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2012-02-21 12:57:00

Largest Managed Healthcare Organization in Brazil to Open First Orthopedic Specialty Hospital in Rio de Janeiro in Advance of Olympic Games NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the world focused on Brazil meeting the challenges of the international sports community for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a leading Brazilian managed healthcare provider is looking to orthopedic powerhouse Hospital for Special Surgery as a venture partner.New York...

2012-02-08 12:22:48

A new study has demonstrated that a procedure wherein healthy cartilage is transplanted to fix an area of damaged cartilage (osteoarticular cartilage transplantation or OATS procedure) is superior to the standard of care for repairing cartilage defects. It is thought that fixing such lesions may ultimately help to prevent the onset of osteoarthritis, and get athletic individuals back to sporting activities reliably. The study by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers was reported at the...

2012-02-08 12:21:51

A study by Hospital for Special Surgery researchers has provided the first comprehensive look at just how metal-on-metal total hip replacements are failing in patients around the country. Made possible by what is thought to be the largest archive of failed joint replacements, the research should help doctors develop a better hip replacement for future patients. The study will be reported at the upcoming annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Feb. 7-11. "This paper...

2012-02-07 14:46:04

Early career outcomes significantly inferior to later career outcomes Patients who have their anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructed by surgeons who have performed less than 60 surgeries are roughly four to five times more likely to undergo a subsequent ACL reconstruction, according to a study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. The study also showed that participating in a subspecialty orthopedic fellowship-training program did not improve the learning curve of young...

2012-01-03 12:49:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sports medicine professionals, athletic trainers and physical therapists will learn about the latest research in the treatment and prevention of soccer-related injuries at the Major League Soccer Medical Symposium, presented by Hospital for Special Surgery in conjunction with the Professional Soccer Athletic Trainers Society and MLS Team Physician Society on Saturday, January 7, in Fort Lauderdale. As soccer players come from across the...

2011-12-22 10:18:52

FDA-initiated International Consortium of Orthopaedic Registries (ICOR) will work to develop an infrastructure for enhanced safety monitoring Responding to a need for better post-market surveillance of orthopedic devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) established the International Consortium of Orthopaedic Registries (ICOR) in October 2010. As outlined in a Dec. 21 special online supplement in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, ICOR is in the process of developing a...

2011-12-21 18:41:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Responding to a need for better post-market surveillance of orthopedic devices, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration established the International Consortium of Orthopaedic Registries in October 2010. As outlined in a Dec. 21 special online supplement in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, ICOR is in the process of developing a collaborative process for improving the safety of orthopedic devices using outcomes registries from the U.S. and other...

2011-11-17 04:15:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) today announced that Hospital for Special Surgery in New York has received its third Magnet designation, a status shared by only a select group across the country. This honor makes the hospital the first in New York State to achieve this third consecutive designation. Accepted throughout the healthcare industry as the gold standard for nursing, the Magnet program recognizes healthcare institutions...

2011-11-07 11:37:17

As guidelines recommend, doctors appear to be stopping anti-TNF medications before surgery, but may be doing so far sooner than is necessary, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. These medications are used to treat a variety of inflammatory diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, and better timing of withdrawal prior to surgery might minimize the risk of disease flares. "We need to do more studies to see if more pharmacologically-based timing of when...

2011-11-07 11:35:22

Could low expectations be holding patients back? Compared with osteoarthritis patients, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who undergo total knee replacement surgery have lower expectations about their postsurgical outcomes, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City. These reduced expectations, which may be unnecessary, could cause some patients to slack on their postsurgical rehabilitation leading to worse outcomes, say doctors. The...