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…

When is it time to have my knee or hip replaced?

Deciding to finally “give in” and undergo hip or knee replacement…

After hip or knee replacement when can I shower, drive, return to work, and have sex?

I decided to write this short blog on four common questions, topics I’m routinely asked about after someone has a hip or knee surgery. When is it ok to shower and get the incision wet, when it’s safe to drive, when should they plan on returning to work and the what factors drive that timing, and finally when it’s safe to resume sexual activities?

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.

Dr. Leone Answers Individual Patient Questions and Concerns Prior to Surgery, Providing Patients with Knowledge and Confidence to Ensure an Optimal Result and Experience

At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, we value the doctor-patient relationship and consider it to be as important as the surgery itself. We take pride at the Leone Center in having created an environment where patients feel comfortable asking questions and then getting a personal response or help.

Medicare Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the questions that people frequently ask us. If your question is not listed below, you need further information, or you have special circumstances, please call our office at 954-489-4575. We want to hear from you.

A Hip Replacement Surgery Q & A

As head of the Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, I often am asked to discuss my specialty: hip and knee replacement surgery. One reporter recently asked me to comment on his five top questions about hip replacement surgery.  Since these are questions I often hear from patients, I wanted to share this Q & A on my blog.

Frequent Reader Questions about Hip Dislocations and Problems

In my last Q&A blog post, I shared some of the most common reader questions about knee replacement surgery. Again, I will use a Q&A format to share some of the most-frequently asked questions and concerns relating to a hip dislocation or hip subluxation, a condition in which the hip joint is partially, but not fully, dislocated.

Steps You Can Take to Ensure the Best Result and Best Experience when Having a Hip or Knee Replacement

In a previous blog, “Why Joint Replacement Patients Are Getting Well so much Faster Today,” I described the reasons why patients are getting well so much faster today than even just a few years ago. This partially is due to new and improved surgical techniques and prosthetics, as well as better pain management and prevention strategies.

Multiple Hip, Knee and Back Pain Issues: Which To Treat First?

At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, I routinely see patients who present with pain and/or disability from arthritic disease in both hips or knees and sometimes a combination of hips and knees. Many of these same patients also have pain from back issues.

Frequent Reader Questions about Knee Replacement Surgery

In my last Q&A blog post, I shared some of the most common reader questions about hip replacement surgery. Again, I will use a Q&A format to share some of the most-frequently asked questions and concerns about partial and total knee replacement surgery (PKR, TKR).

Frequent Reader Questions about Hip Replacement Surgery

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Since beginning my joint replacement blog several years ago, I have received many comments and questions from readers on a variety of subjects and personal experiences. For this post, I will use a Q & A format to share some of the most-frequently asked questions and concerns about hip replacement surgery (THR).