Entries by Dr. William Leone

Minimally Invasive Hip Surgery

The art and science of joint replacement surgery are constantly evolving. At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we offer patients the latest, most-promising innovations in joint replacement. A diagnosis is made for every patient based on a personal history, a thorough physical examination and state-of-the-art imaging. For some patients, alternatives to joint replacement are…

Revision Hip Replacement Surgery

Revision hip replacement surgery refers to more hip surgery being performed on a hip that already has a total hip implanted. Typically, a “revision” hip replacement surgery is a more complex procedure requiring more operative time, expertise and special equipment. The potential complications associated with revision surgery also tend to be greater. Removing the old…

Physical therapy after your surgery: (Hip)

Your physical therapy will start the day of your surgery. We anticipate you getting out of bed and walking (at least taking a few steps) the same day as your surgery. This has a wonderfully therapeutic effect. Mobilizing so soon after surgery has proven very important not only because it improves your circulation and protects…

Postoperative Care

After your first meeting with Dr. Leone and scheduling your surgery you will be given exercises to condition your body. These are found in our booklets: Preparing for Your Total Hip Replacement, which you can also download. These exercises are designed to strengthen and condition your muscles and improve your breathing.  Many of these are…

Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Hip replacement surgery, also called total hip arthroplasty, involves removing a diseased hip joint and replacing it with an artificial hip joint or prosthesis. Frequently hip replacement is performed when someone’s hip becomes damaged and painful from arthritis. It’s important when reconstructing the joint that if abnormal biomechanics led to the arthritis, that they are…

Choosing Your Hip Surgeon is What Matters Most, Not Anterior vs. Posterior

In my last post, I listed the advantages and disadvantages of the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery.  Now, let’s discuss the mini-posterior approach. The mini-posterior approach to hip replacement surgery involves dividing the muscle by separating – not cutting – muscle fibers at the side or the back of the hip.  This method insures…

Anterior Approach for Hip Replacement: Advantages and Disadvantages

There are many well-established surgical approaches to the hip.  Two surgical approaches for total hip that have gained recent notoriety are the direct anterior approach and the minimally invasive or mini-posterior approach. The direct anterior approach involves splitting the fibers between the two main muscles located at the front of the hip and working through…

There is a New Solution for Two Common Hip Replacement Surgery Complications

More than 400,000 total hip replacement surgeries are preformed in the United States each year.  Because of advances in surgical instruments and techniques, total hip replacement is one of the most successful surgeries performed in modern medicine. As with any surgery, there are risks.  Two common complications continue to occur during hip replacement surgery include:…