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Improving Care for the most Challenging Cases at HSS’s SNF Complex Joint Reconstruction Center

Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) reports on how the HSS Stavros Niarchos Foundation Complex Joint and Reconstruction Center (CJRC) is improving care for the most complex cases, according to Thomas P. Sculco, MD, surgeon-in-chief emeritus at HSS, and Peter K. Sculco, MD, hip and knee surgeon at HSS.

“By centralizing HSS’s world-class resources, including 3D-modeling and 3D-printing technologies, the CJRC serves as a one-stop shop that can preempt this unhappy sequence by providing expert care in the initial intervention,” said Dr. Thomas Sculco. “The concept of the Center is to provide a place with the expertise to will tackle these challenging cases and develop best practices to prevent implant failure. This, will ultimately be far less expensive to the healthcare system and better for the health of patients,” he added.

The CJRC is also using its resources to train other surgeons in the U.S. and abroad to raise the level of care they are able to provide. “I’m hoping that as time goes on, it becomes more universal, and can be done for lower and lower cost,” said Dr. Peter Sculco.

Read the full article at SNF.org.