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…

Dr. Leone Receives Patients’ Choice Award for Third Consecutive Year

Dr. William Leone has received the 2013 Patients’ Choice Award. This makes the third consecutive year that he has received this honor as bestowed by PatientsChoice.org, a Web organization created to help people make more informed decisions regarding healthcare providers. The site showcases doctors who have been recognized as the best by their patients for…

Computer Assisted Total Knee Replacement Surgery

In my previous blog, I discussed the need for Total knee replacement (TKR), primarily when the joint needs to be resurfaced and realigned to address knee pain and disability due to angular deformity and the loss of cartilage. TKR surgery is the most common joint replacement procedure being preformed.  During TKR, an arthritic joint is…