Horizontal Cleavage Tear (HCT) of Meniscus with Meniscal Cyst

A patient consulted me for a lump over the outer aspect of his right knee associated with pain with sports as well as deep flexion of that knee. Examination of his right knee showed a cystic swelling on the lateral aspect of his knee at the level of the lateral joint line. There was lateral … Continue reading

Knee Pain from Osteoarthritis – Should I Go for A Total Knee Replacement?

Knee Osteoarthritis – Should I Go for a TKR (Total Knee Replacement)? Knee Osteoarthritis – It is a painful condition of the knee joint where the smooth lining (articular cartilage) of the ends of the thigh bone and shin bone forming the knee joint becomes worn out or rough. It causes stiffness, pain, swelling and … Continue reading

Knee Replacement for Painful Knee Arthritis – Which Implant To Use?

Knee arthritis can be very painful and debilitating. The typical complaints of the patient include: pain in the knee on walking or standing early morning stiffness or stiffness after a period of inactivity puffiness and deformity of the knee inability to squat unable to fully straighten or fully bend the knee coarse sounds coming from … Continue reading

Discoid Meniscus – What To Do If It Is Torn?

Discoid lateral meniscus is a variant of  a normal meniscus.  People may be born with this.  A normal lateral meniscus is crescent moon-shaped while a discoid lateral meniscus looks like a disc ie round.  It is commonly found in the lateral meniscus.  Discoid medial meniscus can occur as well but is rare in my experience. … Continue reading

Dr HC Chang was interviewed by Channel News Asia (CNA) on Partial Knee Replacement

Dr Chang was interviewed by Channel News Asia on knee pain from osteoarthritis.  This interview included a happy patient who underwent partial knee replacement surgery. Click below to watch the clips. For more information on partial knee replacement or total knee replacment for knee osteoarthritis, please contact Dr HC Chang at 683 666 36 or … Continue reading

Partial Knee Replacement for Painful Knee

A partial knee replacement for a painful knee can be very satisfying to both the patient and the surgeon. Mdm Tan presented with progressive right knee pain of 3 months’ duration.  She was mobile and independent prior to that and the pain became so severe that she had to come to see me in a … Continue reading