In this article I will discuss the patient who has significant disability from a hip or knee, but whose workup either is not definitive or doesn’t appear “severe enough” to warrant joint replacement.
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Occasionally, even when a TKR “looks good on paper,” more surgery is required to correct and improve the existing outcome. If TKR revision truly is necessary, then the specific reason for the failure must be understood fully before it can be corrected.
Two of the most common questions we receive at The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care are, “How old is too old to have joint replacement surgery?” and “How young is too young to have Joint replacement surgery?”
At The Leone Center for Orthopedic care, my staff and I have created a number of online platforms to provide information and answer patient questions: via email at LeoneCenter@holy-cross.com, our comprehensive website, informational blog and video gallery, both on the website and on You Tube.
New techniques and technologies have been developed, which include use of sophisticated computers and pressure sensors. These tools have vastly improved the consistency of achieving surgical goals by allowing us to recognize and correct subtleties in balancing the soft tissue sleeve and then optimize limb alignment.
My final blog in this series on biologic strategies for repairing joint damage focuses on leading edge treatments designed to stimulate the regeneration of new hyaline cartilage: Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation (OATS or Mosaicplasty), Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation, Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) and Stem Cell and Tissue engineering.
In the third blog focusing on biologic strategies to preserve, “heal” or encourage the growth of new joint cartilage, I will describe three arthroscopic techniques that deliberately cause bleeding to stimulate the development of fibrocartilage to form and cover an exposed, arthritic area in the joint.
When the arthritic process becomes so advanced in hip or knee joints that less-invasive and more conservative treatment options no longer are effective, surgery becomes necessary.
In the first of several blog posts about hip and knee joint preservation, I will discuss the mechanics of these amazing joints that help keep us moving and the conservative treatments that can delay and possibly prevent the eventual need for partial or total joint replacement.
Before considering knee surgery, you and your surgeon must carefully weigh the benefits of partial versus total knee replacement. Although age and physical activity play a role in the decision-making process, by far the most important consideration is the condition of the knee joint.
Anita Finley, Boomer Times recently hosted Dr. William Leone on her radio program Cutting Edge, where he spoke about finding solutions for complex hip and knee problems. Nationally recognized for his expertise in reconstruction hip and knee surgery, Dr. Leone is celebrating his 25-year career at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale. …