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

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January 4 event is free and open to the public

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 “Dinner with the Doctor” on Wednesday, January 4 at 4 p.m. at the Sister Innocent Conference Center at Holy Cross Hospital, 4725 N. Federal Highway in Fort Lauderdale. Dinner with the Doctor is free and open to the public.

Dr. Leone will explain how he combines Great Patient Care with State of the Art Technologies including:

  • MAKO Rio, a robot that helps to achieve unmatched balance, limb alignment and component positioning for partial knee replacements;
  • the VERASENSE Knee System, incorporates a microcomputer chip with imbedded sensors used during knee replacement surgery to transmit precise information for measuring both the amount and location of pressure in the knee, in order to achieve optimal component alignment and tension in specific ligaments; and
  • the pelvic alignment level (PAL), which Dr. Leone invented and uses when performing total hip replacements to assure optimal component position and mechanics including desired leg length.

With more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Leone has earned a reputation as one of the nation’s top orthopedic surgeons for solving complex hip and knee issues. As head of The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, he is a key part of the leadership team that has garnered Holy Cross Hospital numerous awards and honors, including one of US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals (nationally and regionally) for Orthopedics.  He has received the prestigious 2016 “Top Doctors” for orthopedics award by Gold Coast magazine, the seventh consecutive year he’s received this award. He also has received the coveted Castle Connelly “TOP DOC” award for seven consecutive years, from 2010-2016.

Reservations for the Dinner with the Doctor are required and complimentary valet parking will be provided.  For reservations, please call 954-351-5886.

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

  1. Agustin Gracia, Jr
    Agustin Gracia, Jr Posted on January 9, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Please feel free to contact me for future Hip Replacement lectures.
    I am a disabled combat Veteran in need to a Total Hip Replacement.
    I am working to convince the Miami VAMC to allow me to have my surgery elsewhere.
    The Orthopedic Physicians at the Miami VAMC are very honest, knowledgeable, nice,
    and attentive. Unfortunately, they lack the experience and equipment that Dr. Leone has.
    I would like to continue to serve my nation and community for few more years. Thank you.
    Very respectfully,
    Augie Gracia

    • holycrossleonecenter
      holycrossleonecenter Posted on January 30, 2017 at 10:22 am

      Dear Augie,

      I’ve cared for many patients with VA benefits who were able to have their surgery out of the VA system. I don’t know all the “ins and outs” but I believe the VA system has been out-sourcing a number of medical services to better serve veterans and lessen the wait time.
      Please let us know if we can help and thank you for your service to our country.
      I wish you a full recovery.

      Dr. William Leone

      We thank you for your readership. If you would like a personal consultation, please contact our office at 954-489-4584 or by email at LeoneCenter@Holy-cross.com. General comments will be answered in as timely a manner as possible.

  2. Dianne Woolley
    Dianne Woolley Posted on January 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Dr. Leone
    I have been reading your posts – Why I No Longer Use the Anterior Approach for Primary Total Hip Replacement Surgery –
    And I have very impressed with the time you spend answering everyone – as well as the answers – I am hoping you can give me some insight.
    I could not find how to post on the blog so I have sent this e-mail instead I hope it gets to you-

    I am a 58 years old – Female
    I was born without any hip sockets. At age 1 1/2 , when I was trying to walk they discovered I had no hip sockets, I was placed into a full body cast in order to let the sockets form –
    The sockets did form and I was able to walk and live my life.
    At age 23 – I began having deferred pain in my left knee – I went to see an orthopedic surgeon by the name of Dr. Sherm Coleman
    He said that my sockets had grown but not completely formed.
    My left hip socket was the worst – it was short and not holding the Ball in the socket
    He performed a Triple innominate osteotomy he took a chunk of bone off my hip and placed it into 3 separate spaces in my socket –
    This surgery has worked out very well – other Dr’s have been impressed by how long/well it has lasted
    8 years ago – I started experiencing back pain – it is in the right back flank area – I have been to see many dr’s over the past 8 years- of all types and specialties.
    The only one that has any type of positive effect on me ( the help he has given me has plateaued and does not last) has been one that states that I have been carrying 30 lbs. more weight on my right leg than on my left – in other words I have been greatly favoring my left leg/hip – I was aware that I have been doing that – as my left hip does not rotate correctly, so I walk with a slight limp or hitch in my walk – but there has been no pain in the hip-
    I went for 24 years with very little pain – I was able to play racquetball and hike and be quite active- without any problems
    (I have not been able to ride a bike or anything that has that type of motion as the socket does not move that way well)

    Due to the Triple innominate osteotomy it left my pelvic bones uneven as well
    my left hip is now hurting when I walk more than half an hour
    My question is
    In your opinion is there a way to do a hip replacement- and make my pelvic bones even again- therefor making so I am not imbalanced? If I do have it replaced which procedure would you recommend due to my history?

    In your opinion have you heard of anyone having this type of pain in the back due to being imbalanced

    I have been on paid meds for 8 years and my activities are being very limited due to the muscle /back pain – I am determined to find someone that can help me – you sound like you know what you are talking about and I really hope you can give me some answers.

    All I hear from all Dr’s. is that I am a difficult case and I am a mess- are you one that takes on difficult cases?
    I know the surgery would have to be done by someone that researches and cares about the outcome – It is not the hip that is the pain that I am concerned about. It is the back pain that I am most concerned about – it is the one that is keeping me down – I am trying to find out if it is the position of my hip after all this time that is causing the back pain- and can it be reversed?

    I appreciate any help you can give me – I am willing and able to come to you if needed or if you think you can help me.

    thank you

    • holycrossleonecenter
      holycrossleonecenter Posted on January 30, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Dear Dianne,

      It sounds like you have been cared for by wonderful doctors over the years and you have done everything in your power not to let your hip problems interfere with your life. What you describe now is unfortunately anticipated. With time and usage, the remaining cartilage between your acetabulum and femoral head wore away and the hip became more arthritic. This is often associated with further soft tissue contracture and poorer gait. Frequently, patients complain of associated back issues as they try to compensate, even if their hip doesn’t hurt. Many times when the hip itself doesn’t hurt, it’s because the joint moves so little it’s behaving like an essentially fused hip.
      On a positive note, I’ve cared for many patients over the years with similar histories and after total hip replacement, their body mechanics and fluidity of gait improve, and their back symptoms either improve or resolve. Ultimately, you will almost certainly benefit from a hip replacement. These can be technically challenging so you need to find a surgeon who is experienced and one you trust. Also, the post op rehabilitation may be more difficult, especially if the socket requires special bone grafting (yours probably will not thanks to the pelvic osteotomy you had as a child) or if the femur requires shortening and/or rotation.
      Ultimately, most patients do very well both in terms of relieving pain and greatly improving body mechanics and mobility.
      I wish you a full recovery.

      Dr. William Leone

      We thank you for your readership. If you would like a personal consultation, please contact our office at 954-489-4584 or by email at LeoneCenter@Holy-cross.com. General comments will be answered in as timely a manner as possible.