Holy Cross Hospital – First Again!

When the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently identified 25 among the nation’s roughly 3,400 hospitals which performed better than the U.S. national rate for avoiding both 30-day risk standardized readmission and complications following total hip and total knee replacement surgery, only one South Florida hospital made the list: Holy Cross Hospital in…

New Sensor Enhances Precision Balance During Total Knee Replacement

Multiple studies have reported that the percentage of patients who are completely satisfied after total knee replacement surgery is considerably less than with patients who have had a total hip replacement.  A number of studies estimate that 20 percent of patients who have undergone total knee replacement are less than completely satisfied as compared with…

Dr. William Leone to be Key Speaker at Third C.U.R.E. Symposium

Dr. William Leone will be the key speaker at the Third C.U.R.E. ™ (Cutting-Edge Understanding of Research and Education) Symposium on Saturday, November 16 at the Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center.  For the first time, C.U.R.E will be broadcast on Beacon Television Channels 19 and 63, which reach audiences from Vero Beach to Homestead….

Should Hip and Knee Prosthetics Come with a Warranty?

Lately, there have been several articles questioning if hip and knee prosthetics should come with warranties.  Considering the current, worldwide repercussions from failing metal on metal hip replacements and modular neck hip replacements, it’s no wonder manufacturers are being called upon to make good. These particular implants have caused major problems for people worldwide and…

How Durable Are Hip and Knee Replacement Prosthetics?

Historically, hip and knee replacement surgery was performed to treat severe arthritis in those aged 65 and older. The common belief was that a prosthetic joint usually would last for 10 years, then wear out or loosen requiring more surgery. Often the results of the re-do surgery were not as effective as the initial implant…