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Category: Singapore Knee Pain Specialist | Gleneagles Hospital

Cartilage Injuries of the Knee

Dr Kevin Yip

There are different types of cartilage found in the body and each is adapted to its specific function. In the knee, two different types of cartilage function side-by-side. The knee is no different from most other joints in that it is lined by hyaline cartilage. This cartilage serves to provide a smooth gliding surface for […]

Subluxing Knee Cap

Dr Kevin Yip

Brief Outline of Subluxing Knee Cap A subluxation or dislocation of the knee cap (patella) commonly occurs during deceleration. The knee cap slides partially out of the groove that is designed for it but does not limit mobility. Pain and swelling may accompany this condition. Athletes who have a muscle imbalance or a structural deformity, […]

Patellar Tendinitis (Jumper’s Knee)

Dr Kevin Yip

Brief Outline of Patellar Tendinitis Activities that require repetitive jumping like basketball or volleyball can lead to tendinitis in the patellar (tendon) ligament, also referred to as jumper’s knee. The force placed on the tendon over time can lead to inflammation and pain. The pain is generally felt just below the knee cap. Anatomy and physiology […]

Osteochondritis Dissecans

Dr Kevin Yip

Brief Outline of Osteochondritis Dissecans Osteochondritis dissecans (loose bodies in the joint) occurs when a fragment of bone adjacent to the articular surface of a joint is deprived of its blood supply, leading to avascular necrosis. This causes the cartilage to become brittle and a piece, or pieces, may found in several joints, this condition is […]

Knee Bursitis

Dr Kevin Yip

Brief Outline of Knee Bursitis Bursitis can be a painful condition, especially when located in the weight bearing knee joint. Since the job of the bursa is to cushion and lubricate the joint where friction is likely to occur, inflammation will result in  pain in most weight bearing, flexion, or extension activities. The knee joint […]

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