Hospital for Special Surgery - Archive (pressrelease)

2019
November
18,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
Many female athletes encounter higher concussion rates than their male counterparts, according to two studies conducted by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). The researchers conclude their findings demonstrate a need for further in...
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November
12,
2019
| 08:30 PM America/New_York
Rehabilitation after knee replacement is an essential part of the recovery process. But what’s the best way to prepare patients before the procedure? Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City launched a pilot study to find ou...
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November
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
Utilization of total hip and total knee replacement remains high for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and most patients have moderate to high disease activity at the time of surgery. Risk of infection and a blood transfusion are higher in the...
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November
12,
2019
| 03:00 PM America/New_York
Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to findings from a new study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. The study...
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November
12,
2019
| 01:45 PM America/New_York
The radiologic diagnosis of joint diseases can be challenging, particularly when the disease is uncommon, the manifestations are unusual or the findings overlap with multiple diagnoses. John A. Carrino, MD, MPH, Vice Chairman of the Department of Rad...
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November
11,
2019
| 10:30 PM America/New_York
Approximately 4% of total knee replacement (TKR) patients require a revision surgery within five years. African Americans are 40% more likely to undergo TKR revision than whites, but whether racial disparities exist for both septic and aseptic TKR re...
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November
11,
2019
| 10:30 PM America/New_York
A new study finds that the community in which one lives influences whether they receive postoperative care and rehabilitation after elective hip replacement surgery in a facility or at home. An analysis of a large regional database found that patient...
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November
11,
2019
| 08:30 PM America/New_York
A national survey of male patients with lupus finds the illness has a significant impact on their physical and emotional health, yet they often do not receive support that could help them cope. Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New...
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November
11,
2019
| 01:30 PM America/New_York
At the 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals annual meeting in Atlanta, experts from the HSS Education Institute at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented their method for developing and implementing ef...
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November
10,
2019
| 10:30 PM America/New_York
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, such as high blood pressure, are known risk factors for dementia. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a high risk of cardiovascular disease as a result of underlying i...
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November
10,
2019
| 10:30 PM America/New_York
Despite similar myocardial infarction risks in individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and those with diabetes mellitus (DM), SLE patients enrolled in Medicaid have substantially higher rates of coronary revascularization procedures (incl...
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November
07,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City are enrolling patients in a study using cutting-edge imaging technology to produce three-dimensional maps of the spine in people with scoliosis. Currently, physicians monitor patie...
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November
05,
2019
| 11:29 PM America/New_York
Over the last few years, surfing has increased in popularity, with about 2.6 million recreational surfers in the United States. Efforts are under way to include competitive surfing in the Olympics. However, the number of reports on surfing-related in...
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November
05,
2019
| 07:00 PM America/New_York
At the American Public Health Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Expo in Philadelphia, health education experts from the HSS Education Institute at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) shared best practices for public health interventions that targe...
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November
05,
2019
| 04:46 PM America/New_York
New research from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), in collaboration with The Aspen Institute, has identified the top factors driving parents’ decisions to enroll their children in organized sports. Among the key findings: Background information ab...
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October
31,
2019
| 01:00 PM America/New_York
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), ranked No. 1 in the nation for Orthopedics for the past 10 consecutive years by US News & World Report, today announced the appointments of Steve K. Lee, MD, as chief of Hand and Upper Extremity Service; and Ernest...
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October
30,
2019
| 04:05 PM America/New_York
A large study analyzing 107,000 knee replacement surgeries found that African Americans were significantly more likely than white patients to be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility rather than home care after the pro...
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October
29,
2019
| 02:17 PM America/New_York
Previous studies have established that black patients have a higher risk for knee replacement revision. Black patients also report significantly more pain and worse joint function two years after surgery compared to white patients. Some years ago, a ...
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October
25,
2019
| 04:09 PM America/New_York
Forty-nine-year-old James Benfante’s knee pain got so bad he dreaded walking from the train station to his job or even standing in line. Working out in the gym became all but impossible. He decided it was time for knee replacement surgery, and he did...
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October
21,
2019
| 09:20 PM America/New_York
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have found evidence supporting the use of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocols in orthopedic surgery. They are presenting their findings at the 2019 American Society of Anesthesiologists (...
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October
21,
2019
| 08:05 PM America/New_York
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have identified risk factors for new-onset depression and anxiety after certain types of orthopedic surgery, and have made recommendations for identifying at-risk patients. Although uncommon, the d...
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October
19,
2019
| 02:48 PM America/New_York
Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) have found that the median age of patients undergoing spine surgery has increased significantly from 2006 to 2016, with an accompanying increase in comorbidities. However, the overall rates of complic...
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October
18,
2019
| 03:35 PM America/New_York
Orthopedic surgeons expressed positive attitudes overall toward the potential use of cannabidiol (CBD) for pain relief after surgery, provided that more research is conducted on the subject, according to a survey done at Hospital for Special Surgery ...
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October
17,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
The Starr Foundation announced the gift of a $3 million grant to Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to establish the C.V. Starr Endowed Chair in Pain Management. This commitment will provide support to enhance pain management research, program develo...
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October
01,
2019
| 02:01 PM America/New_York
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), world leader in orthopedics and rheumatology, has appointed an expert in healthcare transformation to lead an emerging musculoskeletal ecosystem propelled by HSS expertise, knowledge and care delivery. HSS presiden...
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September
26,
2019
| 02:00 PM America/New_York
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the top-ranked orthopedic hospital in the nation, today announced the appointments of Harvinder S. Sandhu, MD, MBA, and Andrew A. Sama, MD, as the new co-chiefs of its spine service, effective October 2019. Drs....
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September
24,
2019
| 05:07 PM America/New_York
An international, multicenter phase II clinical trial is evaluating the efficacy and safety of mavrilimumab co-administered with a 26-week corticosteroid taper in patients with giant cell arteritis (GCA). The study is sponsored by Kiniksa Pharmaceuti...
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September
19,
2019
| 08:05 PM America/New_York
Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) is essential for allowing tendons to adapt to physical activity and grow properly, according to basic science research by investigators at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). The findings provide a strong rationale...
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September
10,
2019
| 03:10 PM America/New_York
Scott A. Rodeo, MD, a sports medicine surgeon and clinician-scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has launched a clinical trial of an experimental engineered cell therapy that aims to promote better healing of rotator cuff tears after surge...
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September
05,
2019
| 05:05 PM America/New_York
Hospital for Special Surgery will be the Presenting Partner for Junior Knicks Coaching Clinics and Youth Leadership Platform The New York Knicks and Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), announced today a renewed and expanded multi-year marketing pa...
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