There are surgical and non-surgical treatments for all types of knee injuries and conditions due to sports, ranging from exercises of the knee to total knee replacements.
The Function of Knee
Our knee is a hinge joint that handles weight-bearing and movement. The various crucial functions of the knee include:
- supporting our body in an upright position
- assist in lowering and raising our body
- provides stability
- shock absorber
- enables twisting of our leg
- allows walking to be more efficient
- helps propel the body forward
Knee Specialist – What is it?
A knee specialist in Singapore is also known as orthopaedics. These medical specialists focus on injuries and diseases of your body’s musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system includes:
These are the crucial body parts needed to help you move, work and do all the essential things in life. Some orthopaedics only specialise in just one or two parts of the musculoskeletal system, so you must verify with them if they specialise in knees.
Knee Injuries and Conditions We Treat
At HC Chang Orthopaedic Surgery, our knee surgeon in Singapore treats various knee injuries and conditions that require surgical and non-surgical treatment. Those injuries and conditions include:
- Articular Cartilage Damage
- Meniscus Tear
- Cartilage and Meniscus Issues
- Kneecap (Patella) Issues
- Ligament Issues
- Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury
- Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Injury
- Anterolateral Ligament Injury
- Multi-ligament Injuries
- Loose or Foreign Bodies
- Medial Plica Syndrome
- Pes Anserinitis
- Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS)
- Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
- Ilio-Tibial Band Syndrome / ITB Syndrome
- Quadriceps Tendon Rupture
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injury
Knee Injury Treatments We Offer
Depending on the severity of the injury, HC Chang Orthopaedic Surgery offers a range of treatments, from exercising to total knee replacements. Here are some treatments that are available by Dr HC Chang:
- Total Knee Replacement
- Frequently Asked Questions on Total Knee Replacement
- iAssist – Intra-operative Navigation for Total Knee Replacement
- How Long Can My Total Knee Replacement Last?
- Can I Squat After Knee Replacement Surgery?
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Makoplasty – Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
- Navio Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
- Osteotomy of the Knee
- Autologous Protein Solution Injection (nSTRIDE) for Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
- Avascular Necrosis
- Microfracture for Knee Articular Cartilage Damage
- Importance of the Meniscus in Knee Function
- Arthroscopic Partial Menisectomy
- Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair
- Menisco-capsular Separation as a Cause of “Difficult to Diagnose Knee Pain”
- Medial Meniscus Root Tear
- Treatment of Discoid Lateral Meniscus
- Meniscus Transplantation
- Dislocation of the Kneecap
- Fat Pad Impingement (Hoffa’s Syndrome)
- Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee)
- Patellar Tendon Tear
- Prepatellar Bursitis
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury
- Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction using Allograft (Donor/Cadaveric) Tendons
- Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction
- Anatomic Single Bundle ACL Reconstruction
- ACL Reconstruction using Quadriceps Tendon
- Revision ACL Reconstruction
- Treatment of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
When Should You See A Knee Specialist?
If you are feeling pain in your knee, you should consult a knee doctor in Singapore. When the pain you are experiencing does not go away or your knee is starting to feel stiff, it is usually a reflection of fluid inside the knee joint, which is not normal. This could signify that something serious is happening in the knee joint.
Other symptoms that you should see a knee specialist include:
- significant swelling
- warmth around the joint
Frequently Asked Questions about Knee Specialist
What Should I do in Case of a Knee Injury?
Early diagnosis and treatment can help to prevent worsening of the condition.
What are Some Common Knee Conditions that Dr Chang Treats?
Knee cartilage tears.
Knee ligament sprains and ruptures.
Overuse injuries to the knee e.g. patellofemoral pain syndrome, medial plica syndrome, ilio-tibial band syndrome
Fractures around the knee joint.
Benign tumours of the knee such as PVNS.