G.E. Selects Holy Cross Hospital and The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care as a National Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March 14, 2017) – General Electric/GE (NYSE: GE), one of the nation’s largest employers, has designated Holy Cross Hospital and The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care as a National Center of Excellence (COE) for hip and knee replacement surgery. Eligible program members can elect to receive enhanced coverage for hip or knee…

Frequent Reader Questions about Hip Dislocations and Problems

In my last Q&A blog post, I shared some of the most common reader questions about knee replacement surgery. Again, I will use a Q&A format to share some of the most-frequently asked questions and concerns relating to a hip dislocation or hip subluxation, a condition in which the hip joint is partially, but not…

Multiple Hip, Knee and Back Pain Issues: Which To Treat First?

At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, I routinely see patients who present with pain and/or disability from arthritic disease in both hips or knees and sometimes a combination of hips and knees. Many of these same patients also have pain from back issues. Questions frequently arise about which problem to tackle first. In this…

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…

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…

The Pros and Cons of Two Approaches to Hip Replacement: Mini-Posterior and Direct Anterior

In my last blog post, I discussed minimally invasive surgery with regard to hip replacement.  While new techniques, instruments and prostheses have been developed specifically for minimally invasive surgeries, there are many well-established approaches to hip replacement. Two which are receiving the most attention are the traditional posterior approach and the direct anterior approach. I…