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Hip, Knee Replacements Tied to Heart Attack Risk Hip, Knee Replacements Tied to Heart Attack Risk - This article reports a well-known fact which doctors call perioperative risks. Remember that we are talking about the elderly who undergo a major elective operation which is a replacement of a major part of the anatomy. This involves the implantation of large foreign metallic material, often with the inclusion of liquid cement to weld the metal to the bone. Let me explain the technicalities. The metal is made usually of an alloy-mix which has cobalt, chrome, titanium, zinc and nickel. -- Continue reading...
Numbness and Feeling of Pins and Needles in the Palm Numbness and Feeling of Pins and Needles in the Palm - Qns: I am a 56-year-old woman. I began experiencing numbness in both hands after taking care of my grandson who is 10 months old. The most likely problem is carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). This is a condition in which one of the main nerves supplying the hand is compressed as it passes through a bony-ligamentous tunnel in the wrist, resulting in the nerve not functioning normally, causing numbness, and in the more severe cases, weakness. The nerve concerned is the -- Continue reading...
Guidelines may help prevent re-injury after knee surgery Guidelines may help prevent re-injury after knee surgery – A surgeon’s point of view - Commentary This is a sobering article for those who unfortunately suffered a “game-ending” knee injury either to the meniscus or cruciate ligaments, which is a rather common occurrence amongst the young. Fortunately surgical reconstruction is often successful in restoring the knee to its normal function, but at a price. In almost all cases of first-time injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, a substitute ligament is taken from the same knee, either a patellar ligament or a hamstring tendon. It is -- Continue reading...
Amputation of the Hand Amputation of the Hand - On Tuesday, 13 October 2015, 85 year-old Mdm Khoo had her hand amputated in a lift accident in Tah Ching Road. In this article, our Hand and Microsurgery specialist, Dr Winston Chew shares on the Types of amputation and Reattachment options to give a better understanding of this type of devastating injuries. What is Amputation of the Hand? Amputation is a type of injury in which the hand is severed. This results in cutting off the blood supply to the hand, resulting in -- Continue reading...

Foot and Ankle

Achilles tendinitis and tears

Ankle Arthroplasty (Ankle Joint Replacement)

Bunions

Flatfoot

High-arched feet,

Hallux Rigidus

Morton’s neuroma

Plantar fasciitis

Small Joint Arthroscopy and Tendon scope (Minimally Invasive Surgery)

Foot and ankle injury

Knee and Leg

Bowed legs

Cruciate ligament and meniscus tears

Knock-knees

Osteoarthritis of the knee

Paediatric Conditions

Congenital deformities of the hips, spine, hands and feet

Wrist and Hand

Amputation of the Hand

Carpal tunnel syndrome

De Quervain’s synovitis

Degenerative arthritis

Trigger finger and thumb

Total Joint Replacement of the wrist and finger joints

Wrist Joint and Hand Joint Arthroscopy

Orthopaedic hand surgery

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Bone Cancer Recognising the Potential Signs of Bone Tumours - Bone tumours occur when the cells within the bone divide uncontrollably and form a mass of abnormal tissue or lump. Most bone tumours are benign (not cancerous). Benign tumours are not life-threatening and will not spread to other parts of the body. Depending on the type, treatment interventions for benign bone tumours can range from simple observation to surgical removal. Unfortunately, not all bone tumours are benign. Some bone tumours can be malignant or cancerous. Malignant bone tumours can cause the cancer cells to spread -- Continue reading...
Knee Massage Managing Knee Osteoarthritis Through Physiotherapy - Also referred to as wear-and-tear arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition characterised by the wearing away of the cartilage (the joint’s natural cushion). When the cartilage wears away, the bones will rub against each other resulting in stiffness, swelling, and reduced movement. In some cases, osteoarthritis can also result in the development of bone spurs. Knee Osteoarthritis While age is considered a primary risk factor for knee osteoarthritis, for some it can be hereditary. Although the chance of developing the condition significantly increases -- Continue reading...
Limb Salvage Surgery Limb Salvage Surgery Overview - The surgery performed to remove soft-tissue and bone cancer in the limbs while retaining the affected parts is limb salvage surgery. The procedure is done to remove the cancer and avoid amputation (while retaining the greatest possible degree of function and preserving the patient’s appearance). Limb salvage surgery is a common procedure to treat bone sarcomas and tumors and soft tissue sarcomas that affect the extremities. In essence, limb salvage surgery has become an alternative to amputation and is performed to treat -- Continue reading...
Osteosarcoma Surgical Treatment Options for Osteosarcoma - The bone cancer that often develops in the tibia (shinbone) near the knee, humerus (upper arm bone) near the shoulder, and the femur (thighbone) near the knee is called osteosarcoma. Osteosarcoma is one of the most prevalent types of malignant bone cancer. It accounts for at least 3 percent of the cancers that develop in children. While other types of cancer can end up spreading to the bone, osteosarcoma is one of the few that begins in the bones and can spread -- Continue reading...
Achilles Prevention and Treatment of Achilles Tendinitis - The largest tendon in the body is the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon which connects to the calf muscles to the heel bone is used when walking, jumping, or running. While the Achilles tendon can often withstand stress from jumping and running, it can become prone to tendinitis. Achilles tendinitis is characterized by pain along the back of the leg (near the heel). Essentially, the condition is attributed to both degeneration and overuse. Types Simply put, tendinitis is the inflammation of -- Continue reading...

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