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Knee

The knee joint is one of the most heavily used joints in the human body and is a critical joint in our everyday mobility. As such, knee pain often takes a long time to heal on its own due to the joint’s high usage. However, when left unattended, knee pain can be debilitating and permanent damage can be done to the soft tissue such as ligaments and cartilage. If you feel pain in your knee, it is important that you arrange for an appointment with a trusted orthopaedic specialist to ensure that the condition does not worsen.

Some common knee conditions that professional athletes and casual sportspeople suffer from are cartilage injuries, arthritis and anterior cruciate ligament tears.

Cartilage Wear

  • Cartilage Injury – Cartilage Regeneration
  • Arthritis – Knee Preservation Surgery, Delay Knee Replacement

Ligament Injuries

  • ACL Repair / Reconstruction
  • PCL Reconstruction
  • MCL Repair / Reconstruction
  • LCL Repair / Reconstruction
  • Jumper’s Knee (Patella tendinitis)
  • Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral pain syndrome)
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Patella Dislocation / Instability

Meniscus Tears

  • Meniscus Repair

Fractures

  • Thigh (Femur) Fractures
  • Kneecap (Patella) Fractures
  • Leg (Tibia) Fractures

Cartilage Injury

Injured cartilage typically does not heal on its own, so doctors have developed several surgical techniques that attempt to repair, regenerate, and replace cartilage. They are generally appropriate for people who have specific cartilage injuries rather than widespread cartilage damage, like that found in moderate to severe knee arthritis.

Special tools can be used to remove frayed and tattered cartilage and smooth the remaining cartilage surface. This contouring of cartilage reduces joint friction, which in turn can:

  • Reduce knee pain
  • Restore knee function
  • Potentially slow down future cartilage degeneration

ACL Tear

  • The ACL is one of the four ligaments in the knee that stabilizes the knee joint. Torn ACLs are a common knee injury that occurs with a sudden change in direction or pivot against a locked knee. Common symptoms include a pop, followed by pain and swelling.
  • In some cases, the meniscus may be torn as well.

Meniscus Tear

  • The meniscus is a piece of cartilage that provides a cushion between your femur (thighbone) and tibia (shinbone). There are two menisci in each knee joint. They can be damaged or torn during activities that put pressure on or rotate the knee joint.
  • Depending on the severity of your injury, treatment options can range from non-operative treatment to meniscus repair

Our Orthopaedic Specialist

Dr Dennis Ng

Orthopaedic Specialist

MBBS (Singapore), MRCSEd, MMED,
FRCSEdOrth (Gold Medal Award)

  • Senior Sports, Knee and Shoulder Specialist
  • Experienced In Treating Professional Athletes
  • Specialized In Minimally Invasive Keyhole & Knotless Repair Techniques
  • Former Deputy Head Of The Shoulder & Elbow Division, Key Member Of The Sports Medicine Division In National University Hospital
  • North America Fellowship Trained (Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, Canada)
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