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JPMC ROLLS OUT BONE & JOINT HEALTH PROMOTION

Oct 26, 2013

THE Jerudong Park Medical Centre, Department of Orthopaedics is holding a ‘Bone and Joint Health Promotion’, offering screening and treatment packages from October 21 to November 29, 2013.



The screening and treatment packages are as follows:



Back Pain Screening Package. Three-time consultations from orthopaedic specialist and a blood test will be conducted for full blood count. Proceed with an X-Ray from lumbo sacral spine for anterior posterior / lateral. questionnaire for back pain and self-care and exercise guide will be given.



Neck Pain Screening Package:
Three-time consultations from orthopaedic specialist and a blood test will be conducted for full blood count. Proceed with an X-ray for cervical spine. questionnaire for neck pain and self-care and exercise guide will be given.



Gout Pain Screening Package:
Two-time consultations from orthopaedic specialist and a blood test will be conducted for renal function test (uric acid, sodium, potassium, chloride, urea, creatinine, calcium and phosphate) plus a urine FEME. The patient will then be given an information leaflet.



Knee Pain Screening Package:
Two-time consultations from orthopaedic specialist and proceed with an X-ray for knee joint Anterior posterior / lateral. The patient will be given a self-care, exercise guide leaflet and exercise guide in a CD-ROM.



Viscosupplementation:
A one-time orthopaedic specialist consultation and with the procedure that involves injecting a thick liquid (hyaluronate) into the knee joint afflicted with osteoarthritis. The injection replaces and restores the properties of the natural synovial fluid in the knee joint. It also helps in lubrication and shock absorption. Conditions apply after knee evaluation.



Osteoporosis Screening Package:
A minute risk assessment and two-time consultation from the orthopaedic specialist. A baseline observation plus a blood test will be conducted for calcium serum, phosphate serum and calciferol (Vitamin D). In addition, a urine deoxypyridinoline and diagnostically checked through CT scan (bone densitometry CT) for assessment of bone mineral density will be carried out.



Physio treatment:
Patients who had been referred by the orthopaedic screening will be able to enjoy 20 per cent off the add-on treatments from the following treatment such as knee, neck, back, and ankle, osteoporosis and weight loss. This treatment is subject to the recommendation from the orthopaedic specialist referral.



Bone and joint problems are common and cause significant pain and disability. It usually affects people at age 65 years or older. Bone and joints problem can lead to arthritis, gout and osteoporosis.

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