Knee

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The Knee

The knee joint is a crucial hinge joint that connects the thigh bone to the shin bone. It is essential for supporting our body weight and enabling important movements like walking and running. Taking care of our knees is vital to ensure they function well and prevent injuries. For specialised knee care, Dr Kau offers a range of services to help diagnose, treat, and restore optimal function to your knee joint.

Knee Conditions We Treat

Knee Treatments We Offer

Post-Procedure Knee Recovery

Effective recovery care is essential for successful healing after any knee surgery, encompassing medical guidance, adherence to regimens, and lifestyle adjustments. Understand the nuances of the recovery process and discover valuable home care tips following these procedures.

Schedule an Appointment Today, Early Diagnosis Can Prevent Further Complications

If you are currently experiencing knee pain and joint pain, and wish to seek treatment, contact our clinic to schedule an appointment. Seeking treatment early allows our doctor to appropriately diagnose and treat your knee condition, preventing potential further complications.

When To See A Knee Specialist

Persistent Pain and Discomfort

If you experience knee pain, swelling, or discomfort that persists for more than a few days, it is advisable to consult an orthopaedic doctor.

Limited Range of Motion

If you notice a significant decrease in your knee's range of motion, such as difficulty bending or straightening your leg, it may indicate an underlying issue.

Sports-related Injuries

If you sustain a knee injury while participating in sports, exercise, or other physical activities, it is important to seek the expertise of an orthopaedic doctor.

Get In Touch With Our Knee Specialist Today

If you are experiencing joint pain and suspect you may be suffering from conditions related to the knee, hip, shoulder, spine, foot, ankle, elbow, wrist, or hand – allow Dr. Kau to set you on the path toward recovery. Our orthopaedic specialist, Dr. Kau Chung Yuan is experienced in treating patients of all ages with varying orthopaedic conditions. You should not have to be in pain, make
your appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best treatment for knee pain depends on its cause and severity. Knee pain as a result of injury during sport should not be ignored. For acute knee injuries, the knee is often swollen and warm. Bending is difficult and painful. To treat acute injuries, use a combination of methods to assist with recovery. This includes rest, elevation, ICE, anti-inflammatory medications and compression. See your specialist early to get a proper diagnosis.

For knee pain without injuries, these can be related to overuse conditions such as tendinitis or arthritis of the knee. Consult your specialist who may recommend x-rays or MRI scans of the knee.

Certain knee conditions are treatable without surgery. Muscle and tendon strains and minor tears can recover with just rest and physiotherapy. However, for more severe conditions, a knee replacement may be needed. Learn more about knee replacement here.

Signs of needing a knee replacement include worsening knee pain with simple activities such as getting out a chair or climbing the stairs. Other symptoms include deformity or bow-legged appearance to the legs and swelling after walking short distances.

Knee replacements are very common in persons above 60 years of age. When done well, they relieve pain and help patients regain their mobility and freedom to walk again. Ask your surgeon today if a knee replacement is suitable for your condition.

The cost of knee treatment in Singapore depends on the cause of knee pain. It may just require simple medications to assist with swelling and pain. Injections can range between $150 to $1000 depending on the type of injection. Plate-rich plasma injections and visco-supplementation start from $1000.

Surgery treatment costs depend on the surgery performed, and if implants and devices are needed to fix the damaged structures. These are performed at the operating theatre and are insurance claimable.

Insurance Partners

We collaborate with most major insurance partners in Singapore to ensure our patients’ peace of mind in their treatment journey. We understand the importance of financial considerations and offer assistance and financing information to our patients. Please reach out to our staff and we will be happy to provide you with the information you require.

Patient Journey With Dr Kau

Consultation

During the initial consultation, Dr Kau will evaluate your medical history, assess your condition and advise you on the next course of action.

Investigation

After consultation, Dr Kau will decide which tests are needed. Most conditions will benefit from an X-ray of the affected region to aid in your diagnosis.

Treatment

After diagnosis, Dr Kau will recommend a personalised non-invasive or surgical treatment plan, depending on your condition.

Dr Kau Chung Yuan: Knee Specialist In Singapore

Dr Kau is a Fellowship trained Orthopaedic Surgeon with more than 15 years of experience and a subspecialty interest in knee surgery. He is experienced in trauma and fracture management, sports injuries, and joint replacement surgery. For patients suffering from knee conditions, Dr Kau offers partial and total knee replacement surgery and is skilled in robotic assisted surgery. He also treats patients using non-invasive procedures like knee injections. Make an appointment with Dr Kau for a consultation and a personalised knee treatment plan.

Patient Feedbacks

Dr Kau was very careful and explained clearly the surgery procedures. After surgery, the care while I was in hospital was closely monitored and he even came during weekends! The hip so far has recovered and healed. His ‘predictions’ of when what can happen are so accurate. Trust him.

Ming Lee Chua

Dr. Kau is an exemplary doctor who is experienced in his field and is very patient with his patients. He walked me through the details of my knee condition and addressed all my concerns. Thanks to Dr. Kau, I had a better understanding of my ACL and MCL injury and the various treatment options available. His advice and treatment have been very valuable to me.

Ethan Chan

I had a very successful total hip replacement done by Dr Kau 4 years ago. 4 months after the operation I was back walking, cycling and swimming. The beautiful job gave me much confidence Dr Kau is most professional and has such great doctor patient communication.

Teo Pek Suan Diana

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