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…

An Updated Look at the Effectiveness of Hip Arthroscopy: Who is a Good Candidate?

Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that has revolutionized how some complex problems that develop in certain joints are treated, including the hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow and wrist. For certain diagnoses, an arthroscopic repair is better and easier to perform, with less soft-tissue dissection and much smaller incisions, than performing an “open procedure” surgery to…

Greater Trochanteric Bursitis: A Common Cause of Hip Pain

One of the most common sources of hip pain is greater trochanteric bursitis caused by inflammation of the bursa, which is located at the outward curve of the femur (thighbone) where it meets the hip bone. The bursa provides a cushion to reduce friction between the femur’s boney knob and large tendons, and the muscles…