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Study: “Pre-habilitation” by Peer Coaches Before Knee Replacement May Improve Outcomes

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HSS researchers launched a study to find out if a “pre-habilitation” program – counseling by a peer coach who has already had a knee replacement – could empower and inform patients scheduled for the surgery, leading to better outcomes. The study found that such a program could be helpful.

Channels: All Journal News, Arthritis, Healthcare, Surgery,

Released:
12-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST
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Prosthetic Joint Infections Missed in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases

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Standard diagnostic methods are not adequate to identify prosthetic joint infections (PJIs) in patients with rheumatic diseases, according to findings from a new study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City.

Channels: All Journal News, Arthritis, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases,

Released:
12-Nov-2019 2:20 PM EST
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Study: Where One Lives influences Post-Op Care and Rehab after Hip Replacement

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A new study finds that the community in which one lives influences where a patient receives postoperative care and rehabilitation after elective hip replacement surgery. An analysis of a large regional database found that patients in the least affluent communities were more likely to be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility rather than home care after surgery.

Channels: All Journal News, Arthritis, Bone Health, Healthcare, In the Home, Surgery,

Released:
11-Nov-2019 4:25 PM EST
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HSS Experts Share Best Practices for Developing and Implementing Effective Educational Programs for Diverse Patients with Rheumatic Conditions

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At the 2019 American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Professionals annual meeting in Atlanta, experts from the HSS Education Institute at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented their method for developing and implementing effective educational programs for diverse patients with rheumatic conditions.

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Released:
11-Nov-2019 3:30 PM EST
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Survey: More than Half of Male Patients with Lupus Report Feeling Depressed, Receiving Little Support

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Researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City launched a nationwide survey to assess the needs of male patients and found that 58% reported feeling depressed for several days or more than half the days in the previous two weeks.

Channels: All Journal News, Lupus, Men's Health, Mental Health, Psychology and Psychiatry,

Released:
11-Nov-2019 2:30 PM EST
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Newswise: Study Finds Most Surfing Injuries Involve Shoulder or Knee, Surgery Usually Not Required

Study Finds Most Surfing Injuries Involve Shoulder or Knee, Surgery Usually Not Required

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A study published in the journal Sports Health characterizes MRI patterns of acute surfing-related injuries in patients seeking care at HSS. Researchers also report on the proportion of those injuries that required orthopedic surgical intervention. The study found that the most common injuries involved the shoulder or shoulder. Surgery was usually not necessary.

Channels: All Journal News, Sports, Sports Medicine,

Released:
5-Nov-2019 5:05 PM EST
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Newswise: A Knee Replacement that Could Last a Lifetime?

A Knee Replacement that Could Last a Lifetime?

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A knee replacement generally doesn't last a lifetime in younger patients, but advances in technology and implant design could change that. A cementless knee implant, which is often used with a robotic system, combines two of the most recent advancements into one high tech procedure that could prolong the longevity of a knee replacement.

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Released:
30-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Study Finds Racial Variation in Post-Operative Care                                              Following Knee Replacement Surgery

Study Finds Racial Variation in Post-Operative Care Following Knee Replacement Surgery

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A large study analyzing 107,000 knee replacement surgeries found that African Americans were significantly more likely than white patients to be discharged to an inpatient rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility rather than home care after the procedure. Researchers also found that African American patients under 65 were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 90 days of a knee replacement.

Channels: All Journal News, Race and Ethnicity, Surgery, JAMA, Grant Funded News,

Released:
30-Oct-2019 11:40 AM EDT
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Newswise: Children’s Book is Valuable Resource for Youngsters with Lupus

Children’s Book is Valuable Resource for Youngsters with Lupus

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A children’s book published by Hospital for Special Surgery for youngsters with lupus not only explains the illness, but offers a message of encouragement and hope. The book, written by a hospital volunteer with lupus, has received excellent reviews from health professionals around the country.

Channels: Autoimmune Diseases, Lupus, Children's Health,

Released:
28-Aug-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Many Surgeries and Relationship Spanning 13 Years Inspire Patient to Follow in Her Doctor’s Footsteps

Many Surgeries and Relationship Spanning 13 Years Inspire Patient to Follow in Her Doctor’s Footsteps

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Medical school student Amber Hamilton was excited to be accepted into the Summer Research Fellowship program at Hospital for Special Surgery. She would be working with the orthopedic surgeon who had not only corrected her severe bone condition with multiple surgeries, but had served as a role model and mentor for more than a decade.

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Released:
19-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT
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