5 May 2016
Advances in Cervical Spondylosis Treatment
By Dr. Rajendra Tiruchelvarayan
Cervical spondylosis is a common condition in patients over 40 years old, and is a common cause of neck pain. Other causes of neck pain include: neck sprain/injury and Spine Tumors. The General Practitioner can diagnose this condition via history taking and physical examination. There are 2 main clinical patterns-myelopathy and radiculopathy.
Investigation options include plain X-rays and MRI Cervical Spine scans if needed. There are new treatment modalities including minimally invasive cervical spine injections, radiofrequency nerve ablation. Advances in surgical techniques and implants such as artificial disc replacement have also improved the results of surgery.
19 May 2016
Fracture Treatment in Teenagers
By Dr. Peter Lee YC
Teenage years are the most confusing times when growing up. As the child matures into adulthood, there are changes to physiology, structure and behavior.
The pattern of injuries changes and, due to continuing growth potential still present, various treatment methods have been derived to treat this varied group of patients with traumatic injuries.