Dr. Michael Leighton Recognized as Top Doctor in Palm Beach Gardens by Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine
Dr. Michael Leighton is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon who has been practicing in Palm Beach County for 25 years. He specializes in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, as well as total joint arthroplasty of the knee, hip, and shoulder.
Just 9.5 months post op from a Total Knee Replacement performed by Total Joint specialist, Dr. Andrew Noble, 70 year old Bob Root, went against the odds and conquered the 17-mile Half Dome hike in Yosemite National Park for his milestone birthday.
Here at Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute, your West Palm Beach specialists in sport medicine, we are happy to share these simple yet crucial tips on how to keep your joints strong, even if you are not a professional athlete.
Recent research has found that patients who spend time in phone counseling sessions improve their engagement in physical therapy, thus improving their recovery outcomes after orthopedic surgery. Interesting, isn’t it?
Hip fractures are cracks or breaks in the top of the thigh bone (femur) close to the hip joint. Their two main causes are falls and bone loss caused by conditions such as cancer or osteoporosis, which makes the elderly the highest-risk group for them, due to changes in their skeletal system as they age.