Orthopedic Surgery

Case history: avascular necrosis

Illustration: Angela Ho

Mr Chan was an active 30-year-old fireman who had to meet the gruelling physical demands of his job. But in 1997 a deepening pain in his left hip eventually left him unable to walk for more than five minutes without resting.

Monday, 18 February, 2013, 5:00pm

Case History: partial knee replacement

Case History: partial knee replacement

Madam Chong, 50, knows that familiar feeling. It starts with a twinge in her knee. Then, over time, the pain builds to a crippling crescendo that on some days will cause her to fall in mid-step, and on others will send her to the emergency room begging for relief.

30 Oct 2012 - 9:57am

Beauty fix

Spa by MTM provides treatments combining Japanese, Chinese and Western methods. The Causeway Bay location is conveniently close to its skincare store, where products are custom-blended for each client. Different essences stored in a glass room are added to a luxurious base cream. If the result isn't quite right, customers may return for a remix.

18 May 2012 - 12:00am

Knee injuries

Unless you've been living on another planet, you probably know that NBA star Jeremy Lin had surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and will be out of action for at least six weeks.

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Get your socks off

Bustling Central district might seem like an odd place to get your Zen fix. But look a little closer and you'll notice plenty of foot massage dens scattered around the popular night time destination. The latest addition is Ten Feet Tall in the L Place.

24 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Hospital inquiry on baby's broken leg

A public hospital has launched an investigation into a suspected medical blunder in which a newborn baby suffered a leg fracture last month.

21 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

World's highest spa

Its relaxation facilities may be somewhat modest compared with those of some other five-star hotels, but the Ritz-Carlton Spa by ESPA more than makes up for it with its stunning king-of-the-castle views. Located on the hotel's 116th floor, it's the highest hotel spa in the world, at an ear-popping 465 metres high.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Get to the point

Recreational golfer James Lim had tried many different forms of therapy over a six-month period to fix his frozen shoulder. Then he gave myotherapy a go, and was soon back in the swing of things.

'We set a treatment plan and it took a little time to gain full function, but I was playing golf within a month,' says Lim, a property consultant in his mid-50s.

2 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Students take part in a real-life medical drama

Five pupils have had their first taste of a doctor's life - and found it was nothing like what happens on TVB drama Healing Hands.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Paediatric doctor accused of needless leg surgery

A doctor is accused of professional misconduct for performing allegedly unnecessary surgery on a 16-month-old child with a broken leg.

The boy, Liu Lap-yu, who had just learned to walk, broke his right thigh bone after falling from a metre-high platform in a playground in October 2008.

20 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Is it better to give or receive? There's a massage in there somewhere

The Art of Massage with Adrian Carr US$3.99 Rating 9/10

To give is divine, but a massage in return is even better. And so I reveal that my motives for downloading this app were not altruistic.

19 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

When it comes to the crunch

Keith Robertson, fly-half for the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union, has a swollen right knee that is full of fluid. 'Can you see it?' he asks, poking it with his forefinger and making a putty-like indentation appear. 'It's pretty much a mess.'

7 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Massages in the comfort of home

Many workaholics in Hong Kong crave for a massage to unwind all the tension from their bodies after a long day at work. However, with the city's late working hours, visiting a spa might not be possible, leading to the rise in mobile massages.

23 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Huge leap forward in scoliosis treatment

The University of Hong Kong medical faculty is the first in the world to successfully use a remote-controlled device in a breakthrough treatment of scoliosis in children.

In a clinical trial, the device was implanted in a five-year-old in November and a 12-year-old last month.

14 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Click to relax

Are your neck, shoulder and back begging for a massage after sitting in your little office cubicle all day long? Or are you just looking for a pampering session but can't be bothered travelling all the way to a spa?

Women in Hong Kong now have the luxury of having masseuses come to them with just the click of a mouse.

19 Oct 2009 - 12:00am