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Healthier Hawaii Segment on Hawaii News Now

Twice a month, our expert physicians and health care professionals from throughout Hawaii Pacific Health join the Hawaii News Now Sunrise morning show team to share important and helpful medical information and wellness tips.

Watch these interviews with our Hawaii Pacific Health Bone & Joint Centers physicians here.

Dr. Jennifer King, pediatric sports medicine physician

Pediatric Overuse Injuries
Youth Tackle Football Safety

Dr. Nick Crawford, orthopedic surgeon

Hip Injuries

Dr. Spencer Chang, sports medicine physician

Surfing Injuries
Running Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Dr. Christopher Lynch, pediatric sports medicine physician

Keeping Kids Active and Healthy

Dr. Jill Inouye, sports medicine physician 

- How to start seeing exercise as a prescription
Running the right way

Man getting his ankle examined by doctor  

A Step-by-Step Breakdown of Ankle Replacement Surgery

Similar to joint replacements of the knee and hip, an ankle replacement involves removal of the damaged portions of the ankle joint and implantation of metal components that have specially designed, durable plastic inserted between them.

If arthritis symptoms are severe and persist to the point where they are interfering with a patient’s daily activities, ankle replacement may be the best option to relieve discomfort.

Ankle replacement surgery takes a few hours to complete, and patients are usually able to go home the same day of their procedure, or the following morning.

PicturedDr. Daniel Judd examines a patient's ankle to make sure everything is in proper working order.

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Wilcox Bone & Joint Center Offers Advanced Options in Hand Surgery

Minimally Invasive Carpal Tunnel Surgery Provides Maximum Results
Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the median nerve, which provides motor function and sensation to parts of the hand. When treatments such as wearing a brace, modifying activities and occupational therapy do not provide relief, surgery is considered. 

Endoscopic carpal tunnel release is a type of minimally invasive surgery in which a tiny instrument with a camera attached is inserted into a small incision at the wrist. This camera lets the surgeon see the inside of the wrist and release the transverse carpal ligament without creating a large cut. 

Pictured: Dr. Alyssa Carnegie examines a patient to assess if he is a candidate for endoscopic carpal tunnel release.

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