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Confused with advice from doctors
15 Oct 2018 (36 views)

Mr Tan,

My cousin recently went to a specialist in a restructured hospital for her knee problem due to knee cap wear and tear.  

The doctor recommended her to go to a private clinic for stem cells treatment, instead of knee replacement. She also heard of patients going to neighborhood clinics for gel injection which can last 5 years.  

This is really shocking, due to different standards.  As knee cap problem is common nowadays with elderly.  Who should we trust?

REPLY
Get a second opinion and advice from your regular doctor (GP). Build a relationship with the GP and consult the same doctor regularly. 


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Mr Tan,

My cousin recently went to a specialist in a restructured hospital for her knee problem due to knee cap wear and tear.  

The doctor recommended her to go to a private clinic for stem cells treatment, instead of knee replacement. She also heard of patients going to neighborhood clinics for gel injection which can last 5 years.  

This is really shocking, due to different standards.  As knee cap problem is common nowadays with elderly.  Who should we trust?

REPLY
Get a second opinion and advice from your regular doctor (GP). Build a relationship with the GP and consult the same doctor regularly.