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

Article ID: 717693

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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19-Aug-2019 6:05 PM EDT
Newswise: HSS Acquires Low-Dose X-Ray System for Westchester Location

Article ID: 715403

HSS Acquires Low-Dose X-Ray System for Westchester Location

Hospital for Special Surgery

When a child needs recurring diagnostic x-rays, parents often worry about exposure to radiation. It’s a concern for health professionals as well. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) recently acquired a fourth low-dose orthopedic imaging system for its Westchester location.

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8-Jul-2019 12:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Jack Davis of Hospital for Special Surgery Named President of National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

Article ID: 713125

Jack Davis of Hospital for Special Surgery Named President of National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

Hospital for Special Surgery

Jack Davis, RN, ONC, manager of Patient Education and Research at Hospital for Special Surgery, has been named president of the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON). The induction ceremony took place at the organization’s annual congress in Atlanta on May 21.

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21-May-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Dr. Michael Parks of HSS Receives Diversity Award from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
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    14-Mar-2019 1:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 709609

Dr. Michael Parks of HSS Receives Diversity Award from American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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Michael L. Parks, MD, clinical director of Orthopedic Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City, today received the 2019 Diversity Award from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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13-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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    14-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709603

Study: Surgery to Remove Herniated Discs in the Neck Can Be Safely Performed in Outpatient Setting in Select Patients

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Surgery to remove multiple herniated or degenerated discs in the neck, a procedure known as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), can be safely performed in an outpatient setting in select patients, according to a study at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

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13-Mar-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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    14-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 709606

No Increased Risk of Complications for Ambulatory Total Joint Replacement in a Community Hospital Setting

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Researchers conducted a study to compare patient outcomes and costs for in-patient hip and knee replacement surgeries to those performed in an ambulatory surgery center. They found no increased risk of 90-day complication rates or readmission rates for patients who were discharged the same day compared to patients who had the same procedures and stayed in the hospital.

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13-Mar-2019 5:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Study: IV and Pill Form of Acetaminophen Work Equally Well After Hip Replacement as Part of Pain Management Plan

Article ID: 709535

Study: IV and Pill Form of Acetaminophen Work Equally Well After Hip Replacement as Part of Pain Management Plan

Hospital for Special Surgery

Pain management after surgery is a vital part of patient care. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery compared acetaminophen in the intravenous versus pill form as part of the overall pain management plan after hip replacement. Both worked equally well. The researchers found that both forms of acetaminophen worked equally well.

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12-Mar-2019 4:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709488

HSS Orthopedic Surgeons Address Opioid Epidemic Head On

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Orthopedic surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery have developed a pain management pathway designed to reduce the use of opioid medication after joint procedures.

Released:
12-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Study: CT Scan Prior to Spine Fusion Surgery Finds Significant Number of Patients Had Undiagnosed Osteoporosis

Article ID: 709477

Study: CT Scan Prior to Spine Fusion Surgery Finds Significant Number of Patients Had Undiagnosed Osteoporosis

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For patients contemplating spinal fusion surgery to alleviate pain, bone health is an important consideration. A study at Hospital for Special Surgery found that a CT scan of the lumbar spine prior to surgery indicated that a significant number of patients had low bone density that was previously undiagnosed.

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12-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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