A Novel Percutaneous Modified Brostrom-Gould Technique for Lateral Ankle Instability

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Dr Tay Guan Tzu published an article on his minimally invasive surgical technique for treating lateral ankle instability. His modified Brostrom-Gould procedure advocated here is a percutaneous procedure. The wounds are considerably smaller and Dr Tay’s method of reconstructing the ligaments allows testing of the strength of the reconstruction intra-operatively.

Surgical Management of Lateral Ankle Instability – Dr Tay Guan Tzu‘s Technique

A Novel Percutaneous Modified Brostrom-Gould Technique for Lateral Ankle Instability Using the Lasso Technique

Dr Tay Guan Tzu is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with a Special Interest in Foot and Ankle Surgery, as well as Paediatric Orthopaedics.

What is Ankle Instability?

Ankle instability is caused by injury to the lateral ankle ligaments. This usually causes strain or stretch, and in some cases, it may cause a tear in the ligaments.

People who have a sprained ankle might develop chronic ankle instability. This condition often happens after repeated ankle sprains which lead to further weakening of the ligaments, resulting in greater instability and the likelihood of developing additional problems in the ankle.

If you are experiencing repeated ankle sprains, do contact Dr Tay Guan Tzu at +65 67340378 for a comprehensive assessment and suitable treatment plan today!

Malnutrition and Risk of Falls in the Elderly

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Do you know that four in five Singaporeans aged 65 and above who do not eat enough protein are at risk of malnutrition and have low muscle mass, making them prone to injury and falls?

Malnutrition and Fall risks

In addition to exercising, diet and nutrition play important roles in improving strength in older patients.

Those suffering from malnutrition tend to be weaker and are at higher risk of falls and sustaining fractures.

Learn more about the condition and the nutritional diet for the elderly here:  Risk of malnutrition and low muscle mass study.

Seek specialist care for fall injuries. Book an appointment to consult our doctors at +65 67370558 today.

Shoulder Arthritis – symptoms and treatment options available!

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Do not neglect the constant pain and stiffness in your shoulder, it could be shoulder arthritis!

Shoulder arthritis is one of the causes of gradually worsening shoulder pain and stiffness and it typically affects people beyond 50 years of age.

Watch the video to learn more about the symptoms and treatments options for shoulder arthritis from Dr Andy Wee.

Dr Andy Wee is an orthopaedic surgeon whose main area of subspecialty is in shoulder and elbow conditionssports injuries and arthroscopic surgery (keyhole surgery).

For a comprehensive assessment of your shoulder conditions, make an appointment to consult Dr Wee at +65 62477958 now.

Common Dance Injuries in the Foot and Ankle

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Love to dance but your feet hurts?

The intense physical demands of dancing put dancers at risk for numerous injuries to the foot and ankle. Some of these injuries are stress fractures, ankle sprains and tendon injuries.

Find out more from Dr Victor Seah on common injuries that can arise from dancing and other similar activities and how to treat them! Read here: Common Dance Injuries in the Foot and Ankle.

Common Dance Foot Injuries and Treatments

Dr Victor Seah is an orthopaedic surgeon whose main area of subspecialty is in are in trauma/fractures and foot and ankle surgeries.

For a comprehensive assessment of your foot and ankle conditions, make an appointment to consult Dr Seah at +65 67340378 now!

Don’t ignore your shoulder pain!

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Rotator cuff tears are the most common cause of shoulder pain and disability in adults. A tear weakens the shoulder and makes it difficult or painful to lift your arm overhead, even to do routine things like brushing your hair or getting dressed.

Find out what are rotator cuff injuries and how they can be treated from Dr Andy Wee.

Watch the video to learn more.

Dr Andy Wee is an orthopaedic surgeon whose main area of subspecialty is in shoulder and elbow conditions, sports injuries and Arthroscopic surgery (keyhole surgery).

For a comprehensive assessment of your shoulder conditions, make an appointment to consult Dr Wee at +65 62477958 now.

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