Meet Hugh B. Morris, M.D. this week’s featured Physician at Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Morris specializes in Reconstructive/Arthritis Surgery of the Knee and Hip. Dr. Morris also specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. This includes all aspects of arthroscopic surgery of the knee and an emphasis on rotator cuff and soft tissue disorders of the shoulder.
A graduate of the Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Morris completed his residency in general surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Duke University Medical Center. He completed the prestigious Aufranc Fellowship in total joint reconstructive surgery at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston and served as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Morris is Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Among his contributions are the design of implants for total knee and hip replacement. These implants and procedures are important advances as they help to assure the operation is successful in restoring mobility and stability while achieving optimum balance and range of motion. Another area of special expertise is the hip. Here Dr. Morris has contributed innovative ideas such as a hip socket with a special geometry. It is widely used to treat patients with challenging hip problems where there has been a loss of bone.
Dr. Morris proposed and developed with the anesthesia department the current state-of-the-art pain management protocol for total knee and hip patients. This protocol has dramatically improved the comfort level of patients recovering from orthopaedic procedures at the hospital. In recognition for this as well as many other accomplishments, Dr. Morris was awarded The Florida Hospital Excellence Award in 2006, selected from over 2,000 physicians
Dr. Morris served as associate team physician for the Orlando Magic basketball team. He was the featured surgeon in “Hip Surgery,” a program shown on the American’s Health Network’s operating room series, “O.R. Behind the Mask.” He is a past Medical Director of the Translife Bone Bank and has served as Orthopaedic Advisor for the Bone Bank in Orlando.
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