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Orthopaedic & Sports
Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, correction, prevention, and treatment of patients with skeletal deformities - disorders of the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves and skin. These elements make up the musculoskeletal system. Your body's musculoskeletal system is a complex system of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves and allows you to move, work and be active. Once devoted to the care of children with spine and limb deformities, orthopedics now cares for patients of all ages, from newborns with clubfeet, to young athletes requiring arthroscopic surgery, to older people with arthritis. The physicians who specialize in this area are called orthopedic surgeons or orthopedists.
Orthopaedic & Sports
Our community is for discussions relating to orthopaedics. Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to - back pain, neck and shoulder pain, sports injury, tennis elbows, and knee or hip replacements.
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  2. Dear Rach

    I would suggest getting an Xray of the elbow to rule out a fracture or any possible dislocation. It's not uncommon to have a fracture of the elbow when there is axial loading post ...
    Dr. Ramesh S
    Space Doctor
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  4. Hi @edgar this is something that needs to be examined! Have you had an injury to the coccyx before, such as a high impact fall directly landing in a seated position on the floor? Mild-moderate Scol...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  6. Oh Okay
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  8. Hello, it looks like the skin scar itself is ok, but that there is a lump internally. This is most likely due to scarring over the tendon repair internally, and is quite common. You may want to wor...
    Dr. Ken J T
    Facilitator
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  10. Hi @jchua , I completely agree with Dr. Hamid Razak - although in your age group sports-related injuries or "wear and tear" are common causes of knee pain (especially if it worsens with activity), ...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  12. Hi Hannan it sounds like you may have developed a paronychia infection of your nail fold. It is good to get this checked by a doctor as sometimes this needs drainage in addition to antibiotics 
    Dr. Ken J T
    Facilitator
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  15. Hi @reed I'm sorry to hear about this! Yes you are right, these conditions can interact as the pattern of pain for these joints which are considered "weight bearing" often prompts the individual to...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  17. Hi @Lyn_li yes you're right, this could be arthritis and if unprovoked, the commonest cause is age-related changes in the bone and/or cartilage at the joint surface. However, there are many other p...
    Dr. Dinesh G
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  19. Hi Victor,  this is usually a symptom of kneecap pain (patellofemoral pain). Running puts a lot of stress on the kneecap. If you are happy to modify your exercises to doing cycling and walking then...
    Dr. Ken J T
    Facilitator