Dr Tan has dedicated his career to the treatment and advancement of Foot and Ankle Disorders. He is fellowship trained in the USA and Germany.
There are various types of upper limb and lower fractures that can occur in active young adults as well as later on in life. Our approach for these injuries is to optimize the outcome in terms of joint and limb function. This is done by timely diagnosis and treatment together with active post-operative rehabilitation.
Ankle and foot deformities and gait abnormalities are common in cerebral palsy. Often, foot rebalancing and tendon transfers can restore a better gait pattern and help correct painful foot deformities. This has to be individualized to each patient and his/her foot.
Injuries and fractures that involve the ankle and foot can happen to anyone. Foot and ankle injuries during sport occur frequently. However, twisting your foot or ankle can occur during many activities of daily life such as tripping over a curb or someone else’s foot. Generally, a simple sprain can recover in a few days with RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) treatment. When the pain or swelling persists, there can be various injuries that have occurred. Many of these may require timely appropriate treatment to ensure a good recovery. Read our media article on Dr Tan’s study on the various types on injuries after an ankle sprain detected on MRI. Possible injuries include: Foot and metatarsal fractures Fifth metatarsal (Jones fractures) Tendon injuries (Peroneal tendons,…