Dear Dr. Leone,
I was being plagued with back, leg, and hip pain for years and finally decided to see a top notch orthopedic sports doctor, Dr. William Leone. He took X-rays that showed that the bones that make up my hip joint were rubbing together.
I’ve played competitive tennis for many years. When my hip first started hurting, the pain would go away after I warmed up. After playing it would hurt more. I recall two weeks before I met Dr. Leone, I won an important match. I was in so much pain after I could hardly walk. Tennis was out after this. I was limping and miserable.
When I met Dr. Leone I felt comfortable and confident. He treated me like a family member and really talked to me. He recommended a total hip replacement. He explained that tennis players are often at risk for hip arthritis because of the constant acceleration and deceleration during play. We discussed new technologies and even surgical instruments that Dr. Leone invented.
I had my hip replaced in June 2009. I was back on the courts in September feeling like a teenager. I didn’t have to take a single pain pill after the surgery. I was dedicated to the rehabilitation Dr. Leone prescribed.
Today I am free of pain. I can move and bend normally. I’ve been ranked in the top ten in various age groups for the past thirty years. Last month I won the 65 and over tournament in Pompano Beach and followed that with a win at Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton. I have been selected to play on the East Coast of Florida Team.
I can’t thank Dr. Leone enough. I had given up tennis before I met him. I consider Dr. Leone to be a wizard in restoring health to an individual.
With much appreciation,