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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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Please bring this to the attention of your chiropractor as soon as possible. He/she will most likely ask you to stop all chiropractic, gym and/or sports sessions and rest your back for about a week. Despite this, if there is no improvement, please seek early medical attention by vis...
21 Jan 2020
Elbow pain is quite a common problem. Common things occur commonly. The most frequent cause is that of elbow tendon inflammation due to overuse and strain. Other causes include rheumatoid arthritis, more common in ladies. gout, more often in men osteoarthritis, when t...
18 Jan 2020
For the pain to spread down the leg, the nerve must be irritated. Another name of this type of pain is sciatica. It is important to see a doctor to assess for neurological damage. If left untreated, the neurological deficits may be permanent. Any doctor (family physician, orthopa...
13 Jan 2020
The main aim of treating back pain is to identify and prevent further damage to the spine. This is best achieved by seeing your family physician or a specialist. They may order an MRI to exclude any major pathology and to recommend the best course of therapy. For back therapy, I ...
13 Jan 2020
A chiropractor is not a recognised medical professional and so may not be the ideal first contact to assess your back problems. I would recommend seeing your family doctor or a specialist (orthopaedic surgeon or neurosurgeon) to assess your back problems before you proceed to ancill...
13 Jan 2020
By the time we are 40 years old or above, all of us will see our disc or discs degenerated if we all undergo an MRI scan of our spine experimentally. This is because degenerative disc "disease" is actually not a "disease" but a natural ageing process that hap...
10 Jan 2020
Spinal osteoarthritis means the normal degeneration of our discs and joints in the spine as we age naturally, just like osteoarthritis in our knees and hips. Similar to our knee and hip joints, this natural gradual degeneration can be hastened by abnormal and/or repeated str...
10 Jan 2020
"Stenosis" is the medical term for "narrowing". Spinal stenosis means the narrowing of the channel in the spine (spinal canal) containing the spinal cord and nerves as they travel to your arms and legs from the brain. This spinal canal is a completely enclosed passageway surrounded ...
10 Jan 2020
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Endoscopic carpal tunnel release is a minimally invasive method of performing carpal tunnel release surgery. Through a small incision made over the base of the palm, a device which carries a small camera and a retractable blade is inserted under the transverse carpal ligament. The...
9 Jan 2020
Dr Aaron Gan
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Due to the hormonal differences between a male and female, with an increased likelihood of fluid retention occurring in a female , the chances of a female developing carpal tunnel syndrome is consequently and statistically higher. It is precisely the same reason why carpal tunne...
9 Jan 2020
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