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Dr. Richardson sees patients out of three office locations for the convenience of his patients. Give the office that works best for you a call!


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About Dr. Richardson

Andrew Barrister Richardson, MD, is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon with locations in Honolulu, Waipio, and Kahului, Hawaii. Dr. Richardson specializes in adult reconstructive joint replacement with a focus on outpatient joint replacement including total hip replacement, total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and revision total joint replacement.  

Born and raised in Honolulu, Dr. Richardson is a third-generation Native Hawaiian orthopedic surgeon. He attended college at the University of California, Berkeley. He then attended the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine in Honolulu, Hawaii. Dr. Richardson completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, one of the nation’s top-ranked orthopedic training programs. 

After completing his residency training in 2015, Dr. Richardson completed his subspecialist training in hip and knee joint replacement at the world-renowned Joint Implant Surgeons clinic in New Albany, Ohio. While there, he trained in state-of-the-art hip and knee replacement techniques and worked with internationally recognized experts Dr. Adolph V. Lombardi Jr. and Dr. Keith R. Berend. 

Dr. Richardson is honored to continue his family’s orthopedic legacy in Hawaii. His grandfather, Dr. Barrister (Buster) Allen Richardson, was the first Native Hawaiian board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and his father, Allen B. Richardson, was an internationally recognized expert in orthopedic sports medicine.

Dr. Richardson’s special interests include muscle-sparing anterior approach total hip replacement, minimally invasive partial and total knee replacement, complex revision hip and knee reconstruction, rapid rehabilitation protocols, and outpatient or same-day surgery hip and knee replacement.  

In his spare time, Dr. Richardson is passionate about sports. He was co-captain of the men’s water polo team while at UC Berkeley, and he continues to enjoy canoe paddling, surfing, swimming, hiking, and spending time with his family.

3 Components of a Knee Replacement

Today’s advanced knee replacements ease the pain of arthritis and give you the ability to return to the activities you love. As you read here about the three components of a knee replacement, you’ll learn what to expect during a total knee replacement.

Common Causes of Hip Pain

Some causes of hip pain heal on their own if you give the tissues time to rest. Other conditions get progressively worse, especially if you keep using the hip. Read on to learn how to identify the most common causes of hip pain.

How PRP Therapy Works

If you have a slow-healing injury or you struggle with chronic pain due to arthritis, it’s time to consider PRP therapy. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own healing cells to accelerate healing in all types of painful orthopedic problems.

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Words from our patients

  • 5 star

    Dr. Richardson is excellent in what he specializes in- Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Hip & Knee Reconstruction.

    Denise H.
  • 5 star

    He is a very kind and patient doctor. He is knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

    Janet W.
  • 5 star

    Dr. Richardson was the best doctor through my whole ordeal.

    Leanne K.

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