"Getting to know my patients as individuals allows me to tailor a care plan that more closely meets their needs. Whenever possible, I recommend starting off with the least invasive treatments." - Dr. Thielen
Minimally Invasive Direct Anterior Total Hip Arthroplasty
Dr. Thielen trained extensively with minimally invasive muscle sparing anterior approach total hip arthroplasty at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in Irvine, California. During his fellowship training he performed hundreds of anterior total hip replacements. He brought these surgical techniques to Maui where he is the first surgeon to perform a direct anterior total hip arthroplasty at Maui Memorial Medical Center in 2018. He also helped to pioneer the same day discharge program for total hip replacement surgery here on Maui. Benefits of the direct anterior approach to total hip replacement include quicker recovery, lower risk of hip dislocation, and easy use of xray during the surgery allowing for more precise placement of the implant. Contact our office for a consultation if you are suffering from severe hip arthritis and are interested in learning more.
Same Day Discharge (Outpatient) Total Hip Arthroplasty
In 2020, Dr. Thielen was one of the surgeons to help pioneer and implement the same day discharge program for total hip arthroplasty patients at Maui Memorial Medical Center. Now most patients are able to be discharged on the day of surgery and recover in the comfort of their own home. Patients have had a tremendously positive experience with the program and are happy to have their surgery and office visits done without having to get on a plane or travel. Contact our office for a consultation to find out if you may be a candidate for same day discharge total hip replacement.
Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty
Dr. Thielen has received extensive training in complex revision total hip arthroplasty surgical techniques. He evaluates patients with painful total hip replacements, ensuring an appropriate workup and treatment plan. If you have a painful total hip replacement, contact our office today for a consultation with Dr. Thielen.
Total Knee Arthroplasty
Dr. Thielen specializes in treating patients with knee arthritis. We always start with the least invasive treatment measures. Total knee replacement surgery is appropriate for patients experiencing severe pain despite appropriate non-surgical management for their symptoms. If you are suffering from knee pain, contact us today about a consultation.
Same day Discharge (Outpatient) Total Knee Arthroplasty
Dr. Thielen helped create the same day discharge clinical pathway at Maui Memorial Medical Center in 2020. In 2021, Dr. Thielen became the first surgeon on Maui to perform total knee replacement surgery in a free standing ambulatory surgery center. We are now happy to offer total knee replacement surgery, for most patients, to be performed at Aloha Surgery Center. With modern surgical and pain management techniques, most patients are able to return home on the same day of their surgery and sleep in the comfort of their own bed. Patients have had a tremendously positive experience with this program and have been happy to not have to get on a plane to travel for their procedure or office visits. Contact our office today to see if you are a candidate for same day discharge total knee arthroplasty.
Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty
Total knee arthroplasty has become increasingly utilized in a younger and more active patient population. Modern cementless total knee replacement designs provide biologic fixation between your bone and the knee replacement. This type of biologic fixation may provide for a longer lasting knee replacement in young active patients hoping for decades of use out of their knee replacement. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to discuss if cementless total knee replacement surgery may be right for you
Partial Knee Arthroplasty
Sometimes only one part of the knee has worn out or is arthritic. In appropriate patients without severe deformity or arthritis in other compartments of the knee, partial knee replacement surgery can be appropriate. Some of the benefits of a partial knee replacement include a more natural feeling knee and a quicker recovery. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation to determine if you may be a candidate for a partial knee replacement.
Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty
Dr. Thielen has received extensive training in complex revision total knee arthroplasty surgical techniques. He evaluates patients with painful total knee replacements, ensuring an appropriate workup and treatment plan. If you have a painful total knee replacement, contact our office today for a consultation with Dr. Thielen.
Fracture Care and Surgery
Dr. Thielen provides fracture management including appropriate operative and nonoperative fracture care. Contact our office if you have been diagnosed with a fracture and would like a consultation.