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Article ID: 694773

Study Launched to See if Weight Loss Surgery Before Knee Replacement Improves Outcomes

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A study at Hospital for Special Surgery aims to find out if weight loss surgery before knee replacement could improve outcomes or even eliminate the need for joint replacement in severely overweight patients?

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17-May-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694703

Study: Does Hyaluronic Acid Treatment Combined with Exercise Work Better than Exercise Alone for Knee Arthritis?

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A new study at Hospital for Special Surgery aims to determine if a hyaluronic acid treatment combined with an exercise program helps patients with knee arthritis more than exercise alone. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like solution that acts as a lubricant and shock absorber in the knee joint.

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16-May-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693484

Concert Pianist “Reborn” After Hand Surgery Restores His Career and His Life

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When concert pianist Misha Dichter developed a debilitating condition affecting his hands, it was life-shattering. But after two successful surgeries, the world-renowned virtuoso recently returned to Carnegie Hall for his first major solo performance in New York in almost two decades.

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25-Apr-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    10-Mar-2018 3:20 PM EST

Article ID: 690912

Study Finds Flatfoot Reconstruction Effective for Older Patients

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The study compared flatfoot reconstruction in patients in various age groups and found that those in the older group did not demonstrate any differences in their outcomes compared with patients in the young and middle-aged groups.

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10-Mar-2018 12:30 PM EST
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    8-Mar-2018 7:00 PM EST

Article ID: 690821

Physician Education and Guidelines Lead to Big Drop in Opioids Prescribed After Hand Surgery

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An educational session on opioid abuse and new prescription guidelines led to a 45 percent decrease in opioids prescribed after ambulatory hand surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery.

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8-Mar-2018 5:00 PM EST
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Article ID: 690644

Study: “Dual Mobility” Hip Replacement Reduces Risk of Dislocation

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Dislocation is one of the most common complications after hip replacement and the number one reason for revision surgery. Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery found that study patients who received a newer implant known as a “dual mobility” hip replacement had zero dislocations.

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6-Mar-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 690626

Study Finds Discrepancy between Doctor Reviews on Hospital Websites and Reviews on Independent Physician Rating Sites

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A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found a discrepancy between doctor reviews provided by hospital websites and those posted on independent physician rating websites such as Healthgrades.com and Vitals.com.

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6-Mar-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Giving New Meaning to Patient Care: Hospital Takes Patients with Cerebral Palsy on a Ski Trip

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Some young people with cerebral palsy and other conditions exceeded their own expectations during a ski trip to Windham Mountain. The Adaptive Sports Academy at New York City’s Hospital for Special Surgery sponsored the trip for young patients who see doctors or physical therapists at the hospital.

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20-Feb-2018 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 689380

Giving New Meaning to Patient Care: Doctors to Go Skiing with Patients who have Cerebral Palsy and Other Conditions

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Hospital for Special Surgery is sponsoring a ski trip for patients with cerebral palsy and other disabilities, and their orthopedic surgeons will be skiing alongside them at Windham Mountain in upstate New York on February 15.

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12-Feb-2018 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 689159

HSS Develops First-Ever Questionnaire to Measure Impact of Brachial Plexus Injury and Assess Surgical Outcomes

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Hospital for Special Surgery has developed a patient questionnaire to the measure physical and psychological effects of brachial plexus injury and help manage patients’ treatment expectations.

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7-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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