Misconceptions about Partial and Total Knee Replacement

Recently, former President George W. Bush underwent partial knee replacement surgery, which has sparked a lot of media conversation, some of which I feel has been inaccurate and misleading. Before considering knee surgery, you and your surgeon must carefully weigh the benefits of partial versus total knee replacement. Although age and physical activity play a…

Anita Finley Hosts Dr. William Leone on Boomer Times

Anita Finley, Boomer Times recently hosted Dr. William Leone on her radio program Cutting Edge, where he spoke about finding solutions for complex hip and knee problems.  Nationally recognized for his expertise in reconstruction hip and knee surgery, Dr. Leone is celebrating his 25 year career at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale.    …

The Exeter Hip Stem – Still the Gold Standard in the Industry

The Exeter Hip Stem is thought by many to be the “industry gold standard” prosthetic stem for hip replacement.  Developed in 1969, the Exeter Stem reached one million implantations by 2010 and, among its accolades, received the award of special commendation by the British Orthopaedic Association. More Exeter Stems have been implanted than any other…

Partial vs. Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Some patients in need of a hip replacement will ask me if they are candidates for a partial rather than a total hip replacement because it sounds “less invasive.” Unlike the knee (which has three distinct compartments and when one wears out there’s a good chance that only that compartment needs to be replaced), the…

The Verasense Knee System

Traditionally during total knee replacement (TKR), surgeons have had to balance the prosthetic knee by feeling the tension in the ligaments throughout the range of motion. Now, with the Verasense Knee System, a microcomputer chip with imbedded pressure sensors transmits precise information wirelessly to a monitor in the operating room, enhancing my surgical ability to…