Dr. Gary Blum, MD

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Dr. Gary Blum, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Orthopedic Associates-Hawaii 1401 S Beretania St Ste 750, Honolulu, HI 96814 Get Directions
(808) 521-8128

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Dr. Blum specializes in Orthopedic Surgery and practices in Honolulu, HI. He practices at 1 location.

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in Honolulu, HI |
He did hand surgery on me an I had problems a few months after. I called for an appointment because I was going out of town. They said he was booked up! He did surgery on me and I am having probably blems...and he couldn't see me? I asked if he could call me and was told that he did not make phone calls???!!! Very disappointed.
in Mililani, HI |
In 2013 I was unable to lift my arm up to a horizontal posistion without pain, and needed help with my right hand to raise it higher. On 12/6/2013 Dr. Blum performed a Latissimus Dorsi Transfer and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Surgery. It's been 3 years since the surgery and now I have about 98% movement of the shoulder, pain free and 100% of my strength back. After surgery therapy was done at home. This was the third surgery on my left shoulder, the first 2 done by other physicians.
I felt like i was waisting his time. I had a few questions and concerns and i think he got irritated. Asked if he needed to see me again since i was still in pain and he said no. Told me to get a hand ball to exercise and that was it. Office is really nice and clean and staff was friendly and helpful. I wish i could have gave this a better rating. Would not recommend this doctor. Horrible bed side manner.
in Honolulu, HI |
I went to him for the first time with my shoulder in extreme pain. He quickly examined me and said that my shoulder was frozen and he couldn't do an MRI until my shoulder became unfrozen. He didn't explain what a frozen shoulder was or what caused it. He only gave me a a sheet of paper with arm exercises without saying how often to do them or how many repetitions. That was it!! He didn't even say come back in a month and lets see how your range of motion is doing. Nothing! Just uncaring.
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Procedures Performed

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement

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Education

  • Medical School
    UNIV OF HI J A BURNS SCH MED

    Graduated in 2001

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • Malpractice claims in Hawaii not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients