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HSS Presents New Research at 2019 ASA Annual Meeting

At this year’s American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual meeting, HSS presented new research related to anesthesiology and orthopedic surgery with a focus on patient safety and optimizing outcomes.

  • Trends in Spine Patients Over Time: Age and Comorbidities Have Increased, While Complication Rates Have Decreased or Remained the Same
    • Research shows 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 complications from these surgeries have either stayed the same or decreased.
  • Researchers Identify Risk Factors for New-Onset Depression, Anxiety After Orthopedic Surgery
    • Anesthesiologist Stavros G. Memtsoudis, MD, PhD, MBA, and colleagues 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. 
  • Increased Use of “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” Protocols Reduces Risk of Complications in Spine and Joint Replacement Surgery 
About HSS

HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the 14th consecutive year), No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2023-2024), and the best pediatric orthopedic hospital in NY, NJ and CT by U.S. News & World Report “Best Children’s Hospitals” list (2023-2024). In a survey of medical professionals in more than 20 countries by Newsweek, HSS is ranked world #1 in orthopedics for a fourth consecutive year (2023). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has the lowest readmission rates in the nation for orthopedics, and among the lowest infection and complication rates. HSS was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center five consecutive times. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State, as well as in Florida. In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair and tissue regeneration. In addition, more than 200 HSS clinical investigators are working to improve patient outcomes through better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat orthopedic, rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The HSS Innovation Institute works to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The HSS Education Institute is a trusted leader in advancing musculoskeletal knowledge and research for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, academic trainees, and consumers in more than 165 countries. The institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally. www.hss.edu.