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Hospital for Special Surgery offering ‘Urgent Ortho Care’ in Stamford

Stamford Advocate reports HSS has launched an Urgent Ortho Care service at five locations in the tristate area — including Stamford, to provide patients with access to care for orthopedic injuries that require prompt medical attention.

Andrew Grose, MD, MSc, orthopedic trauma surgeon at HSS Stamford, explained the importance for anyone with joint, muscle or tendon injuries to seek medical treatment — even during these challenging times. “In my work at the hospital, I have treated a lot of people with hip fractures — and I know some people have stayed home for fear of going to the hospital, due to COVID-19. We know the outcomes are worse if they don’t get treated, they are putting themselves at risk,” said Dr. Grose. “We are blessed in our first world that we have the ability to treat people very well,” he cited, adding the HSS Urgent Ortho Care facility at Chelsea Piers Connecticut includes MRI and x-ray machines and has the resources to do any type of splinting and bracing.

Last month, Westport resident Carol Herman benefited from the HSS Urgent Ortho Care service. Herman sustained several injuries while falling at her home and Dr. Grose determined that she had suffered a broken shoulder and knee cap, neither of which required surgery. An HSS technician personally delivered a knee brace to Herman’s home and fitted her. She also received a shoulder brace. “I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Grose,” said Herman. “He was so kind, considerate and attentive. He even gave me his cellphone in case I needed to reach him. We are huge fans of HSS. They have a terrific team in place and the whole operation works like clockwork,” she noted.

Read the article at CTInsider.com. This article also appeared in print on May 12, 2020.