Total Hip Replacement Surgery Can Restore an Active Sports Lifestyle

In several past blog posts, I have discussed how total hip replacement surgery (THR) has been a game changer, not only for some elderly patients who have lost mobility but for younger and older men and women who seek treatment to regain active and/or maintain a vigorous lifestyle.

Poor Results after Hip Fracture Surgery Could Mean Infection

For this final post in the series I will discuss infection, which always must be considered after any type of surgery, especially when the surgical result was not as anticipated or acceptable.

Caring for Patients Who Don’t Heal Optimally After Treatment for Hip Fractures

The strategies for treatment and prognosis often are very different. Fortunately, most people who break hips and are treated surgically do well. However, this isn’t the case for everyone and there are a variety of reasons for poor outcomes.

Understanding Hip Fractures: How These Breaks Differ and Why Recovery Can Be Challenging

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Historically, hip fractures left patients crippled or even caused death due to lack of mobility and all its associated complications. Fortunately, this landscape is changing. Today, with the advances in prosthetics for hip replacement and hardware to repair fractures, not only have deaths been reduced, but people are getting back to active lifestyles.

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.

Age Is Not the Determining Factor in Joint Replacement Surgery

Two of the most common questions we receive at The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care are, “How old is too old to have joint replacement surgery?” and “How young is too young to have Joint replacement surgery?”

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.

When to Have Hip Revision Surgery Due to Metal-on-Metal Prostheses

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Total hip replacement surgery has been one of the most successful…

Common Symptoms of Corrosion Problems from Metal-on-Metal Implants

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In my last blog, I outlined the serious complications associated…

Can Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Lead to Early Onset Osteoarthritis?

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The hip is a ball-and-socket joint with a layer of cartilage…

Blog Named in Top 10 Best Orthopedic Surgery Websites

For more than a year, the goal of my medical blog has been to…