Dr. Kevin Yip

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

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Blood Injection Therapy Platelet-Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) (also known as blood injection therapy) is a medical treatment being used for a wide range of musculoskeletal problems. Platelet-rich plasma refers to a sample of serum (blood) plasma that has as much as four times more than the normal amount of platelets.

In some conditions, this treatment […]

A Patient’s Guide to Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Introduction

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis

Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) is a phenomenon that more commonly affects older males. It is associated with stiffness and back pain, but often it causes no signs or symptoms.

The most common finding of Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) is ligaments that turn into bone. It is also […]

Dr Kevin Yip talks about Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis

Video on Knee Pain due to Osteoarthritis

Early Osteoarthritis

Separate consideration should be given to the arthroscopic management of the early osteoarthritic shoulder. The disease in young patients is a challenging clinical problem. Non-surgical treatment options include physical therapy, therapeutic modalities, intra-articular corticosteroid injections, activity modification, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications .

There is a substantial amount of literature to support the use of the […]

Types of Lesions

Cartilage repair response has been the focus of investigations for more than 250 years. In 1742 Hunter noted that “ulcerated cartilage is a troublesome thing … once destroyed it is not repaired . Since that time, the observations made by Hunter have been reiterated by nearly every scientific study on the topic.

The lack of […]

OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE FINGERS AND THUMB

WHAT IS OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE FINGERS AND THUMB?

Osteoarthritis of the fingers and thumb is characterized as chronic and often disabling pain and stiffness of one or more joints. Most people who are affected by osteoarthritis of the fingers and thumb are middle-aged or older.

HOW IS OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE FINGERS AND THUMB DIAGNOSED?

A […]

AC joint Osteoarthritis

WHAT IS SHOULDER PAIN DUE TO ACROMIOCLAVICULAR OSTEOARTHRITIS?

The acromioclavicular joint is a joint at the top of the shoulder. It is the junction between the acromion and the clavicle. This joint can develop degenerative arthritis and osteoarthritis.

HOW IS IT DIAGNOSED?

Patients with shoulder pain due to acromioclavicular osteoarthritis can usually localize it accurately […]

Geriatric Home Care Tips

The most common geriatric orthopedic problems are osteoporosis, back pain and Osteoarthritis of the knee.

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease which is characterized by progressive loss of bone mass throughout the body. Osteoporosis may strikes at any age but is more common among older people. If an elderly need a special care, then an elderly […]

Meniscal Function

While the term “shock absorber” has often been used to describe the meniscus, the menisci actually serve many functions in the human knee. Additional functions are theorized to be load bearing, lubrication, and proprioception. The meniscal function of load bearing may be clinically inferred by the degenerative changes that accompany meniscectomy.

Fairbank described radiographic changes […]