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ACL and meniscal injuries do not all require surgical treatment immediately and certainly some can be amenable to a watch-and-wait approach. However, if you are experiencing instability, swelling and locking (where your knee becomes stuck in one position), together with an impa...
23 Feb 2020
There may be many different reasons for muscle spasm, however, from a musculoskeletal perspective, it could be due to a problem with: the nerve exiting from the spine, the nerve as it passes through the tissue or from the muscle itself. Irritation of the nerve can ...
22 Feb 2020
This is quite a challening question to answer without further information. You see, it depends on What was the mechanism of injury? What was the injury? What was the operation? Does the patient have any other concurrent medical issues? Did the patient attend follo...
22 Feb 2020
Bowing of the legs can be due to various causes, but off the top it might be due to: Low vitamin D Osteoarthritis of the joint Related to particular sports Long term, there may be a change in your gait, it might cause pain in the knees and ultimately impact your fu...
22 Feb 2020
If you have a confirmed subscapularis (SSC) tear , then treatment will depend on the nature, degree and inciting event that cause the tear to occur. If it is a small tear involving only portion of the tendon, then this could improve with conservative management such as physio...
22 Feb 2020

The Essential Guide to Liposuction in Singapore by a Plastic Surgeon (2020)

The Essential Guide to Liposuction in Singapore by a Plastic Surgeon (2020)

Over the last three decades, liposuction has shifted from being a theoretical possibility to one of the most popular treatments used to redefine aesthetics. [1] Many people are undergoing this procedure to get the body that they desire. 

Everybody has an image in mind that they wish to achieve. However, there are some things that you would need to consider before choosing to undergo a liposuction procedure.

As a plastic surgeon, I have worked at prestigious establishments that have enhanced my knowledge about this topic. This guide will help you with your research on whether or not to undergo liposuction treatments, and whether it is right for you. 

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5 Gynaecology Clinics for Early Menopause in Singapore (2020)

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5 Gynaecology Clinics for Early Menopause in Singapore (2020)

Menopause is the natural stage after your final menstrual cycle. It may happen at around 45 to 55 years of age depending on genetics, lifestyle factors, auto-immune diseases and few other factors [1]. In Singapore, the average age for menopause onset is 49 years old. Premature menopause happens before the age of 40.

There are negative effects of early or premature menopause. Examples are:

  • Increased risk of serious health problems - heart diseases, diabetes, sleep problems and osteoporosis,
  • More severe symptoms of menopause 
  • Depression
  • Premature ovarian failure

However, there are ways that can help to relieve the symptoms of premature menopause.

63 views 19 Feb 2020

Can You Treat a UTI Without Antibiotics? A Urologist Shares Insights

Can You Treat a UTI Without Antibiotics? A Urologist Shares Insights

UTI is bothersome and can happen to anyone. Most of the time, UTI occurs among women. However, men can also be exposed to UTI. In this article, I would like to share my knowledge about UTI that might be helpful for you.

88 views 18 Feb 2020

Top 4 Vasectomy Myths Debunked

Top 4 Vasectomy Myths Debunked

There are many ways to prevent pregnancies. One of them is through a vasectomy procedure. Although the vasectomy procedure is not as commonly done in Singapore, this does not mean that the procedure is any less efficient or safe. 

My name is Dr Lewis Liew, and I am a Urology specialist. This article has been written to debunk the top 4 common myths about vasectomy. 

72 views 17 Feb 2020

5 Things Mums Should Know About The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

5 Things Mums Should Know About The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

There is so much that we do not know about Covid-19. With no confirmed cure at hand, can only try our best to contain this virus. This must be especially worrying for pregnant mothers. Is it possible to spread the virus to the unborn child? Is it necessary for pregnant mothers to confine themselves at home because of the virus? What should I do to keep myself and my unborn child safe?  

Your fears are warranted. As an obstetrician, I hear the concerns of mothers first-hand. After all, every mum wants the best for her baby. 

305 views 14 Feb 2020
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