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Hospital for Special Surgery Names Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon from Philadelphia as New Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director

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Todd J. Albert, M.D., Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and President of The Rothman Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, has been selected as the new Surgeon-in-Chief and Medical Director of the leading...
4/2/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Study: Losing or Gaining Weight After Joint Replacement Affects How Well Patients Do Down the Road

While many overweight patients intend to lose weight after joint replacement, a study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that although some are able to achieve this goal, equal numbers of patients actually gain weight after hip or knee...
3/13/2014 3:00 PM EDT

A Simple EMG Classification Describing Quality of Donor Nerves Can Predict Outcome of Nerve Transfer Surgery

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that electromyography (EMG) testing to determine the quality of donor nerves can improve the outcome of nerve transfer surgery to restore function in patients with a brachial plexus injury.
3/12/2014 3:15 PM EDT

Same-Day Double Knee Replacement Safe for Select Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Total knee replacement for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) presents greater challenges, as RA patients generally have more health concerns than patients with osteoarthritis. However, researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery found that...
3/12/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Operating Room Computer Program Improves Care and Could Save U.S. Health Care System Millions

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the first hospital in the country to utilize OrthoSecure(TM), a novel computer-based system for operating rooms that is designed to improve the care of patients undergoing a knee or hip replacement and to...
3/11/2014 2:30 PM EDT

Study Using Interactive Driving Simulator Determines When It’s Safe to Drive After Hip Replacement

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After hip replacement surgery, many patients are anxious to resume driving. A new study using a sophisticated interactive driving simulator finds that patients can safely get back behind the wheel after four weeks, challenging the conventional...
3/10/2014 2:00 PM EDT

Researchers Develop Special MRI to “See Through” Metal Screws to Follow Patients After Hip Fracture Surgery

People who sustain the most common type of hip fracture are at increased risk of complications. A special type of MRI developed at Hospital for Special Surgery can show a detailed image following fracture repair, without the distortion caused by...
3/10/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Study: Women Report More Pain Than Men After Knee Replacement Surgery

One of the biggest concerns of patients considering knee replacement is the amount of pain they will have after surgery. Although it is a very successful operation overall to relieve arthritis pain and restore function, persistent postoperative pain...
3/10/2014 3:00 PM EDT

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Sports Medicine Experts from Hospital for Special Surgery Available to Discuss 2014 Winter Olympic Games

2/6/2014 5:00 PM EST

Sports Medicine Experts Offer Insights During Olympics

Hospital for Special Surgery physicians, surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, sports psychologist and nutritionist are available for comment during Beijing Olympic games.
8/11/2008 8:00 AM EDT

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