HSS Doctors Offer Practical Advice on Reaching Peak Performance During Surgical Training in AAOS Journal

Studies show that athletes and musicians achieve peak performance by constant practice, by setting specific goals, having strong mentors and cultivating perseverance, stoicism and grit. Could incorporating these principles into the training of surgeons improve their residency experience?

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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 discussion on managing chronic pain to seven-week sessions in yoga, Pilates or Tai Chi.

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HSS Urgent Ortho Care Opens in NYC, Long Island, NJ and CT

Hospital for Special Surgery has opened HSS Urgent Ortho Care at two locations in Manhattan, and at sites on Long Island, in Stamford, Connecticut, and in Paramus, New Jersey. HSS seeks to take some of the load off overwhelmed hospitals by treating orthopedic injuries that would otherwise require a trip to an emergency room.

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FDA Approves New Total Wrist Replacement Device to Treat Painful Arthritis

The FDA has approved a new total wrist replacement device for people seeking relief from painful arthritis. The design is the culmination of three decades of award-winning research by Scott Wolfe, MD, a hand surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and Joseph J. Crisco, III, PhD, director of the Bioengineering Laboratory at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.

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Adventure-Lover Says Yes to Knee, Spine and Shoulder Surgery at HSS to Live Life to the Fullest

A rock-climbing adventure-lover credits three specialized orthopedic surgeons at HSS with helping her maintain her active lifestyle. The 66-year-old patient says, “Never once did any of my doctors at HSS express the notion that these goals were too extreme for someone my age.”

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

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.

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Study: Where One Lives influences Post-Op Care and Rehab after Hip Replacement

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.

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