Monthly Archives - April 2020

Common Childhood fractures That Parents Should know About

Even in this circuit breaker period, your active kids can still injure themselves at home.

As parents, do you know how to spot the signs of a fracture and seek medical attention early?

In this article, Dr Tay Guan Tzu talks about common fractures in childrenRead on to find out what you can do when such injuries occur. Childhood fractures that parents should know about - Health Plus.

Common childhood fractures that parents should know about.Image credit - Health Plus

Fractures and injuries can disrupt a child's bone growth and lead to deformity. Seek treatment early!

For a comprehensive consultation with our paediatric orthopaedic specialist regarding your child's fractures or injuries, make an appointment with Dr Tay Guan Tzu at +65 67340378 today.


Four Possible Conditions Affecting Your Child’s Moment

Does your child’s walk and movement seem uncomfortable or unusual?

Dr Tay Guan Tzu shares how the four orthopaedic conditions; club footankle instabilityBlount’s disease and bow legs may be affecting your child's movement.

Find out more about the symptoms, causes and treatment for these four orthopaedic issues your children might have. 

Read here: Dr Tay's article on common children's orthopaedic conditions - Health Plus.

children's orthopaedic conditions affecting movementsImage credit - Health Plus, is a health and wellness web resource by Gleneagles Hospital.

Dr Tay Guan Tzu is an orthopaedic surgeon whose subspecialty interests are in paediatric orthopaedics, adult and paediatric foot and ankle surgery, as well as deformity correction of the lower limb.

If you suspect that your child has any of these orthopaedic conditions, make an appointment to consult Dr Tay at +65 67340378 now.


New Doctor in The House!

We warmly welcome Dr Tay Guan Tzu, an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in children orthopaedics and foot/ankle surgery into our family.

Dr Tay Guan Tzu, children orthopaedics, foot and ankle surgeryDr Tay Guan Tzu

Dr Tay was a senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon at Tan Tock Seng Hospital and his special interests are in foot/ankle surgery and paediatric (children) orthopaedic conditions.

With Dr Tay's addition into our team, Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group now has 5 orthopaedic surgeons who see patients in 3 specialist clinics across Singapore (Mount Elizabeth Orchard, Mount Elizabeth Novena and Parkway East Hospitals).

To consult Dr Tay Guan Tzu regarding children bone fractures or foot/ankle conditions, call us at +65 67340378 now.


Continuation Of Essential Healthcare Services During Period Of Heighten Safe Distancing Measures

Pinnacle Orthopaedic Group will continue to operate and provide urgent/emergency orthopaedic services during this period of elevated measures.  To reduce the risk of further local transmission of COVID-19, from next Tuesday, Apr 7 until May 4, most workplaces - except for essential services and key economic sectors will be closed. As we are a provider of essential service, all our clinics and doctors will continue to see urgent/emergency cases. We will be calling up all our follow up patients and they will be given an option to defer their appointments to a later date if their conditions are stable. If the patients are unable to defer their appointments because of pain or other issues, we will continue to be here to attend to their needs. Stay safe and together we will overcome this crisis. If you have an urgent/emergency orthopaedic condition, call us @ +65 67370558 now!

Can You Fix A Dislocated Shoulder On Your Own?

Is it safe to pop your dislocated shoulder in place? Shoulder and elbow joint dislocations are common injuries that occur as a result of a sporting injury or a simple fall. Dr Andy Wee was recently interviewed by CNA on the safety of attempting to reduce a dislocated joint on your own. Read on to find out the answer: CNA's interview with Dr Andy Wee.

Is it safe to pop your dislocated shoulder in place?Popping Back A Dislocated  Shoulder (Screengrab: Justice League) 

Dr Wee is one of few surgeons who are skilled in arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and ankle, and has performed over two thousand arthroscopic procedures over the last 10 years. 

To consult Dr Andy Wee regarding your shoulder or elbow injuries, make an appointment with us at +65 62477958 or contact him here: Pinnacle Orthopaedic & Sports Centre.