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The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, a ‘Destination Practice’

In 2009, Dr. William A. Leone, head of The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, made a compassionate and well thought-out decision, transforming the business model for his orthopedic practice.

Treat the Patient, Not the X-rays or Scans

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In this article I will discuss the patient who has significant disability from a hip or knee, but whose workup either is not definitive or doesn’t appear “severe enough” to warrant joint replacement.

Pseudotumors in total hip replacement patients due to metal ion levels

Dr. Leone recently co-authored a poster for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons about the adverse local tissue reactions (pseudotumors) in total hip replacement patients with dual taper femoral stems (consisting of titanium stems with interchangeable modular necks) due to metal ion levels.

Staying Ahead of the Pain Curve for a Faster, Better Recovery

At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we are very sensitive to our patients concerns about post-operative pain. We’ve learned that patients have less pain and get well faster when they know what to expect after surgery. We believe a well-informed patient has a better recovery.

The Future of Medical Care in America and The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care

The future of medical care in America has become the million dollar question as the Affordable Care Act is now in play.

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.

Top Five Questions to Ask an Orthopedic Surgeon about Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery

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The science and technology of joint replacement continue to evolve,…

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

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In my last post, I listed the advantages and disadvantages of…