Osteoarthritis

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Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of joint disease. As its prevalence is strongly related to ageing, it is often termed a ‘degenerative joint disease’. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 9.6% of men and 18% of women aged ≥ 60 years have symptomatic OA worldwide. According to the 2007 National Health Survey […]

Getting a Leg up on Flat Foot

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Adult-acquired Flat Feet (AAFF) is described as a symptomatic, progressive deformity of the foot characterised by and gradual collapse of the medial arch, heel valgus and forefoot abduction.1 This is due to the loss of static and dynamic supportive structures of the medial longitudinal arch.13 Although AAFF is more common in women and older people, […]

Managing the Overused Tendon Conservatively

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Modern day living, regardless of occupational or sporting pursuits, often involve high volumes of repetitive movements that can place excessive cumulative stress and strain on the musculoskeletal system, which includes joints, tendons, muscles and bones. If such occurrences happen frequently enough over a short span of time, overuse injuries can develop in muscles, tendons, and […]

Sports Injury of the Knee

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The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the most common sports injuries involving the knee. ACL tears can be devastating injuries for individuals involved in sports. It is very difficult to play in sports that require cutting and pivoting without an ACL. What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament? The knee depends on four primary […]

Looking Into Hip Pain Amongst Dancers with the Arthroscope

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Hip pain is a common symptom in dancers coming to the orthopaedic clinics. Annual professional dance company injury rates vary from 67% to 95%, with 20% of these localised to the hip joint.1 Professional dancing is a high-demand activity which causes significant stress across the hip joint. Some common causes of hip pain in these […]

Knee Osteoarthritis in Older People

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Knee pain is a common and debilitating condition, which can have serious implications on the quality of life, especially with advancing age. When it comes to Knee Osteoarthritis (OA), one of the most common causes of chronic knee pain, functional decline, and physical disability in the elderly, there is growing recognition that a paradigm shift […]

Robotic Knee Surgery

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The future of surgical precision by Dr Chin Pak Lin With Singapore’s ageing population, degenerative joint diseases are becoming more commonplace, and can lead to significant immobility and disability in the elderly. A total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a form of surgery used in the treatment of severe knee joint problems, where the symptoms of […]

The Painful Knee – A Case Report

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The Painful Knee A Case Report by Dr Bernard Lee Case Presentation OA of the Bilateral Knees Miss Lee is a 45-year-old executive. Since school days, she has been active in sports. She particularly enjoys jogging and running. But over the past year, she has been complaining of bilateral knee pain. It started off as […]

Avoiding Knee Surgery

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Avoiding Knee Surgery How to best prepare patients if surgery becomes unavoidable by A/Prof James Hui Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is usually a slowly progressive degenerative disease in which the joint cartilage gradually wears away. It most often affects middle-aged and older people. The lifetime risk of symptomatic OA knee is 73%. Sedentary lifestyle […]

Common Sports Injuries in the Young

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Common Sports Injuries in the Young Injuries of the Knee, Ankle and Hip Associate Professor James Hui Sports injuries account for 8-10% of all emergency admissions among younger patients, which is higher than that in adults (5%). Treatment of sports injuries in younger age groups poses a unique challenge to the physician because young patients […]

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