SHOULD I UNDERGO NECK, BACK, KNEE SHOULDER OR OTHER JOINT SURGERY?

While patients are often reluctant to consider surgery for their problems, sometimes a surgical solution is appropriate and even necessary.

Some common surgical procedures patients may undergo include:

  • knee replacement surgery
  • hip replacement surgery
  • arthroplasty
  • rotator cuff repair
  • bankart procedure
  • shoulder joint replacement
  • bone grafting
  • hip osteotomy
  • him revision surgery
  • laminectomy
  • spinal fusion
  • discectomy (microdiscectomy, endoscopic discectomy, laser discectomy)
  • neck and back surgery

Some Risks Of Surgery include:

  • Anesthesia complications-reactions to drugs, breathing problems, aspiration,malignant hyperthermia, etc
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Death
  • Delayed healing
  • Post surgical infections

How To Decide:

The decision to do surgery is often difficult and should be taken after a thorough consultation with a good specialist surgeon, taking into account the severity of the patient’s condition, the potential risks and benefits of surgery, as well as the patient’s expectations. The cost of an operation should also be considered.

The single most important factor is choosing the most suitable orthopaedic surgeon for your condition.

If you are unsure of what is the best treatment option for your joint pain, or if your condition has not improved despite standard treatments and have been told to consider surgery,
simply call us at +65 6732 2397 or leave a message below for Dr Tan to discuss a customized non-invasive solution for you.