Knee Pain

Dr Siow Hua Ming is an Orthopaedic Consultant who is highly qualified to diagnose and treat ailments in the knee, including jumper’s knee, knee osteoarthritis, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury, medial collateral ligament (MCL) strain, and meniscus injuries.

For more information about effective knee pain relief and restoration of functional movement, please call our orthopaedic clinic in  Singapore at +65 6684 2330 or request an appointment online.

About the Knee

The knee is one of the largest joint in the body, and it is also one of the most easily injured. It is made up of the lower end of the femur, which rotates on the upper end of the tibia, and the knee cap known as patella, which slides in a groove on the end of the femur. The knee is also surrounded by four major ligaments, which help control motion by connecting bones and by bracing the joint against abnormal types of motion. Another important structure, the meniscus, is a wedge of soft cartilage between the femur and tibia that serves to cushion the knee and helps it absorb shock during motion.

Activities such as walking, running, squatting, standing and stability requires help with movement in the knee joint, increasing the risk of wear and tear is fairly common to athletes and active individuals. Knee problems like arthritis, meniscus tears or damage to cartilage and ligaments are common concerns for many people. 

We understand the debilitating effects that conditions affecting the knee can present to our patients. Our orthopaedic doctor is ready to help by providing services such as:

Knee Pain

▶ Relief from acute pain such as H&L Injection
▶ Viscosupplementation Injection
▶ Shockwave Therapy
▶ Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
▶ Splinting and other non-operative measures for treating arthritic joints
▶ Arthroscopy or ‘key-hole’ minimally invasive surgery
▶ Meniscus surgery, repair and transplant
▶ Cartilage injury, repair and regeneration
▶ ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Reconstruction
▶ PCL (Posterior Cruciate Ligament) Reconstruction
▶ Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
▶ Patella (Knee cap) pain, dislocation and reconstruction
▶ Partial or Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
▶ Joint replacement surgery
▶ High Tibial Osteotomy

Summary of Conditions

Meniscus tear: A tear in the rubbery cushions of the knee joint.

Ligament tears: E.g. anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee.

Fractures of the kneecap, lower portion of the femur, or upper part of the tibia or fibula. Knee fractures are most commonly caused by abnormal force, such as a falling on the knee, a severe twisting motion, severe force that bends the knee, or when the knee forcefully hits an object.

Kneecap dislocation. This type of dislocation occurs more frequently in 13- to 18-year-old girls. Pieces of bone or tissue (loose bodies) from a fracture or dislocation may get caught in the joint and interfere with movement.

Knee joint dislocation. This is a rare injury that requires great force. It is a serious injury and requires immediate medical care.

Bursitis: Inflammation of the small sacs of fluid that cushion and lubricate the knee.

Tendinitis: Inflammation of the tendons or small tears in the tendons

Plica syndrome: Thickening or folding of the knee ligaments.

Patellofemoral pain syndrome: Pain in the front of the knee from overuse, injury, excess weight, or problems in the kneecap

Iliotibial band syndrome: Irritation and inflammation of the band of fibrous tissue that runs down the outside of the thigh.

Osteoarthritis (degenerative joint disease) may cause knee pain that is worse in the morning and improves during the day. It often develops at the site of a previous injury. Other types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and lupus, also can cause knee pain, swelling, and stiffness.

Osgood-Schlatter disease causes pain, swelling, and tenderness in the front of the knee below the kneecap. It is especially common in boys ages 11 to 15.

popliteal (or Baker’s) cyst causes swelling in the back of the knee.

Infection in the skin (cellulitis), joint (infectious arthritis), bone (osteomyelitis), or bursa (septic bursitis) can cause pain and decreased knee movement.

A problem elsewhere in the body, such as a pinched nerve or a problem in the hip, can sometimes cause knee pain.

Osteochondritis dissecans causes pain and decreased movement when a piece of bone or cartilage or both inside the knee joint loses blood supply and dies.

  • We Commonly Treat

      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) Tear
      • Arthritis 
      • Bowed Legs
      • Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia paresthetica)
      • Collateral Ligament Injuries
      • Compartment Syndrome
      • Deep Vein Thrombosis
      • Discoid Meniscus
      • Fractures 
      • Growth Plate Fractures
      • Knee Tendon Bursitis
      • Kneecap (Prepatellar) Bursitis
      • Limb Length Discrepancy
      • Meniscal Tear
      • Medial Cruciate Ligament (MCL) Tear
      • Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Tear 
      • Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
      • Osteonecrosis of the Knee
      • Osteochondritis Dissecans
      • Patellofemoral Arthritis
      • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Posterolateral Bundle Reconstruction
      • Quadriceps Tendon Tear
      • Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)
      • Patella Instability
      • Patella Tendon Tear
      • Shin Splints
      • Stress Fractures

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