DR YOON KAM HON
Place of Practice
El Shaddai Arthritis and Rheumatism Specialist Medical Centre
Blk 102 Towner Road, #01-258, Singapore 322102
Tel: (65) 6396 6966
Rheumatology & Internal Medicine
MBBS MRCP (UK), M.Med (Internal Medicine)
Dr. Yoon Kam Hon is the director of El Shaddai Arthritis and Rheumatism Specialist Medical Centre, which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of autoimmune conditions and bone, joint, and tendon-related diseases. With the help of his team of dedicated nurses, he assists about 600 patients every month with the goal to alleviate their pain and effectively manage their conditions so they can get back to their lifestyle as soon as possible.
Dr. Yoon graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, National University of Singapore. He completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree as well as his Master of Medicine in Internal Medicine. In May 2001, he was accredited as internal medicine specialist and as a rheumatology specialist in 2002. He has been practicing for more than 15 years and is a fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.
Prior to joining El Shaddai Arthritis and Rheumatism Specialist Medical Centre, Dr. Yoon served at Alexandra Hospital and at the Department of Medicine, National University of Singapore as a visiting rheumatologist registrar. To date, he also serves as a consultant rheumatologist at Gleneagles Hospital, Changi General Hospital, and Arthritis and Rheumatism Specialist Medical Centre.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is caused by mechanical stress on the joint, and inflammation with joint damage. Symptoms may include joint pain, tenderness, stiffness, and sometimes an effusion. The main cause is degeneration, combined with hereditary and metabolic factors, which leads to loss of cartilage, sometimes exposing and damaging the underlying bone. Pain makes it difficult to exercise, so muscles may atrophy. Therapeutic measures begin with weight loss and exercise, and include advance joint supplements, anti-inflammatory medications and joint injections. Joint repair and pain relief with a variety of viscosupplementations for all joints including knee, hip and joints are offered in our clinic.
Includes Systemic disease like Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Sjogren’s Syndrome, Muscle Inflammation, Skin Diseases like Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. These are serious conditions if not diagnosed and treated early. New medications and injections are available to help disease control and remission.
Bone Mineral Density Test
The clinic offers referral test for DEXA Bone Mineral Density (BMD) at a special price to the radiological centres. At our clinic, the Heel Ultrasound BMD is done once a week free of charge for patients. BMD test measures the strength and fragility of your bone. This procedure helps us to detect osteoporosis and predict your risk of bone fractures so that medications for bone care can be started early.
RA is a severe form of arthritis where the body’s immune system attacks its own joints. In RA usually the hands, wrists, shoulders and knees are painful, swollen and with morning stiffness. Diagnosis can be confirmed with blood tests. Early treatment is important to prevent damage and this condition is potentially curable is treated early. New immune-modulatory medications and injections that are effective in treating RA are currently available in our clinic
Spine, Hand, Knee Arthritis
The spine and the hands can also be affected by OA and RA, with morning stiffness, joint swelling and back stiffness and pain. Cervical and Lumbar Spondylosis are common degenerative spine conditions. Treatments are available, including arthritis medicine, spine supplements, ESWT, and spine injections. Good outcome and pain relief can be obtained with early treatment and upon completion of the therapeutic programme.
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
ESWT are audible high energy sound waves which have been employed since around 1980 to disintegrate kidney stones for instance. Shock waves accelerate the healing process by activating the body’s self-healing powers. Damaged tissue gradually regenerates and eventually heals. Currently the clinic is using the machine to treat body pains, normal and diabetic wound ulcers, joints, bones and muscle problems for the knee, shoulder, ankle, fingers, and other parts of the body. Session takes about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the site being treated. In general an average of 3 to 5 therapy sessions are necessary at weekly intervals.
Osteoporosis (OP) is a progressive bone disease that is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, bone microarchitecture deteriorates, the amount and variety of proteins in bone are altered which can lead to an increased risk of fracture. Advanced bone supplements, bone strengthening medicines and injections for the treatment of OP and bone fractures are available at the clinic. ESWT can also be used for the treatment
Dr. Yoon, being also an internal medicine specialist, is also well versed in dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diseases of the nervous system including stroke, neuropathy and nerve entrapment syndromes. Our clinic offers innovative and different types of effective prevention and treatment measures.
Health Screening Test
Health screening is important to identify apparently healthy people who may be at increased risk of a disease or condition. Our clinic offers several health screening tests like blood tests for Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Gout, Liver, Kidney Diseases, etc. Tests are available on the spot as well as being sent to the specialized laboratory. ECG, Chest X-ray and Ultrasound are also available. Based on the results of the health screening, appropriate preventive measures and treatment may be given.
Ultrasound is a safe, painless and noninvasive medical test using sound waves to produce pictures inside the body. The ultrasound scanning involves the use of a small transducer (probe) with ultrasound gel placed directly on the skin. Ultrasound images of the musculoskeletal system provide immediate diagnosis of muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints and soft tissue disease and inflammation. Ultrasound can detect tendon tears, or tendinitis of the rotator cuff in the shoulder, knee swelling, masses or fluid collections in the joints.
We provide a wide range of proven and effective supplements that compliment pharmaceutical drugs. We have developed our own brand of Joint Formula, Nerve Formula, Bone Formula, etc., which helps in restoring the nerves, bones and joints of the body. We also have supplements for sugar, lipid blood pressure and uric acid control; supplements for muscle strength, immune balance, men’s health.For further information, you can refer to our online store under the store tab.
Viscosupplementation is the injection of the joint healing and repair fluid into the disease or arthritis joint with hyaluronic acid and chondroitin sulphate. VS helps to relieve joint pain and inflammation, repairs the damaged cartilage and restores the lubricant in the joint for the shock absorption and ease of movement. The joints can be injected include the knee, shoulder, ankle, hip, spine and finger/toe joints. We have a wide range of VS (Synvisc, Orthovisc, Arthromac, Sportvis) available for different joint and tendon conditions and patient type.