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Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

Overview

Orthopaedic surgeons are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Some orthopaedic surgeons are generalists, while others specialize in certain areas of the body, such as:

  • Hip and knee
  • Foot and ankle
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Hand
  • Spine

What does an orthopaedic surgeon treat?

  • Sports injuries
  • Back pain, ruptured disks and spinal stenosis
  • Bone tumors
  • Carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries
  • Club foot, bow legs and hip dysplasia
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Achilles tendon injuries, bunions and foot and ankle injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

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There are many grades of spondylolisthesis. In fact, there are 5 grades [1] . Moreover, there are many causes of spondylolisthesis as well. Special X-rays and MRIs have to be done and a thorough clinical examination of your spine has to be performed. Clinically, it also has to depe...
6 Dec 2019
The fall resulted in a bruised nerve and hence the pain and numbness. Most of the time, these are minor and will resolve with time . Most importantly, you should rest that part of the body. Some doctors recommend using steroids to reduce the swelling. It will also reduce ...
5 Dec 2019
The risk factors for osteoporosis include Race While men and women of all races can develop osteoporosis, you're at greatest risk of osteoporosis if you're white or of Asian descent [1] . Sex Women are much more likely to develop osteoporosis than are men. Estrogen hel...
3 Dec 2019
Fractures usually present with more swelling than sprains, although not always. If an obvious deformity is seen, there is a higher likelihood of the presence of a fracture. The most important investigation to differentiate the 2 conditions is an X-ray.
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A ganglion cyst is a swelling comprising of a sac (covering) which is filled with a clear, gel-like fluid called synovial fluid. Synovial fluid is found in joints and within tendon sheaths. The synovial fluid functions to bathe and nourish the surrounding tissue as well as a lubri...
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The treatment options include: Medications Physiotherapy Acupuncture Spinal injections Surgery Normally, we will start with the conservative methods first, failing which then more invasive methods will be contemplated. Physiotherapy is ...
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In the perspective of being a Hand Surgeon who specializes in conditions of the hand & wrist, I would strongly advise an individual with wrist pain to see a Hand Surgeon. The reasons are detailed below: A hand surgeon in Singapore is a specialist doctor who...
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The most common cause of the symptoms described is trigger finger. Trigger finger is a condition where the tendons controlling flexion of the digit become inflamed and swollen . As these tendons glide in and out within a fitting tunnel called a tendon sheath, any increase in gir...
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In my experience, numbness due to cubital tunnel syndrome post-surgery takes a long time to resolve. It may take 1 to 2 years to resolve completely, and unfortunately for some , it may never be 100% . Patients who are treated earlier seem to achieve better results as compar...
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A Fall On an OutStretched Hand (FOOSH) can cause significant injury to the wrist. These injuries can cause radial-sided (the side nearer the thumb) and/or ulnar-sided (the side nearer the little finger) wrist pain. Causes of persistent radial-sided wrist pain after a FOOSH...
20 Oct 2019
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