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  • Health Attendant
    Orthopaedic Society 47th Annual Scientific Meeting Grand Opening Lunch Talk with Dr Winston Chew and Dr Chong Keen Wai 34th Annual Conference of Gujarat Orthopaedic Association Injection Workshop with Novem Healthcare Doc Should I Be Concerned Patients Resource Health Attendant BJIOS Orthopaedics Health Attendant Responsibilities Assisting in patients queries Assist physicians or nurses in patient management To keep clinic vicinity clean during office hours Sorting packing wrapping of instrument sets

    Original URL path: http://www.bjios.sg/careers/health_attendant (2016-04-30)
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  • Radiographer (X-ray/ MRI/ Image intensifier)
    Grand Opening Lunch Talk with Dr Winston Chew and Dr Chong Keen Wai 34th Annual Conference of Gujarat Orthopaedic Association Injection Workshop with Novem Healthcare Doc Should I Be Concerned Patients Resource Radiographer X ray MRI Image intensifier BJIOS Orthopaedics Radiographer X ray MRI Image intensifier Responsibilities Ensure that radiation and MRI safety procedures and precautions are met with strict compliance as required by the relevant standard operation procedures Apply infection control measures at all times Practice good equipment handling and basic troubleshooting Ensure that the relevant consent is are taken before commencement of procedures that requires written consent as defined in relevant policies Ensure patient s confidentiality at all times Participate in the department s training programmes when required e g orientation on the job training conferences etc Ensure that the competency level requirements of the different modalities are met and recorded Update the management about the operations progress problems and needs of BJIOS Imaging Provide training to radiographers when required Provide progress updates to general manager periodically Requirements Degree or Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography from a recognised institution With preferably at least 2 3 years of clinic experience in a hospital or clinic Able to work in a

    Original URL path: http://www.bjios.sg/careers/radiographer (2016-04-30)
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  • Physiotherapist
    What You Need To Know Asia Pacific Society for Foot and Ankle Surgery 3rd Scientific Meeting Lunch Talk with Dr Khong Kok Sun and Dr Peter Lee Yew Chung Myanmar Orthopaedic Society 47th Annual Scientific Meeting Grand Opening Lunch Talk with Dr Winston Chew and Dr Chong Keen Wai 34th Annual Conference of Gujarat Orthopaedic Association Injection Workshop with Novem Healthcare Doc Should I Be Concerned Patients Resource Physiotherapist BJIOS Orthopaedics Physiotherapist Responsibilities Conduct an assessment of the needs of clients Formulate a diagnosis and plan appropriate goals and treatment Implement physical therapy intervention Evaluate the intervention with appropriate outcome measures Provide consultation within their expertise and refer to other health care professionals when deemed necessary Where movement and function is affected by aging injury or disease physiotherapists aim to maximise the quality of lives of individuals through promotion prevention and rehabilitation This includes the physical psychological emotional and social well being of their clients large families caregivers as well as the communities and population at large Requirements Candidate must possess at least a Degree qualification in Physiotherapy and certified with Allied Health Professions Council AHPC At least three years experience in the related field is required for this position

    Original URL path: http://www.bjios.sg/carreers/physiotherapist (2016-04-30)
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  • Common Foot and Ankle Injuries
    its capacity Symptoms include Swelling tenderness or sometimes intense pain when pressure is applied on both sides of the tendon Pain stiffness and tenderness within the tendon Pain often occurs appears when you wake in the morning or after a long period of rest Difficulty flexing your foot or pointing the toes These symptoms require prompt medical attention If you are unable to seek immediate medical attention the R I C E method should be used Rest Rest is important to protect the injured tendon from further injury Avoid putting your weight on the injured part Ice Use a bag of frozen peas or crushed ice wrapped in a thin towel and apply to onto the injured area This provides short term pain relief and help reduce swelling by reducing the blood flow to the injured site Compression Apply pressure to the injured site to help limit and reduce swelling You wrap a bandage around the swollen area Elevation Elevate the injury above the level of the heart helps to control swelling Treatment options are based on the severity of the rupture Doctors may opt of surgical or non surgical treatments to repair the ruptured tendon Regardless of the treatment option physical therapy is crucial to aid the healing process Physical therapy strengthens the muscles and improves the range of motion of the foot and ankle Chronic Ankle Sprains Chronic or repeated ankle sprains are results of incompetence for lateral collateral ankle ligaments If the ligaments which function to support and control motion in the ankle joint are damaged they lose the ability to restrain the ankle from its normal range of motion Symptoms include chronic ankle sprains and difficulty walking on uneven surfaces Non surgical treatment include physical therapy bracing and medication Your doctors will recommend surgery based on

    Original URL path: http://www.bjios.sg/patients-resource/ankle-foot/ (2016-04-30)
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  • Hip and Knee Replacement
    Know Asia Pacific Society for Foot and Ankle Surgery 3rd Scientific Meeting Lunch Talk with Dr Khong Kok Sun and Dr Peter Lee Yew Chung Myanmar Orthopaedic Society 47th Annual Scientific Meeting Grand Opening Lunch Talk with Dr Winston Chew and Dr Chong Keen Wai 34th Annual Conference of Gujarat Orthopaedic Association Injection Workshop with Novem Healthcare Doc Should I Be Concerned Patients Resource Hip and Knee Replacement BJIOS Orthopaedics Hip and Knee Replacement Hip Replacement Hip replacement is a surgical procedure that removes damaged parts of the hip joint and replaces it with artificial parts The extent to how much of the hip joint is replaced with artificial parts depend on the severity of the damaged joint The hip joint can be damaged due to a variety of factors osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis osteonecrosis injury resulting in a fracture and tumours Depending on the cause of the damage the surgeon will assess the extent of the damage and recommend the options available Knee Replacement Knee replacement is a surgical procedure that removes damaged parts of the knee joint and replaces it with artificial parts The extent to how much of the knee joint is replaced with artificial parts depend on

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  • Osteoarthritis
    Should I Be Concerned Patients Resource Osteoarthritis BJIOS Orthopaedics Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a condition of the joints between the bones OA can be described as wear and tear of the joints OA happens with aging and also after trauma Osteoarthritis is the 5th leading cause of disability in Singapore for adults in the community and out of those 80 their movement is affected Guccione et al 1994 It can happen anywhere in the body but is most commonly on the weight bearing joints especially the knees but OA can affect any joint Normally cartilage covers the bone ends Cartilage is a smooth and slippery which normally glides and cushions the bone ends from rubbing If the cartilage starts to degenerate then the bone ends can start to rub causing pain and stiffness Treatment Each person presents differently and will require an individualised treatment plan Our Orthopaedic doctors will help you manage your osteoarthritis The following are a few things that our Doctors may advise Drugs Supplements Painkillers steroids and nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs NSAIDS Hyaluronic acid injections into the joint Chondroitin and glucosamine Physiotherapy Heat ice to help with pain management Soft tissue releases strong massage to sooth pain and

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  • 3 Common Types of Hand Surgery
    straightening itself Finger locked in bent position and unable to straighten itself Clicking sensation when bending and straightening the finger A painful bump nodule at the base of the finger Treatment For mild cases the surgeon may simply ask you to rest the finger and also prescribe putting on a splint to allow the affected finger to be immobilised For moderate cases the surgeon may prescribe some anti inflammatory drugs to reduce the swelling and may also give steroidal injection directly into the sheath For more severe cases surgery may be recommended Surgery The surgery is aimed to create more room within the sheath for the tendon to move through it Basically this is achieved by cutting the sheath The conventional method is to cut a small incision near the base of the affected finger and cut the sheath Another method which does not involve cutting uses the sharp end of an injection needle to cut the sheath open Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome is a hand and wrist condition where the median nerve is compressed This results in symptoms of pain weakness and numbness which may also radiate up to the affected arm The carpal bones and the transverse carpal ligament creates a narrow tunnel known as carpal tunnel This tunnel is a small area where the median nerve and the tendons from flexor muscles of the forearm is housed Due to its fixed area when irritated tendons or other forms of swelling occur the space within it becomes narrowed This in turn compresses the median nerve which controls sensations to the palmar aspect of the thumb and fingers except for the little finger Symptoms Pain of wrist and or hand Numbness of wrist and or hand Weakness of wrist and or hand All three symptoms above may also radiate to the arm Causes Repetitive movements of the wrist Irritated flexor tendons Other existing conditions rheumatoid arthritis diabetes hypothyroidism pregnancy Treatment Treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome is aimed to allow you to regain the normal function in your fingers and hand For mild cases the surgeon might recommend resting the wrist with a splint Physiotherapy sessions may help with range of motion exercises to improve your posture flexibility and also to strengthen the muscles affected For pain management the surgeon may prescribe non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs NSAIDs to relieve pain and also to reduce inflammation of the tendons In more severe cases corticosteroids may be prescribed orally or through injection directly into the carpal tunnel Surgery is usually for chronic cases after other treatment options have failed to yield satisfying results or if there is a risk of nerve damage The surgeon will cut the transverse carpal ligament for immediate relief of the symptoms De Quervain s Synovitis De Quervain s synovitis is a painful condition affecting the thumb side of the wrist It is caused by the inflammation of the extensor tendons of the thumb Tendons are bands of tissue that attaches muscles to bones There

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  • Osteoporotic Fractures
    Winston Chew and Dr Chong Keen Wai 34th Annual Conference of Gujarat Orthopaedic Association Injection Workshop with Novem Healthcare Doc Should I Be Concerned Patients Resource Osteoporotic Fractures BJIOS Orthopaedics Osteoporotic Fractures Overview Bones undergo a dynamic process known as bone remodelling This continuous process involves bone formation and bone reabsorption During childhood and adolescence bone formation occurs at a higher rate than bone reabsorption Osteoporosis is a condition where the bone is weakened due to reduced bone mass from higher rate of bone reabsorption than bone formation thus affecting its structural integrity This causes osteoporotic patients to have an increased risk of developing fractures Osteoporotic fractures can occur anywhere however the most common areas affected are the wrist hip and spine While wrist and hip fractures due to osteoporosis almost always result in the patients seeking medical treatment spinal compression fracture are often perceived as normal back pain As osteoporosis have no symptoms until a fracture has occurred it is important to note that a compression fracture on one vertebra is an indicator that the patient is susceptible to more fractures Hence it is important to seek medical help to manage the condition Risk Factors Sedentary lifestyle Family history

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