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Study: Genetic Testing Can Help Determine Safest Dose of Common Blood Thinner

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A new study finds that genetic testing can help determine the safest dose of the blood thinner warfarin, with fewer side effects, in patients undergoing joint replacement surgery.

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Foot Pain? New Study Says Look at Hip and Knee for Complete Diagnosis

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A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery and Harvard Medical School suggests new guidelines may be in order for evaluating and treating lower extremity pain. They found a significant association between foot pain and knee or hip pain.

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Hospital to Take Young Patients with Cerebral Palsy and Other Conditions on Therapeutic Horseback Riding Trip

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The Adaptive Sports Academy at Hospital for Special Surgery’s Lerner Children’s Pavilion is enabling young patients with cerebral palsy or another physical challenge to participate in activities they never dreamed possible. PATH Intl.-certified riding instructors at Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship will introduce the young people, ages 5 to 21, to horseback riding on August 28.

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Hospital Patients Make a Splash on Adaptive Surfing Trip in Long Beach

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Hospital for Special Surgery is giving new meaning to the term "patient care." The hospital took patients with cerebral palsy and other physical conditions on an adaptive surfing trip on Long Island.

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Hospital Makes a Splash: Adaptive Surfing Trip for Patients with Disabilities Set for Long Island

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The Adaptive Sports Academy at Hospital for Special Surgery is enabling young patients with cerebral palsy, an amputation or other physical challenge to participate in athletic activities they never dreamed possible. Many are looking forward to a surfing trip on Long Island scheduled for August 14.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Get a Handle on It Early to Prevent Long-Lasting Damage

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The sooner carpal tunnel syndrome is diagnosed and treated, the better the chances for symptom relief, according to experts at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. Unfortunately, some people go undiagnosed for years, and by the time they see a doctor, it’s more difficult to reverse the damage.

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New Study Finds Incidence of Cardiac Complications High Following Orthopedic Surgery for Heart Disease Patients

A new study published in the HSS Journal by HSS anesthesiologist Michael K. Urban, MD, PhD, sheds light on reducing cardiac complications in orthopedic surgery.

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Expert Panel Publishes Guidelines for Medication Management in Rheumatic Disease Patients Having Joint Replacement

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In the first such collaboration of its kind, an expert panel of rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons has developed guidelines for the management of anti-rheumatic medication in patients undergoing hip or knee replacement. The goal was to lower the risk of infection, which is linked to the use of the medications.

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Study Shows Drug Lowers Levels of Biomarker Linked to ALS

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A study conducted by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery and other centers, published in the Annals of Neurology, finds that a drug used to treat malaria lowers levels of a biomarker linked to the inherited form of ALS.

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Study Launched to See if IV Acetaminophen Can Reduce Need for Opioid Medication After Hip Replacement Surgery

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Hospital for Special Surgery has launched a study to see if intravenous (IV) acetaminophen can reduce the amount of opioid pain medicine needed after hip replacement surgery.







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