Hospital for Special Surgery - Archive (Wolfe)

2019
February
22,
2019
Newsday reporter Delthia Ricks reports that cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) have been on a dramatic decline for more than a month for young New Yorkers.AFM tends to present in the fall and move across the U.S., disappearing in winter time.She r...
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February
05,
2019
HealthDay reporter Dennis Thompson writes on the outbreak of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a mysterious illness that affects children's nervous systems and typically causes severe weakness in arms and legs. AFM is a subtype of transverse myelitis, a ...
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January
28,
2019
Healthline reports that Scott W. Wolfe, MD, hand and upper extremity surgeon at HSS, has been using an innovative, complex technique to successfully restore muscular function in young patients who have a devastating neurological illness resembling po...
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January
14,
2019
An innovative and complex surgery involving nerve transfers is restoring hope and transforming lives torn apart by a mysterious and devastating illness. Acute flaccid myelitis, also known as AFM, strikes without warning, shows no mercy and frequently...
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2018
November
07,
2018
The Washington Times featured HSS hand and upper extremity surgeon Scott W. Wolfe, MD, in an article about the efficacy of nerve transfer surgery for patients with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The goal of the surgery is to restore movement in the a...
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September
03,
2018
In a CBS New York segment, HSS hand and upper extremity surgeon Scott W. Wolfe, MD, explained that there is a rising trend of hand injuries from improperly cutting an avocado. "Of people who cut tendons and nerves in their hands, we usually guess th...
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September
01,
2018
Autumn Years Magazine featured a bylined article by HSS hand and upper extremity surgeon Scott W. Wolfe, MD, who addressed how to treat Dupuytren's contracture. According to the article, the condition causes a layer of tissue underneath the palm of ...
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April
25,
2018
For a concert pianist, his hands are his life, and when Misha Dichter developed a debilitating condition affecting his hands, it was life-shattering. But after two successful surgeries, the world-renowned virtuoso recently returned to Carnegie Hall f...
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February
20,
2018
The Wall Street Journal published a feature article on Misha Dichter, classical pianist and HSS patient, which covered his journey recovering from Dupuytren's contracture. Dupuytren's is a condition that causes one or more fingers to stay bent toward...
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February
07,
2018
After extensive research, investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have developed the first-ever patient questionnaire to measure the physical and emotional impact of brachial plexus injury (BPI). The survey also seeks to assess patients’ ...
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January
12,
2018
Located in the most commonly injured joint in the body, traumatic carpal bone fractures can lead to degenerative carpal arthritis patterns in the wrist such as Scapholunate Advanced Collapse (SLAC) and Scaphoid Nonunion Advanced Collapse (SNAC). Whi...
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January
11,
2018
After an upper brachial plexus injury (BPI), a surgeon typically performs reconstructive surgery to restore nerve supply for elbow flexion. While there are multiple techniques to achieve this, there are no recent studies that analyze which is optima...
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