I have more than 17 years of orthopaedic experience, with particular expertise in key-hole (arthroscopic) surgeries of the Knee, Hip, Shoulder and Ankle. I also sub-specialise in minimally invasive treatment of joint conditions, joint replacements, and fractures. I am experienced in treating wear-and-tear/degenerative problems, and conditions affecting the ligament, meniscus and cartilage.
I have performed complex knee and hip joint replacements for patients up to 90 years old. My techniques allow my patients the benefit of fast return to walking and activity.
I treat my patients using a variety of non-surgical and surgical methods, with my philosophy emphasizing on the individualisation of each patient’s treatment method in order to achieve the best recovery outcomes and in order to meet the patient’s expectations.
I am a graduate of the National University of Singapore, with previous work experience at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham, UK, and renowned centres in the USA under the prestigious American Orthopaedic Association-ASEAN Programme. I am also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a Member of the Singapore Orthopaedic Association, and a Member of the Singapore Medical Association.
Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/ang-chia-liang/
I am excited to be here to share/discuss Bone & Joint Health with everyone. I will be actively answering questions. Whether you’ve got questions about orthopaedic conditions, key-hole treatments or how to maintain good bone health, ask me anything!
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In the morning when I wake up, or after I walk for a short distance, my knees become locked and I get cramps. I will then compress my knees with ice to make them less stiff. Is my condition dangerous if I leave it untreated?
Doctor, I want to ask about the requirements to have a knee cap surgery. My mother is 65 and she has hypertension. Would this affect her surgery outcome? We are considering this due to severe osteoarthritis she is having in her knee.
I want to ask on behalf of my dad. He suffers from a locked shoulder. He cannot move it and it hurts when he lies on his side. He is 83 years old. Do you think he is fit for surgery? Is there any alternative, non-surgical procedure to treat it?
I have been experiencing severe neck pain that affects my sleep. The back of my neck feels stiff and tense. I have been trying to massage it by myself but it seems to make it worse because my neck is now red and swollen. What condition could this be?
I have been having severe back pain for three days in a row now. The pain is located in my upper back, below my right shoulder. I feel it when I sit down for too long. When it hits, i can’t sleep and have to take painkillers. How serious is this condition, Doctor?
My grandmother had a hip dislocation three months ago. After rehabilitation, the pain is gone but she has been complaining about feeling an electric current sometimes in her hip which makes her lower body numb. Is this a normal side effect?
My father had a plate inserted in his neck spine some years back as he was feeling pressure in his nerves. However, since the surgery, he has always complained about numbness in his whole body. We have tried buying him massage guns, doing cupping etc but all those do not help him. Is there anything else we can do to help make him feel better?
My mother is 67 years old. Recently she’s been complaining about feeling pain in her left hip. The area is red and swollen and it feels like there is a bump. Is this something that needs to be looked at by a doctor or is it part of aging?
Why do I often suffer from slipped disc? It feels like my body is prone to it everytime I do a bit of exercise. I am 55 years old this year. Is my spine degenerating?
My grandmother has been feeling severe pain in both her knees. She is 70 and needs a stick to walk. Is this osteoporosis? What treatment would you recommend for her?