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Dr Dinesh Sirisena
MBBS, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP, DIP, FSEM

Sports Medicine Centre

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

90 Yishun Central, Singapore 768828

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After graduating from Bart’s and The London Medical School in 2004, Dr Sirisena completed specialist training with the London Deanery to became a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2014.  He is now a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine for both the UK and Ireland

He has worked in a range of sports including professional football (AFC Wimbledon Team Doctor, 2010-2015), premiership rugby (Northampton Saints Team Doctor, 2013-2014), the Irish and English Football Associations (Under 19 Men’s, Under-15 and 19 Women’s and the Partially-Sighted Futsal Team Doctor, 2013-2015), British Gymnastics (British Indoor Championships, 2012), Mixed Martial Arts (Event Doctor, 2012-2013), Wimbledon Tennis (Event Doctor, 2013 and 2014), British Athletics (Indoor and Outdoor Event Doctor, 2012-2013) and the London Olympic and Paralympic Games (Sports Medicine and Field of Play Doctor, 2012).

Here in Singapore, Dr Sirisena has a close working relationship with the Football Association of Singapore, the Singapore Hockey and the European Golf Tour as their regional expert in golfing injuries. From 2015 to 2017 he was a team doctor for Singapore Rugby, taking on the role of Tournament Medical Director for the 2017 HSBC Sevens Tournament.  

Dr Sirisena has completed an MSc in Sports Medicine with University College London, UK, with his research dissertation considering "Antero-medial Rotational Laxity of the Knee Following Deep MCL Injury”. He is also an Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasonographer, having completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound with Bournemouth University, UK, and can perform a variety of procedures including hip joint injections, tendon stripping, shoulder hydro-dilatations and lumbar and cervical facet joint injections.

He has a strong interest in Clinical Education, having been an Honorary Clinical Lecturer and examiner at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Medical School, he is now a Clincial Faculty Member and Clinical Teacher for NUS and LKC medical school respectively. In addition, he regularly leads teaching sessions for primary care.  He has also taken on the challenging role of Educational Development Officer with the British Association of Sports and Exercise Medicine (BASEM) and is the Vice President (Medical) for the Sports Medicine Association of Singapore (SMAS).

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HOW TO TREAT A FROZEN SHOULDER
February 27th, 2018

Many of my patients can't recall just when it started. However, they'll always be able to tell me about the sudden episodes of shooting pain, which makes them wish their arm was no longer attached.

Read on to find out how you can recover more quickly from a frozen shoulder! 

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HOW TO GET RID OF RUNNING PAIN, ACCORDING TO A SPORT MEDICINE DOCTOR (SHIN SPLINTS, BE GONE!)
February 1st, 2018

Me: So when do you get your pain?

Patient: When I'm running!

Me: So how does that affect your training?

Patient: I CAN’T RUN!

With so many running events taking place in Singapore over varying distances, there's a running challenge to suit everyone’s level of fitness and training. However, running should be fun, and NOT something that's associated with discomfort.

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ASK DR DINESH SIRISENA: BACK PAIN
July 24th, 2018

If you often experience a deep, dull, aching, or burning pain in one area of your back, you’re not alone. Back pain is one of the most common health problems Singaporeans battle with. Feeling back pain on a regular basis is not normal, even for the elderly. 

Join Dr Dinesh Sirisena, a highly experienced Sport Medicine Doctor, as he hosts a QnA session where he answers all the common questions on back pain and the treatment options available. 

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How can I reduce my knee pain without medication?

Dear Weng Chong Many people like you don’t like taking medication, not do they want injection or an operation. Options for non-medical treatments include 1. Physiotherapy 2. A gait analysis +\- Orthoses 3. Acupuncture 4. TENS As Dr Henry mentions, the impo...
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How does PRP injection work for knee pain?

Dear Edward Dr Henry has given you a thorough synopsis of the options in terms of injection treatments, but I thought that I would give some anecdotes from clinical practice. Situations where my patients have tried PRP for knees include 1. OA 2. Chondromalacia Patella...
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How can I prevent worsening of bowed legs?

Dear Mina You Bowing of the legs can be due to a number of reasons. Sometimes it can be due to a deficiency in vitamin D which normally presents in childhood as rickets. Other causes can be issues with alignment of your lower limb or pelvis, a leg length discrepancy or due to y...
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Are the results after a successful bunion surgery permanent?

Dear Tabitha As Dr Sean mentions, there is an almost 1/10 chance of recurrence but if you are having significant symptoms, then it’s worth considering an arthroscopic procedure. But, if symptoms are not significant and you haven’t tried all conservative measures, i...
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Can a low carb diet improve glucose levels for Type 1 Diabetics?

Dear Gay Keong Your question is certainly an interesting one. As Dr Marilyn mentions, insulin injections are important in type 1 DM as you are deficient in insulin. Your glucose control needs to be achieved through a balance between insulin doses and food intake. Of course...
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What could be the cause of right shoulder blade pain that is associated with a cracking sound?

Dear Shirleen This is a common problem particularly in younger patients and we have had a number come into the Sports Clinic with these symptoms. Often it is not due to a tendon or muscle issue but comes from a scapulo-thoracic bursa . This is a potential space that sits betwe...
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What could be the cause of a painful lump near the wrist area? (photo)

Dear JT Lumps can be from different causes: 1. Skin 2. Soft tissue 3. Bones 4. Joints Common causes around the wrist are ganglions and these can cause pain at times. It maybe worth visiting a MSK/Sports Physician for an assessment and sameday ultrasound assessment...
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What are the best treatment options for a SLAP shoulder injury?

Dear Kjowi From your question can I presume that your shoulder pathology came about from an injury? If so, and if it is relatively recent, it certainly would be worth seeking a surgical opinion and discussing the possibility of a repair. Often, my surgical colleagues report, th...
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What type of surgery can fix my painful bunions? (photo)

Dear Lena Certainly bunions can be quite painful and unpleasant. We have been asked about the treatment options of bunions in the past here . While surgery is an option, I wonder if you have tried other less invasive options, such as seeing a podiatrist, changing footwear or...
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What are the best treatments for achilles tendinitis?

Dear Laser I feel your pain! Heel pain is a common presentation in the Sports Medicine Centre and certainly we have seen a number of challenging heel/Achilles cases. As Dr Sean mentions there are a number of causes for heel pain that need identification with a good history, exa...
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