When to Have Hip Revision Surgery Due to Metal-on-Metal Prostheses

Total hip replacement surgery has been one of the most successful surgeries ever developed. In fact, total hip replacement and cataract surgery are considered by many as the two surgeries that during the last century have had the greatest effect on improving quality of life. The age range of people now seeking hip replacement surgery…

Common Symptoms of Corrosion Problems from Metal-on-Metal Implants

In my last blog, I outlined the serious complications associated not only with use of metal-on-metal hip replacement prostheses (a metal ball moving in a metal socket) but also from the metal ions which can be released into the body from corrosion of implant parts where components connect.  These include the taper (which is the…

Dr. Leone’s expertise and PAL devise fix a from-birth hip problem

For 43 years, Peruvian native Robert Sotomayor suffered from birth from a congenital dislocation of his left hip. Enduring many operations, nothing worked until he saw Dr. Leone. With the help of his PAL invention, Dr. Leone not only corrected the problem by performing total hip replacements, but corrected the patient’s leg length.  Robert Sotomayor…