The advantages of partial knee replacement surgery

Orthopedic surgeons like to think about the knee joint as having three compartments: the medial compartment (inside the knee), the lateral compartment (outside the knee) and the patella femoral compartment (in front of the knee).  If a patient has degeneration in only one compartment, then only that compartment needs to be resurfaced, not the entire…

Top 20 Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeon Prior to Surgery

– On this blog, I have discussed many topics surrounding complex hip and knee issues, from understanding joint pain to choosing the right orthopedic surgeon. As head of the of the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, my practice focuses exclusively on solving complex hip and knee problems, including…

Top Five “Need-to-Knows” about Hip Replacement Surgery

The latest statistics gathered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that some 327,000 hip replacements are performed annually in the U.S. That number is predicted to increase to nearly 600,000 in the U.S. alone by the year 2030. Also, according to a 2006 report by Datamonitor, an international marketing firm, the…

Top Six Questions to Determine Serious Knee Pain or Need for Knee Surgery

— Knee pain is a widespread complaint affecting people of all ages. It can originate from a sports injury or past trauma, such as a fall. Many medical conditions also can lead to knee pain and arthritis. This includes infection and also autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis; childhood diseases such as Rickets or Blount’s…