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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.