Articles tagged with 'pressrelease' | Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery - Archive (pressrelease)

2020
November
18,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
Surgeons’ preoperative expectations were more accurate than patients’ expectations in predicting patient-reported outcomes two years after lumbar spine surgery, according to a longitudinal study by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS)....
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November
09,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
At this year’s American College of Rheumatology virtual meeting, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented exciting research related to rheumatology and orthopedic surgery. The research focuses on the diagnosis of renal disorders, the risk of v...
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November
09,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
Disparities in unilateral knee replacement surgery have been well-documented, with lower utilization and higher complication rates among African American patients. While previous studies have focused on single knee replacement surgery, researchers at...
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November
08,
2020
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
Since doctors began treating cancer patients with immunotherapy drugs called checkpoint inhibitors nearly a decade ago, they have observed that a subset of these patients experience a side effect that clinically looks like inflammatory arthritis. The...
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November
08,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
Researchers have identified several factors that should help improve the diagnosis of chronic nonbacterial osteomyelitis (CNO), also known as chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO). This chronic autoinflammatory syndrome, which can be debi...
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November
07,
2020
| 18:00 PM America/New_York
A knowledgeable patient is an empowered patient, and the ability to understand and proactively manage a health challenge can help improve quality of life, according to Robyn Wiesel, associate director of Public & Patient Education at Hospital for Spe...
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November
07,
2020
| 09:00 AM America/New_York
Children with arthritis affecting five or more joints, called polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (polyarticular JIA), living in less affluent families were twice as likely to report more than an hour of morning joint stiffness, compared to t...
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November
06,
2020
| 16:00 PM America/New_York
The incidence of dementia in patients with rheumatoid arthritis is lower in patients receiving biologic or targeted synthetic disease modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) than in patients who receive conventional synthetic DMARDs, according to a ne...
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October
26,
2020
| 18:33 PM America/New_York
Orthopedic surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) performed successful microsurgery to repair damaged nerves and restore muscle strength and movement to patients experiencing paralysis from Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), according to a stud...
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October
26,
2020
| 12:00 PM America/New_York
After the pandemic led to “stay-at-home” orders in March, the Public & Patient Education Department at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) launched a vital initiative to boost virtual programming to support the community. Between April and August 2020...
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October
26,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
HSS Trustee Marina Kellen French and the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation have made an extraordinary commitment of $3.5 million to support a new research initiative to enable more patients to achieve successful outcomes from knee replacement ...
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October
19,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
Delaying surgery for 12 months or more after a rotator cuff tear diagnosis is associated with almost twice the odds of needing a subsequent revision surgery compared to having surgery between six weeks and one year after diagnosis, according to a ret...
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October
05,
2020
| 15:01 PM America/New_York
Administration of tranexamic acid (TXA) during total joint arthroplasty appears to reduce the risk of periprosthetic joint infections within 90 days of surgery, according to a study done at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and presented at the virt...
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September
29,
2020
| 08:26 AM America/New_York
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have a 27% higher risk of having a nonfatal cardiovascular disease (CVD) event compared to age- and sex-matched diabetes mellitus (DM) patients and more than twice the risk of the Medicaid general popu...
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September
28,
2020
| 12:18 PM America/New_York
Press Ganey, a quality measurement and improvement service used by half of all hospitals in the U.S., has awarded five top 2020 honors to Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). The awards honor “top-performing health care organizations whose commitme...
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September
18,
2020
| 17:35 PM America/New_York
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to use a novel MRI technique known as magnetic resonance neurography, or MRN, to study Parsonage-Turner Syndrome (PTS), a painful nerve dis...
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September
18,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
Thanks to the generous support of donors, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has announced the funding of nine grants for projects related to the study of COVID-19. These projects reflect the institution’s expertise in basic, translational and clinic...
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September
14,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has earned the “LGBTQ Health Care Equality Leader” designation from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC). The designation was awarded in the 13th edition of HRC’s Healthcare Equality Index (HEI). “We are pr...
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September
01,
2020
| 06:47 AM America/New_York
Studies show that athletes and musicians achieve peak performance not only by constant practice but also by setting specific goals, engaging with strong mentors and cultivating the attributes of perseverance, stoicism and grit. Could incorporating th...
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August
19,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
Sports medicine physicians at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) Sports Medicine Institute in New York City have developed the first set of guidelines for helping patients return to recreational activity safely after mild to moderate infection wi...
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August
03,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City have identified a unique gene signature in patients who developed stiffness after knee replacement surgery. The findings, available online as part of the AAOS 2020 Virtual Education E...
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July
28,
2020
| 00:02 AM America/New_York
For an unprecedented 11th year in a row, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked the No. 1 hospital in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2020-2021” survey. HSS is also recognized as a leader in rhe...
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July
27,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
A talar osteochondral lesion (OLT) can develop after ankle sprains or ankle trauma. An OLT is an injury to the cartilage and underlying bone of the talus within the joint, where it begins to soften and break off as a result of not healing properly. ...
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July
24,
2020
| 16:13 PM America/New_York
Preoperative Pain Screening Services, a pain screening and pain management program developed by clinicians at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), has demonstrated success in identifying and treating opioid-tolerant patients before elective orthopedic...
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July
20,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
While rotator cuff injuries are quite common, rotator cuff tears can be debilitating, occurring either over time from prolonged wear and tear or from an acute trauma injury. Complete rotator cuff tears are generally repaired by arthroscopic surgery. ...
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July
16,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
A newly discovered type of cell present in the blood may predict episodes of joint inflammation known as flares in people with rheumatoid arthritis a week or two before the episodes occur, according to a study by researchers at Rockefeller University...
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July
13,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that topical steroids administered during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery help reduce swallowing difficulties following the procedure. This study is available online as part...
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July
06,
2020
| 08:00 AM America/New_York
A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City reveals that symptomatic lower back pain resolved in 82% of patients after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and identifies which patients are more likely to have their back...
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June
30,
2020
| 14:05 PM America/New_York
An immunosuppressive drug approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis and neonatal-onset multisystem inflammatory disease may allow certain people with COVID-19 to avoid having to go on a ventilator, according to a small case study from investigators at t...
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June
30,
2020
| 10:00 AM America/New_York
In patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), higher disease activity — not post-operative flares — increases the risk of pain and poor function one year after a total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA), according to a new study by...
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