|Time||2.00 - 4.00 PM (Lunch will be served between 1.00 - 2.00 PM)|
Level 1, Block MD 11, Clinical Research Centre
10 Medical Drive Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, NUS
Please refer to the attached Directional Guide to CRC Auditorium.
|Department||Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery|
|Speakers||Associate Professor James Hui|
|Synopsis of Event||
(I) ELECTIVE CONDITIONS:
IN-TOEING, BOW LEGS, KNOCK KNEES, FLAT FEET, LEG-LENGTH INEQUALITY
Parents usually bring children to see a family physician or general practitioner for variants of normal conditions. These conditions include in-toeing, bowlegs, knock knees and flat feet. Doctors will recognize these conditions and alleviate parental anxiety by explaining the natural history of these conditions. In addition, the child will be referred for a second opinion when a pathological process is detected.
Doctors will follow these general principles when handling such problems:
1. Understanding the natural history of this condition and explaining it to parents.
2. Avoid over-investigation and over-treatment of such conditions.
HISTORY AND PHYSICAL EXAMINATION
Doctors will find out from the accompanying guardians about their concerns, the child’s birth and developmental history, as well as any delay in walking and other developmental milestones.
(II) SEMI-EMERGENCY CONDITIONS:
These are conditions require prompt action :
OSTEOMYELITIS, SEPTIC ARTHRITIS, SLIPPED UPPER FEMORAL EPIPHYSIS AND SUBTLE FRACTURE AND DISLOCATION.
The high index of suspicion for these cases is required to avoid the delay in treatment and subsequent disastrous consequence.
|Contact Person||Ms Karin Lim|