Services

With over 20 years of experience in orthopedic practise related problem from sports injuries such as Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) repair, Meniscus repair, Shoulder injuries, ruptures of the rotator shoulder cuff to degenerative changes such as hip replacement.

With so many excellent orthopedic surgeons around nowadays, patients are spoilt for choice. However, each surgeon differs in their experience, skills and their area of expertise. It is thus not easy to make a choice for which surgeon to go to. Cost is also a huge factor, especially when you are going for private surgeons. Therefore, it is extremely important to find a surgeon who can address all concerns, and provide follow up services.

Orthopaedic problems happen to everyone at some point in their lives and it is often ironic for something that happens so commonly we often do not possess the basic health knowledge to protect ourselves from such dangers or to help ourselves recover when such events do happen.

The clinic and treatments offered are unique within the Asian Region and Singapore. Most orthopaedic surgeons will only treat problems in their area of interest – for example the foot or knee. Dr. Kevin Yip has knowledge of and can treat or recommend treatments pertaining to every orthopaedic problem and his treatments are at the cutting edge of what the medical world knows in this area.

Listed below are some of the surgery procedures that Dr. Kevin Yip specializes in. These are in-patient procedures which will require you to stay in the hospital for duration dependent on your type of procedure. Best rest assured that you will definitely receive highly personal and attentive care throughout your stay.

•Arthroscopy (Keyhole Surgery)

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive that is commonly used for knee, elbow, shoulder and ankle surgeries. Arthroscopy surgery makes small incisions which reduce recovery time, allowing patients to recover faster. The success rate is also higher due to lesser trauma to surrounding tissues.

•Screw Fixation

Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) or Screw Fixation is used to realign and fix broken bones resulted from fractures. ORIF consists of 2 parts to the surgery; namely reduction and internal fixation.The broken bone is reduced or realigned and moved back into its original position. Then, screws, nails or plates will be placed to help the bone heal in the correct proper alignment.

•Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)

Knee replacement or knee arthroplasty is a procedure where the diseased parts of the joint are replaced by artificial ones called the prostheses. After prolonged wear and tear, knees can get worn out and that will cause pain and swelling. Knee arthroplasty helps to relieve pain and swelling and allow patients to enjoy activities that they previously were unable to.

•Hip Replacement

Hip replacement is a procedure where the damage bone and cartilage is removed and man-made components take over its place. Many factors may lead to the breakdown of the hip joint. Common reasons are due to osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, injury, fracture and even bone tumor. A metal stem and ceramic ball will be used to replace the damaged femoral head. Hip replacement allows patient to enjoy decrease in pain, improve their quality of life and increase their range of motion.

•Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery

Microdiscectomy spine surgery is done to remove a small portion of bone pressing onto the nerve root to relieve neural impingement and allow space for the nerve to heal. Neural impingement causes patients to suffer from leg pain. Most patients are able to enjoy an immediate relief of leg pain when they wake up after surgery.

•Soft tissue surgery (Laceration / Cut)

Laceration is a wound caused by the tearing of body tissues and is often irregular. As a result, the extent of the damage is often not obvious and there can be variable degrees of damaged caused to the underlying tissues and structures depending on the trauma.

•Removal of Lump

Removal of lump or biopsy is done to remove tissues from a certain part of the body of the area of concern. The removed tissue will then be sent for diagnosis and examined. Biopsy can be done in a few ways and one of the most common would be scraping. The skin at the area of concern will be scraped and samples can be obtained.

Orthopaedic Treatments

For cases whereby patients request not to have any surgery performed on them, we have the options to provide injections or medications to treat the problem.

•Medications

Pain relief medications are often used for the relief of pain caused by muscle stiffness. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce the production of prostaglandins that causes pain.

•Injections

Injection in Orthopedic is one of the common treatments. There are several types of injection and it is applied mostly for pain relief and anti-inflammatory purposes.

•Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is also an option to relieve pain and discomfort, yet strengthening the injured area at the same time. Physiotherapy is mostly used for lower back pain treatment, neck pain treatment, and rehabilitation after surgery.

•Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, is a non-invasive treatment method used of soft tissue injuries. They are normally done on patients suffering from plantar fasciitis. The mild shockwaves simulate the pain transmission nerve, immediately reducing pain and triggers the body’s self repairing mechanism.

•Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is using blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets which consists of concentrated source of autologous platelets that consists of multiple growth factors, simulating the healing of bones and soft tissues.

•Cast / Plaster

A cast is able to protect the injured joint or bone rigidly. It holds the broken bone together in a proper alignment and prevents movement while allowing it to heal. It also relieves pain by halting movement.

Clinical Investigation

Some of orthopedic conditions need clinical diagnosis beside X-ray or MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) investigation. Our professional Orthopedic Specialist has 20 years experiences in handling clinical examination.

Radiologic Investigation such as: X-Ray, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), CT-Scan, Ultrasound and DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry)

Physiotherapy is also an option to relieve pain and discomfort, yet strengthening the injured area at the same time. Physiotherapy is mostly used for lower back pain treatment, neck pain treatment, and rehabilitation after surgery.

Pain relief medications are often used for the relief of pain caused by muscle stiffness. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs reduce the production of prostaglandins that causes pain.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy, or ESWT, is a non-invasive treatment method used of soft tissue injuries. They are normally done on patients suffering from plantar fasciitis. The mild shockwaves simulate the pain transmission nerve, immediately reducing pain and triggers the body’s self repairing mechanism.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is using blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets which consists of concentrated source of autologous platelets that consists of multiple growth factors, simulating the healing of bones and soft tissues.

 Industrial Accident

We provide first hand treatment for Industrial Accident with reduce time and cost and fast medical assessment.

Insurance

We are glad to be able to provide cashless service to our local and expat patients for major insurance companies worldwide. In this way, our patients enjoy the convenience of not submitting the claims manually separately and do away with all the paperwork as we will liaise directly with the insurance companies for their medical expenses.

If you are holding the cards with the plans below, please let us know when you book an appointment with us. Call Now 65 9137 7787 for an appointment.

Out-patient Cashless Services

•Aetna International

•Alliance Medinet

•Allianz Worldwide

•Aviva MyGlobal Benefits

•Aviva PCP Care

•Bupa International

•Cigna International

•Cigna iXchange

•Europeiske / Euro-Center

•Global Health Asia

•Great Eastern Supreme Care

•International SOS

•MHC Asia

•NTUC I-Medicare

•Parkway Shenton

•Shenton Insurance

•Previnter

•Seven Corners / Mayfair Group

•Vanbreda

In-patient Direct Settlement with Insurance Companies

•Aetna International

•Alianz Worldwide

•AXA

•Bupa

•Cega Travel Insurance

•Cigna International

•Cigna IXchange

•DKV Globality

•European Benefits Adminstrators

•Europeiske / Euro-Center

•Global Health Asia

•Gouda Travel Insurance

•International SOS

•Inter Global

•Parkway Shenton

•Shenton Insurance

•Previnter

•Seven Corners / Mayfair Group

•Vanbreda

•William Russell

For more info for your insurance, call us at: (+65) 9137 7787

Email: enquiry@orthopedic.com.sg