After Joint Replacement Surgery, Knee and Hip Pain Need No Longer Slow You Down
As the nationwide vaccination rollout continues and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updating their indoor and outdoor mask guidelines for people who are fully vaccinated, Americans of all ages are feeling eager to travel and resume the recreational activities they’ve been missing for more than a year.
According to a survey by Triplt, vaccinations are the leading explanation for the current boom in travel reservations, with 56% of survey respondents saying that being fully vaccinated is the number one reason they are hitting the road or planning to fly. With the TSA reporting an average of 1 million+ passengers daily in March 2021, industry experts predict a 70-80% return in leisure airline travel this summer. Fully vaccinated travelers might also soon be able to start visiting the European Union’s 27 nations this summer. According to the European Commission’s proposal, people who have received vaccines approved by the EU at least 14 days before arrival would be eligible for travel.
Unfortunately, the prospects of returning to travel are not so rosy for people suffering from knee and hip pain. As others resume an active lifestyle, these individuals will remain sidelined until they decide to seek the treatment they need.
For chronic knee and hip pain, the most common cause is arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and traumatic arthritis, which cause cartilage that normally cushions bones to become inflamed, wear away, or break. For many people, the resulting pain and stiffness becomes unbearable and even disabling. Medication and physical therapy have limitations in treating the causes and effects.
At The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care, renowned surgeon Dr. William Leone specializes in treating knee and hip problems, whether they are the result of joint destruction, an injury or natural wear-and-tear.
Thanks to advances in surgical techniques, knee and hip replacements that Dr. Leone performs are less invasive and more precise than ever before. Typically, patients are walking just hours after their surgery and go home later that same day. Most shed their walkers and canes within days, shower, start driving, exercise in a pool at two weeks and return to work and normal activities as quickly as they desire.
Dr. Leone’s patient-centered approach plays a major role in helping patients recover so much faster than ever before, including new surgical techniques and technologies, staying ahead of the pain curve while down regulating pain, preventing infection, using improved prosthetics, as well as educating and preparing patients for surgery.
Dr. Leone and his team combine leading-edge technology with good old-fashioned care where the doctor-patient relationship is as important as the treatment. Time and again, Dr. Leone’s team sees that patients who go into surgery prepared and knowing what to expect recover much more quickly and have a better experience.
Focused on its mission of restoring the quality of life for each and every patient, The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care provides a personal, positive and comprehensive medical experience. Dr. Leone and his team have created an environment where patients feel comfortable asking questions and then receive thoughtful, informative responses, from the first phone call and visit through post-operative care. Those who know what to expect from surgery have less anxiety, maintain a positive attitude and recover more quickly than those who are less informed. As the saying goes, knowledge is power, and this consistently results in a better result and a better experience.
So don’t let your apprehensions ground you. Instead, schedule an appointment, alleviate the pain and pack your bags.
The Leone Center for Orthopedic Care at Holy Cross Health is located at 1000 NE 56th Street in Fort Lauderdale. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 954-489-4575 or visit holycrossleonecenter.com.