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2012-11-12 11:38:57

Two new studies by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery have overturned common beliefs about joint replacement in patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In one study, researchers demonstrated that RA patients who undergo a knee replacement can expect outcomes that are similar to individuals undergoing the operation for osteoarthritis. In the other, investigators showed that lupus patients undergoing joint replacement surgery experienced far fewer adverse events than...

2012-11-12 11:37:05

After total knee replacement (TKR) surgery, patients who are morbidly obese have similar pain and function outcomes as patients who do not fall into this weight category, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. The finding is surprising given that numerous studies have shown that obese patients have worse outcomes. The study will be reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals, to be...

2012-11-01 15:26:37

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Close to 47,000 runners have spent the past several months training for the ING New York City Marathon. Once they have completed the race and achieved their goals, there are measures they can take to facilitate recovery, decrease post-race discomfort, and return to running without injury. Eating immediately after the marathon, icing sore muscles, and having a gentle massage are only a few of the tips that Michael Silverman, PT, MSPT, physical therapist...

2012-10-26 15:22:11

NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Using regional anesthesia rather than general anesthesia reduces the need for blood transfusions in patients undergoing bilateral total knee replacement, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery, in New York City. Currently, the majority of bilateral knee replacements in the United States (as well as single knee replacements) are performed under general anesthesia, and researchers say that a regional anesthesia known as...

2012-10-25 15:23:27

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), the number one hospital for orthopedics in the country, today announced the opening of the Alfred and Norma Lerner Children's Pavilion, a "hospital within a hospital" that provides one-stop care for children with musculoskeletal conditions. With specialists, medical labs and rehabilitation all in one place, the Pavilion focuses entirely on pediatric orthopedics and rheumatology - specialty areas for which HSS is...

2012-10-25 11:25:20

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The 12(th) annual Lupus Research Institute (LRI) Scientific Conference "Forum for Discovery" brought together more than 60 of the country's top experts in the field to focus their talent on addressing the critical questions in the autoimmune disease lupus. LRI-funded investigators presented new findings on a broad range of topics including genetic factors that predispose certain individuals to lupus, how the lupus immune system turns against the body,...

2012-10-25 11:23:02

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), a world leader in orthopedics and rheumatology and the Official Hospital of the New York Giants, announced today the launch of the "Get Fit Like the Giants!" contest. Supporting the importance of overall fitness and wellness, fans are invited to submit entertaining and healthy exercise videos that show how they train like their favorite Giants players. The contest winners receive a chance to tour the Timex...

2012-10-18 23:20:35

WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whoopi Goldberg, physician and renowned researcher Dr. Michael Lockshin, and humanitarians Judith and Wayne Barlin were honored for their work to improve the lives of people with lupus, at the Lupus Foundation of America's annual Butterfly Gala in New York City on October 18. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121019/DC96318) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120711/DC38337LOGO) Other special guests at the Gala...

2012-10-01 12:22:27

Because there are more risks with having a total knee replacement in both legs at the same time than having a knee replacement in one leg, doctors in recent years have been selecting younger and healthier patients for the bilateral procedure. Now a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery has revealed that although patients are younger and healthier than those undergoing only one-sided surgery, they are becoming sicker and some complication rates have risen. "Although we...

2012-09-25 10:23:20

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryder Cup pressure is described as among the most intense not only golf but in all of sports. Golfers, used to competing as individuals, now have responsibility for team, country and continent. Flubs and shanks are not uncommon and the dreaded "choke" word often comes into play. NBC golf analyst and Ryder Cup veteran Johnny Miller says, "There's nothing more nervous than being at the Ryder Cup." The Chicago Tribune has said, "The unrelenting pressure...