While shoulder instability can greatly disrupt everyday activities and cause immense pain, it can be effectively managed with professional and proper treatment. Speak with Dr. Ong to learn how he can help with your shoulder condition.Book Appointment
Shoulder instability is the separation of the head of the upper arm bone (humerus) from the cup-shaped shoulder socket (glenoid) in the shoulder blade (scapula). This separation may be partial and temporary (subluxation) or complete and permanent dislocation.
If left untreated, shoulder instability can lead to other issues such as rotator cuff tears, fractures or cartilage damages.
Your shoulder specialist will conduct a physical examination to test your shoulder and arm’s range of motion and check for any signs of tenderness and swelling.
Imaging tests such as an x-ray may be performed to show and detect any other possible causes of instability and pain, such as a fracture. Additionally, an MRI scan may be conducted to evaluate your shoulder further by showing detailed images of your shoulder tendons and ligaments.
Non-surgical treatment methods are usually recommended for the initial treatment of shoulder instability.
These methods may include:
Surgery is typically recommended only if physical therapy is insufficient in treating shoulder instability.
The different types of surgery include:
Senior Consultant, MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)
Dr. Ong Kee Leong is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. He subspecializes in shoulder and knee, foot and ankle, hand wrist and elbow surgeries, arthroscopic sports surgery, and the management of sports-related injuries.
He has been registered with the Singapore Medical Council as a specialist in Orthopaedic Surgery since 2011.
Consultation fees are charged based on length of consultation, and start from SGD$150 (within 30 minutes).
We accept the following modes of payment:
If you are insured and would like to use a Letter of Guarantee (LOG) from the major insurers in Singapore, please contact us and our friendly clinic staff will assist you and provide more information if required.
Yes, you can. Our Clinic is an accredited day surgery clinic by the Ministry of Health. Singaporeans and Permanent Residents may use their Medisave for eligible orthopaedic inpatient procedures and hospitalizations.
The exact amount would depend on the complexity of the procedure. If you have any enquiries, feel free to speak to our friendly clinic staff about using your Medisave account.
Yes, patients who have purchased Integrated Shield plans with riders for co-insurance and deductibles will be able to use them in our clinic for eligible procedures. For more information, contact us to find out if your procedure is claimable.
The 6 Approved Integrated Shield Insurers are: