Sharing Informative Questions and Comments from Our Readers

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.

Joint Preservation Strategies to Delay the Need for Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery

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.

Medicare Study Ranks Holy Cross Hospital One of the Top Hospitals for Hip & Knee Replacement Surgeries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) conducted a study to identify the nation’s top hospitals for hip and knee replacement surgery.

Guest Blog: “My Experience with Hip Replacement Surgery,” by Danny More

At the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we treat and care for many patients who have developed problems associated with their prosthetic hips or knees. Recently, a number of specific prostheses, including a class of hip stems with modular necks, were recalled because they had been determined to cause significant problems in some individuals.

Guest Blog: “My Experience with Total Knee Surgery,” by Edward Stupi

At the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we firmly believe that patients who have the most information possible about what to expect before and after surgery not only have a better experience but a quicker recovery.

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.

How Durable Are Hip and Knee Replacement Prosthetics?

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Historically, hip and knee replacement surgery was performed to treat severe arthritis in those aged 65 and older. The common belief was that a prosthetic joint usually would last for 10 years, then wear out or loosen requiring more surgery.

Regional or General Anesthesia: Which is Preferred for Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery?

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One of the preoperative decisions prior to hip or knee replacement surgery is what type of anesthesia will be administered. Before your surgery is scheduled, your anesthesiologist will review your past medical history, give you an exam and then discuss the type of anesthesia recommended for you.

Medical Tourism: at What Cost? Having Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery Outside the U.S.

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Several recent news articles have included interviews with patients…

Postoperative Care: What to Expect after Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

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Much of the content on my blog explores the signs and causes…

Cirugía mínimamente invasiva

La cirugía mínimamente invasiva (CMI) ha sido un tema caliente…

Managing Post-Operative Pain

At the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we have found that post-operative…