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When it comes to making informed decisions about medical procedures, it is essential to separate fact from fiction and a total knee replacement is no exception. Despite being a common orthopaedic procedure done in Singapore, there are several myths and misconceptions surrounding knee replacement surgery that can create unnecessary concerns and confusion.
Dr. Kannan debunks some prevalent myths about total knee replacements in the article below, read more to find out.
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As the years go by, our bones become fragile and susceptible to osteoporosis, a condition that affects millions worldwide.
Osteoporosis poses a serious threat, leading to debilitating fractures and a diminished quality of life. But contrary to popular belief, this bone-weakening condition is not exclusively confined to the elderly and can strike at any age. Thus, prevention is key.
Find out what preventive measures Dr Kannan suggests in this article.
As the years go by, our bones become fragile and susceptible to osteoporosis. Here are preventative measures recommended by orthopaedic doctors - read more.
The knee is a large and complex joint that is constantly under enormous strain. It supports the weight of your body while facilitating movement and providing stability. This critical role it plays also makes it prone to injuries from overuse, trauma, degenerative conditions, and the natural ageing process.
Knee injuries can often be debilitating and limit mobility and daily activities. Minor injuries can be treated with rest and physical therapy.
However when injuries are severe enough to cause chronic pain, mobility impairment, or extensive joint damage, then a knee replacement surgery in Singapore is usually the last viable option. The two main types of knee replacement surgery are partial knee replacements and total knee replacements.
Read on as Dr Kannan shares what both these procedures are, how they are different, and the benefits and drawbacks of each procedure.
Discover the difference between partial and total knee replacement surgery, the benefits and drawbacks, and the considerations for choosing the right option.
Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are very common and affect approximately 1.71 billion people worldwide.
One of the most common treatment methods is undergoing orthopaedic surgery in Singapore, which is understandably worrying for all patients. But it is also worth noting that doctors usually only recommend surgery if conservative treatments prove to be ineffective and to help you get back to doing what you love.
If you are still on the fence about undergoing orthopaedic surgery, read on to find out what benefits surgery can bring you.
Musculoskeletal conditions and injuries are common and one of the treatment methods is undergoing orthopaedic surgery. Here are the benefits - find out more.
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Acute orthopaedic injuries sustained while playing sports are very common. Although some are unavoidable as they can happen as a result of sudden accidents, there are still some things you can do to minimise such occurrences.
Read on to find out Dr Kannan's tips for preventing and treating orthopaedic injuries in sports.
Here're some tips for preventing and treating orthopaedic injuries in sports. Read to find out more, including when to visit an orthopaedic clinic in Singapore.
While the achilles tendon is the strongest and thickest tendon in the body, it also encounters a lot of stress on a daily basis, as well as during athletic activities that involve running, jumping, or sudden changes in direction. This makes the achilles tendon fairly susceptible to injuries in both high-performance athletes and regular people.
Read on as Dr Kannan shares about the risk factors and treatments for achilles tendon injuries.
Achilles tendon injuries are fairly common and there are certain factors which can increase your risk. Learn more about them and available treatment options.
Knee pain is one of the most common lower limb issues that people face as they grow older. It can be caused by a number of different factors that involve physical activity, trauma, or it can be the result of a breakdown of your cartilage.
In this article, Dr Kannan shares more on 3 common causes of knee pain and the various treatment options available.
Knee pain is a commonly encountered issue which has a few different causes. Treatment options may differ based on the severity of the patient’s condition.
Knees are the largest joint in the human body and go through a lot of wear and tear over a lifetime.
The knee is a complex structure made up of many different parts. Bone, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage all work together to help the knee function. An injury to any one of these parts can result in an acute or chronic knee condition that takes time and medical intervention to heal. Some common knee injuries include ACL tears, meniscus tears, and patellar fractures.
Certain factors increase the risk of a person suffering an untimely knee injury. Read on to find Dr Kannan's insights about these factors and ACL surgery in Singapore.
Knees are complex joints which can get injured due to overuse. Here are some factors that can increase your risk of injury and how you can mitigate them.
Your musculoskeletal system consists of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that help your body move from place to place. Orthopaedic Surgeons are specialists in the musculoskeletal system and are trained to treat acute, chronic, and degenerative disorders that can affect your mobility.
The ultimate goal of an Orthopaedic Surgeon is to help patients recover from injuries and return to their normal activities.
Read on to find out more about the role of an Orthopaedic Surgeon in different sports injuries, as shared by Dr Kannan.
Orthopaedic Surgeons are specialists at treating conditions with the musculoskeletal system. They provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment options.
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Knee replacements are a surgical solution to help treat patients who have persistent, chronic knee pain due to worn out knee joints. Usually caused by osteoarthritis, other health conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, gout, or traumatic injuries can also lead to cartilage breaking down in the knee joint.
If even after months of rehabilitation and medication you still experience symptoms like knee pain, swelling, stiffness, and loss of function, then you may be considered a candidate for knee replacement surgery.
Find out Dr Kannan's tips on how to prepare for a knee replacement surgery.
Knee replacements are an effective surgical treatment for patients with worn out knee joints. Here’s how to prepare for the surgery and what to expect after.
Bunions are deformities that form at the base of your big toe. They present as hard bony bumps that slowly develop and grow larger over time.
At smaller sizes, you might be able to ignore the protrusion. However as they grow larger, they can begin causing problems with your other toes. This can lead to frequent occurrences of corns, hammertoes, ingrown toenails, and calluses.
In some cases, they may affect how people walk.
If left untreated, bunions can lead to painful symptoms, affect your mobility, and force you to make unwanted lifestyle choices.
Read on to find out more about how else bunions affect lifestyle and possible treatment options.
Bunions are bony protrusions that can cause a number of physical health issues and can significantly lower your quality of life. Read on to find out more.
Whenever we walk, run, or jump, our feet and especially our ankles bear the brunt of the stress. Over time, this strain on our ankles can eventually lead to severe injuries which might require surgery.
Dr Kannan shares 6 common types of ankle surgery to repair fractures, ligament tears, and joint or tendon problems, read on to find out more.
Ankle surgery can be used to treat severe injuries to the ankle. Some examples include arthroscopy, ankle fracture, ankle replacement and ankle tendon repair.
Whether you’re an athlete, a fitness enthusiast, or even if you just play sports occasionally, you might face lower limb injuries at some point. They range from minor sprains to more serious cases like ligament tears or bone fractures.
Dr Kannan shares how to identify the symptoms of some of the more common lower limb injuries and recognise when you need medical treatment in the following article.
Lower limb injuries commonly occur in athletes and fitness enthusiasts. It’s important to identify symptoms and understand when to seek medical attention.
A bunion is a painful bony bump that projects out from the inside of the foot at the big toe joint. Bunions usually develop slowly and cause more pain over time as they increase in size. They are formed when a misalignment of the bones in your feet causes your big toe joint to grow in size and protrude out.
The bunion sticking out from your forefoot can cause pain, swelling, redness, and tenderness. If your bunions have progressed to a stage where walking becomes difficult, then the recommended course of action may be to undergo bunion surgery in Singapore.
Read on to find out more about bunions and minimally invasive bunion surgery as shared by Dr Kannan.
As compared to open bunion surgeries, minimally invasive bunion surgeries are far less traumatic and can improve patient recovery times and reduce pain.
Ankle pain can happen for a number of reasons ranging from inflammation from overuse, simple sprains to ankle fractures, which is the most severe form of injury which may require surgery. Ankle pain is a common symptom and risk factors include sports injuries or trauma.
Read on to learn more about the different causes of ankle pain and tips to prevent injuries, reduce discomfort and the various treatment options as shared by Dr Kannan.
Ankle injuries range from minor sprains to more serious fractures. There are certain steps that can be taken to help recovery and reduce risks of future injury
Proper orthopaedic treatments can empower life-changing improvements to pain and injuries, helping you to get back on your feet and regain your quality of life. However, making the decision to see an orthopaedic surgeon can be both a blessing and a cause of anxiety at the same time due to the myriad of clinics and treatment options available.
If you are looking for an orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore to explore the possibility of undergoing surgery or simply to seek an accurate diagnosis and conservative treatments, knowing how to pick the right doctor from the list is crucial.
Dr Kannan shares some tips that will help you to make an informed decision – read on to find out more.
If you are looking for an orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore but are unsure which to choose, this list of tips for choosing the right doctor will come in handy.
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Noticed a tiny protruding bump that has formed on the joint at the base of your big toe? You are most likely suffering from bunion, a condition in which bones in the front part of your foot move out of place, resulting in a bump. You may also notice that the skin over the bunion appears red and sore.
While the condition sounds serious, a bunion oftentimes does not require invasive medical treatment unless you are experiencing persistent pain, decreased movement of your big toe, or simply want to resolve it for cosmetic reasons.
Despite bunions being fairly common and not always a cause for concern, there are still many myths surrounding the condition.
Dr Kannan debunks some of these myths in this article, read more to gain a deeper understanding.
Despite bunions being fairly common and not always a cause for concern, there are still many myths surrounding the condition. Find out what they are here.
Ankle sprains are a fairly common injury, especially when playing sports or exercising. Ankle joints are flexible enough and give you the range of movement required to run, jump, and change direction quickly. However, this versatility is also what leads to frequent sprains, as pushing your ankle ligaments beyond their limits can injure them easily.
Once an ankle injury has been sustained, it is likely that you are out of commission for at least a couple of days and up to a few months.
To avoid such scenarios, Dr Kannan shares certain precautions and preventive measures to lower the risks of ankle ligament tears. Read on to find out more.
Ankle sprains are a commonly occurring injury which can be prevented by taking a few simple precautions and building up your ankle strength and flexibility
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May you enjoy a Christmas full of happiness, from all of us at Specialist Orthopaedic Centre.
The knee is one of the strongest and most important joints in the body, supporting your weight and allowing you to move your lower leg comfortably and freely. However, a severely damaged knee joint as a result of arthritis or injury can make simple everyday activities like walking, squatting and jumping difficult.
As such, consider undergoing knee replacement surgery in Singapore to help you regain your quality of life.
In this article, Dr Kannan shares when knee replacement surgery is required, as well as the latest advancements that make the procedure a preferred option for many patients. Read on to find out more.
In this article, we will be exploring when knee replacement surgery is required and the advancements that make the procedure a preferred option for patients.
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Dr Kannan was recently invited by Parkway Hospitals for an interview to share on lower limb injuries sustained through football. Sharing some insights to these injuries and what might be some preventive measures.
Orthopaedic trauma refers to an injury to the skeletal or muscular system involving the bones, joints or soft tissue, and is usually caused by an external force. If the external force is significant, it can lead to broken bones or torn ligaments. These are traumatic conditions that warrant further investigations and sometimes even surgical fixation or repair to regain full function again.
Dr Kannan shares his insight focusing on lower limb trauma, including the common causes and treatment methods to help you gain a deeper understanding. Read on to find out more.
In this article, we will be focusing on lower limb trauma, including the common causes, treatment methods and which orthopaedic doctor to see in Singapore.
Flatfeet in children is a common condition as their bones and joints are still immensely flexible at a young age and their tendons take time to form an arch. While parents tend to worry about the abnormally low or absent arches in their children’s feet, it is usually not a cause for concern since most will eventually outgrow the problem. As children grow and walk more, the soft tissues along the bottom of the feet tighten and shape the arch.
If your child’s flatfeet are not causing any pain or discomfort, treatment is oftentimes not required. But if flatfeet persist even after your child has entered adolescence, they may experience other symptoms like calf, feet or back pain which can affect their quality of life.
Read on more for Dr Kannan's insights on symptoms, complications, diagnosis and treatments available for flatfeet in children.
Flatfeet in children is a common condition as their bones and joints are still immensely flexible at a young age and their tendons take time to form an arch.
From all of us at Specialist Ortho, wishing all of our friends a very happy Deepavali. May this festival of lights bring joy, peace and happiness to all!
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the SME Excellence Business Award and the Top Business Service And Quality Award for 2022/2023! 🎉
This is a tremendous achievement for us and is testament to the high-quality service and care that our team provides. Thank you to all our patients, referring doctors and other healthcare professionals for your ongoing support!
Read more in the link below.
We are honoured to be recognised with the SME Excellence Business Award & Top Business Service And Quality Award 2022/2023. Click here to find out more!
Fractures are not uncommon occurrences, especially for those heavily involved in sports. During fractures, the bone breaks either completely or partially. In addition to falls and injuries, an overuse or repetitive motions can also cause stress fractures. The symptoms of fractures generally boil down to pain, swelling, bruising and difficulty moving the afflicted area. Fractures should not be taken lightly as they can lead to a decline in quality of life and if left untreated, such conditions may worsen.
In this article, Dr Kannan shares more of his insights on fractures, read more here:
A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone. Learn more about fractures, from the diagnosis and treatment options from an orthopaedic surgeon here.
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School-age children have a high chance of having painless, flat feet (a.k.a mobile flat feet). They may, however, experience pain when exercising. Dr Kannan advises this group of people to conduct regular Achilles stretching exercises, wear customised orthotics (insoles) and make the appropriate footwear modifications.
It is also recommended to seek medical help if the pain does not improve or if the deformity is excessive.
Schedule a visit to our orthopaedic clinic today for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Runner's knee, also known as anterior knee pain, occurs when the kneecap is not able to glide smoothly or when the meniscus is injured. People who suffer from this condition will commonly experience a sharp pain in the front of the knee.
It is highly recommended to seek help from a specialist and get prompt treatment, which can include physiotherapy and surgery.
Contact our orthopaedic clinic if you require treatment for your injured joints today.
Some examples are bunions (deformity of big toe), ankle sprains and flat feet. However, different conditions can affect you differently.
For instance, if bunions are left untreated, it may cause painful swelling, cracked skin and painful arthritis in severe cases. In addition, your gait may also be affected.
For ankle sprains, your injury may not heal properly and the pain can become chronic, leading to deeper bone bruising/scar tissue that further obstructs recovery.
For flat feet, it might lead to degenerative arthritis and difficulty walking.
If you're experiencing discomfort and pain, do visit SOC for timely and effective treatment.
Common conditions of paediatric orthopaedics include bone injuries such as fractures and sprains, as well as deformities like limb length discrepancy that can affect the arms and legs.
It is important to get prompt treatment for your child's health and wellbeing, as well as to reduce the risk of your child having permanently reduced mobility, pain, and discomfort.
Visit https://specialistortho.com.sg/an-overview-of-paediatric-orthopaedic-care-and-its-benefits/ for more information regarding paediatric orthopaedic care and its benefits.
Specialist Orthopaedic Centre Wishes Everyone a Roaring Year of the Tiger, filled with Good Health, Prosperity and Happiness. 虎运连年。
From all of us at Specialist Ortho, wishing everyone a very happy 2022! May you continue to stay safe and healthy as we welcome the next year!
Taking the effort to reduce joint wear and tear goes a long way to avoiding injury and maintaining a comfortable and active lifestyle. Here are some tips to help promote your health and wellbeing.
Contact our orthopaedic clinic in Singapore if you require treatment for your injured joints today.
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