Dr. Paul Norio Morton is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Morton's focus is on joint replacement, joint preservation, and salvage procedures. His practice focuses on minimally invasive approaches. He is well-versed in modern joint replacement techniques including partial knee replacements, anterior hip replacements, and robotic-assisted joint replacements. He has extensive training in complex revisions of failed joint replacements, including megaprosthesis, infections, arthrofibrosis, and periprosthetic fractures. His research has been presented at multiple national conferences, including the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, and the Orthopedic Trauma Association.
Dr. Morton grew up on the Big Island and is a Kea'au High School graduate. He went to the University of Hawai'i for medical school, completed an orthopedic residency at St. Luke's University and Health Network, and did his Hip and Knee fellowship training at The University of Chicago. He then went on to complete an AO Trauma Fellowship at Charité Universitätsmedizin in Berlin, Germany – one of the biggest hospitals in Europe.
Dr. Morton can be seen at his office locations in Honolulu, Kona, and Waipahu. His interests include joint replacements, sports injuries, arthroscopy, trauma, and general orthopedics.
Dr. Morton brought robotic hip and knee replacements to Honolulu and pioneered the first robotic total hip replacement in the state of Hawaii. In 2021, Dr. Morton was awarded the Pacific Business News 40 under 40 award.
And although he uses the latest technology, he still believes in good, old-fashioned, friendly, and personalized care.