Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. William Leone to Discuss: Hip and Knee Replacements: Latest Techniques and Care for Improved Results

FORT LAUDERDALE – Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Leone will discuss combining the latest surgical techniques and technologies with good, old-fashioned patient care to achieve the best and most-consistent results and experience for hip and knee surgery, during the Ortho Hour on Wednesday, October 28 at 4 p.m. at the Sister Innocent Conference Center at…

Why Joint Replacement Patients Are Getting Well so much Faster Today

At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Hospital, we see and treat people who have developed problems associated with their hips or knees. People often come to see me after struggling with these issues for months or even years, and after having been to other doctors in search of answers. Also, most…

A Joint Replacement Surgery Q&A

In the third and final blog of my Q&A series, below are the most common questions I’m asked about joint replacement surgery, many focusing specifically on the knee. At the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we emphasize diagnosing the etiology leading to painful knees or hip so that an effective treatment plan can be created…

Joint Replacement Surgery for Osteoarthritis Q&A

As comments and very detailed questions from readers continue to be posted on my blog, it occurred to me that it was time to do a series of Q&A posts that talk about joints and why they deteriorate, as well as what treatments and surgeries are available today to get people back on their feet…

Total Hip Replacement Surgery Can Restore an Active Sports Lifestyle

In several past blog posts, I have discussed how total hip replacement surgery (THR) has been a game changer, not only for some elderly patients who have lost mobility but for younger and older men and women who seek treatment to regain active and/or maintain a vigorous lifestyle. They come to me with the hope…

Poor Results after Hip Fracture Surgery Could Mean Infection

In my two previous blog posts, I described treatment of hip fractures and caring for patients who just did not heal well after treatment. For this final post in the series I will discuss infection, which always must be considered after any type of surgery, especially when the surgical result was not as anticipated or…

Caring for Patients Who Don’t Heal Optimally After Treatment for Hip Fractures

In my last blog post, I described treatment of hip fractures that occur within the hip joint capsule (intra-capsular) and those that occur outside the capsule (extra-capsular). The strategies for treatment and prognosis often are very different. Fortunately, most people who break hips and are treated surgically do well. However, this isn’t the case for…

Treat the patient, not the X-rays or Scans

I recently wrote an article describing the total knee patient who was unhappy with his or her surgical result, even though the X-rays and other studies appeared satisfactory. These types of patients are frustrated and describe “going from doctor to doctor” only to be told that knee “looks good” but to them, “it feels bad.”…