Guest Blog: “My Experience with Hip Replacement Surgery,” by Danny More

Introduction: At the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we treat and care for many patients who have developed problems associated with their prosthetic hips or knees. Recently, a number of specific prostheses, including a class of hip stems with modular necks, were recalled because they had been determined to cause significant problems in some individuals….

The Verasense Knee System

Traditionally during total knee replacement (TKR), surgeons have had to balance the prosthetic knee by feeling the tension in the ligaments throughout the range of motion. Now, with the Verasense Knee System, a microcomputer chip with imbedded pressure sensors transmits precise information wirelessly to a monitor in the operating room, enhancing my surgical ability to…

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Replacement Surgery (Makoplasty)

A partial knee replacement (PKR) is a wonderful surgical option for patients who have pain or damage in only one compartment of the knee and have not responded to conservative treatment. The damage most commonly is the result of osteoarthritis (OA) although there are other causes such as avascular necrosis (death of bone tissue due…

Dinner with the Doctor: Wednesday, May 7

Upcoming talk:  Wednesday, May 7.  Periodically I host a free, hour-long informational session called the Dinner with the Doctor, which is tailored specifically to give information and hope to those experience knee and hip joint problems.  As head of the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Hospital, part of my philosophy is to…

Guest Blog: “My Experience with Total Knee Surgery,” by Edward Stupi

Introduction: At the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we firmly believe that patients who have the most information possible about what to expect before and after surgery not only have a better experience but a quicker recovery. From the first visit to our office to the pre-operative class, we want you to know what will…

Pseudotumors in total hip replacement patients due to metal ion levels

Dr. Leone recently co-authored a poster for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons about the adverse local tissue reactions (pseudotumors) in total hip replacement patients with dual taper femoral stems (consisting of titanium stems with interchangeable modular necks) due to metal ion levels.  For the full post, please visit http://AAOS.apprisor.org/index.cfm?k=dwz2gp19r1

Staying Ahead of the Pain Curve for a Faster, Better Recovery

At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we are very sensitive to our patients concerns about post-operative pain. We’ve learned that patients have less pain and get well faster when they know what to expect after surgery. We believe a well-informed patient has a better recovery. Our focus is to stay ahead of the pain…