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Looking for a Specialist to relieve your Knee Pain?

Consult our Doctors @ Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic!

What type of Knee pain are you experiencing?

Knee Osteoarthritis

  • Heavy pain,swelling and stiffening of the knee.
  • Gets worsen after activity
  • Pain interfering in simple daily activities such as walking and even sleeping.

OSTEOARTHRITIS –  The most common cause of knee pain is degenerative osteoarthritis. Women are more prone to the disease. It is characterized by mild to debilitating pain.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
ACL Torn

  • Popping Sound at the time of injury
  • Knee swelling within 6 hours of injury
  • Pain especially when you try to put weight on the injured leg.
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LIGAMENT INJURIES – Ligament injuries in the knee; such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are dreaded by professional and amateur athletes alike. They can be painful and debilitating. They can even permanently change your lifestyle.

Meniscus Tear

  • Sharp pain usually on the inside or outside the knee
  • Stiffness and Swelling
  • Clicking Sound
  • Twisting or squatting cause increasing pain
  • Knee gets stuck in a certain position that needs to wiggled to get it back into place.

MENISCAL TEAR – The meniscus is a small “c” shaped cartilage that acts as a cushion in the knee joint. They sit between the femur and the tibia bone, one on the outside and one on the inside of the knee.

Patellar (Jumper's Knee)

  • Unable to straighten knee by yourself.
  • Unable to perform a straight leg raise.
  • Swelling of knee and a papable defect at the location of the tear.
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CONDROMALACIA PATELLA – Chondromalacia patella is a common cause of kneecap pain or anterior knee pain. Often called “Runner’s Knee,” this condition often affects young, otherwise healthy athletes.

Some other conditions of Knee Pain:

  • OSGOOD-SCHALLATER DISEASE – Osgood-Schlatter disease is a disorder of the lower front of the knee where the large tendon under the kneecap (patellar tendon) attaches to the bone of the leg below.
  • OSTEOCHONDRITIS DISSECANS – Osteochondritis dissecans is a joint condition in which a piece of cartilage, along with a thin layer of the bone beneath it, comes loose from the end of a bone.
  • GOUT – Gout is a rheumatoid form of arthritis that causes the inflammation, joint pain and swelling especially in the toe, knee and ankle, also reducing their mobility.
  • SHIN SPLINT – Shin splints are a member of a group of injuries called “overuse injuries.” Shin splints occur most commonly in runners or aggressive walkers
  • PATELLAR TENDONITIS – Patellar tendinitis is a common overuse injury. It occurs when repeated stress is placed on the patellar tendon. The stress results in tiny tears in the tendon, which the body attempts to repair.
  • DISLOCATING KNEECAPS – Kneecap dislocation occurs when the triangle-shaped bone covering the knee (patella) moves or slides out of place. The problem usually occurs toward the outside of the leg.
  • BAKER’S CYST – A Baker cyst is swelling caused by fluid from the knee joint protruding to the back of the knee. The back of the knee is also referred to as the popliteal area of the knee.

    BURSITIS – A bursa is a closed fluid-filled sac that functions as a gliding surface to reduce friction between tissues of the body.

  • PLICA SYNDROME – Often called “synovial plica syndrome,” this is a condition that is the result of a remnant of fetal tissue in the knee. The synovial plica are membranes that separate the knee into compartments during fetal development.

How Doctors know your medical condition?

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Xray or CT Scan

This may be used to check for a fracture or arthritis.

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MRI Scan

This is useful as it helps to show up damage to the cartilage or soft tissues of the knee after an injury.

Singapore Sports and Orthopaedic Clinic

We treat and teach you about lifestyle changes to help you manage your pain effectively.

What Doctors do to relieve your knee pain?

Therapy

Physical therapy. Strengthening the muscles around your knee will make it more stable. Training is likely to focus on the muscles on the front of your thigh (quadriceps) and the muscles in the back of your thigh (hamstrings). Exercises to improve your balance are also important.

Orthotics and bracing. Arch supports, sometimes with wedges on the inner or outer aspect of the heel, can help to shift pressure away from the side of the knee most affected by osteoarthritis. Different types of braces may help protect and support the knee joint.

Injections

Corticosteroids. Injections of a corticosteroid drug into your knee joint may help reduce the symptoms of an arthritis flare and provide pain relief that lasts a few months. The injections aren’t effective in all cases. There is a small risk of infection.

Hyaluronic acid. This thick fluid is normally found in healthy joints, and injecting it into damaged ones may ease pain and provide lubrication. Experts aren’t quite sure how hyaluronic acid works, but it may reduce inflammation. Relief from a series of shots may last as long as six months to a year.

Surgery

Arthroscopy surgery. Repair your joint damage using a fiber-optic camera and long, narrow tools inserted through just a few small incisions around your knee. Arthroscopy may be used to remove loose bodies from your knee joint, repair torn or damaged cartilage and reconstruct torn ligaments.

Partial knee replacement surgery.  Replaces only the most damaged portion of your knee with parts made of metal and plastic. 

Total knee replacement. In this procedure, your surgeon cuts away damaged bone and cartilage from your thighbone, shinbone and kneecap, and replaces it with an artificial joint made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers.

Why Choose Singapore Sports Orthopaedic Clinic for Knee Pain?

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Dr. Ambrose Yung

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (HK), MRCS (EDIN), MMED (ORTHO), FRCS (ORTHO)

Special interest in Sports Medicines, Osteoarthritis, Fracture, Partial & Total Joint Replacement, Minimal Invasive Trauma Surgery, Arthroscopy, Common Orthopaedic Problems for Adult & Children

Dr. Ambrose Yung is a specialist orthopaedic consultant with experience in hip fracture surgery, partial knee replacement, complex primary total knee replacement, revision knee replacement, minimal invasive knee and shoulder sports surgery, foot and ankle pain, elbow pain / bursitis, fractures, common orthopaedic problems for Adult and Children.

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Dr. Mathew Tung

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (SG), FRCS (GLASG), FRCS (NEUROL), FAMS

Special interest in treating Back Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Disorder, Headache, Brain, Tumour, Osteoporosis, Stroke, Sweaty Palm

Dr. Mathew Tung is a spinal specialist neurosurgeon who specialises in treating disorders of the brain and spine with special interest in in back pain and neck pain, nerve pain and headache. He believes that neurosurgery should always consider the non-invasive options before open surgery to attain minimum morbidity and a fast return to optimum function.

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Dr. Chee Khin Ghee

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (SG), MRCS (EDIN), MMED (SX), FAMS

Special interest in Microsurgery of Hand and Wrist – for Adult and Children

Dr. Chee Khin Ghee is a Specialist Hand Surgeon specialising in hand & wrist injuries, arthritis, tumours, wrist arthroscopy, hand joint replacement and soft tissue reconstruction microsurgery. In addition to common bony, soft tissue and nerve conditions of the upper limb, Dr. Chee’s sub-specialty and interest are in Hand and Wrist arthroplasty and arthroscopy which include joint replacement and reconstruction.

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Dr. Kevin Yip

Orthopaedic Surgeon

MBBS (UK), FRCS (EDIN), FAM (SG), FHKCOS (ORTHO)

Special interest in Knee and Shoulder Pain, Injuries, Fracture, Common Orthopaedic Problems, Arthroscopy Surgery for Adult & Children

Dr. Kevin Yip is a senior orthopaedic surgeon and a professor who specialises in orthopaedic trauma surgery. He has published close to 100 research articles. When Dr. Kevin Yip sees you, he will take a detail history and will then examine you. He uses various methods to diagnose your condition. He will then take you through the results by showing you pictures, on screen, of your tendon, ligaments,nerve or bone and will discuss your treatment options.

FAQs

Most frequent questions and answers

It varies from 4-6 months and it depends on how an individual respond to the injection.

It definitely won’t become rusty. It does however become loose, but only after 20-25 years or so.

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