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…

Dr Leone Interviewed on The Cutting Edge

Dr. William Leone, head of the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently appeared as a guest on WWNN radio show, The Cutting Edge. During his half-hour interview with host Anita Finley, Dr. Leone discussed the latest orthopedic technologies and advances for solving complex hip and knee problems, including total hip…

Managing Post-Operative Pain

At the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we have found that post-operative pain is one of the most prevalent anxieties that patients have prior to undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery.  Allaying that concern, by outlining what to expect and how pain will be managed, is a major focus of the pre-operative education that is…

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…

Knee Replacement Surgery in Younger Patients

There has been much discussion in the medical community about partial and total knee replacement surgery in younger patients.  Long used to treat severe arthritis in the elderly, knee replacement surgery for those aged 45 to 54, who cannot find relief with more conservative treatments, is projected to increase to nearly one million procedures by…

The Ortho Hour

Periodically I host a free, hour-long informational session called the Ortho Hour, which is specifically tailored to give information and hope to those with aching knees and hips.  As head of the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Hospital, part of my philosophy is to inform people that there are treatment options available…