Diagnostic Services, Orthopedic Medicine, Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy Services in Honolulu, Hawaii
At Portner Orthopedic Rehabilitation, your diagnosis is made the old-fashioned way — with a comprehensive history and physical exam. Our medical experts perform classic physical diagnoses utilizing their intimate knowledge of the human body, vast experience and common sense to identify the cause. During the diagnostic process, your input is crucial in finding the appropriate orthopedic treatment. We talk to you to determine when the problem started, find out what exacerbates or relieves your pain and pinpoint the unique symptoms that will lead us to an answer. Sometimes a simple health history discussion can help us get to the root of your orthopedic condition.
Electrodiagnostic tests (EMGs) are performed by our physiatrists who are specially trained in the use of the EMG machine to detect even small changes that present electrically in the muscles and nerves. With this machine, we can definitively diagnose radiculopathies (pinched nerves), carpal tunnel syndrome*, diabetic neuropathy, tarsal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, and various other nerve and muscle diseases.
Also available on site are our high-tech ultrasound diagnostic machines. These machines help us visualize the inside structures of the body without having to utilize X-rays, improving safety and accuracy. Diagnostic ultrasound can help us identify nerve injury, tendon tears, muscle injuries, ligamentous injuries, bursitis*, arthritis and other pathologies. In addition, the ultrasound machine is sometimes used to help guide needles to the accurate target placement.
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and how it may help you find relief from pain. Please contact our Hawaii orthopedic experts at (808) 596-7300 to schedule your personalized evaluation.
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