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At our practice, we are dedicated to providing high-quality care for our patients’ knee health. Dr. Morton is an experienced orthopedic surgeon with a specialization in the treatment of knee injuries and conditions.

If you are experiencing knee pain or have any other concerns about your knee health, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team is here to help you find relief and get back to your normal activities as soon as possible. We look forward to helping you achieve optimal knee health.

Minimally Invasive Surgery

One of the most popular types of technology in orthopedic surgery is minimally invasive arthroscopic knee surgery (MIS). MIS is a type of surgery that uses small incisions and specialized instruments to minimize tissue damage and scarring. MIS has become increasingly popular due to its numerous benefits for patients and surgeons.

Some benefits of MIS include outpatient surgery, less pain and swelling, quicker recoveries, and a lower risk of infection.

Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Injection Clinic

A knee injection clinic is a medical facility that provides injections to help alleviate pain and improve function in the knee joint. Various types of injections may be used at a knee injection clinic, including:

Corticosteroid injections: These injections contain a powerful anti-inflammatory medication that can help reduce swelling and pain in the knee joint.

Hyaluronic acid injections contain a substance naturally found in the knee joint and help to lubricate and cushion the joint. They may be used to treat knee osteoarthritis.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections contain a concentrated form of the patient’s platelets, cells that help with blood clotting and tissue repair. PRP injections may be used to help stimulate healing in the knee joint.

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Smart Implants (Persona IQ®)

Smart implants are innovative medical devices that are designed to continuously monitor a patient’s condition and provide feedback to the surgeon on the performance of the implant. This information can be used to ensure that the implant is functioning properly and make any necessary adjustments to the treatment plan. Dr. Morton is the first surgeon in Hawaii to use the Persona IQ® smart implant for total knee replacements..

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Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery that uses robotic technology to perform hip and knee replacement procedures. With this approach, the surgeon uses a robotic arm to perform the surgery with less tissue damage, less pain, and a faster recovery for the patient compared to traditional knee replacement surgery. Robotic-assisted knee surgery allows for greater precision during the procedure and can potentially lead to better outcomes for patients.

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ACL Repair with BEAR®

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is a vital stabilizing ligament in the knee joint that can become injured or torn. ACL tears can cause instability in the knee, leading to discomfort and difficulty with everyday activities. The BEAR® (Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair) surgical technique is a new method that uses a biological bridge to repair ACL tears while minimizing damage to surrounding tissue. This approach helps restore the ACL’s normal anatomy, potentially improving the long-term stability and function of the knee joint.

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Meniscus Repair

The meniscus is a curved piece of cartilage in the knee joint that helps to absorb shock and protect the joint. Tears of the meniscus are a common injury that can cause pain and instability in the knee. Meniscus repair surgery is a procedure that involves using special stitching techniques to sew together the torn edges of the cartilage. This helps to stabilize the knee joint and alleviate pain. By repairing the meniscus rather than removing it, as is done in some “knee cleanup” procedures, it is hoped that the risk of developing arthritis in the joint will be reduced.

Meniscus Tear

iovera – cryroanalgesia

Iovera is a medical procedure that uses extreme cold to provide long-lasting pain relief for various conditions, including arthritis, recovery from knee replacement surgery, and chronic pain. It involves using a small needle to deliver cold temperatures directly to the nerves causing pain, temporarily blocking the pain signals and helps reduce pain for up to six months. Iovera is minimally invasive and has minimal risks, making it a good option for people seeking an alternative to traditional pain treatments. In this blog post, we will examine the benefits of Iovera and how it can help individuals regain their quality of life.

Long lasting Pain Relief For up to 90 days with iovera

Knee Pain Diagnosis and Treatment

Diagnosing knee pain involves a thorough evaluation of the knee joint and surrounding area to determine the cause of the pain. This typically involves a combination of physical examination, medical history review, and diagnostic tests.

During a physical examination, the healthcare provider will typically examine the knee joint for swelling, tenderness, and range of motion. They may also ask the patient to perform specific movements or tests to assess the function of the knee.

The healthcare provider will also ask the patient about their medical history, including any previous injuries or conditions that may be contributing to the knee pain.

Diagnostic tests may be used to help confirm the diagnosis and provide additional information about the condition. These tests may include imaging tests such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans, as well as laboratory tests if an underlying medical condition is suspected.

Based on the examination results, medical history review, and diagnostic tests, the healthcare provider will diagnose and recommend a treatment plan to alleviate knee pain and improve function.

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Knee Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation and damage to the joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and difficulty with movement. The goal of knee arthritis treatment is to reduce these symptoms and improve the overall quality of life for the patient. There are various treatment options available for knee arthritis, including medications to reduce inflammation and pain, physical therapy to improve range of motion and strength, injections to provide temporary relief and help with swelling, and surgery to repair or replace the damaged joint. The specific treatment plan will depend on the severity of the condition and the specific needs of the patient.

Hip and Knee Arthritis
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