When should I have my hip or knee replaced? When you’re surviving but not thriving.

Like almost everything in life, this decision is seldom black…

After hip or knee replacement when can I shower, drive, return to work, and have sex?

I decided to write this short blog on four common questions, topics I’m routinely asked about after someone has a hip or knee surgery. When is it ok to shower and get the incision wet, when it’s safe to drive, when should they plan on returning to work and the what factors drive that timing, and finally when it’s safe to resume sexual activities?

Frequent Reader Questions about Hip Dislocations and Problems

In my last Q&A blog post, I shared some of the most common reader questions about knee replacement surgery. Again, I will use a Q&A format to share some of the most-frequently asked questions and concerns relating to a hip dislocation or hip subluxation, a condition in which the hip joint is partially, but not fully, dislocated.

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.

Greater Trochanteric Bursitis: A Common Cause of Hip Pain

One of the most common sources of hip pain is greater trochanteric bursitis caused by inflammation of the bursa, which is located at the outward curve of the femur (thighbone) where it meets the hip bone.

Hip and Knee Q&A: Common Questions about Joint Pain, Pain Management and Treatment

In the second of a three-part Q&A series about joints, here are some of the most common questions patients at The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care ask about hips and knees.

Total Hip Replacement Surgery Can Restore an Active Sports Lifestyle

In several past blog posts, I have discussed how total hip replacement surgery (THR) has been a game changer, not only for some elderly patients who have lost mobility but for younger and older men and women who seek treatment to regain active and/or maintain a vigorous lifestyle.

Poor Results after Hip Fracture Surgery Could Mean Infection

For this final post in the series I will discuss infection, which always must be considered after any type of surgery, especially when the surgical result was not as anticipated or acceptable.

Caring for Patients Who Don’t Heal Optimally After Treatment for Hip Fractures

The strategies for treatment and prognosis often are very different. Fortunately, most people who break hips and are treated surgically do well. However, this isn’t the case for everyone and there are a variety of reasons for poor outcomes.

Understanding Hip Fractures: How These Breaks Differ and Why Recovery Can Be Challenging

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Historically, hip fractures left patients crippled or even caused death due to lack of mobility and all its associated complications. Fortunately, this landscape is changing. Today, with the advances in prosthetics for hip replacement and hardware to repair fractures, not only have deaths been reduced, but people are getting back to active lifestyles.

Misconceptions about Partial and Total Knee 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.

Should Hip and Knee Prosthetics Come with a Warranty?

Lately, there have been several articles questioning if hip and knee prosthetics should come with warranties.  Considering the current, worldwide repercussions from failing metal on metal hip replacements and modular neck hip replacements, it’s no wonder manufacturers are being called upon to make good.