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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.

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.

The Unhappy Total Knee Replacement Patient: Figuring out What Is Wrong

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Unfortunately, there are a significant number of people who have undergone total knee replacement (TKR) and are not happy with the result. Some studies estimate 20% or more fall into this category. Defining success or a “satisfactory result” can mean two very different things to an individual who had the total knee versus the surgeon who implanted it.

Why I No Longer Use the Anterior Approach for Primary Total Hip Replacement Surgery

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As a surgeon with a specialty practice in hip and knee replacement surgery, patients rely on my expertise.  Recently, a patient asked me why I no longer use the anterior approach for total hip replacement.  I stopped performing this procedure because in my experience there are no advantages to the surgery, rather a number of potential disadvantages.  Simply, I couldn't continue to use a procedure that I could not trust to deliver every time.

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.

Managing Post-Operative Pain

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

Top 20 Questions to Ask Your Orthopedic Surgeon Prior to Surgery

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- On my medical blog, I have discussed many topics surrounding…

The Benefits of Partial vs. Total Knee Replacement

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

The Most Common Reason for Chronic, Debilitating Hip Pain

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Hip pain is a common problem with many potential causes.