Entries by Providence Orthopaedics

Will a Knee Replacement Get Rid of Arthritis?

The knee joint is commonly referred to as a hinge joint and it is a complicated yet vital joint for humans as it enables us to walk. It helps in movement like straightening, bending and hence jumping, running and walking. The knee joint has a complex mechanism which once injured or disturbed can cause much […]

A Guide to Kneecap Replacement and Activities for Post-Surgery Recovery

One in every three people in Singapore suffer from a knee related problem. The fundamental reasons why the problems arise are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis. In the latter, there is usually an injury connected to the sensitive area, known as the cartilage. Patients complain of mild to severe pain when walking or moving […]

Knee Injuries: How to treat and manage meniscus tear?

Having a meniscus tear is very common, especially for athletes. Menisci act as shock absorbers between the thighbone and shinbone. When this cartilage is torn in the knee, this is referred to as a meniscus tear. When having this injury, there are several things that you want to avoid in order to promote healing. Here are a few […]

Avoiding Knee Dislocations With Exercise Works!

Knee dislocations can occur for a myriad of reasons; motor vehicle accidents or severe torsion injuries while playing sports. Due to the extreme severity of injury, immediate medical attention and proper treatment with aggressive rehabilitation is required to preserve neurovascular integrity and joint function. Mechanism of Injury Dislocation of the knee occurs when the tibia and […]

How to Avoid Runner’s Knee

    Your knees are put under a lot of stress, whether you’re running, playing basketball, dancing, or simply cleaning your house. Just using the stairs can put pressure on each knee equal to four times your body weight. Functioning simultaneously as a hinge, lever, and shock absorber, the knee is the key to your […]

5 Myths About Dislocated Shoulders and the Real Truth

Being hit from behind in a lively sports game or falling onto an outstretched arm can both result in a dislocated shoulder. The movies portray actors who treat their shoulders by ramming it against a wall to pop it back into place before running back into action. Unfortunately, there are many myths surrounding this injury, which […]