The clinic and treatments offered are unique within the Asian Region and Singapore. Most orthopaedic surgeons will only treat problems in their area of interest – for example the foot or knee. Dr. Kevin Yip has knowledge of and can treat or recommend treatments pertaining to every orthopaedic problem and his treatments are at the cutting edge of what the medical world knows in this area.
Listed below are some of the surgery procedures that Dr. Kevin Yip specializes in. These are in-patient procedures which will require you to stay in the hospital for duration dependent on your type of procedure. Best rest assured that you will definitely receive highly personal and attentive care throughout your stay.
- Arthroscopy (Keyhole Surgery)
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive that is commonly used for knee, elbow, shoulder and ankle surgeries. Arthroscopy surgery makes small incisions which reduce recovery time, allowing patients to recover faster. The success rate is also higher due to lesser trauma to surrounding tissues.
- Screw Fixation
Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) or Screw Fixation is used to realign and fix broken bones resulted from fractures. ORIF consists of 2 parts to the surgery; namely reduction and internal fixation.The broken bone is reduced or realigned and moved back into its original position. Then, screws, nails or plates will be placed to help the bone heal in the correct proper alignment.
- Knee Replacement (Arthroplasty)
Knee replacement or knee arthroplasty is a procedure where the diseased parts of the joint are replaced by artificial ones called the prostheses. After prolonged wear and tear, knees can get worn out and that will cause pain and swelling. Knee arthroplasty helps to relieve pain and swelling and allow patients to enjoy activities that they previously were unable to.
- Hip Replacement
Hip replacement is a procedure where the damage bone and cartilage is removed and man-made components take over its place. Many factors may lead to the breakdown of the hip joint. Common reasons are due to osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, injury, fracture and even bone tumor. A metal stem and ceramic ball will be used to replace the damaged femoral head. Hip replacement allows patient to enjoy decrease in pain, improve their quality of life and increase their range of motion.
- Microdiscectomy Spine Surgery
Microdiscectomy spine surgery is done to remove a small portion of bone pressing onto the nerve root to relieve neural impingement and allow space for the nerve to heal. Neural impingement causes patients to suffer from leg pain. Most patients are able to enjoy an immediate relief of leg pain when they wake up after surgery.
- Soft tissue surgery (Laceration / Cut)
Laceration is a wound caused by the tearing of body tissues and is often irregular. As a result, the extent of the damage is often not obvious and there can be variable degrees of damaged caused to the underlying tissues and structures depending on the trauma.
- Removal of Lump
Removal of lump or biopsy is done to remove tissues from a certain part of the body of the area of concern. The removed tissue will then be sent for diagnosis and examined. Biopsy can be done in a few ways and one of the most common would be scraping. The skin at the area of concern will be scraped and samples can be obtained.