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Exercising regularly is one of the most crucial things you can do for your health - but it is important to take the proper preventive steps to decrease your odds of experiencing an orthopedic injury. First off, if you have an existing health problem, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, a history of heart disease, or are a smoker, you should contact your doctor before beginning any vigorous physical activity.

We recommend warming up properly before any activity, starting slowly and working your way up to "full speed." It is also important to wear the proper equipment, such as correctly fitting shoes. Let your body be your guide - if you experience pain, stop what you're doing and find the cause.


The preparation for your specific surgery may vary - so be sure to ask your physician what steps you need to take.

However, the following rules generally apply for orthopedic surgeries:
  • Eat a light dinner and drink fluids the evening before your surgery. Do not consume milk products or food after midnight of the evening prior to your surgery date. Additionally, we recommend that you do not smoke or consume alcohol for at least 48 hours prior to surgery.
  • Within 6 hours of your arrival time, you must not eat, drink, or smoke, including ice, gum, or mints.
  • Wear comfortable, loose clothing. Please bring walking shoes. You will need to undress and wear a gown during surgery.
  • Nail polish, false fingernails, makeup, jewelry, and watches should not be worn the day of surgery.


After completion of surgery, you will be cared for in our recovery area, where the anesthesiologist and the recovery nurses will closely monitor you until you are deemed ready to go home or moved to your inpatient room. Initially, the focus will be on helping you recover from your surgery and beginning the healing process. In a follow-up appointment, we will discuss with you your rehabilitation options and help get you on the path to full recovery.


Performance Rehabilitation Ortho – or PRO – is our unique performance training facility, offering an advanced approach to post-physical therapy training. Our philosophy of focusing on training the nervous system to activate and respond efficiently reduces the risk of injury and allows the body to perform at its highest level. Whether you're a weekend warrior or an elite athlete, anyone can benefit from the PRO training system. Find out more by calling (808) 521-8165.
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What is orthopedics?

Orthopedics is a medical specialty that deals with the musculoskeletal system. An orthopedist, or an orthopedic surgeon, is a physician who specializes in treating disorders of the musculoskeletal system – the system of the body that includes bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, skin and any structures related to them.

What is orthopedic surgery?

Orthopedics is the branch of surgery that deals with bones and other bone-related structures. Most of the orthopedic surgery performed follows traumatic accidents (falls, motor vehicle accidents, twisting injuries and the like), but other surgeries include correction of congenital and developmental limb deformities.

What are common problems in orthopedics?

Some of the common problems are those caused by injuries from accidents that occur at home, work, on the highways and from competitive sports. The more frequent are broken bones, torn ligaments, dislocations, sprains, tendon injuries, pulled muscles, ruptured discs and sciatica.

Are there any conditions or parts of the body you do not treat?

We do not treat back pain and/or injuries.

How long will it take to schedule an appointment?

We offer same/next day appointments. You may call our main office number (808) 536-2261 or our toll free number (888) 536-2212 to schedule an appointment.

How long is the actual office wait time?

Patients can expect the wait time to be anywhere from 10 – 15 minutes. However, because some patients come in that require more time and services than initially anticipated, we do sometimes encounter delays.

Do I need a referral?

Once your appointment has been established, you will then be routed to our pre-registration department who will verify your benefit level, deductibles, out-of-pocket percentages, co-pay amounts and also ask about a referral. It is however, your responsibility to do the same with your insurance company. We will file your insurance claim as a courtesy to you.

What types of insurance do you accept?

We participate with most major insurance companies. Please consult with your insurance provider prior to scheduling your appointment to determine if your provider participates with us.

Will my insurance cover the cost of service?

There is no clear-cut answer to this question because insurance programs vary greatly with respect to services allowed. The patient is responsible for all fees, regardless of insurance coverage. It is customary to pay for office services when they are rendered unless prior arrangements have been made. As a courtesy, we will bill your insurance company. The office staff will be happy to review your insurance coverage with you and answer any questions you may have. Patients with accepted work-related injuries covered by worker's compensation will not be responsible for their bill unless their claim is denied.

What should I bring to my first visit?

Please bring your current insurance card and any referrals required by your insurance carrier. Also, bring a list of current medications and any MRI's, X-rays or any other testing results that have been done related to your appointment with us. You can also fill out our pre-registration paperwork (LINK) to help expedite your registration.

What should I wear to my appointment?

Loose comfortable clothing is most appropriate. All knee patients are encouraged to wear shorts or clothing that rises above the kneecap.

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