Pseudotumors in total hip replacement patients due to metal ion levels

Dr. Leone recently co-authored a poster for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons about the adverse local tissue reactions (pseudotumors) in total hip replacement patients with dual taper femoral stems (consisting of titanium stems with interchangeable modular necks) due to metal ion levels.  For the full post, please visit http://AAOS.apprisor.org/index.cfm?k=dwz2gp19r1

Staying Ahead of the Pain Curve for a Faster, Better Recovery

At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we are very sensitive to our patients concerns about post-operative pain. We’ve learned that patients have less pain and get well faster when they know what to expect after surgery. We believe a well-informed patient has a better recovery. Our focus is to stay ahead of the pain…

VERASENSE Sensor is a game changer for knee replacement surgery

Total knee replacement is one of the most successful surgeries to have been developed, helping thousands to walk again. Critical to a successful knee replacement operation is optimizing soft tissue balance, kinematics and alignment. In this video I explain how a patient sought my counsel after having a knee replacement which appeared perfectly fine on…

Holy Cross Hospital – First Again!

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently identified 25 among the nation’s roughly 3,400 hospitals which performed better than the U.S. national rate for avoiding both 30-day risk standardized readmission and complications following total hip and total knee replacement surgery, only one South Florida hospital made the list: Holy Cross Hospital in…

Exparel: a New, Long-lasting Local Anesthetic that Decreases Postoperative Pain after Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

As more and more people have hip and knee replacement surgery, postoperative pain management treatments and drugs, as well as prostheses and surgical techniques, continue to be refined. New and longer-lasting drugs with decreased side effects are being developed to help patients. In a previous blog, Managing Postoperative Pain, I discussed my philosophy and the…