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Dr Dinesh Sirisena

MBBS, DCH, DRCOG, MRCGP, DIP, FSEM

Sports Medicine Centre

Sports Medicine Centre

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital

90 Yishun Central, Singapore 768828

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About Dr Dinesh Sirisena

Academic Background

Dr Dinesh Sirisena attended Bart’s and The London Medical School in 2004, then went on to finish his GP training in London, obtaining diplomas from the Faculty of Family Planning, the Royal College of Paediatricians and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in 2010. Sports and Exercise Medicine had always been a passion of his; he followed through with it to become a Consultant in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2014. Presently, he is a Fellow of the Faculty of Sports and Exercise Medicine in the UK and Ireland.

Professional Involvement

He has been involved internationally in the following sports:

  • Professional football as the AFC Wimbledon Team Doctor throughout years 2010-2015,
  • Premiership rugby as the Northampton Saints Team Doctor from 2013-2014
  • The Irish and English Football Associations as Under 19 Men’s, Under-15 and 19 Women’s and the Partially-Sighted Futsal Team Doctor from 2013-2015
  • British Gymnastics in the British Indoor Championships in2012
  • Mixed Martial Arts as the Event Doctor from 2012-2013
  • Wimbledon Tennis as the Event Doctor from 2013 and 2014
  • British Athletics as the Indoor and Outdoor Event Doctor from 2012-2013
  • London Olympic and Paralympic Games as the Sports Medicine and Field of Play Doctor in 2012

He has a tight-knit working relationship with Football Association of Singapore, the Singapore Hockey, and European Golf. He also served as the team doctor for Singapore Rugby Tour from 2015 to 2017, then as Tournament Medical Director for the 2017 HSBC Sevens Tournament.  

Specialty

Dr Sirisena's research dissertation at the University College London in the UK, was "Antero-medial Rotational Laxity of the Knee Following Deep MCL Injury”. Other related interests include Interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography, and procedures such as hip joint injections, tendon stripping, shoulder hydro-dilatations, and lumbar and cervical facet joint injections. He has a vested interest in Clinical Education after being an Honorary Clinical Lecturer and examiner at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Medical School, on top of holding a Clinical Faculty Member and Clinical Teaching position for NUS and LKC medical school respectively. He also works as an 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).

Education

  • MBBS(UK)
  • DFFP(UK)
  • DCH(UK)
  • DRCOG(UK)
  • MRCGP(UK)
  • DIP(Sport and Exercise Medicine)(UK)
  • PgD(Med USS)(UK)
  • MSc(SEM)(UK)
  • FFSEM(UK&I)
  • FFSEM(Ire)

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Patient: I can't run!

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Hi there, Thank you for your question. Hamstring issues are very common in anyone who takes part in running sports. Often it from an overload over the muscle either at the muscle/tendon junction, tendon/bone attachment or within the body of the muscle itself. In situations whe...
20 May 2019
Thanks for your question and certainly interesting. There are a couple of ways that joint pains can be investigated, including blood tests, ultrasound examinations and X-rays. Often, this is preceded by a thorough clinical assessment including history and physical examination. unfortunately, in ...
20 Feb 2019
Hello there and thanks for your question about hip pain. As with many things in the body, there can be different reasons for pain, including issues with muscles, tendons, joints, nerve and other tissue. Indeed, sometime pain in a particular area can be due to a problem further away such as in the...
20 Feb 2019
Hi Thank you for your question and its certainly something that Sports physicians get asked about quite often - what exercises are advised for someone who is overweight or obese? Running is an excellent form of exercise, which uses most of the major muscle groups in the...
20 Feb 2019
Hi, Sorry to hear about your thumb - sounds painful! As Dr Sean mentions, if you have persistent symptoms it is probably worth seeking an assessment and an X-ray as the minimum investigation. Sometimes, in the clinic, we also perform an ultrasound examination to look for ligament and tendon injur...
20 Feb 2019
Hi there, Thanks for your question and I appreciate your frustration having experienced a similar problem. Firstly, I would suggest you have your shoulder assessed to determine what range you do or do not have as well as other factors such as strength and pai symptoms. Simply wo...
13 Feb 2019
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The shoulder is quite a complex area and while the pain might feel around the deltoid area, it is quite possible that you have inured your rotator cuff muscles/tendons. Without a clinical assessment, it can be difficult to determine where your pain is coming from. Depending on your...
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Thanks for your question and I am sorry to hear about your symptoms. There can be different causes for foot pain after running, including plantar fasciitis , tendon overload and even stress fractures . If your pain is worsening with weight bearing and walking, it could be an...
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Hi there, Thank you for your question. Hamstring issues are very common in anyone who takes part in running sports. Often it from an overload over the muscle either at the muscle/tendon junction, tendon/bone attachment or within the body of the muscle itself. In situations whe...
20 May 2019
Welcome to the over 30's club! I say this with personal experience of knee pain and a story similar to yours. Cartilage injury around the front of the knee can be quite painful and limit activity, particularly if you enjoy running and jumping sports. Seeing a physiotherapi...
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