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…

Determining the Need for Total Knee Replacement Surgery

In the first of two blog posts focusing on computer assisted total knee replacement surgery (TKR), I will discuss the physiology of the knee joint, how it works, what causes its breakdown and the possible need for a TKR.  Orthopedic surgeons generally categorize the knee joint as having three compartments: the inside (medial compartment), the…

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 benefits of computer assisted total knee replacement surgery and robotic assisted partial…

When to Have Hip Revision Surgery Due to Metal-on-Metal Prostheses

Total hip replacement surgery has been one of the most successful surgeries ever developed. In fact, total hip replacement and cataract surgery are considered by many as the two surgeries that during the last century have had the greatest effect on improving quality of life. The age range of people now seeking hip replacement surgery…

Common Symptoms of Corrosion Problems from Metal-on-Metal Implants

In my last blog, I outlined the serious complications associated not only with use of metal-on-metal hip replacement prostheses (a metal ball moving in a metal socket) but also from the metal ions which can be released into the body from corrosion of implant parts where components connect.  These include the taper (which is the…

Dr. Leone’s expertise and PAL devise fix a from-birth hip problem

For 43 years, Peruvian native Robert Sotomayor suffered from birth from a congenital dislocation of his left hip. Enduring many operations, nothing worked until he saw Dr. Leone. With the help of his PAL invention, Dr. Leone not only corrected the problem by performing total hip replacements, but corrected the patient’s leg length.  Robert Sotomayor…

Taper Corrosion Due to Metal-on-Metal Components in Hip Replacement Prostheses

In a previous blog, I talked about the mounting concerns for patients who have been implanted with metal-on-metal hip prostheses during total hip replacement surgery.  These devices have ball-and-socket joints made from metals including chromium and cobalt, and originally were thought to be more durable and lasting when first devised. Now, serious problems associated with…