I am 60 years old, trim, and physically fit. After running for 29 years and having 3 knee arthroscopic surgeries and 1 metatarsal great toe surgery, it was no surprise when my left hip started hurting off and on 5 years ago. But we all have aches and pains, so I dealt with it by changing to a stationary bike and giving up running.
Then, in September 2009, the hip started hurting continuously and was causing me to walk with a limp. It was impairing my ability to be as active as I prefer to be. That’s when I knew that it was time to see the hip replacement expert. I thoroughly researched orthopedics in South Florida to find a doctor who was highly experienced with total hip replacement.
I was looking for a doctor who would minimize the trauma to my muscles and tissue during the surgery so I could be up and at ‘em as soon as possible. Dr. Leone’s name kept popping up. It was also a priority to find a doctor who would ensure that both of my legs were the same length following the surgery, a common complication of total hip replacement.
I learned that Dr. Leone had invented a device that would quantify the length of the operative leg and minimize the chance of that negative outcome. I was impressed. I was also impressed that Holy Cross Hospital was rated number 30 out of all hospitals in the country for orthopedic surgery.
I definitely made the right choice with Dr. Leone. His office team treats patients with amazing care and attention, and they all work to make the experience as gentle as possible. I was walking without a limp within 3 weeks. As an aside, we opted for the Concierge VIP Private Room/Gourmet Meals option at Holy Cross Hospital, and it was well worth the splurge.