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Study: Topical Steroids Administered During Cervical Spine Surgery Reduce Swallowing Difficulties After the Procedure

A study from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that topical steroids administered during anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) surgery help reduce swallowing difficulties following the procedure. This study is available online as...
13-Jul-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lower Back Pain Can Improve After Total Hip Replacement

A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City reveals that symptomatic lower back pain resolved in 82% of patients after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and identifies which patients are more likely to have their...
6-Jul-2020 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Reveals Presurgical Expectations of Foot and Ankle Patients Exceed Those of Their Surgeons

In the first-ever study to compare surgeon and patient expectations in foot and ankle surgery, research performed at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City has determined that two-thirds of patients have higher presurgical expectations...
29-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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HSS Sees Huge Increase in Participation in Virtual Health and Fitness Offerings

At Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), participation in virtual health and wellness offerings has increased almost 500 percent since March. The webinars, which are open to the public, have garnered interest nationwide. They run from an hour-long...
24-Jun-2020 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Enhanced Milestone-Based Rehabilitation After ACL Surgery Offers Cost Benefits for Insurers

Patients who undergo more focused, enhanced milestone-based rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery experience better outcomes in the long run at a lower cost to the healthcare system, researchers at Hospital for Special...
22-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Finds Similar Short-Term Outcomes After Two Common Minimally Invasive Spine Procedures

A study comparing short-term outcomes of minimally invasive (MI) lumbar decompression surgery to MI lumbar spine fusion surgery found no statistically significant difference in the amount of time patients needed to return to work. Researchers at...
15-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

No Difference in Outcomes Between Anterior and Posterior Surgical Approaches for Outpatient Total Hip Replacement

Outcomes were equivalent for patients who had a total hip replacement with either an anterior incision approach or a posterior incision approach, according to an analysis of data from a matched group of patients who were treated at Hospital for...
8-Jun-2020 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Modified ACL Reconstruction Technique in High-Risk Adolescent Athletes Shows Promising Results

An emerging surgical technique added to the standard anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction in high-risk adolescent athletes resulted in zero re-tears and zero graft failures after a minimum follow-up of two years, according to preliminary...
1-Jun-2020 10:00 AM EDT 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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