Orthopaedic Surgery in Singapore

All You Need to Know About Orthopaedic Surgeons in Singapore

It takes musculoskeletal pain for patients seek orthopaedic surgeons. Patients know that orthopaedic surgeons treat painful joints, and broken bones. Many people do not know that besides these, orthopaedic surgeons are also specialists in the treatment of:

  • Bursitis
  • Fibrous dysplasia
  • Heritable disorders of the connective tissues
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Osteoporosis
  • Shoulder problems
  • Sports stenosis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Back pain
  • Fibromualgia
  • Growth plate injuries
  • Hip replacement surgery
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Paget’s disease of bone
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Tendinitis

Suggested Tests by Orthopaedic Surgeons:

Several tests fall within the category of these surgeons, some areas below:

  1. Scans for bones
  2. Discography
  3. X-rays for bones and for figuring out any fracture
  4. Arthrogram, which is mainly the x-ray for joints
  5. CT (Computer tomography) scan
  6. MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) scan

Recommended Surgical Procedures:

Surgical procedures include the following:

  • The conventional surgical procedure
  • The surgery with minimum invasive 
  • The internal fixation method, which means the orthopaedic device including surgical procedure on the bone

There are, however, some other procedures that are performed on severe bone and muscular injuries and involve either minimal invasive procedure or conventional method. For example:

  • Bone forming
  • The knee and hip replacement, mainly the joint reconstruction of the lower limb
  • repairing of the soft tissues
  • Joint or bone transplantation as well as bone grafting
  • The lengthening of the Limbs
  • The reconstruction of the upper extremity

Making Your Choice; Public or Private Orthopaedic Surgeons:

Now the most essential question to ask, who to choose? Public or private surgeons. The simple reply depends on the following:

  1. Your conditions or severity of the issue
  2. The place where you live
  3. If you intend to choose your doctor
  4. If you already have health insurance with you

Normally the doctors in the public hospitals in Singapore are very well trained and has medical care facility as per the global standards. People are of the perception that doctors in the public sector are comparatively new and has no experience in this domain, whereas these medical practitioners carry vast experience and training from medical institutions in Singapore.

Orthopaedic surgeons in private hospitals are better equipped and more experienced. When any medical practitioner gains more experience and medical knowledge, he tends to get into the private sector due to more monetary benefits attached to it. Also, surgeons in private hospitals tend to spend more time with their patients and satisfy them. Also, training of the private doctors is mainly from abroad which means more exposure, better knowledge of their fields and well prepared to take on their patients.

So if you are new to this, then your first visit to the orthopaedic surgeons in the hospital in Singapore. He/she will first get your comprehensive medical detail and history including MRI, X-ray as well as some other physical tests.

You need to decide which doctor to choose depending on the points mentioned above.

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