Q&A: Total hip replacement, mini-posterior vs. direct anterior surgical approaches

How invasive is the mini-posterior approach?         …

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…

Partial vs. Total Hip Replacement Surgery

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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.

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.

An Updated Look at the Effectiveness of Hip Arthroscopy: Who is a good candidate?

Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that has revolutionized how some complex problems that develop in certain joints are treated, including the hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow and wrist.

Correcting Post-Surgical Complications and Unsatisfactory Results

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In my previous blog post, I shared that one out of five people (approximately 20 percent) who undergo Total Knee Replacement (TKR) are not satisfied with the result. I discussed the methods we use to understand the exact cause/causes of unsatisfactory outcomes, in order to improve these results.

Leading Edge Strategies to Regenerate Hyaline Cartilage

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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.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): A Biologic Solution – “Heal Thy Self”

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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.

Radio Interview: Dr. Leone discusses how he finds solutions to complex hip and knee problems.

Anita Finley, Boomer Times recently hosted Dr. William Leone…

The Exeter Hip Stem – Still the Gold Standard in the Industry

The Exeter Hip Stem is thought by many to be the “industry gold standard” prosthetic stem for hip replacement. I have been implanting the Exeter Hip Stem in my patients since 1996 and the results continue to remain among the best in my practice.

The Benefits of Partial vs. Total Knee Replacement

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One of the most frequent questions we are asked at the Leone…