Overview

Orthopaedic surgeons are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

Some orthopaedic surgeons are generalists, while others specialize in certain areas of the body, such as:

  • Hip and knee
  • Foot and ankle
  • Shoulder and elbow
  • Hand
  • Spine

What does an orthopaedic surgeon treat?

  • Sports injuries
  • Back pain, ruptured disks and spinal stenosis
  • Bone tumors
  • Carpal tunnel, hand arthritis and hand injuries
  • Club foot, bow legs and hip dysplasia
  • Orthopaedic trauma
  • Achilles tendon injuries, bunions and foot and ankle injuries
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

Recent Questions

What alternative treatments are there for an ankle injury if physiotherapy doesn't work (photo)?

If you have tried physiotherapy and the ankle remains persistently painful and swollen, it means that it was not a "simple ankle sprain". We need to do a thorough investigation to find out what structure has been injured. An MRI would be recommended as it could visualize the soft tissue better. It could be hairline fracture, a ligament tear or an osteochondral injury (a small part of the bone/ cartilage has been chipped off). Once we have established the diagnosis, then we can start the appropriate treatment.

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Answered By

Dr Henry Chan

Orthopaedic Surgeon

How do you treat DDD (degenerative disc disease) with a slipped disc?

Degenerative spine disease includes both degenerated disc (known as "slipped" disc by lay person) and facet joint arthritis. It is actually not a "disease" (unlike cancer or diabetes) but a natural aging process of our spine as we age, similar to wear and tear in our joints and dementia. As such degenerated spine including "slipped" disc is not a disease that can be "treated". Rather, "treatment" for patients actually means management (or "reduction") of his neck/back pain and subsequent disability.

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Answered By

Dr Shee Yan Fong

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Consult an Orthopaedic Surgeon: Hip Problems, Pains and Aches

Ended on April 14, 2021

About Dr Mizan Marican
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Medical Director, Orion Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr Mizan Marican is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with a special interest in sports injuries as well as hip and knee surgeries. He is one of the two surgeons in Singapore trained in the direct anterior approach (DAA) hip replacement surgery. He is also trained in a spectrum of knee replacement surgeries including navigated and robot arm-assisted (MAKOplasty®) techniques. Over the years, Dr Mizan has amassed a wealth of surgical experience in a wide spectrum of conditions aimed at restoring a better quality of life and maintaining an active lifestyle for all his patients.

Losing Mobility: When Arthritis Makes your Joints Stiff and Swollen

Ended on September 9, 2020

Dr. Henry Chan is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who leads the Joint Replacement Unit in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Tan Tock Seng Hospital and has completed over 1000 joint replacements. He has garnered immense respect and has been invited as an instructor for basic and advanced joint replacement courses in neighbouring countries, including Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, and India. Dr Henry Chan leads HC Orthopaedic Surgery. They specialise in precision treatment of Sports-related & Child Injuries + Age-related pains.

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