Welcome to Singapore Orthopaedic Centre!
Singapore Orthopaedic Centre brings together medical and surgical expertise to provide our patients a one-stop solution for their orthopaedic problems.
We are supported by additional services such as physiotherapy and rehabilitation as well as a full range of radiology and diagnostic services.
The field of sports medicine involves the prevention and management of injuries commonly arising as a result of sports activities. People engaging in sports can be put into four different age groups, children and adolescents; the very active youth and young adult, the middle-aged weekend warrior and the elderly. Sports injuries within these four groups tend to be fairly similar.
Common problems encountered in sports include traumatic injuries, repetitive stress injuries and degenerative problems.
Traumatic injuries include fractures of bones; tears of ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Repetitive stress injuries more commonly affects ligaments and tendons and can less often affect the bones. Degenerative are wear and tear problems that usually affect the lubricating surfaces of joints such as cartilage, as well as the tendons that move the joints.
The management of the majority of sports injuries is non-surgical and includes anti-inflammatory medicines as well as the modification or cessation of a particular sport. A review of the sports activity and focused sports-specific therapy can prevent injuries in the first place, and minimise the risk of re-occurrence if sports injuries have already occurred. For the runners this would include things such as the evaluation of running shoes, running technique and cross training such as targeted resistance training. For the golfers this may include an evaluation of his golf stance, grip and swing, as well as targeted strengthening of appropriate muscle groups.
Sometimes a surgery is required especially where there is major structural damage to bone, cartilage or ligament. With advances in technology most operations for sports injuries today are done through minimally invasive keyhole operations. This includes operations for knee ligament (ACL) reconstruction, knee meniscus tears and shoulder ligament tears. Most of these surgeries are done as outpatient procedures. Surgery is almost always followed by a period of post-surgical therapy which usually lasts for 6 to 12 weeks.
In the last decade the advent of cartilage processing technology has enabled surgeons to harvest, grow and replace an athlete’s worn out cartilage. This has the potential to almost fully restore worn out cartilage in knee, ankle, hip and shoulder joints.
In a slightly older athlete, degenerative problems may necessitate more radical procedures such as partial joint replacements of the knee.
In the overall scheme of things, prevention is always better than cure, and early treatment is always better than late treatment. A sports physician can help evaluate if an asymptomatic athlete requires any modification of technique, training or equipment; the same physician should also be consulted early whenever an athlete develops an injury.
Knee and Hip
We provide medical and surgical solutions for arthritic joints, especially for knee and hip arthritis.
- Hip Resurfacing Surgery
- Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery
- Keyhole Arthroscopic Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement Surgery
- Revision Surgery for Failed Knee and Hip replacement
Shoulder and Elbow
- Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery including Frozen Shoulder, Bankart Repair, SLAP Repair, Acromioplasty, Rotator Cuff Repair and Biceps Tenodesis
- Arthroscopic Acromioclavicular Joint Resection Arthroplasty
- Ligament Reconstruction for the Acromioclavicular Joint
- Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
- Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
- Humeral Head Resurfacing
- Meniscus Allograft Glenoid Resurfacing
- Muscle Transfer
- Arthroscopic Elbow Surgery
- Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
- Elbow replacement Surgery
Our Spine Service offers treatment for the following conditions:
- Acute or Chronic Back and Neck Pain
- Sciatica, Leg/arm Weakness and Numbness
- Spine Deformities including Scoliosis, Kyphoscoliosis and Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Disorders at the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Discs
- Degenerative Spinal Conditions including Spinal Stenosis
- Spinal Fractures including those from Osteoporosis
- Spinal Tumours and Infections
- Revision Spine Surgery for Failed-Back Syndromes
We provide medical and surgical solutions for common problems including knee meniscus and ligament injuries.
- Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscal Injuries
- Keyhole Arthroscopic Surgery and Reconstruction for Ligament Injuries
- Shoulder Pain from Rotator Cuff Problems
- Ankle Pain and Ankle Instability
- Cartilage Culture and Transplantation Surgery
We manage various conditions of hand injuries and deformities.
- Arthroscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
- Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
- Complex Hand Injuries and Complex Hand Deformities
- Carpal Tunnel Decompression Surgery
- Trigger Finger Release
- DeQuervain’s Syndrome Release
Speak with our friendly Clinic Assistant, Dial: +65 97731458 or you may also email to: email@example.com