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Foot and Ankle Specialist in Singapore

Dr. HC Chang is trusted othopaedic specialist in Singapore with over 18 years of experience who specialises in foot & ankle injuries, treatments & surgeries. Received multiple awards and accolades in the Orthopaedic field.

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There are surgical and non-surgical treatments for all types of ankle & foot injuries and
conditions due to sports, ranging from exercises to arthroscopic surgery & repair.

The Function of the Foot & Ankle  

Controlled by 13 extrinsic and 21 intrinsic muscles, the foot and ankle form a complex system. There are 28 bones, 33 joints, and 112 ligaments that can be found in this system alone. The foot and ankle function as a rigid structure for weight-bearing and also a flexible structure to conform to uneven terrain.

Other functions of this system include:

  • Provides balance
  • Shock absorber
  • Transfers ground reaction forces
  • Compensates for proximal malalignment
  • Substitutes hand function in individuals with upper extremity amputation/paralysis

Foot and Ankle Specialist – What is it? 

A foot and ankle specialist in Singapore is also known as a podiatrist. They provide extensive medical and surgical care for a broad spectrum of foot and ankle conditions. These conditions can range from common to complex disorders and injuries that affect people of all ages. Besides that, a foot and ankle specialist will usually have received additional advanced training to treat traumatic injuries to the lower leg, ankle, and foot.

Common Foot and Ankle Conditions We Treat

At HC Chang Orthopaedic Surgery, treatments for various foot and ankle conditions, ranging from surgical and non-surgical injuries, are available. Some of the injuries and conditions include:

Foot and Ankle Treatments That We Offer

Dr HC Chang offers a wide range of foot and ankle treatments, from exercises to arthroscopic surgery and repair. Some treatments that are available at HC Chang Orthopaedic Surgery include:

  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
  • Scarf Osteotomy  
  • Tenosynovectomy
  • Tendon Transfer
  • Calcaneo-osteotomy
  • Fusion of the Joints
  • Prophylactic splinting of the ankle
  • Brostrom-Gould Procedure
  • Keyhole Surgery (arthroscopic surgery)
  • Exploratory arthroscopic operation
  • Osteochondral grafting
  • Osteochondral Allograft Transfer

When To See A Foot And Ankle Specialist 

If you are experiencing pain and discomfort in your foot or ankle for an extended period, consult an ankle specialist in Singapore to prevent further complications to your condition or injury. Other signs that you need to get your foot or ankle checked out are:

  •  reduced range of motion in the ankle
  • changes in the appearance of your foot or ankle
  • tingling or numbness regularly in your feet

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ABOUT DR HC CHANG

Dr HC Chang

  • 16 years of experience in surgical and non-surgical procedures in sports injuries as a Sports Orthopaedic Specialist in Singapore.
  • Received multiple awards and accolades in the Orthopaedic field.
  • He is a USA Sports Medicine Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon and is a member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America as well as the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
  • Published many acclaimed articles on Sports Medicine. If you are experiencing one or more of the symptoms mentioned above, it is important to get a prompt and accurate diagnosis to determine the severity of your injury and get proper treatment immediately.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Foot & Ankle Specialist in Singapore

Who will be better to access ankle or foot injuries? A podiatrist or orthopaedist?

A Podiatrist is able to offer general advice and help with the fitting of the insole for simple common foot & ankle conditions.
For diagnosis of tendon, cartilage, or ligament injuries, you probably need to see a foot & ankle specialist in Singapore’s orthopaedic centre so that physical examination and relevant diagnostic investigations such as an MRI scan can be done to arrive at a proper diagnosis.

How much does foot & ankle surgery cost?

Foot & ankle surgery cost depends on what sort of surgery you’re referring to or what type of surgery your foot & ankle specialist in Singapore requires.

When should you see a doctor for foot & ankle pain?

You can see a foot & ankle specialist in Singapore when your foot & ankle pain is not getting better.

How do you know if your ankle is fractured or sprained?

It is advisable to see an ankle specialist here in Singapore for your ankle to be examined and get an x-ray of the injured ankle.

Can you still walk on a fractured ankle?

Yes. You can still walk on a fractured ankle If it is a minor one.

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