Hospital for Special Surgery to Present International Orthopedics Symposium with Hospitalys Ortopedia in Brazil

Article ID: 596183

Released: 15-Nov-2012 4:15 AM EST

Source Newsroom: Hospital for Special Surgery

Educational program is next step in relationship launched earlier this year.

Newswise — The first medical symposium in Brazil presented by Hospitalys Ortopedia in Rio de Janeiro and New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will take place November 28 and 29 in Rio de Janeiro.

At the symposium, which is part of an ongoing agreement to share expertise, a panel of experts from both hospitals will offer orthopedic surgeons and physiotherapists the latest information on research and treatment topics in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Scott Rodeo, co-chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Special Surgery; Dr. Mathias Bostrom, a specialist in hip and knee replacement; and Dr. Federico Gerardi, a spine surgeon, will be discussing various advances in their areas of expertise. Charles Fisher, a physical therapist from HSS, will also discuss rehabilitation.

“We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with Hospitalys in Brazil and share our clinical, education and research expertise,” said Hospital for Special Surgery President and CEO Louis A. Shapiro. “Our joint endeavors, including this first international symposium, reflect both of our institutions’ dedication to high quality patient care, academic excellence and innovative research in orthopedics.”

“We look forward to an ongoing relationship and further collaboration,” said Casio Zandona, CEO/RJ for Amil Par. “Hospital for Special Surgery is the ideal partner for this initiative with their depth of experience in orthopedics, especially in sports medicine.”

Earlier this year, Hospital for Special Surgery, a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and related specialties, partnered with Amil Par, the largest, most widely-recognized and respected managed healthcare organization in Brazil, to provide expertise in connection with the opening of its new orthopedic center, Hospitalys Ortopedia, in Rio de Janeiro.

Hospitalys will open its initial phase in 2013 with specialization in spine disorders, joint replacement and sports medicine, orthopedic areas for which Hospital for Special Surgery is renowned.

Next steps planned for the multi-year collaboration include establishing joint advisory councils to oversee work in the areas of quality management, clinical pathways and research priorities. Additional initiatives will offer ongoing education and training through fellowships and continuing education programs in both countries as well as digital education through HSS e-University.

In addition, Rio has been named host city of the 2016 Olympic Games, as well as the 2014 World Cup, and Hospitalys aims to make sports medicine a focus of its efforts.

HSS orthopedists and sports medicine specialists served on the U.S. Olympic Committee medical staff team that covered the London Games in 2012, the Beijing Games in 2008 and the Athens Games in 2004. They look forward to similar roles in the 2016 Games. Currently, physicians from Hospital for Special Surgery are official physicians for major professional sports teams including the Super Bowl XLII Champion New York Football Giants, New York Mets, New York Knicks, New York Liberty Basketball and New York Red Bulls Soccer.

At the November symposium, topics will include:• Current Status of Biologic Enhancement of Healing (PRP, Stem Cells) for Sports Medicine--Scott Rodeo, M.D.• Shoulder Instability Repair in the Athlete: Open vs. Arthroscopic--Scott Rodeo, M.D.• Current Concepts in Rotator Cuff Repair--Scott Rodeo, M.D.• The Revision Acetabulum--Mathias Bostrom, M.D.• The Revision Femur--Mathias Bostrom, M.D.• Acute Care Orthopedic Rehabilitation at HSS--Charles Fisher, P.T.• Minimally Invasive Surgery for Adult Deformities--Federico Girardi, M.D.

The symposium will take place at the Hotel Windsor Atlantica in Rio de Janeiro. For more information and for reservations, visit:

About Hospital for Special SurgeryFounded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology, No. 10 in neurology and No. 5 in geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report (2012-13), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center three consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. HSS is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at


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