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More Than Half of College Football Athletes Have Inadequate Levels of Vitamin D, Deficiency Linked to Muscle Injuries


More than half of college football athletes participating in the NFL Combine had inadequate levels of vitamin D, and this left them more susceptible to muscle injuries, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery.
17-Mar-2017 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Ligament Reconstruction Effective Treatment for Kneecap Instability in Patients with Trochlear Dysplasia


A study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds ligament reconstruction is an effective treatment for kneecap instability in patients with trochlear dysplasia.
16-Mar-2017 5:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hospital for Special Surgery Hand Surgeon Receives Prestigious Award for His Reseearch


Scott Wolfe, MD, chief emeritus of the Hand and Upper Extremity Service at Hospital for Special Surgery, has received the prestigious Kappa Delta Orthopaedic Research Award. It's considered one of the highest honors an orthopedic researcher can...
16-Mar-2017 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Location of Spinal Correction Influences Risk of PJK Development


A new study reports that PJK risk following lumbar spinal fusion depends on the level of the spine fused. Specifically, the authors – who include members of the International Spine Study Group (ISSG) from multiple academic centers – found that...
14-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Cautions Against Use of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins in Children’s Spine Surgery


Bone morphogenetic proteins, commonly used off-label to enhance pediatric spinal fusion, did not improve revision rates for pediatric spinal fusion, according to a study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery.
14-Mar-2017 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bariatric Surgery Impacts Joint Replacement Outcomes in Very Obese Patients


A Hospital for Special Surgery study finds that in morbidly obese patients, bariatric surgery performed prior to a total hip or knee replacement can reduce in-hospital and 90-day postoperative complications and improve patient health.
14-Mar-2017 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Identifies Modifiable Risk Factors for Elbow Injuries in Baseball Pitchers


Elbow injuries are on the rise in baseball players. While elbow varus torque is linked to ulnar collateral ligament injuries, the connection between certain pitching movements and elbow varus torque is unknown. A Hospital for Special Surgery study...
14-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Shows Most Athletic Patients Return to Sports, Highly Satisfied with ACL Reconstruction Surgery


A study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that most athletic patients who have reconstructive surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are highly satisfied with the procedure and able to return to sports.
14-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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

6-Feb-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.
11-Aug-2008 8:00 AM EDT

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