Dr Tan Chyn Hong wrote an article on The Straits Times to share with readers how early treatment of knee pain problems can avoid the need to undergo knee replacement. In the article, he introduced the concept of “knee preservation surgery“, which is the notion of using minimally invasive keyhole techniques for the preservation of vital knee components.
Some of the knee components can be saved from severe conditions like arthritis when treated early using knee preservation surgery techniques. Torn meniscus in the knee can be repaired or removed partially to treat the knee pain it causes; entirely removing the meniscus is unadvisable as it would cause the knee to develop arthritis. Knee cartilage damage can also be surgically regenerated if the damage is not too extensive.
Read the full article “Saving Your Knees” on The Straits Times.