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Hip Evaluation

Hip Evaluation: Complete Diagnosis and Treatment

Hip evaluation must be your top concern if you face pain, stiffness, or difficulty sitting. Consult our experienced Orthopaedic surgeon at Hip & Knee Orthopaedics, and we recommend the best treatment options depending on your disease condition.

Hip Evaluation Singapore
Experiencing Pain in Your Hip?

When Should I Seek Treatment for My Hip Pain?

Persistent Pain


Painful Clicks

Inability to Bear Weight

Hip Symptoms and Evaluation

Problems of the hip often manifest in one of several ways:
  1. Pain over the groin region especially when squatting or getting up from the floor or low stools.
  2. Pain over the lateral or outer aspect of the hip
  3. Difficulty with certain activities eg tying shoe laces or cutting toenails.
  4. Feeling that one leg is shorter than the other.
If the pain is mainly over the back or buttock area of the hip, the more common cause of the pain is due to lumbar spine issues.
Related Information

A detailed history-taking and clinical examination can help to localise the pathology that leads to the pain.

Pain can arise from the following anatomical regions:

  1. Muscles, tendons or ligaments - these are usually due to overuse injuries, and most will resolve with sufficient rest, stretches and massage therapy.
  2. Labrum - this is a structure that lines the hip socket and keeps the femoral head centrally placed. It can be from a traumatic injury or from degeneration. Severe forms of this type of injury may require keyhole surgery to repair.
  3. Cartilage - this is a layer of smooth solid coating in the hip joint. This can arise from traumatic sports injuries or from age-related changes, though more commonly seen in the latter. Having an underlying anatomical variation like a shallow hip socket, or underlying pathology such as bone necrosis/death can also predispose to earlier cartilage wear.
  4. Bone - Bony injuries such fractures can occur around the hip too, though these are more commonly seen in elderly patients with underlying osteoporosis.

After taking a detailed history and clinical examination, imaging in the form Xrays or MRIs may be required to add critical information in the analysis of your clinical problems.

Once evaluation is completed, we will advise you on further treatment. Treatment options can range from oral anti-inflammatory medications and muscle relaxants, to recommendations for physiotherapy for appropriate hip stretches and strengthening exercises, to ultrasound/fluoroscopy guided injections, keyhole hip surgery to finally muscle-sparing joint replacement surgery.

At Hip & Knee Orthopaedics, we recommend treatment options based on your disease condition and your clinical profile. We believe that in doing so, we can achieve clinical success and patient satisfaction. Both our doctors are double-fellowship trained with extensive experience in managing complex hip and knee problems, thus are well-positioned to evaluate and manage your hip pain.

Screening for New Patients

We have assembled some packages to help our new patients.

Single Hip


Evaluation of Hip Pain with X-ray

Includes the following done on the same day:
X-ray AP pelvis – weight bearing, hip lateral; and
Review in clinic after X-ray
(Exclusive of GST)

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Dr Adrian Lau

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist

Dr Adrian Lau is a specialist orthopaedic surgeon trained in primary and complex hip and knee arthroplasty.

Dr Tan Sok Chuen

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialist

Dr Tan is an orthopaedic doctor with subspecialty training in hip and knee surgery – making her the first female hip and knee replacement surgeon in Singapore.

Our Clinic

38 Irrawaddy Road,
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre,
#09-21/38, Singapore 329563

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Saturday: 9am to 1pm
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