Dr. Kevin Lee’s views on glucosamine as a form of supplement for osteoarthritis. – Channel NewsAsia.

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In an interview with Channel News Asia, Dr. Kevin Lee shared his views on glucosamine as a form of supplement for osteoarthritis.

Glucosamine has “no more effect than a dummy pill” in treating knee or hip arthritis pain, according to researchers from the Netherlands.

Doctors and patients were asked to share their thoughts on the joint supplement in the interview with Channel NewsAsia.

Dr. Kevin Lee, the founding partner of Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group, whom Channel NewsAsia spoke to, said he does not prescribe glucosamine supplements and has not done so for the past six years.

He mentioned that there are a significant number of orthopaedic surgeons who also do not do so as they also have known that there is no evidence in the literature that this particular supplement works any better than a placebo.

While osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, Dr. Lee cited that knee osteoarthritis is more common in the Asian population while hip osteoarthritis is more common in the Western Caucasian population.

For those who are above 60, the cause is usually, wear and tear, while in the younger group of patients who are 50 years old and below, they usually have sports-related injuries which have been left untreated leading to premature wear and tear.
They may also be obese, leading to excessive load on the joints, Dr. Lee added.

On the multi-pronged approach to the treatment of osteoarthritis, Dr. Lee said that correction of any mechanical issues such as lower limb misalignment using braces or shoe modifications injections of a natural lubricant called hyaluronic acid into the joint is also treatment options.

Read the entire interview here.

Sharing surgical expertise at the Shoulder Arthroscopy Master Course

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Dr. Andy Wee was part of the faculty at the Shoulder Arthroscopy Master Course held at the ASTC, National University Hospital of Singapore on the 25-26 August 2017.
Hosted by Smith & Nephew and National University Hospital, Singapore, the course was to provide practicing Orthopaedics Shoulder Arthroscopy surgeons with instructional and hands-on experience in the arthroscopic management of complex Shoulder pathology,
During the two-day event, Dr. Andy Wee also had the pleasure to share his surgical expertise with shoulder surgeons from the Asia Pacific Region as an invited speaker.
Shoulder Arthroscopy Master Course Details

Course Details and Faculty



Cycling for a Cause – Charity bike ride to raise funds to buy rations for the needy

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For the 4th year running, the Pinnacle Joint & Sports Centre and Dr. Kevin Lee are proud to be one of the sponsors for Ride for Rations.
Organized by Bike Aid (Singapore), Ride for Rations 2017 is a non-competitive 2-day of cycling from Malacca to Singapore.
The event aimed at raising funds to provide monthly food rations to households living in rental flats in Chai Chee, Hougang, and Marsiling and monthly breakfast rations for school going children in these estates.
This initiative and effort are in collaboration with Sunlove Abode for Intellectually Infirmed Ltd.
Besides our continuing support for this worthy cause, Dr. Lee will also be participating again as a cyclist, riding the familiar route covering 240 km from Malacca to Singapore on the 26 – 27 August 2017.
Cycling for a Cause - Ride for Rations 2014

Ride for Rations 2014

Ride for Rations 2015

Ride for Rations 2015

Ride for Rations 2016

Ride for Rations 2016

Ride for Rations 2017 Jersey

Jersey design – Ride for Rations 2017



Ride for Rations 2017



Wishing Team SG Cycling and all our Singapore athletes every success at the 29th SEA Games!

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The Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group would like to wish Team SG Cycling and all the Singapore SEA Games athletes a very successful and fruitful meet.

Watch out for the cycling Road and Track events to be held from the 20th to 28th August.

The 29th Southeast Asian Games will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 19 to 30 August 2017 with Singapore sending its largest ever away contingent to the SEA Games with 569 athletes who will be competing in 35 sports.

SEA Games 2017 Team SG Cycling

Team SG Cycling getting together before departing for the SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.

Dr. Kevin Lee attended the SNOC 70th anniversary and Singapore Sports Awards 2017

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On 8 August, Dr. Kevin Lee had the pleasure of attending the Singapore Sports Awards 2017 together with the Singapore Cycling Federation Management Committee.

Held at the Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, members of the sporting fraternity gathered to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Singapore National Olympic Council (SNOC) and to recognize the achievements of Singapore’s best athletes and officials in 2016.

Among the highlights of the event, attendees also were treated to a specially designed dinner menu inspired by the Olympic Games and its significance to Singapore.

Heartiest congratulations to all the finalists and recipients. Thank you for continuing to inspire us with your achievements!


Singapore Sport Awards 2017


SNOC Singapore Sports Awards 2017

Menu inspired by the Olympic Games and its significance to Singapore


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