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Study: Halt to In-Person Visits Due to Covid-19 Did Not Affect Knee Replacement Outcomes at Hospital for Special Surgery

A study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that halting in-person postoperative visits in March 2020 due to COVID-19 did not lead to a higher complication rate, nor did it affect patient-reported outcomes after knee replacement surgery.
1-Jun-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Duloxetine Added to Multimodal Pain Management Reduced Opioid Use After Knee Replacement

A study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found that the antidepressant duloxetine reduced the use of opioid medication when added to a multimodal pain management regimen after knee replacement surgery. The study appeared in The...
9-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Knee Replacement with Robotic Assistance Leads to Lower Complication Rate First 90 Days After Surgery

A study by Geoffrey Westrich,MD, and colleagues at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) found knee replacement performed with robotic assistance led to a lower complication rate in the first three months following surgery.
12-Nov-2021 8:20 AM EST Add to Favorites

Dual Mobility Hip Replacement Does Double Duty: Relieves Pain and Reduces Risk of Dislocation

Studies by Dr. Geoffrey Westrich and colleagues at HSS have found that the dual mobility prosthesis reduces the risk of dislocation, one of the most common complications after hip replacement surgery.
9-Jul-2021 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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No Cement? No Problem. Uncemented Knee Replacement Could Last Longer

A newer uncemented knee replacement could last longer than traditional implants.
19-Apr-2021 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Is Outpatient Joint Replacement Surgery Right for Me?

Advances in technology, surgical technique and pain management over the past few years have made outpatient hip or knee replacement a viable option for patients who meet certain criteria. Geoffrey Westirch, MD, a joint replacement specialist at...
3-Mar-2021 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Robotics Transforms Knee Replacement Surgery

Robotic-assisted knee replacement allows for optimal alignment and positioning of the knee implant, as well as optimal ligament balancing. This is critically important for the best outcome and long-term success of the surgery, according to Geoffrey...
29-Jan-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Pandemic Didn’t Stop Dad from Hip Replacement So He Could Dance at Daughter’s Wedding

John Schieck wanted to dance at his daughter’s wedding, and he wasn’t going to let the pandemic stop him. But his severely arthritic hip was another matter. So, when the Long Island resident learned he could schedule a hip replacement when...
17-Dec-2020 8:15 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Going the Extra Mile, Literally, for Life-Changing Surgery

After failed surgery, a young woman travels to HSS to see Dr. Geoffrey Westrich. Robotic-assisted hip replacement with virtual range of motion technology help her get back to activities she loves.
26-Apr-2022 6:05 PM EDT

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Considering More Than One Joint Replacement to Relieve Arthritis Pain?

When Lorry Graham needed multiple joint replacement surgeries for severe arthritis pain, she turned to Dr. Geoffrey Westrich at Hospital for Special Surgery. Mrs. Graham, who jokingly refers to herself as a "bionic woman," and Dr. Westrich explain...
4-Aug-2021 4:50 PM EDT

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