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Article ID: 709609

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

Hospital for Special Surgery

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

Hospital for Special Surgery

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

Hospital for Special Surgery

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
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Article ID: 709535

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

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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.

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12-Mar-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709477

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

Hospital for Special Surgery

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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Article ID: 709471

Joint Replacement Patients Who Live Far from Hospital Offer Model for More Efficient Use of Post-Surgery Resources

Hospital for Special Surgery

Patients who live close to the hospital at which they have had a hip or knee replacement are much more likely to visit the emergency room for follow-up care of pain, inflammation and other complaints than those who live farther away, according to a new study.

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12-Mar-2019 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709301

Advances in Pain Management Mean Less Pain After Joint Replacement Surgery

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When considering joint replacement, many patients worry about pain after surgery. At Hospital for Special Surgery, multimodal analgesia - the use of anesthetic agents, pain blocks and medications - both during and after surgery - has resulted in less pain and reduced the need for opioids.

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7-Mar-2019 1:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706510

New Clinical Trial Will Test Krill Oil for a Brighter Lupus Future

Hospital for Special Surgery

Hospital for Special Surgery and other centers are enrolling patients in a clinical trial to determine if krill oil supplements could improve quality of life for people with lupus.

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15-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 706432

Pioneering Surgery Restores Movement to Children Paralyzed by Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Hospital for Special Surgery

An innovative and complex surgery involving nerve transfers is restoring hope and transforming lives torn apart by a mysterious and devastating illness: acute flaccid myelitis (AFM). The surgery has restored arm movement and function in a number of young patients previously told their paralysis would be permanent.

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14-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

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