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
Dr. Nick Crawford, orthopedic surgeon
Dr. Spencer Chang, sports medicine physician
Dr. Christopher Lynch, pediatric sports medicine physician
Dr. Jill Inouye, sports medicine physician
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.
Pictured: Dr. Daniel Judd examines a patient's ankle to make sure everything is in proper working order.
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.