We try to get to the root cause of your knee problem.
What can you Expect?
When you visit Sportsmed, we first delve into the onset, progression, extent of disability before recommending suitable treatment.
One is often surprised to know that it was the spine or the hip that was at fault & the knee becomes the innocent victim. Our investigations begin with a basic X-ray (unlike many places where an expensive MRI scan is recommended). In most cases, investigation does not have to go beyond an X-ray; an MRI is definitely not our first option. When we feel the need, we do not hesitate to take the opinion of another colleague at Sportsmed or request for a 2nd opinion elsewhere. If the opinion is sought within Sportsmed, we ensure that our patients aren't burdened with the cost of second consultation. While we are seasoned surgeons, about 80% of our patients receive a non-surgical treatment. We also do not believe in prescribing medicines & drugging patients; we prefer to recommend life style changes & exercise therapy for recovery.
Treatment is individualised based on the symptoms, the degree of disability and the demands of the patient’s lifestyle. It is solely dependent on your condition, symptoms and what exactly is causing your knee pain. We give tips on exercise modification and advocate a holistic approach to handle your knee related issues; treatments include therapy and lifestyle changes, injections, surgery and alternative medicine.