Entries by Dr. William Leone

Partial vs. Total Hip Replacement Surgery

Some patients in need of a hip replacement will ask me if they are candidates for a partial rather than a total hip replacement because it sounds “less invasive.” Unlike the knee (which has three distinct compartments and when one wears out there’s a good chance that only that compartment needs to be replaced), the hip is a single ball (femoral head) and joint socket (acetabulum) and a partial hip replacement often isn’t the optimum choice.

Clinical Trial Total Knee Replacement Patients

Total Knee Replacement (TKR) has been a well-established and successful procedure for 50 years and has helped millions of people worldwide. More than 750,000 TKRs are performed each year in the United States and recent studies indicate that number is expected to increase more than 650 percent from 2005 through 2025.

A Hip Replacement Surgery Q & A

As head of the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, I often am asked to discuss my specialty: hip and knee replacement surgery. One reporter recently asked me to comment on his five top questions about hip replacement surgery.  Since these are questions I often hear from patients, I wanted to share this Q & A on my blog.

Dr. Leone Led Hip Section at the Second Annual Winter Orthopedic Symposium

Holy Cross Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital recently hosted the Second Annual Winter Orthopedic Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The two-day, nationally attended educational symposium included presentations on the latest advances in adult knee and hip arthroplasty, shoulder arthroplasty, joint preservation, advanced recovery and pain protocols.