On March 3, 2022, Dr. Paul Morton performed the first robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery on the Big Island of Hawaii at Kona Community Hospital in Kealakekua.  The Rosa robotic assistant was used for both hip and knee replacements, which was successful. This new technology allows for more precise surgeries and faster recoveries for patients. If you are in need of hip or knee replacement surgery, be sure to see Dr. Morton at Ali’i Health Center in Kona!

Dr. Paul Morton is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery. He is one of only a few surgeons in the state of Hawaii who is trained and certified to use the Rosa Robotic Hip and knee replacement. This new technology allows for more precise surgeries and faster recoveries for patients. Dr. Morton sees patients at Ali’i Health Center in Kona and performs surgeries at Kona Community Hospital.

The Rosa Robotic Hip and knee replacement is a new technology that allows for more precise surgeries and faster recoveries for patients. This system is comprised of three parts: the surgeon console, optical tracking navigation, and robotic arm. The surgeon console is where the surgeon controls the planned placement of the robotic arm. The optical tracking navigation allows for the precise tracking of the robot arm in relation to the patient. The robotic arm allows for the placement of surgical cuts. It is very precise and can make small, delicate movements that a human hand cannot make.

The Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Surgery

There are many benefits to having robotic-assisted surgery, including:

– More precise surgeries

– Faster recoveries

– Less pain

– Less blood loss

– Fewer complications

If you are in need of hip or knee replacement surgery, be sure to see Dr. Morton at Ali’i Health Center in Kona! He is one of only a few surgeons in the state of Hawaii who is trained and certified to use the Rosa Robotic Hip and knee replacement. This new technology allows for more precise surgeries and faster recoveries for patients.