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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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Microsurgery What are the Basic Techniques Used in Microsurgery? - The procedure performed on very small structures like the nerves and blood vessels using specialized instruments (under a microscope) is called microsurgery. Microsurgery makes use of techniques that have been performed since the early twentieth century like organ transplantation and blood vessel repair. Many surgical specialties use microsurgical techniques. For instance: Otolaryngologists (ear, nose, and throat doctors) – performs microsurgery on the delicate and small structures of the vocal cords or the inner ear. Ophthalmologists (eye doctors) – performs microsurgery -- Continue reading...
Trimalleolar Fracture Repair What are the Most Common Orthopaedic Disorders? - Many conditions affect the body’s musculoskeletal system. While mild cases will respond to home care remedies, others will require the help and expertise of an orthopaedic specialist. Some of the most prevalent orthopaedic disorders include: Osteoarthritis Considered the most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis is a chronic degenerative joint disease that often affects old and middle-aged individuals. The condition is characterized by the breaking down of the joint cartilage. While osteoarthritis can develop in any joint, it usually affects the -- Continue reading...
Back Pain Effective Ways to Prevent Back Pain - Back pain is considered a universal human experience. In other words, it is safe to assume that many people the world over have experienced it at one point or another. The condition is considered a primary cause of disability and is considered one of the primary reasons people miss work or visit a back pain specialist. Fortunately, certain measures can be observed to help ensure the condition is kept at bay. If prevention fails, simple home care and proper body -- Continue reading...
Sore Back Sore Back? It Might Be Ankylosing Spondylitis - Ankylosing spondylitis (SA) is a type of chronic inflammation of the sacroiliac joints and the spine. Chronic inflammation in those areas can result to stiffness in and around the spine including the middle and lower back, the neck, and the buttocks. Over time, spondylitis (chronic inflammation of the spine) can result in fusion of the vertebrae. This fusion is referred to as ankylosis. In some cases, ankylosis may lead to spine mobility loss. Ankylosing spondylitis is a systemic disease. In -- Continue reading...
Prevalent Symptoms of Ingrown Toenail - Ingrown toenail is a common condition characterized by the corner (or side) of the toenail growing into the soft flesh. The condition often affects the big toe and can result to redness, swelling, pain, and in some cases, an infection. While minor cases will respond to homecare treatments, others might result to complications that will require medical intervention. Complication risk is higher for those individuals who have diabetes or other conditions that causes poor blood circulation to the legs and -- Continue reading...

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