High Marks for the Holy Cross Hospital Orthopedic Team

I would like to congratulate the Holy Cross Hospital orthopedic nursing staff for its stellar 4W Orthopedics HCAHPS Composites Spotlight Report, a survey which chronicled patient feedback on topics including pain management, responsiveness of staff, care transitions, communication with nurses and more.  Conducted by NCR PICKER, a division of National Research Corporation, the survey results…

Can Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) lead to early onset osteoarthritis?

The hip is a ball-and-socket joint with a layer of cartilage that covers the ball (femoral head) and socket to create a smooth, low-friction surface.  This allows the bones to glide easily against each other so you can move your hip comfortably. Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) is a condition resulting from the ball rubbing against the…

Blog Named in Top 100 Best Surgery Websites

For more than a year, the goal of my personal blog has been to provide information for my readers about the symptoms, treatment and care of hip and knee joint problems.  I thank those of you who follow my posts for taking the time to read and share my views about the latest strategies for…

When is Hip Arthroscopy an Effective Course of Treatment?

Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that has revolutionized procedures to solve knee and shoulder joint problems, and these surgeries are performed routinely. Hip arthroscopic surgery is performed much less frequently, because the problems that potentially can be treated this way are much less common. From a technical standpoint, the hip joint is difficult to arthroscope…

Computer-Assisted Total Knee and Robotic-Assisted Partial Knee Surgery: Sharing the Benefits of These Techniques with Medical Professionals from other Countries

—- —- I recently spoke at the Morgan White Leaders’ Conference at the Ritz Carlton in Coconut Grove about current technologies and strategies for partial and total knee replacements. While not my typical audience of physicians and surgeons, this group included independent insurance agents, brokers and medical directors from the Bahamas, the Caribbean and Central…

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…