Surgical Treatment of Chronic Proximal Rectus Femoris Rupture

Rectus Femoris Anatomy The quadriceps muscle group is vital for athletes who participate in sports that require running, jumping and kicking. Of the four muscles that comprise this group, the rectus femoris is the most commonly strained and also has the most complex anatomy. The rectus femoris goes from the hip to the knee and can … Continue reading

Treatment of Osteoid Osteoma of the Femur

Osteoid Osteoma An osteoid osteoma is a benign bone tumour that arises from osteoblasts (cells that make bone) and was originally thought to be a smaller version of an osteoblastoma. It tend to be less than 1.5 cm in size. The tumour can be in any bone in the body but are most common in … Continue reading

Tear of the Rectus Femoris Direct Head – Surgical Repair

Rectus Femoris The rectus femoris muscle is one of the four quadriceps muscles that sits in the middle of the front of the thigh. The rectus femoris attaches from the pelvis to just below the knee (on the patellar tendon.) It is responsible for knee extension and hip flexion. The other muscles of the quadriceps … Continue reading

Hip Arthroscopy for Septic Hip | Bacterial Infection of the Hip Joint in Children

Septic Hip refers to a bacterial infection within the hip joint. It can occur in newborn infants to older children. It can sometimes be due to fungal infection. How Did the Hip Get Infected? The joint can become infected with germs that travel through the bloodstream from another part of the body e.g. a skin … Continue reading

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Joint | Treatment with Total Hip Replacement

What is Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip? Bones are living tissue, and like all living tissue they rely on blood vessels to bring blood to keep them alive. When disease or injury prevents the blood supply from flowing freely to a bone, cells in the bone begin to die. As the bone withers, the surrounding … Continue reading

Nightly Pain in the Thigh – Think of Osteoid Osteoma

Nightly Thigh Pain A 5 year old girl presented to me with nightly pain in her left thigh for the last 3 months. Her mother gave the story that her daughter would wake up at about 3am each night with severe pain in her left thigh. She would cry and would not be able to … Continue reading

Hip Replacement for Hip Pain from Osteoarthritis

Hip osteoarthritis is not that common in Singapore.  Knee osteoarthritis is much more common. Hip osteoarthritis can be due to: Primary hip osteoarthritis from wear and tear. From previous hip fracture. Avascular necrosis of the hip i.e. the blood supply to the femoral head is disrupted From hip dysplasia i.e. the socket of the hip … Continue reading