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5 Most Common Causes of Hip Pain

  Hip pain can be caused by a variety of factors throughout our lives. Pain may come on as a result of a traumatic event, from repetitive movements and stress, from bony abnormalities, or even from systemic diseases. When you are experiencing hip pain, no matter what the cause is, it is important to have…
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Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving! Always thankful for all of the patients that visit us. Enjoy the holiday with your family.

Happy Thanksgiving! Always thankful for all of the patients that visit us. Enjoy the holiday with your family.

Exercise with Arthritis

Tips for Exercise With Arthritis

Arthritis is a leading cause of pain. Luckily there are treatment exercise options to help with the impairments and pain associated with arthritis.

Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran’s Day!

Happy Veteran’s Day to all those who have served our country!

Knee Replacement Recovery

What to Expect During Your First Year After a Knee Replacement

Knee replacements used to be very invasive, requiring several days in the hospital. But with advancements in surgery, knee replacements are now minimally invasive and completed with robotic-assisted technology. This means you get to go home the same or next day and experience a more rapid recovery. It is essential to recognize that there is…
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Knee Arthroscopy Recovery

First Year of Recovery After ACL Reconstruction and How to Avoid Re-Rupture and Other Risks

The first year of recovery after the status of the knee largely dictates an ACL reconstruction before surgery and your desired level of activity. Overall, recovery will follow a natural progression based on the timeline of healing for different tissue types in your body and what kind of graft is used for the reconstruction.

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Happy Discoverer’s Day! Our office is closed on October 12th in observance of today.

Happy Discoverer’s Day! Our office is closed on October 12th in observance of today.

Queen's Location

Moving! Starting on October 1

Casting X-rays MRI/CT scan Labs Pharmacy Physicians Office Building 1, Suite 808 1380 Lusitana Street Honolulu, HI 96813

Labor Day Weekend - Office Closed September 7th

Happy Labor Day! Office closed for Monday, September 7th.

Celebrate all the hardworking individuals in the community! Happy Labor Day. Our office is closed on September 7th.

Glucosamine and Chondroitin in Shellfish

Glucosamine and Chondroitin for Arthritis: What’s all the fuss?

Many people have heard about glucosamine and chondroitin for osteoarthritis treatment. But are they effective at relieving pain and stiffness? Read more to find out.

Rosa Robotic Surgery at Queen's Medical Center

ROSA Comes to The Queen’s Medical Center

ROSA is a robotic platform that takes a personalized approach to planning for your knee replacement using a three-dimensional model created from special x-rays.  These x-rays are matched to your knees to help deliver a personalized knee replacement.  Your new knee done with robotic assistance allows for accurate placement of implants with less soft-tissue dissection. Less soft-tissue dissection helps you with quicker recovery and return to your active lifestyle. 

Native Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Massage

Native Hawaiian Orthopedic Surgery

Ka mauli o ka ‘aina a he mauli kanaka translates to” the life of the land is the life of the people.” This statement is the ethos of native Hawaiian medicine. Native Hawaiians used their love of the land and their families to form a progressive and impressive network of healing and healthcare. Unfortunately, colonization…
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Independence Day July 4

We are closed on July 3rd and 4th for Independence Day weekend.

We are closed on July 3rd and 4th for Independence Day weekend.

Dr Paul N Morton Discusses Robotic Hip and Knee Replacements

Technology in Orthopedic Surgery

Healthcare technology in orthopedic surgery is exciting and rapidly evolving. In my few short years as an orthopedic surgeon, I have seen the evolution of the Direct Anterior Approach for total hip replacements and the implementation of robotic assistance in total knee replacements. These technological advances promise faster recoveries and lower risk of complications. My personal history has prepared me to keep up with the latest trends in orthopedic surgery.

Orthopedic Surgeon in Surgery

What is an Orthopedic Surgeon?

An orthopedic surgeon is a type of doctor that specializes in treating diseases and injuries of the bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons. Although they are often sought after for operations, orthopedic surgeons do more than just operate.

Office Closed on June 11 for Kamehameha Day

Office Closed on June 10 for Kamehameha Day. Celebrate the unity of the Hawaiian Islands

We are closed for Kamehameha Day on June 11. King Kamehameha united our islands on 1810, becoming Hawaii’s first King.

Memorial Day - office closed May 25th

Saying thank you to those who served. Our office is closed for Memorial Day weekend.

Saying thank you to our loved ones who have served. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend!

senior old man suffering from shoulder pain or injury

Published Research – The operative treatment of shoulder pain in patients with a concurrent diagnosis of cervical spondylosis and shoulder dysfunction

Research involving Dr. Morton investigating the relationship between shoulder pain and neck pain. There are few studies that look into outcomes following the simultaneous treatment of shoulder and neck pathologies. Research presented at North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and St Luke’s University and Health Network’s Research Symposium.

Yoga After Hip Replacement

Can you do Yoga After Hip Replacement Surgery? 5 Poses to Get you Started

Getting Back into Yoga After your Hip Replacement Should a total hip replacement keep you from practicing yoga? No, it should not. Granted, you may need to make some adjustments in some yoga movements and postures so that your recent hip replacement does not dislocate while you are building strength and flexibility. Some yoga postures…
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AAHKS Poster Presentation on Cup Cage Reconstruction

AAHKS Presentation on Cup-Cage Reconstruction

Dr. Morton’s research on complex revision hip replacements presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS).

Prince Kuhio Day - Offices are closed

Celebrating Prince Kuhio Day!

Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole is remembered for his successes in passing the 1920 Hawaiian Homes Commission Act and drafting the bill to promote Hawai’i to be admitted into the United States of America as the 50th state. Our offices are closed today in celebration of Prince Kuhio Day.

COVID-19, Coronavirus

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update – Resuming Surgery and Clinic Services

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are avoiding people being seen in our regular office visits. We are beginning Telehealth operations.

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The Art of Wound Management – 5 ways to achieve better outcomes

Better wound healing begins with preoperative optimization for surgery.  Risks for developing complications include smoking, obesity, fragile skin, diabetes, nutrition, prior wounds, and certain medications.  Avoid tobacco, maintain a healthy weight and eat a well-balanced diet. Talk with your doctor regarding medications that you may be taking prior to surgery and how these medications may…
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Corona Virus Symptoms

Corona Virus (COVID-19) Precautions

Covid-19 or Corona virus is currently a pandemic. Please avoid spreading the virus. If you are concerned that you may be infected, please call our office at (808) 548-7033 and cancel your appointment until you are well. Please avoid coming into our office for 14 days after your symptoms resolve.  If you are experiencing an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Dental Surgery

Antibiotics After Joint Replacement – The Truth

When orthopedic surgeons discuss joint replacements with their patients, they often discuss the patient’s dental history. While dentistry and joint replacements may seem like very different fields, an infection in one can cause an infection in the other. For that reason, orthopedic surgeons will often prescribe antibiotics for their patients with joint replacements who are…
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Measuring obesity and body mass index BMI using a ruler and a scale

Obesity and High Body Mass Index (BMI) leads to worse outcomes for your Joint Replacement

It is important to maximize outcomes following hip or knee replacement by optimizing your health preoperatively. While many factors affect the outcome of the surgery, a common predictor of surgical outcome is the body mass index, or BMI. While somewhat controversial, many hospitals will not operate on patients over a certain BMI. The most common…
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Hawai'i Tobacco Quitline

Smoking affects your surgical outcomes

Prolonged exposure to nicotine is correlated with several complications in a perioperative period which leads to worse outcomes.

Ask A Specialist

Hip & Knee Arthritis – The Queen’s Medical Center – KHON2 Ask a Specialist

If you have aches or pains in your joints, you may be wondering what you can do about them.  Learn more with Dr. Paul Morton, MD – Hip & Knee Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgeon at The Queen’s Medical Center – West O’ahu

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Will I Set off a Metal Detector at the Airport?

Will I set off an airport metal detector after a joint replacement?

I frequently get patients asking me if they will set off metal detectors after their new hip or knee replacement. This short video from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons discusses what to do when you go to the airport. Metal Detectors and Joint Replacements in a Nutshell: You don’t need to carry…
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partial vs total knee replacement

Knee Arthroplasty – Partial versus Total

What is a knee arthroplasty? Knee arthroplasty is an excellent treatment for knee arthritis.  Knee arthritis occurs as the smooth cartilage within the knee wears down over time. Cartilage is important to the function of the knee because it reduces friction,  providing a cushion for the knee joint.  When cartilage is severely damaged, it may…
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