Meet Dr. William Leone

Bio

Dr. William Leone has cared for literally thousands of patients during his 25 years of practice as an orthopedic surgeon at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Expert in the very latest orthopedic technologies, he prides himself on solving complex hip and knee problems, and is gratified by the profound positive effect that his interventions have had on the lives of his patients.

Dr. Leone is the inventor of the Pelvic Alignment Level (PAL), a device that allows surgeons to achieve a greater level of implant precision when performing total hip replacements, and has been involved in the clinical trials and review of new orthopedic techniques and equipment. He has taken an active role as chairperson and faculty at symposiums that provide continuing medical education for hip and knee surgeons in the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean.

Dr. Leone graduated from the University of South Florida, Magnum Cum Laude, and Emory University School of Medicine. During his residency with the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at the University of Miami, he was named resident of the year in 1986. In 2000, he was recognized by the Arthritis Foundation as Doctor of the Year. Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research firm named *Dr. Leone one of Florida’s “Top Orthopedic Surgeons” for eight consecutive years, 2010-2017. Dr. Leone also received the Patient’s Choice Award for 2011-2014, as one of the Florida’s most outstanding physicians.

Specialties

Orthopedic surgery
Diagnosis and treatment of complex hip and knee problems

Hip Replacement Surgery
Minimally invasive total hip replacement
Revision total hip replacement
Complex hip reconstruction

Knee Replacement Surgery
Minimally invasive computer navigated total knee replacement
Robotic/computer-assisted partial knee replacement
Computer-assisted partial and total knee replacement and revision (re-do) total knee

Knee Arthroscopy

Specialized Training
Certified surgeon in computer assisted knee replacement surgery
Certified surgeon in robotic assisted partial knee replacement surgery (MAKOplasty)
Revision hip surgery for metal ion toxicity

Research & Patents

Inventor of the Pelvic Alignment Level (PAL), a device and technique that assists surgeons during Total Hip Replacement (THR) to achieve more precise implant positioning and leg length, optimizing hip mechanics and helping to maximize longevity of the prosthetic joint
Multi-center study evaluating function and wear of the Exeter hip stem and highly cross-linked polyethylene
Study of patients reconstructed using impaction grafting to re-build the femur and acetabulum
Study documenting accuracy of acetabular component position using the PAL device and technique
Study documenting the accuracy of recreating leg length and femoral offset using the PAL device and technique
Effects of taper corrosion and metal-on-metal hip replacements and techniques to revise
Radiographic and clinical review of Total Knee Replacement patients reconstructed with computer navigation documenting alignment and stability
Radiographic and clinical review of Partial Knee Replacement patients reconstructed with MAKO robotic navigation technique documenting alignment and stability
Participation in the development of robotic navigation techniques for THR reconstruction

Affiliations

Diplomat, American board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Member, American Medical Association
Member, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Member, Association of American physicians and Surgeons
Member, Southeast Orthopaedic Society
Member, Florida Medical Association
Member, Florida Orthopaedic Association
Member Broward County Medical Association
Member, Broward County Orthopaedic Society

Honors

Doctor of the Year, Arthritis Foundation, 2000
Resident of the Year, 1986
Former Chair of Holy Cross Hospital Department of Orthopedics
Named one of the “Top Orthopedic Surgeons” by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., a health care research firm, and featured in Gold Coast Magazine, 2010 through 2017
Received the Patient’s Choice Award, 2011 through 2014, as one of the Florida’s most outstanding physicians.

Publications

The Journal of Arthroplasty, The Effect of Preoperative Planning and Impaction Grafting Surgical Technique on Intraoperative and Postoperative Complication Rate for Femoral Revision Patients with Moderate to Severe Bone Loss: Mean 4.7-Year Results, (November 26, 2007).

Techniques in Orthopedics, A New Surgical Instrument and Technique designed to Achieve More Accurate Component Placement in Total Hip Replacement.

Technique on Intraoperative and Postoperative Complication Rate for Femoral Revision Patients with Moderate to Severe Bone Loss: Mean 4.7-Year Results, (November 26, 2007).

Techniques in Orthopedics, A New Surgical Instrument and Technique designed to Achieve More Accurate Component Placement in Total Hip Replacement. (accepted)

The Sequential Effects of Ligament Releases to Soft Tissue Tension in a Valgus Total Knee Replacement, AAHKS Annual Meeting (November 2016, Poster #20)

Using Sensors to Evaluate Total Knee Replacement:Treating the Looks Good but Feels Bad Knee, Ecronicon (July 2016)

How we are addressing ligament balance in Total Knee Replacement? A literature review revision etiology and technological advancement, Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma (2016)

Early Outcomes of Revision Surgery for Taper Corrosion of Dual Taper Total Hip Replacement with Pseudotumors in 187 Patients, AAOS Paper (2016)

A Systematic Literature Review of Three Modalities in Technologically Assisted Total Knee Replacement, Leone et. al, Advances in Orthopedics, (2015)

Do Metal Levels Normalize Following Revision Surgery for Pseudotumor in Patients with Dual Taper Modular Total Hip Replacement? AAOS Paper (2015)

Maximizing Clinical Outcomes after Revision and Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Intraoperative Sensors, AAOS Scientific Exhibit (2015)

Utility of Serum and Synovial Fluid in Diagnosis of Infection in Patients with Corrosion of Dual Taper Modular Stem AAOS Poster (2015)

Using Intraoperative Sensoring Technology to Guide Revisioin in the Chronically Painful Knee: A Two-Patient Case Study, Ecronicon (2015)

What is the Prevalence of PseudoTumors in Total Hip Arthroplasty Patients with Dual Taper Modular Femoral Stem? AAOS Paper (2014)

Metal Ion Level in Patients with Dual Taper Modular Total Hip Replacement: Sensitivity and Specificity for Predicting “Pseudotumors”, AAOS poster 4014

Pelvic Alignment Level, Techniques in Orthopaedics (2011)

TheEffect of Preoperative Planning and Impaction Grafting Surgical Technique on Patients with Moderate to Severe Bone Loss, Journal of Arthroplasty (2008)

 

Education

University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude

Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Doctor of Medicine

University of Miami, Department of General Surgery, Miami, Florida
General Surgical Internship
University of Miami, Department of Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation, Miami, Florida
Orthopaedic Surgical Residency

Holy Cross Hospital, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Fellowship Training, Joint Reconstructive Surgery
Gordon E. Hill, M.D.

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