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Orthopedics

Maui Health's orthopedic services offer exceptional orthopedic care with access to a large team of specialists, including board-certified surgeons and clinical staff.

Sports injuries, arthritis, broken bones, strains and sprains—we can handle all of it right here on Maui.

Our approach

As often as possible, our orthopedic doctors take the conservative approach to increase function and mobility without surgery. However, when surgery is necessary, Maui Health strives to offer expert orthopedic care. We also specialize in helping patients recover faster after surgery so they can get back to the activities they love.

Our specialties

Our orthopedic doctors are experts in treating a wide range of conditions, including:

Maui Health's orthopedic surgeons have extensive experience in hand surgery; foot surgery; and other complex, fine orthopedic procedures.

Among the orthopedic procedures and treatments we offer are:

Our orthopedic specialists are dedicated to compassionate, integrated, patient-centered care. They also have strong working relationships with doctors from other specialties at Maui Health, making for seamless interdisciplinary care.

Make an orthopedic appointment

Call the Maui Memorial Medical Center Outpatient Clinic at 808.442.5700 for an appointment with one of our orthopedic experts.

Treating sports injuries

Mild strains and sprains can benefit from initial treatment at home using the R.I.C.E. method.

 

reviewed 10/31/2019

Treating sports injuries

Learn more about the R.I.C.E. method.

Using the R.I.C.E. method is a good first treatment for mild sprains or strains.

R: Rest. Reduce your activity as needed. Use crutches if you need to.

I: Ice. Put ice on right away to keep swelling down. Use ice for 20 minutes at a time, 4 to 8 times a day. You can use a cold pack, an ice bag, or a plastic bag filled with crushed ice and wrapped in a towel.

C: Compression. Compress the injured area to keep swelling down and support the injured area. You can use elastic wraps, air casts, splints or special boots.

E: Elevation. Keep the injured area elevated on a pillow above the level of your heart, if possible. This will help reduce swelling.

Get help if:

  • The injury causes severe pain, swelling or numbness.
  • You can't put any weight on the injured area.
  • The pain or ache of an old injury is accompanied by increased swelling, or joint abnormality or instability.
  • Pain or other symptoms worsen after using R.I.C.E.

The benefits of R.I.C.E. include pain relief, reduced inflammation and faster healing.

Start R.I.C.E. right after a mild sprain or strain. Continue for at least 48 hours.

Sources: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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