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Tennis Elbow Surgery in Singapore

Hospitals and medical centers in Singapore performing Tennis Elbow Surgery.

Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Raffles Hospital

4 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. David Wong Him Choon

Percutaneous nucleoplasty, biacuplasty, vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty.

Dr. Lim Yeow Wai

Sports, traumatic, degenerative and reconstructive surgery.

Changi General Hospital

A major hospital in the eastern side of Singapore, with a capacity of 790 beds and facilities to accommodate outpatients likewise.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Changi General Hospital

32 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Chua Thai Chong David

Chief of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Lee Haw Chou

Director of Spine Service

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Mount Elizabeth Hospital

45 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Liang Te Shan

General Orthopaedics, Trauma

Dr. Tho Kam San

Orthopaedic Surgery

National University Hospital

A 928 bed teaching hospital offering a full range of medical, surgical and diagnostic services. NUH serves as a refferal center for cancer patients, pediatrics, cardiology and other specialties.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at National University Hospital

34 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Shamal Das De

Head & Senior Consultant, Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Prof. Wong Hee Kit

Head & Senior Consultant, University Spine Centre

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Singapore’s second largest acute care general hospital specializing in Rehabilitation Medicine and Communicable Diseases.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Tan Tock Seng Hospital

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Assoc. Prof. Ganesan Naidu Rajamoney

Head of Department (Orthopedic Surgery).

Dr. Lee Keng Thiam

Chief of Sports Medicine and Surgery Service

Gleneagles Hospital

A 380 bed private hospital offering tertiary acute care services that cover a wide range of medical and surgical specialties.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Gleneagles Hospital

37 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Liang Te Shan

General Orthopaedics, Trauma

Dr. Tho Kam San

Orthopaedic Surgery

Alexandra Hospital

A general and acute care hospital at the western end of Singapore, specializing in geriatric care and ambulatory services.

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Tennis Elbow is treated at Alexandra Hospital

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About Tennis Elbow Surgery

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

How is Tennis Elbow Surgery Performed?
Tennis elbow surgery is performed either by an open surgery method or by an arthroscopic surgery method. Arthroscopic surgery for tennis elbow is comparatively new.
The type of surgical method is determined by factors like the severity of the injury, the patient's general health and other requirements. The doctor will decide which method is appropriate for the patient.

Open Surgery

  • A large incision is made on the elbow over the joint.
  • The damaged tendon is located and identified.
  • The damaged portion of the tendon is cut and removed.
  • The remaining tendon may be repaired by using sutures that are attached to the bone .
  • The incision is closed with sutures and covered with a bandage.
  • A splint is used to support the patient's arm .

Arthroscopic Surgery
  • A tiny incision is made on the elbow over the joint.
  • An arthroscope is inserted into the joint through the incision.
  • This allows the surgeon to view into the elbow joint and examine the cause of the pain.
  • A few other tiny incisions are made through which surgical instruments are inserted.
  • The damaged tendon is removed using the surgical tools, without detaching the tendon from the bone.
  • The incision is closed with sutures and covered with a bandage.
  • A splint is used to support the patient's arm.

How to Prepare for Tennis Elbow Surgery?
  • The patient is physically examined to ensure that the patient is in a good condition to undergo surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient is taking with or without a prescription. These may include supplements or herbs or drugs.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has any ailments or medical conditions.
  • The patient must stop smoking to ensure a quick recovery.

Days admitted : Tennis elbow surgery may be performed as an outpatient procedure.
In some cases, the patient may need an overnight stay in the hospital.

Anesthesia : General or Regional Anesthesia

Recovery : - The patient’s arm should be kept elevated to reduce swelling and held in a sling. A splint may be used to immobilize the arm.
- The sutures and splint are removed in 10 to 14 days after the surgery.
- The patient may be able to resume daily activities in 3 to 6 weeks after the surgery.
- Athletic activities can be resumed in 4 to 6 months after the surgery.

Risks : Risks of anesthesia include:
- Breathing difficulty
- Allergic reaction to medication
Risks of tennis elbow surgery include:
- Nerve and blood vessel injury
- Weak and stiff elbow
- Elbow pain
- Bleeding
- Blood clotting
- Infection

After care : - The incision area should be kept dry and the doctor’s instructions should be followed carefully.
- The patient should avoid heavy activities for about 12 weeks.
- The patient should avoid driving for a week after the surgery.
- Light stretching exercises of the elbow may be started after the splint is removed.
- Strengthening exercises can be started in a couple of months after the surgery.

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