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Knee Replacements

In 2010 Dr. Hugh Morris, an orthopedic physician at Winter Park Memorial Hospital, working in conjunction with an anesthesiologist, pioneered the use of what’s called the ON-Q pump, a cutting-edge technique to significantly decrease post-operative pain following a knee replacement—as much as 95 percent, in fact—as well as the need for narcotics, which are often accompanied by a number of negative side effects.

This technique involves inserting a femoral nerve block into the upper thigh and using non-narcotic supplements to numb the knee. This “Novocain for the knee” keeps the knee numb through the use of a pain pump for two days after surgery, speeding up the recovery process and enabling the patient to begin rehabilitation more quickly.