Originally from Galveston, Dr. Morrey was transplanted to Minnesota at an early age. He completed his BA degree at St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota followed by a Master’s degree in Medical Illustration from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. He then worked as a professional Medical Illustrator for three years prior to returning to medical school. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and returned to Minnesota where he completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic with an emphasis on primary and revision adult reconstruction of the hip and knee.
Dr. Morrey is committed to matching the treatment and procedure to each patient's specific needs. In addition to direct anterior total hip arthroplasty and primary knee replacement surgery, he performs complex reconstructions and revision surgery.
During his training he contributed multiple medical illustrations for a number of authors, and was a co-editor and illustrator of the Master’s Technique in Orthopedic series ‘Relevant Surgical Exposures. He continues to author book chapters and is active in clinical research. His main area of clinical interest is both primary and revision hip and knee replacement. Professionally he is also interested in resident education and innovative methods of continuing education that utilize his medical illustration background.
Morrey practice philosophy:
The physician / patient relationship is one that is established upon the first encounter with a patient. That is why I feel it is important to spend time with each patient during their initial visit. This not only allows me to get to know them, but also allows me to educate them on what their particular condition is and what the treatment options are available to them. In doing so, it allows for a shared treatment decision between myself and my patients. In my practice, which is almost exclusively total hip and total knee replacement surgery, this is paramount as treatment plans may be as simple as activity modification, anti-inflammatory medications and other conservative modalities versus surgical intervention. Ultimately, these do end up being shared decisions between the physicians and patient, allowing the patient to not only understand their condition and treatment plan, but also to have a say in the treatment of their hip or knee condition.
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