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Tuesday, 12 April 2011

What Is Shoulder Impingement? - By Dr. Kevin Yip

The most common cause of rotator cuff problems is a disorder known as impingement, which overhangs the rotator cuff. But in some people, this space is inadequate to allow the normal smooth gliding movements of the rotator cuff as it moves the arm. Every time they raise an arm, the rotator cuff is pinched between the two bones.
In other cases, impingement is caused by accident or injury. Most often, it occurs with aging. As people grow older, their shoulder muscles and tendons weaken, causing the shoulder joint become less stable. The space between the upper arm and the acromion narrows. The increased pressure gradually damages the rotator cuff.
Although the rotator cuff can tear suddenly as a result of a serious injury, most rotator cuff problems develop over time. Over a period of months or years, impingement causes the rotator cuff to become irritated, to tear partially, or to tear completely.

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Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Dr Kevin Yip - What Is Rotator Cuff Tendinitis?

The term tendinitis refers to chronic irritation, inflammation, or tearing of the rotator cuff that occurs as a result of impingement or overuse. Tendinitis bothers some people for a time and then seems to disappear. Their symptoms vary greatly, depending on several factors, the most important of which is how they used the affected shoulder or shoulders.
Some people with tendinitis also develop calcium deposits or abnormal bone growths called bone spur .Both can aggravate tendons, contributing to the weakening, partial, or complete tearing of the rotator cuff.

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Monday, 4 April 2011

Dr Kevin Yip - The Cause of Tennis Elbow cause n The Solution for Tennis Elbow

Dr Kelvin from Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic explain to the public about the main cause of tennis elbow and the available treatment for tennis elbow at his Orthopaedic Clinic.

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How do patients find out if they have osteoarthritis?

An individual must be diagnosed by a doctor. After a physical examination and full detailing of symptoms, the physician may also recommend X-rays to confirm presence of the disease. X-rays to confirm presence of the disease. X-rays are very helpful in the diagnosis and may be the only special test required in the majority of cases. In some cases of early osteoarthritis, the X-rays may not show changes typical of osteoarthritis. If the diagnosis is still unclear, arthroscopy may be necessary to actually look inside the knee and see if the joint surfaces are beginning to develop change from wear and tear. Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure where a small fibre-optic television camera is inserted into the knee joint through a very small incision, about 5mm. The surgeon can then move the camera around inside the joint while watching the pictures on a TV screen. The structures inside the joint can be examined with small surgical instruments to see if there is any damage.

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Sunday, 3 April 2011

Common Shoulder Disorders

  • ·         Rotator Cuff
  • ·         Shoulder Dislocation
  • ·         Adhesive capsulitis/ Frozen Shoulder
  • ·         Shoulder rehabilitation

  • ·         Impingement
  • ·         Calcification
  • ·         Partial and complete tear
  • ·         Rotator Cuff

Treatment for Common Shoulder Disorders
  • ·         Physiotherapy
  • ·         Shock wave
  • ·         Injection
  • ·         MRI and Arthroscopy
  • ·         Arthroscopic repair and acromioplasty
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What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a common problem for many people after middle age. Osteoarthritis is sometimes referred to as degenerative, or wears and tears arthritis. It is the most common forms of arthritis. The disease causes cartilage breakdown found in joints. This breakdown removes the buffer between bones and the resulting bone against bone friction causes pain and eventual loss of movement. Bone spurs may form around the joint as the body’s response.

The symptoms of osteoarthritis are mainly pain, swelling, and stiffening of the knee. Osteoarthritis develops slowly, but may present with sudden attracts of knee pain. The pain of osteoarthritis is usually worse after activity. Some patients may have pain and stiffness on standing after a prolonged sitting period. Activities such as squatting, climbing of stairs become painful. In the late stages, the pain is worse with walking. The knee becomes difficult to straighten or bend fully.

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Saturday, 2 April 2011

Marathon runner Mr. Richard Khoo and Dr Kevin giving their advise to public

Marathon runner Mr. Richard Khoo and Dr. Kevin Yip sharing their opinion and advise the public that exercise is extremely important for human to maintain the muscle and bone quality, at the some time also  increase bone flexibility. However, each individual should choose their favorite exercise at their level to prevent unnecessary injury.

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What is Osteoporosis (Porous bone)

Osteoporosis” commonly name as “Porous Bone”. This happens when your bone loses too much calcium and become weak. This is very hard to detect and usually discovered only after a fracture occurs, or if a person shows reduced height or a humping of the back, or suffers low back pain.
A per son with Osteoporosis has bones that are brittle and fragile. This fragile bone can be break easily with a simple slip of fall or even with no injury at all.
Both men and women can suffer from Osteoporosis, but it is common in woman after menopause (when monthly period ends)

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Friday, 1 April 2011

Singapore Orthopaedics Dr Kevin Yip - back pain symptom

Dr Kevin Yip is a Singapore Consultant Senior Orthopaedic surgeon, explaining the cause of back pain during the interview with Channel NewsAsia.

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What are the treatment option for knee pain (Osteoarthritis)

The various treatments available for knee pain (Osteoarthritis) include:

  • -          Joint and muscle exercise to improve strength flexibility. This will reduce the force going through the join
  • -          Weight management to relieves stress on the weight-bearing joints
  • -          Glucosamine Sulphate 1500mg per day
  • -          Anti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics
  • -          Injection of lubricant into knee
  • -          Arthroscopy to wash away the inflamed fluid, debris and loose fragments inside the joint. Abrasive-therapy to stimulate cartilage growth
  • -          Osteotomy to straighten the leg to reduce the stress acting on the bad part of the knee.
  • -          Partial knee replacement (unicompartmental knee- replaced only diseased portion of the joint)
  • -          Total knee replacement (used when severe osteoarthritis is present)
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Cause of knee pain ( Osteoarthristis)

Below are the opinion from Senior Orthppaedic surgeon Dr Kevin Yip from Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic.

Knee pain  also known as Osteoarthritis, is a common problem in Asia, especially individual above age 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, it is important to choose the treatment according to the individual's age, ad the severity of the symptoms.

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