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Total Hip Replacement in Singapore

Total Hip Replacement

Total Hip Replacement

What is Total Hip Replacement?

Hip replacement is a surgical procedure in which the hip joint is replaced by a prosthetic implant. Hip replacement surgery can be performed as a total replacement or a hemi replacement. Such joint replacement orthopaedic surgery generally is conducted to relieve arthritis pain or fix […]

Orthopaedic Medications in Singapore

Orthopaedic Medications

Orthopaedic Medications

For the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions and ailments, there are a variety of orthopaedic medications available to relieve oneself of pain. Orthopaedic physicians mostly prescribe three classes of drugs – nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), corticosteroids and anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS). Approved by the FDA, these orthopaedic medications are safe. However, a prolonged […]

Periarticular Ligamentous Tissue: A Biochemical and Physiologic Assessment-Collagen in Tendons and Ligaments

Collagen is the major protein in ligaments and tendons, and it is not a single entity. It is the single most abundant animal protein in mammals, accounting for up to 30% of all proteins. The collagen molecules, after being secreted by the cells, assemble into characteristic fibers responsible for the functional integrity of tissues such […]

Other causes of Pain in the Hip and Groin

Overuse injury or rupture of other groin muscle-tendon units

A number of muscles and tendons affecting the groin region, including the pectineus, the sartorius, the tensor fasciae latae, and the gluteus medius, can be damaged during sporting activity. The precise location of the pain, together with an assessment of muscle function, can elucidate the diagnosis.

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Bursa Injuries

Bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs whose function is to reduce friction, distribute stress, and protect the underlying structures. They may be found between a bone and a tendon, between two tendons, or between a bone or tendon and the overlying skin. There are a number of permanent bursae around the hips, knees, feet, shoulders, and […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sport

Rheumatoid arthritis does not have to exclude sport. Physical activities that are known to have a beneficial effect should be encouraged. Above all, athletes with arthritis should indulge in active exercises requiring muscular effort. Hiking, swimming, and crosscountry skiing are beneficial.

Other diseases of the joints

Joint infections

Infection may reach a joint either […]

Osteoarthritis And Sport

Athletes who suffer from osteoarthritis should take the advice of their doctors with regard to continuing sporting activities. Each case has to be considered on its own merits. In the early stages there is usually no reason to cease participation in sport, although there may need to be a change in the type of exercise. […]

Osteoarthritis

The term ‘osteoarthritis’ applies particularly to the degeneration and excessive wear of articular cartilage, although gradual changes in underlying bone tissue (subchondral bone) also occur. The condition is one which develops and progresses with increasing age. It may be ‘primary’ or ‘secondary’. – Primary osteoarthritis, the cause of which is unknown, occurs most frequently in […]

Shoulder/Glenohumeral Arthritis

Basics Description Progressive loss of glenohumeral joint space with thinning of articular cartilage, formation of osteophytes, and progressive deformity Epidemiology Females are more likely than males to have primary glenohumeral osteoarthritis. Patients >60 years old are more likely to have it than are younger patients. Incidence ~0.4% in the general population Can reach 4.6% […]

Septic Hip

Basics Description The incidence of septic hip is increasing, especially in elderly and immunosuppressed individuals. This condition may occur in infants, children, adults, and the elderly, but it is more common in the pediatric population. Risks factors include hip surgery (most common cause), intravenous drug abuse, alcoholism, and steroid use. Epidemiology Incidence In children, […]