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.

For Posterior or Anterior Total Hip Replacement Surgery, Choosing the Right Orthopedic Surgeon is What Matters Most

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Two years ago, I posted a blog detailing the pros and cons of mini-posterior versus direct anterior total hip replacement surgery (THR). The overwhelming response to that blog article (click on the link above to view) prompted me to provide this update.

G.E. Selects Holy Cross Hospital and The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care as a National Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement

General Electric/GE (NYSE: GE), one of the nation’s largest employers, has designated Holy Cross Hospital and The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care as a National Center of Excellence (COE) for hip and knee replacement surgery.

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.

Dr. Leone Led Hip Section at the Second Annual Winter Orthopedic Symposium

Holy Cross Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital recently hosted the Second Annual Winter Orthopedic Symposium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The two-day, nationally attended educational symposium included presentations on the latest advances in adult knee and hip arthroplasty, shoulder arthroplasty, joint preservation, advanced recovery and pain protocols.

Use of a Subcuticular Suture to Close Hip and Knee Incisions and Instructions for Suture Removal

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Many patients ask me questions about where I will place the incision and how it will be closed. While there are a variety of methods which surgeons commonly use, including sutures (also called stitches), staples and even glue, I choose to close with a single subcuticular (or intradermal) non-absorbable suture.

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).