Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon: Dr Lee Eu Jin from Mount Elizabeth Hospital Singapore

Ask a Doctor ForumCategory: Orthopaedic SurgeryAsk an Orthopaedic Surgeon: Dr Lee Eu Jin from Mount Elizabeth Hospital Singapore
dr. Lee Eu Jin asked 2 years ago
I am Dr Lee Eu Jin, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Liberty Orthopaedic Clinic based in Mount Elizabeth (Orchard) Hospital Singapore.

I specialise in joint reconstruction and sports surgery for the hip and knee, joint replacement surgery, including total hip replacement, total and partial knee replacement.

I am also able to perform arthroscopic key-hole surgery, arthroscopic ligament reconstruction of the knee, minimally invasive techniques, and computer aided surgery.

I graduated from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine, London (United Kingdom) completed my fellowships in Bern, Switzerland, at the Inselspital (University of Bern), Klinik Sonnenhof and at the MEM Research Centre.

I work closely with the orthopaedic industry in the development of new implants and techniques. I was part of the team in the development of the Dynamic Intraligamental Stabilisation system for anterior cruciate ligament repairs with Mathys European Orthopaedics. This revolutionary technique in cruciate ligament treatment is currently undergoing a Phase 3 evaluation in Europe and I hope to be the first to bring this technique to Asia.

Prior to entering private practice, I was a consultant with Khoo Teck Puat Hospital in Singapore.

I am actively involved in international specialist surgeon training for joint replacement surgery and I lecture as a senior clinical lecturer at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Learn more about Mount Elizabeth Hospital here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/hospital/mount-elizabeth-hospital-singapore/

Learn more about me here: https://patients.smarterhealth.sg/specialist-doctor/lee-eu-jin

I am excited to be here to share/discuss Bone & Joint Health with everyone. Whether you’ve got questions about orthopaedic conditions, key-hole treatments and replacement surgery, or how to maintain good bone health, ask me anything!

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105 Answers
Pendi Saj answered 1 year ago
Good morning, dr. Lee Eu Jin. I have pinched nerves on my left hip. What should I do?
dr. Lee Eu Jin
replied 1 year ago

Thank you for your query. It is uncommon to have pinched nerves in the region of the hip. A more common problem would be osteoarthritis in the hip or a pinched nerve in the lower back or lumbar spine. The most common condition resulting in a pinched nerve in the region of the hip would be piriformis syndrome and this can be treated conservatively. I would suggest seeing an orthoapedic surgeon to get an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

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raihan nuspati answered 1 year ago
My friend has a fracture in his hand after falling from his motorcycle. Is alternative treatment like traditional massage a proper cure for him?
dr. Lee Eu Jin
replied 1 year ago

Hello! Thank you for your query. Your friend had sustained a fracture after a motorcycle accident. Most of these types of injuries are high in impact and often result in a more severe type of injury. It would be unwise to have the fracture treated by traditional massage. You should seek an orthopaedic consult and have the doctor advise you on the treatment options to ensure a good recovery.

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Maria Putri answered 1 year ago
Everytime I wake up, my whole body hurts, especially my left arm. What problem is this, Doctor
dr. Lee Eu Jin
replied 1 year ago

Hello and thank you for contacting us. There can be multiple reasons for you to have generalised body ache or pain in the left arm. One of the more common causes of pain in the arm would be due to a problem in the cervical spine (neck) or the shoulder. I would suggest that you see a doctor to and have an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

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Chin Fen Liong answered 1 year ago
Doctor, why do I keep feeling pain in my hip?
dr. Lee Eu Jin
replied 1 year ago

Hello and thank you for contacting us. Pain in the hip can be due to various factors. It can be something relatively minor such as a muscle strain or to something more severe such as a bone tumour in the hip. More common conditions would be an injury or due to osteoarthritis in the hip. Do see your orthopaedic doctor and be properly assessed so that treatment can be initiated.

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Ninnabila Hasby answered 1 year ago
Doctor, 21 years ago, I fell in front of my house. My knee hit a stone. I have seen some doctors but my knee still hurts until today. I cannot sit on the floor for a long time. What is the solution?
dr. Lee Eu Jin
replied 1 year ago

Hello and thank you for contacting us. Given the history of having had an injury to the knee 21years ago, it is highly probable that you are suffering from osteoarthritis in the knee. It would be common for you not being able to sit on the floor for prolonged periods or to do more strenuous activities. Please see an orthopaedic doctor and he would be able to assess and advise you further.

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Nendahsaadah answered 1 year ago
Doctor, I have been feeling pain in my feet for almost 3 months. The X-ray showed Osteofit VL 4,5 impression: Spondilosis VL 4,5. My calves hurt if I walk too much. What problem is this, Doc? What is the solution?
dr. Lee Eu Jin
replied 1 year ago

Hello and thank you for contacting us. From your description, the pain in the legs can be due to a problem in the lumbar spine. This can be due to prolapsed intervertebral discs in the lower lumbar region resulting in nerve root or canal compression. I would recommend seeing an orthopaedic doctor and have him assess you thoroughly. An MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan of your spine may be useful.

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Indarwati Rahman answered 1 year ago
I feel something stabbing my knee joints. Can it be cured?
dr. Lee Eu Jin
replied 1 year ago

Hello and thank you for contacting us. Sharp stabbing pains in the knee can be due to a variety of causes. You will need to get it assessed by an orthopaedic specialist. A common cause of such pains would be a tear of the meniscus. An injury as such can also cause locking in the knee. An MRI scan is commonly done as part of the evaluation process.

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Atimae answered 1 year ago
I cannot lift my right arm easily because everytime I do it, the joints on my shoulder ache. What is the solution, Doctor?
dr. Lee Eu Jin
replied 1 year ago

Hello and thank you for contacting us. The pain in the shoulder upon elevating the arm is usually due to a problem with the rotator cuff. These are a special group of muscles in the shoulder and they become inflamed due to overhead activities or impingement. I would advise that you see an orthopaedic doctor to have the shoulder checked and start treatment.

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Ridwan Hambali answered 1 year ago
Doctor, my father in law is 55 years old. But he already has a walking problem, even though his body still looks strong. He complains about pain in his knee. He has never fallen down before. Is 55 the normal age to develop osteoporosis? He exercises regularly. That’s why I am surprised to see his condition. Is this really due to osteoporosis or an underlying injury? It has been a week since he complained about the pain in his knee. Should I take him to an orthopedist?
dr. Lee Eu Jin
replied 1 year ago

Hello and good morning. The pain in your Father in Law's knees is likely to be due to osteoarthritis. This is a degenerative condition in the knee, like a "wear and tear". It could be related to the type of activities that he does or to previous injuries during sports. It would be important to get it properly assessed and have treatment started. Osteoporosis is also an age related condition where the bone weakens. A special test called a BMD will be able to determine if the problem in the knees is related to osteoporosis. A review with an orthopaedic surgeon will be useful.

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Heni answered 1 year ago
Good afternoon, Doctor. Two years ago my husband fell into a sitting condition and complained about pain in his hips. I took him to a traditional massage. After the massage, the pain disappeared. However, these 3 days, he has been feeling pain in the same old spot and complains about experiencing difficulty getting up. Is there any chance his old hip problem is not totally cured? I asked him to see a doctor but he is afraid. But I cannot bear to see him in pain every time he wakes up.
dr. Lee Eu Jin
replied 1 year ago

Hello and good morning. The pain in the hip could be related to the previous injury 2 years ago. I would suggest that you see an orthopaedic doctor and have the hip properly assessed and treated. This way, any serious problem can be identified and treated in a timely manner and further complications can be avoided.

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