causes elbow dislocation in adults, supracondylar humerus fractures in children, and fractures through the growth plate of the distal humerus in toddlers. […]