Bone and joint care includes the diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of conditions, injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system including the joints, ligaments, tendons and nerves.
Bone and joint conditions may be treated by your doctor or other medical specialists and healthcare providers. Several doctors from different medical specialties may be involved in the treatment at the same time. This approach is important to manage the symptoms of an orthopedic condition, especially as many symptoms are chronic and change over time.
Bone & Joint at Kapiolani
Kapiolani offers orthopedic services for children, adolescents, and young adults.
Its physicians are specially trained to handle everything from the most common injuries, such as sprains, broken bones and sports injuries, to specialized conditions, including childhood arthritis, congenital disorders and lumbar/spine deformity.
Kapiolani also offers orthopedic rehabilitation therapies for children and adults. The collaborative effort of its staff and a highly integrated therapy program ensures that infants, children, adolescents and adults reach their full potential in mobility and daily living skill.
- Hip Preservation Program
- Scoliosis and spinal deformity
- Extremity deformities and limb deficiency
- Complex foot and ankle deformities
- Pediatric and adolescent sports medicine
- Dance injuries
- Bone tumors
- Pediatric hand reconstruction
- Bone and joint infections
- Fracture care
Kapiolani recognizes that children, adolescents and young adults have unique orthopedic health needs. Orthopedic conditions in childhood may follow illness, injury or a developmental condition and result in deformity, pain and disability in the growing child or later in adulthood. They are best served by doctors specially trained to care for them. Young adults with pain or disability due to residual childhood orthopedic conditions will receive state-of-the-art care with emphasis on joint preservation. Kapiolani physicians are also available to see patients in Aiea, on Kauai, and on the Big Island each month.
Kapiolani Pediatric Orthopedics: 1-808-945-3766 (or 1-808-983-6000 after hours)
Kapiolani Sports & Dance Medicine
The Kapiolani Sports & Dance Medicine Program is part of the pediatric orthopedic division and provides comprehensive care for the pediatric athlete and dancer. The program offers complete medical care to the athlete, from musculoskeletal injuries, concussions, and issues pertaining to nutrition and health maintenance. Its goal is to balance therapeutic treatment and continuance of sports and dance at peak performance.
Kapiolani Sports & Dance Medicine: 1-808-945-3766
Kapiolani Pediatric Rheumatology
Arthritis isn’t just an adult’s disease. About 300,000 keiki in the United States deal with some form of juvenile arthritis. Juvenile arthritis can occur in many pediatric rheumatic diseases, an umbrella term that covers the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions or diseases that can develop in children ages 16 and younger.
The arthritis found in adults and the arthritis that occurs in children have similarities — pain, swollen joints, redness and warmth. However, each pediatric rheumatic condition is different and has its own set of symptoms and difficulties.
At Kapiolani, our team of pediatric rheumatologists specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritic conditions in children. Most treatments involve a combination of medication, physical activity, eye care and healthy eating to help relieve inflammation, control pain and help patients lead as normal a childhood as possible.
Our health care team also helps to formulate a plan to ensure each patient stays happy and healthy, despite any challenges their disease may pose.
Kapiolani Pediatric Rheumatology Services: 1-808-983-8394