Facts About Hip And Knee Arthritis
Where did you receive your schooling and training, and how long have you been in practice?
I completed medical school at the John A. Burns School then completed my orthopedic surgery residency training at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Following residency, I received my subspecialty training in hip and knee replacement at the Joint Implant Surgeons Clinic in New Albany, Ohio. I joined Ortho after completing my training and have been in practice for about one year.
Tell us more about Orthopedic Associates of Hawai i.
Orthopedic Associates of est, oldest orthopedic practice. We currently comprise 10 physicians and have specialists in sports medicine, joint replacement, and foot and ankle, and hand surgery. have satellite clinics on the Big Island.
Why did you specialize in hip and knee arthritis?
As a third-generation orthopedic surgeon, I devel- oped an early interest in the field of orthopedic surgery. Orthopedic patients have of- ten lost the ability to participate in physical activity, due to an injury or painful joint. I enjoy being able to help my patients by repairing their injured joint and returning them to a highly functional state.
Unlike other orthopedic is injury, arthritis often affects people without a specific injury and can severely lim I chose to specialize in the management of hip and knee arthritis because I thought it gave me the best opportunity to help people and improve
What do you want people to know about hip or knee arthritis?
Arthritis is a generic term mation and swelling in one or more joints of the body. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, but there are more than 100 types of arthritis.
Arthritis can affect any common in weight-bearing joints such as the hip and knee. Hip or knee arthritis can
Dr. Andrew B. Richardson gives an initial exam to a patient with knee pain at his Hale Pawa‘a office.