Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Orthopaedic Physical Therapist in Singapore

Physical Therapy in Singapore

Physical Therapy in Singapore

Physical Therapist

This branch of physical therapy focuses on the problems from the muscular skeletal system (muscles, bones, ligaments or tendons). Physical therapy in this area deals with diagnosing, managing and treating injuries and problems from the muscular and skeletal methods and rehabilitating right after orthopedic operations, as well. Orthopedic […]

A Patient’s Guide to Osteonecrosis of the Humeral Head

Osteonecrosis Humeral Head

Osteonecrosis Humeral Head

Introduction

Osteonecrosis of the humeral head is a condition where a portion of the bone of the humeral head (the top of the humerus or upper arm bone) loses its blood supply, dies and collapses. Another term used for osteonecrosis is avascular necrosis. The term avascular means that a loss […]

Prosthetic Components

Obviously, the end-stage management of many of these cartilage lesions is a replacement procedure; however, in many situations the diseased portion is a limited area that is amenable to a limited replacement approach. Several devices are currently available, some experimental and some recently devised that allow for this limited resurfacing.

The currently available device is […]

Treatment Alternatives

In the past, the most common treatment for many if not most of the articular cartilage lesions that were seen in the shoulder (and other joints) was simple debridement and symptomatic management. Today’s aim, however, is to restore durable hyaline cartilage through a practical and minimally invasive approach (preferably arthroscopic), that is associated with minimal […]

Golf injury and Back pain

The most common golf injuries occur in the lower back, elbows, shoulders, hands and wrists, and are generally defined as either cumulative (overuse) or acute (traumatic) injuries. The impact and stress of the repetitive motion of the swing is sometimes hard on the muscles and joints, especially if you ignore the early warning signs of […]

Knee pain – Osteoarthritis

Knee pain is a common problem in Asia, especially in individuals above the age of 40. The most common cause of knee pain is degenerative osteoarthritis. Women are more prone to the disease. It is characterized by mild to debilitating pain.

The treatment ranges from physiotherapy, medication, injection and surgery. Once the condition is diagnosed, […]

Combined plantar flexion-eversion

Significance.

This movement stretches all the medial ligaments of the ankle.

Positioning.

The heel rests on the couch, the knee is slightly Aexed and the ankle is in neutral position. The examiner is distal to the foot. His contralateral hand fixes the leg at the distal and lateral side. The ipSilateral hand encircles the […]

Passive supination

Procedure.

Perform an abduction movement in the shoulder: the thumb pulls the inner side of the foot upwards while the fingers push the outer side downwards.

Common mistakes.

The ankle and subtalar joints are not stabilized.

Normal functional anatomy:

• Rallge: 45-90° • End-feel: soft ligamentous • Limiting structures: medial and lateral midtarsal ligaments.

Passive pronation

Procedure.

Perform an adduction movement in the shoulder: the hand pulls the inner side of the foot downwards while the thumb pushes the outer side upwards.

Common mistakes.

The ankle and subtalar joints are not stabilized.

Normal functional anatomy:

• Range: 30-60° • Elld-feel: soft ligamentous • Limitiug structures: medial and dorsal midtarsal ligaments.

Passive adduction

Procedure.

Perform the adduction movement in the wrist: the fingertips pull the outer side of the forefoot in a medial direction; meanwhile the fifth metacarpal bone provides counter-pressure.

Common mistakes.

The ankle and subtalar joints are not stabilized.

Normal functional anatomy:

• Rallge: 10-15° • End-feel: hard ligamentous • Umitiflg structures: lateral midtarsal ligaments