Michael Leighton

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Michael Leighton, MD

Dr. Michael Leighton is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who has been practicing in Palm Beach County for 25 years. He specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, as well as total joint arthroplasty of the knee, hip, and shoulder. He has treated NBA, NHL, and MLB Hall of Famers, as well as local PGA and mini-tour professionals. Dr. Leighton has created a practice founded on state-of-the-art personal orthopaedic care, providing proven techniques with excellent results. All of his patients, regardless of athletic ability, receive “Hall of Fame” treatment. His specialized training and use of Mako Robotic Knee Replacement have been “a game changer,” he says. This recent advancement allows for more precise bone cuts, better ligament balancing, less post-operative pain, and easier recovery. A past president of Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute, he presently serves on the board of trustees of Jupiter Medical Center. Dr. Leighton splits his recreational time as a single-digit handicap golfer at Bear Lakes Country Club and pickleball player, so he is keenly aware of the issues for an “aging athlete.”
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