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…

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has been a hot topic for the last several years as it becomes a more common approach to a variety of procedures.  Performed through smaller incisions, proponents claim that MIS results in less pain, less blood loss, a shorter hospital stay and a faster recovery. New techniques, instruments and even new…

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…

South Florida’s First Medical & Bioscience Symposium to be Held on Oct. 13

BOCA RATON, Fla. – C.U.R.E.TM (Cutting-edge Understanding of Research & Education), South Florida’s first medical & bioscience symposium, will be held on Sat. Oct. 13, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Marriott Hotel at Boca Center, 5150 Town Center Circle. Thirty six physicians and scientists who are innovators in their respective fields will…

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…

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…