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A Patient’s Guide to Nutrition and Surgery

General surgery nutrition

General surgery nutrition

Introduction

Surgery always means a certain amount of risk to your well being. Surgery is a deliberate, skillful injury to your body. It may take you several weeks to months to heal. Infections and blood loss are two possible complications that your surgeon will want to help you avoid. […]

Surgery for Repair of Webbed Fingers or Toes

Repair of webbed fingers or toes is surgery to fix webbing of the toes, fingers, or both. The middle and ring fingers or the second and third toes are most often affected.

Description

This procedure is done using general anesthesia. The patient is asleep and pain-free.

Dr Kevin Yip will mark the areas of […]

Neurovascular Injuries

The axillary nerve, musculocutaneous nerve, and brachial plexus are at risk during open surgery for anterior instability. Injuries may occur by excessive tissue retraction, especially retraction of the coracobrachialis, by direct laceration, or by suture entrapment. Fortunately, most are transient neurapraxias. Shoulder surgeons should be comfortable locating and isolating the axillary nerve, the musculocutaneous nerve, […]

Clavicle

The clavicle, an “S”-shaped bone, is the only long bone that ossifies by an intramembranous process. It is the first bone in the body to ossify (fifth week of fetal gestation) and is the last bone to fuse (medial epiphysis at 25 years of age). The clavicle consists of cancellous bone surrounded by an outer […]

Biomechanics

Compression of the neurovascular structures can occur with any factor that increases angulation of the nerves or vessels around features in the thoracic outlet or that causes narrowing of the outlet.

Possible causes of compression of the brachial plexus and/or the subclavian vasculature can be related to the scalene muscles, a cervical rib, a clavicle […]

Knee dislocation

Knee dislocation Dislocation of the femorotibial joint requires major trauma. Most of these injuries are due to motor vehicle accidents, but occasionally they do occur in sports. Additional injuries to the blood vessels around the knee occur about 30% of the time, and injuries to the nerves are common. Because of the possible loss of […]

Lateral cruciate ligament injury and posterior lateral instability

Lateral cruciate ligament injury and posterior lateral instability The LCL is the primary restraint to varus stress of the knee (when the distal lower leg is pressed inward). It is most commonly injured in combination with one of the cruciate ligaments. The mechanism of injury is gait for increased external rotation of the foot, painful […]

Contusions and lacerations

Contusions are the most common injury in the hand. Care must be taken to rule out more serious injuries such as fractures and ligamentous or tendinous injuries. A contusion can lead to trauma-induced tendonitis; however, the majority of these, too, can be treated with time and conservative measures.

Lacerations of the hand also are very […]

Miscellaneous Injuries

Open wounds

Open wounds are common among athletes, particularly those who play contact sports such as soccer, American football, rugby, and ice hockey. Riders, orienteers, and cyclists, who are likely to sustain falls on to hard surfaces, are also vulnerable. The way in which a wound is inflicted determines its nature and extent, and […]

Carpal tunnel syndrome in Singapore

Carpal tunnel syndrome in Singapore

What it is:

Swelling, pain, tingling and numbness in the wrist and hand. The areas most affected are the thumb, index and middle fingers. One is unable to hold objects because of weakening thumb muscles. In serious cases, there is a loss of sensation, including the inability to […]