Hip and Knee Arthritis: Do PRP and Stem Cell Injections Work?

An estimated 50 million Americans have osteoarthritis (OA) . It is the most common cause of deterioration in hip and knee joints; the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with arthritis is 40% and one in two individuals will develop a symptomatic OA knee by age 85 years old. Osteoarthritis occurs when hyaline cartilage, a specialized…

South Florida Hospital News – Dr. Leone: COVID Raises Questions about Which Surgeries Are Elective

When mandates were issued postponing elective surgeries to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, preserve personal protective equipment and medical resources, many crucial surgical procedures were suspended. As an orthopedic surgeon who operates on patients suffering from painful hip and knee problems, I understand why these restrictions were enacted but still felt distressed that these…

Thrilled Hip and Knee Patients After Their Long Wait For Surgery

Dr. Leone Named Top DOC for 11th Consecutive Year, Recognized by Fort Lauderdale Illustrated Magazine

    May, 2020   Dr. Leone is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in solving complex hip and knee problems. His clinical practice emphasizes leading-edge technology, combined with good old-fashioned patient care in a warm and welcoming environment, attracting patients from around the globe. Proficient in utilizing cutting-edge orthopedic technologies, he is the inventor…

The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care Resumes Office Visits and Scheduling of Surgeries

All patients are once again being seen and fully treated.  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (March, 2021) William A. Leone, M.D., F.A.C.S., head of The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Health, announced his office has resumed regular office hours and is scheduling elective hip and knee surgical procedures. In accordance with the Centers of…

Dr. William Leone Recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

William A. Leone, M.D., F.A.C.S., head of The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Hospital, announced the he was recertified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The stringent process recertifies Dr. Leone to practice orthopedic medicine through December 31, 2031. To ensure safe, ethical, and effective practice of orthopaedic surgery, the…

The SPAIRE Posterior Mini Approach: Now there’s a Mini Posterior approach without hip precautions, The Most tissue and muscle-sparing approach for Hip Replacement

Hardly a clinic day goes by without one or more patients specifically asking me what approach I will use when replacing their hip. My answer is the Mini-Posterior approach and invariably they then ask why I’m not using the Anterior approach? I explain that both approaches can produce excellent and long lasting results but that…

Dr. Leone Receives 5 Star Ranking From His Patients

No tourniquet total knee combined with novel device (CarboJet) improves implant stability.

At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, our concierge approach to personalized care is linked to successful and faster recoveries

A decade ago, 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 patient care model for his orthopedic practice. An award-winning orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Leone’s vision was to create a destination practice, intentionally reducing the number…

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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?

I had my hip or knee replacement and I’m still in pain. Now what? When is it time for a second opinion?

Do Stem Cell and PRP injections help advanced arthritis: AAHKS official position

I just opened my local Sunday paper today to find a full page ad touting PRP and Stem Cell injections to treat pain and disability from arthritic hips and knees. It had pictures, testimonials, and the credentials of the doctors who would perform the injections. As I continue to flip through “section A”, I found…

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 or white. It’s personal and different for each of us. I tell my patients that ultimately the decision to proceed with surgery is made “from within their own heart” and “when it feels right”. Not a very scientific answer, but it’s what I tell my…

Dr. William Leone to Discuss Hip and Knee Replacements During Ortho Hour on January 23, 2019

Dr. William Leone to Discuss Hip and Knee Replacements: Latest Techniques and Care for Improved Results During Ortho Hour on January 23, 2019. This event is free and open to the public.

Thrive Magazine “For Hip & Knee Surgery, Smart Pain Management Can Vastly Improve Results” Fall, 2018

Dr. William A. Leone has earned a reputation for outstanding surgical outcomes and patient care, treating complex hip and knee problems.