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Study: Use of Peripheral Nerve Blocks Associated with Improved Joint Replacement Outcomes


The use of peripheral nerve blocks is associated with better outcomes following hip and knee replacement, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery. Those who received the nerve block had fewer complications after surgery.
1-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Procedures to Repair Knee Cartilage Show Promise in Treating Patients Over 40


Two studies at Hospital for Special Surgery find that cartilage restoration procedures are a viable treatment option for patients over 40 years old who have cartilage damage in their knees.
4-Mar-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Guiding Knee Replacement Patients to High-Volume Hospitals Could Save $4 Billion Annually


If all patients scheduled for knee replacement were directed to high-volume hospitals for the surgery, it could save the U.S. healthcare system between $2.5 and $4 billion annually by the year 2030, according to a study at Hospital for Special...
4-Mar-2016 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Hip Replacement Too Soon After a Steroid Injection Increases Infection Risk


A study found that the risk of developing an infection after hip replacement surgery increased significantly in patients who had a hip replacement within three months of receiving a steroid injection to relieve hip pain.
2-Mar-2016 12:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Use for an Old Drug: TXA to Reduce Blood Loss in Joint Replacement


Blood loss and the need for a blood transfusion are major concerns in joint replacement surgery, but a new use for an old drug is proving effective in reducing blood loss and transfusion rates.
1-Mar-2016 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Patients Benefit From One-on-One Education Prior to Joint Replacement Surgery

A study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that patients benefit from a one-on-one education session provided by a physical therapist and access to a custom web portal prior to knee or hip replacement surgery.
20-Feb-2016 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: Bariatric Surgery Prior to Knee Replacement Cost-Effective in Improving Outcomes in Obese Patients

A study at Hospital for Special Surgery finds that bariatric surgery prior to total knee replacement is a cost-effective option to improve outcomes. The research appeared in the January issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.
18-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Study Shows Low-Dose Imaging System Performs as Well as CT Scans in Assessing Common Condition Treated by Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeons


When a child needs repeated x-rays, radiation exposure is always a concern for parents. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that an imaging system known as EOS, which provides less radiation exposure, performed as well as...
15-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST 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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