Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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FAQ

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 […]

PATELLAR / QUADRICEPS TENDINITIS

WHAT IS PATELLAR / QUADRICEPS TENDINITIS?

Patellar tendinitis is a common overuse injury. It occurs when repeated stress is placed on the patellar tendon. The stress results in tiny tears in the tendon, which the body attempts to repair. However when the tears in the tendon increase faster than what the body can recover, it […]

Meniscus injury

WHAT IS KNEE PAIN DUE TO MENISCUS INJURY?

The meniscus is a small “c” shaped cartilage that acts as a cushion in the knee joint. They sit between the femur and the tibia bone, one on the outside and one on the inside of the knee. A meniscus tear occurs when the cartilage tear and […]

Knee injury – Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tear

What is Anterior Cruciate Ligament tear?

The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is one of four major knee ligaments. The ACL is critical to knee stability, and people who injure their ACL often complain of symptoms of their knee giving-out from under them. Therefore, many patients who sustain an ACL tear opt to have surgical […]

Imaging

Cervical spine and chest radiographs are useful to rule out the uncommon cervical rib, long transverse process of C7, abnormal clavicle fracture healing, cervical spondylolysis, narrowed intervertebral space, and osteophytes impinging on the neural foramina. Accessory ribs are found in approximately 0.27% of the general population and are more common in women (77%) .

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Spinal Stenosis

The vertebral column can be affected by stenosis (narrowing of the vertebral canal) from causes other than a slipped and protruding disk, including wear of the facet joints and osteophyte formation. This condition, which is not common, mainly affects those over 60 years old, especially middle-aged former wrestlers and weightlifters who have sustained strenuous loads […]

Low Back Pain (Lumbago)

Low back pain can occur in connection with most sports, and its precise cause is unknown. Acute lumbago mainly affects those aged 30–40 years.

Symptoms and diagnosis

– The symptoms often appear after lifting a heavy object or turning rapidly, but can also occur without previous exertion. – The pain is usually located in the […]

Thickened Subacromial Bursa

A previously unrecognized form of rotator cuff injury can occur in contact sports. After an acute traumatic injury to the shoulder, the athlete may develop weakness on elevation and external rotation. The clinical symptoms are the same as for a torn rotator cuff. An MRI reveals only hypertrophic changes (enlargement and thickening) on the bursal […]

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) is a localized separation of a segment of bone and cartilage from the surrounding, normal bone and cartilage. If the bony part of the fragment becomes necrotic (dead),there will be no healing and there will be a complete separation of the fragment from the surrounding tissue. In 75% of cases the lesion […]

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 […]