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Media Articles

Article on running injuries of the lower limbs (knee, foot, ankle)

April 6, 2014

In this article in the Mandarin press, Dr Tan explains the different types of knee, ankle and foot injuries that can be associated with running. Runners are prone to lower limb injuries, and the various diagnostic techniques and treatment options for injuries are discussed. These include conservative non-surgical treatments, injections, physiotherapy and surgical reconstruction. In runners, a minimally invasive approach is usually preferred to reduce downtime. Some injuries include ligament and meniscus injuries of the knee, ligament injuries of the ankle, cartilage (osteochondral) injuries, impingement syndromes, stress injuries and stress fractures in the foot and ankle.

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Sudden onset of ankle pain

November 18, 2013
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August 27, 2013
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August 2, 2013
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Tips to prevent toe deformities

July 1, 2013

Few parts of our body are treated as badly as the feet, especially when they are stuffed into very high heels or ill-fitting and uncomfortable shoes. And while they can put up with a lot, problems can develop and the resulting toe deformity could make the simple act of wearing shoes a difficult or painful one. The most common toe problem is a bunion, also known as hallux valgus. A bunion is a structural deformity of the bones, which results when the big toe is angled towards the second toe, creating a bony bulge at the joint of the big toe. A bunionette is a bunion of the little toe, which is the same problem at the little or fifth toe joint. In many cases,…

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Unhappy Feet

June 27, 2013
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SPH – Not just a simple sprain

May 30, 2013

Ankle sprains may be more serious than they appear and involve more than just a torn ligament. Ankle sprains are among the most common sports injuries and are typically perceived as slight problems that will go away after a while. A sprain occurs when the foot twists or turns in abnormal positions, which can result in one or more of the ligaments of the ankle being torn or partially torn. A ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that connects bones. But sprains may be more serious than they appear to be as some people never seem to stage a full recovery. A few may not even be able to resume their active lifestyle or sporting activities. “Usually in medicine, we think that if you…

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Not just a simple sprain

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Healing Heels

May 16, 2013
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Ankle Injury Treatment and FAQs

February 21, 2013

Although athletes are more susceptible, ankle injuries can easily happen to anyone. After all, we use our ankles every day when we walk, run or jump Retiring national badminton player Ronald Susilo has injured it. So have several international soccer players. And chances are, you may have injured it too at some point. The “it” is the ankle, the most commonly injured joint in athletes. “I have sprained my ankle about four times, twice during badminton practice,” said Ronald Susilo. “The worst sprain happened while I was playing basketball. It got better in two weeks, but I didn’t do a lot of strengthening exercises after that,” he added. “Then I went and played soccer using running shoes. These did not have enough support for the…

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February 14, 2013
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Jaya Bedah Buku Lali

February 7, 2013
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Difficulties walking after accident

January 24, 2013
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Surgery is like Cooking

January 11, 2013
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There may be more serious injuries behind sprained ankles

January 8, 2013
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NUH Bulletin

December 21, 2012
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Not All ‘Ankle Sprains’ Are Ankle Ligament Injuries

December 1, 2012

With the recent emphasis on exercise and a healthy lifestyle in Singapore, an ever-increasing number of people are participating in sports on both recreational and competitive levels. Ankle injuries or sprains are one of the most common injuries sustained while playing sports of any kind. Popular sports in Singapore include soccer, netball, basketball, tennis, athletics and water sports; these are all associated with a high incidence of ankle injuries. It is no wonder that ankle injuries are a very common reason for visits to the emergency department and the outpatient clinic. Doctors that frequently treat these injuries include general practitioners, emergency physicians, medical officers in the armed forces, as well as orthopaedic specialists and sports physicians. The majority of ankle injuries are simple sprains of…

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Recovering from ankle sprain

September 20, 2012
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No More Flat Feet

August 27, 2012

Children with flat feet experience pain and swelling but now there is a more permanent solution other than the conventional insoles and stretching exercises usually prescribed. Children as young as 8 years old with flat feet have the option of Subtalar Arthroeresis. Done as a day surgery procedure, this is a surgical technique that has been previously used by foot and ankle surgeons in Singapore as a supplementary technique in the correction of degenerative flatfeet in adults. What are flat feet? A person with flat feet has low arches or no arches at all. The arch is the inside part of the foot that is usually raised off the ground when you stand, while the rest of the foot remains in contact with the ground. Our foot…

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