Foot Surgeons Kailua Kona HI

Local resource for foot surgeons in Kailua Kona. Includes detailed information on local clinics that provide access to foot surgery, as well as advice and content on podiatrists and maintaining healthy feet.

Daryl H Kurozawa
(808) 334-4400
75-184 Hualalai Rd
Kailua Kona, HI
Specialty
General Surgery

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Stanley D Berliner, MD FACS
(808) 329-0729
75-967 Hiona St
Holualoa, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: State Univ(nyc)
Graduation Year: 1950

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Daryl Hiroyuki Kurozawa, MD
(808) 334-4400
PO Box 107
Kealakekua, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1988

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Alistair William Bairos
(808) 323-8180
81-956 Halekii St
Kealakekua, HI
Specialty
General Surgery

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Lawrence A Peebles
(808) 323-3855
81-6623 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI
Specialty
General Surgery

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Willard Chapin Johnson, MD
(508) 230-3691
78-6800 Alii Dr
Kailua Kona, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1964

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Alistair Wm Bairos, MD
(808) 322-2231
81-6623 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dalhousie Univ, Fac Of Med, Halifax, Ns, Canada
Graduation Year: 1980

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Lawrence A Peebles, MD
(808) 323-3855
81-6623 Mamalahoa Hwy
Kealakekua, HI
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1975

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Andrew A Fedder
(808) 322-6962
79-1019 Haukapila St
Kealakekua, HI
Specialty
General Surgery

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Hiranaka David K MD DMD Inc
(808) 326-2040
76-6225 Kuakini Hwy # A102
Kailua Kona, HI

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Keeping Up With the Latest in Foot and Ankle Surgery

In an effort to help orthopedic surgeons keep up with the latest research, the authors of this specialty update present a summary of evidence related to foot and ankle surgery. More than a dozen of the most common problems are presented including ankle fractures, calcaneal (heel bone) fractures, chronic ankle instability, ankle joint replacement, ankle fusion, diabetes-related problems, tendon problems, bunions, impingement problems, foot deformities, and amputations.

By reviewing all studies published in the last year on foot and ankle surgeries and summarizing presentations made at orthopedic meetings, the information presented hits the high points of what's new. Surgeons reading this summary can then decide if they need to delve deeper into the literature for themselves.

When it comes to trauma resulting in ankle fractures, MRIs and arthroscopy now make it possible to see that the joint surface is often damaged with more severe ankle fractures. Surgeons must be on the look out for lesions of the articular surface of the joint. Sometimes the force is enough to break off bits of cartilage and bone leaving them inside the joint as a loose body. The surgeon must look for, find, and remove these fragments.

Severe ankle fractures may require open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). An open incision is made; the fracture site is realigned; and metal plates, pins, and/or screws are used to stabilize (hold) everything together. This type of fixation works well with few complications. Problems occur most often in patients with diabetes and poor circulation. Surgeons are advised to keep a close eye on these patients during the post-operative period to prevent infections and the need for amputation.

And a final note on ankle fractures in particular. Surgeons often debate the need to cast or immobilize the ankle after surgery versus having the patient move the ankle early in order to keep joint mobile. So far, it looks like early motion is better but has some risks. Early motion helps prevent blood clots but seems to increase the risk of wound infection. The surgeon should strive for early mobility but make the decision based on each patient's individual characteristics and risk factors.

As for calcaneal (heel bone) fractures, there's enough evidence now to show that these patients end up with painful arthritis and foot deformities. Can these be prevented? Are they the result of the type of treatment (surgery vs. nonoperative care) provided in the first place? All evidence points to a better end-result when open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is later followed by fusion of the joint.

Efforts are being made to place screws percutaneously (through the skin without an open incision) for the fixation of calcaneal fractures. Using titanium screws instead of metal plates seems to work well and reduces the risk of wound infection.

Severe ankle pain following repeated ankle sprains or caused by traumatic arthritis that ...

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