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Whiplash Injury

Jun 11, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Whiplashy Injury

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What is Whiplash Injury?

Whiplash Injury is a common injury that occurs to a person’s neck when there is a sudden acceleration or deceleration force, commonly from motor vehicle accidents. The term “Whiplash Injury” describes damage to both the bone structures and soft tissues, while “Whiplash associated disorders” describes a more severe and chronic condition.


Symptoms of Whiplashy Injury

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headache
  • Shoulder pain and stiffness
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Arm pain and weakness
  • Visual disturbances
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Back pain

 


Causes of Whiplash Injury

When there is a force that impact the neck which causes it to hyper-extend or hyper-flexed position, usually occur in motor vehicle accidents


Treatment for Whiplash Injury

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Slipped Disc

Jun 10, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Slipped Disc

slipped disc

What is Slipped Disc?

Slipped Disc is when the soft part of the disc bulges through the circle of connective tissue. This prolapse may push on the spinal cord or on the nerve roots. The disc does not actually slip out of place, but bulges out towards the spinal cord.


Symptoms of Slipped Disc

  • Numbness or Paralysis of the arms or legs
  • Loss control of bladder function
  • Suffering pain when sneezing, cough or walking
  • Partial or regular consciousness

 


Causes of Slipped Disc

  • Trauma Injury
  • Improper habits of bending of spine when carrying heavy object
  • Obesity

 


Treatment of Slipped Disc

  • Pain-Killer
  • Physio-Therapy
  • Chiropractic Treatment
  • Surgery is required when there is paralysis of the limbs or muscle

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Facture

Jun 10, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Facture

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What is Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Facture?

Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture is a very serious injury. The most common fractures of the spine occur in the thoracic (midback) and lumbar spine (lower back) or at the connection of the two (thoracolumbar junction) . The energy required to cause these spinal fractures, patients often have additional injuries that require treatment. The spinal cord may be injured, depending on the severity of the spinal fracture.


Symptoms of Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture

  • Moderate to severe back pain
  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Loss control of bladder function

 


Causes of Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture

  • Car crash
  • Fall from height
  • Sports accident

 


Treatment for Lumbar and Thoracic Spine Fracture

  • Back Brace
  • Surgery is required if

- Severe loss of vertebral body height
- Excessive forward bending or angulation at the injury site
- Significant nerve injury due to parts of the vertebral body or disk pinching the spinal cord


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6471 2691, the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Jun 10, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Degenerative Disc Disease

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What is Degenerative Disc Disease?

Degenerative Disc Disease is the degenerating of the spinal disc everyone will suffer in the later stage of life. It is a natural part of aging and over time all people will exhibit changes in their discs consistent with a greater or lesser degree of degeneration.


Symptoms of Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Pain in the thigh or buttock when walking
  • Tingling or weakness of the knee
  • Pain from the back down to the hip

 


Causes of Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Age
  • Changes of the intervertebral disc

 


Treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Surgical intervention

 


Self-Diagnose can bring more harm than treating it. It is good to know more about the injury but definitely not to the point of self-treatment. It will be much safer to get treated by Our Doctor, for more information or to book an appointment with Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic, you can call (+65) 6475 8011 , the hotline is open 24 hours. You may also send us an enquiry for appointment.

Our Service

May 27, 2011   //   by soon   //    //  No Comments

Our Service

Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic offers services such as:


 

Professional Orthopedic Consultation

Doctor Kevin Yip Man Hing, Our Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon, has more than 20 years experiences in treating orthopaedic problem ranging from common orthopedic problem, sport injuries and degenerative joint. With his years of expertise, be assured that you will be receiving professional treatments that is best for your condition.

Patient Condition

Want to know more about your orthopaedic problem or injuries?
Doctor Kevin Yip treat almost all of the orthopaedic problem or sports injury which is suffered by people around the world.

Clinical Investigation

Most of the orthopaedic conditions requires Radiologic Investigation so as to allow the doctor have a clearer understanding of what is going on inside your bone.
These are the commonly used Radiologic Investigation Procedure:

The different type of investigation varies depending on the condition you are suffering from. Doctor Kevin Yip Man Hing will advise on the proper radiologic investigation that is best suited for you in order to find out the cause of the injury.


 

Outpatient treatments:

We do know that some of our patient will prefer to get medication or injection rather than staying in hospital to have it treated. Below are some of the list that is commonly used:

Medications

We provide medication of our patient such as:

You will be able to purchase the medication if it is prescribe by  Doctor Kevin Yip Man Hing or you have a medical report which prove doctor’s recommendation to buy those pills.

Injections

Injection is a faster and more effective treatment than medication. And there are several types of injection which is mainly used for pain relief, anti-inflammatory or repair of muscle tissue uses.

Cast / Brace

We do provide and sell cast or brace in order to help our patient to stablise the bone as to allow it to recover faster.

Physio-therapy

Physio-therapy is one of the conservative treatments that used in orthopedic. It is commonly used for strengthening and relieving pain suffered from past trauma injury. However, it is not a treatment which a lot of people have a big misconception about.

Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)

Shock Wave Therapy is a new technique used for treatment of conditions such as tennis elbow, heel spur (platar fasciitis), shoulder pain. Conditions which are more difficult to treat with conventional physiotherapy and steroid injections.


 

Inpatient treatment (Surgery)

Below are some of the list that Doctor Kevin Yip are specialise in:

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