Hilo, Hawaii

Peter A. Matsuura, M.D.

Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Peter A. Matsuura, M.D.

670 Ponahawai Street, Suite 214
Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 969-3331
Peter A. Matsuura, M.D., Orthopedics, Health and Beauty, Hilo, Hawaii

Peter A. Matsuura, M.D. offers a caring style focused on redefining lives and healthy, whole communities in his Hilo, Hawaii-based orthopedic practice. Dr. Matsuura was inspired to pursue medicine by his mother, who cared for the health her community. Best care to Dr. Matsuura means "personal and appropriate" healthcare, in which he shares a full spectrum understanding of the orthopedic condition with each patient in an accessible and comforting manner. His practice assists with injuries of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, wrist, hand, ankle, foot, including: bones, joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

He walks each patient through non-surgical and state-of-the-art surgical options for conditions in arthritis, broken bones, fractures and sprains to tendonitis, bursitis, nerve injuries, overuse injuries, work-related injuries, and sports injuries. Trained as a Sports Medicine Specialist, Dr. Matsuura specializes in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Matsuura is sensitive to the treatment of the whole person, especially war veterans—serving as Hawaii's State Surgeon from 2006-2012 and Commander of the Medical Detachment. As Colonel in the Hawaii Army National Guard, he served across four deployments with the U.S. Army's state-of-the-art surgical teams treating orthopedic trauma and war wounds for American service men and women.

Dr. Matsuura completed his medical degree at UC Irvine Medical School, Irvine, CA (1981-1985) and is certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. His memberships include the American Medical Association, the American College of Surgeons, the Hawaii Medical Association, the Western Orthopedic Association, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America, among others.

Staff members at this practice remember their patients fondly, ensuring patient comfort and medical professionalism. Don't hesitate. Schedule an appointment today for any orthopedic need or a sports medicine consultation by calling Peter A. Matsuura, M.D. today at (808) 969-3331.

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An orthopedic doctor specializes in treating and managing conditions that affect the skeletal system, including the joints. Knowing when you should see this professional will help im...read more
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Hip pain includes discomfort in the thigh, groin, and gluteals, as well as in- and outside the joint. There are many causes of this type of orthopedic pain, and each scenario af...read more
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Merry Christmas!!! Blessed by the love and joy of Christmas!  Thank you and may God bless you richly throughout 2020! read more
As you search for the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season, consider giving items they can use every day. For people with chronic neck pain, practical...read more
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Orthopedics is the branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, disorders, and injuries. Orthopedic doctors treat a wide range of issues, ...read more
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Staying active is an important part of your child’s health. As beneficial as team sports and outdoor play are, however, they do carry some risk of trips, falls, and bumps. Thankfully...read more
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Arthroscopic surgery is a type of medical procedure that allows orthopedic surgeons to diagnose and treat joint problems. While many of the body's major joints can be operated on art...read more
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Playing sports like racquetball and tennis is a fun way to stay active. However, one common issue players deal with is a painful condition called tennis elbow. To prevent sports...read more
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Ankle sprains and knee injuries are among the most common sports injuries people tend to develop. Other injuries include groin pulls, shin splints, tennis elbow, and hamstring sprain...read more
When you live an active lifestyle, you run the risk of getting broken bones and fractures. But even people who are not as active can still develop osteoporosis, a disease that makes ...read more
Since childhood, Peter A. Matsuura, M.D. has wanted to be the kind of doctor who cares for his patients as if they were family. At his orthopedic practice in Hilo, HI, he and the res...read more
Neck pain is, well, a real pain in the neck. From sports injuries to strange sleeping positions, neck pain places a serious wrench in your day. Committed to helping Hilo, HI, residen...read more
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As people age, staying active and being physically fit prevents injuries. Peter A. Matsuura, M.D. a leading doctor in Hilo, HI,  specializes in orthopedic surgery...read more
Peter A. Matsuura, M.D. specializes in treating sports injuries and helping active people in the Hilo, HI, area get back to doing what they love.As an experienced orthopedic surgeon,...read more
A surprisingly wide variety of health conditions can result in hip pain, including injuries, arthritis, pinched nerves, cancer, and osteoporosis. While some hip pain can be rectified...read more
While many people tend to associate hip pain with old age, people of all ages can experience it. Luckily, Peter A. Matsuura, an orthopedic doctor in Hilo, HI, is an expert in diagnos...read more
Chronic knee pain is common — and not just among athletes. Knee pain is the reason for about 1/3 of all doctor’s visits for muscle and bone pain. Peter A. Matsuura, M.D., a...read more
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If you feel swelling and tenderness in a certain part of your body, you may be suffering from a stress fracture. Stress fractures are small cracks in the bones. They occur most often...read more
We close the year with much gratitude and thanksgiving and hope for a bright New Year! May the Light of the World enter your hearts this Christmas with His everlasting joy. Merry C...read more
Merry Christmas! Our office will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 for Christmas; and Thursday, Dec. 31 and Friday, Jan. 1st in celebration of the New Year!!! Se...read more