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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

Understand More Orthopaedic Conditions

High Heels High Heels—Friend or Foe? - For many women, high heels is one fashion accessory they can’t live without. While it no doubt adds a striking and elegant element to any outfit, they are considered orthopedically unsound. When worn excessively and for long periods, it can affect the posture by pushing the center of mass in the body forward, taking the hips and body out of alignment. In addition, while high heels can make the wearer appear taller and make the legs look longer, it also puts more -- Continue reading...
Toenails Essential Toe Care: Keeping Ingrown Toenail at Bay - Fast Facts When the corners or edges of the nail grow into the skin, ingrown toenail occurs. If not infected, ingrown toenail will often respond to home treatments. However, medical treatment is recommended if the nail has pierced deep into the nailfold. People with diabetes or other conditions that may cause poor blood circulation are at a higher risk of developing complications from ingrown toenails. Causes Ingrown toenails can be attributed to a lot of causes, including: Improper cutting of -- Continue reading...
Segond Fracture Telltale Signs of Bone Fracture - The medical term for a broken bone is fracture. Fractures are very common. Some statistics show that the average person will have at least two during their lifetime. When the physical force exerted on the bone is stronger than the bone itself, a fracture can occur. Fractures can be attributed to blows, falls, and other traumatic events. However, pathologic fractures are caused by disease like cancer, causing the bone to weaken. Pathologic fractures occur with minimal or no trauma. Osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones -- Continue reading...
Physiotherapy Physiotherapy in a Nutshell - What is Physiotherapy? The holistic approach to healthcare that aims to restore function and movement in individuals affected by illness, injury, and disability is called physiotherapy. Physiotherapy can also help reduce pain and stiffness, repair soft tissue damage, enhance mobility, and improve the patient’s overall functions and life quality. Physiotherapy is provided by regulated and specially-trained practitioners called physiotherapists. With the use of evidence-based care and advanced techniques, physiotherapists diagnose, assess, treat, and prevent a vast range of movement disorders and health conditions. -- Continue reading...
Back Pain The Lowdown on Low Back Pain - Low back pain is so common that almost everyone has experienced it at some point in their lives or another. The pain can vary from mild to severe, and it can also be short-lived or can linger for many months. Back pain can differ from one person to another. It can appear all of a sudden or it can have a slow onset. The pain can also be constant or intermittent. Unfortunately, even if short-lived, low back pain can make carrying out daily activities -- Continue reading...

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