05 Apr '11, 12pm

More sports doctors seen with growing demand for sports medicine

More sports doctors seen with growing demand for sports medicine

SINGAPORE: Singapore has seen a rise in recreational sports participation and events, as it played host to marquee events such as the F1 Singapore GP and the Youth Olympic Games. This in turn, has led to an increase in demand for sports medical expertise, such as sports screening, rehabilitation and injury prevention. In 2010, Changi General Hospital's Sports Medicine Centre saw 4,344 new patients - a 68 per cent increase compared to 2006. Over at the new Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, its Sports Medicine Clinic, which opened in June last year, saw 480 patients in March 2011. This was a 40 per cent increase over last December, when it attended to 340 patients. The top three ailments patients seek treatment for are Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries, ankle sprains and Patellofemoral pain syndrome, also known as runners' knee. With such demand for sports medicine, experts h...

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