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 […]

Forearm Fractures in Singapore

forearm fracture

Orthopaedic surgeons refer to fractures of the forearm as those fractures that occur in the middle section (shaft) of the forearm bones. Fractures that involve the upper end of the forearm are discussed under elbow fractures. Fractures that involve the lower end are discussed under wrist fractures. The forearm has a complex anatomy to serve […]

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 […]

Mallet Finger

WHAT IS MALLET FINGER?

Mallet finger occurs when the outermost joint of the finger is injured. With mallet finger, the tendon on the back of the finger is separated from the muscles it connects.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

Commonly an athletic injury where basketball and baseball players routinely experience jammed fingers, but the injury can […]

Sciatica

WHAT IS SCIATICA?

Sciatica is pain resulting from irritation of the sciatic nerve. The pain of sciatica is naturally felt from the low back to behind the thigh and radiating down to below the knee.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES?

The main cause of sciatica is generally a result of a disc herniation directly pressing on […]

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, […]

Osgood Schlatters Disease

What is Osgood-Schlatter disease?

Osgood-Schlatter disease is probably the most frequent cause of knee pain in children. The condition occurs most commonly in children between the ages of 9 and 16 years but it can occur in younger children. Both boys and girls are equally vulnerable to its debilitating effects. Osgood-Schlatter disease is always characterized […]

Etiology

Etiology can be subdivided into traumatic, microtraumatic, or atraumatic groups also includes congenital and neuromuscular causes. The atraumatic group includes patients who exhibit a voluntary component of their instability. In this classification, these patients can be further subdivided into group I: voluntary instability, which is arm-position dependent and usually posterior; and group II: voluntary instability […]

Dynamic Restraints

Many dynamic factors contribute to GH stability. The RTC muscles as well as the scapular rotators contribute to stabilization by enhancing the concavity–compression mechanism. In addition, contraction of the long head of the biceps tendon, coordinated scapulothoracic rhythm, and proprioceptive mechanoreceptors in the joint capsule contribute to the dynamic stabilization of the GH joint.