HSS Study Could Help Surgeons Improve Mobility Outcomes After Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) could help physicians better manage patients who experience debilitating joint stiffness after knee replacement surgery. The study was presented today at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting.

Online, Video-Based Exercise Program Can Help with Postpartum Abdominal Bulge and Back Pain

A study at HSS finds that an online, video-based core exercise program can help with a condition many women experience after childbirth. Diastasis recti causes the abdominal bulge that often occurs after giving birth and may be associated with low back pain and urinary incontinence.

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 what to expect and give advice for the best outcome.

Newly Approved Lupus Drug Based on Discoveries Made in HSS Lab

The US Food and Drug Administration approved the drug anifrolumab (Saphnelo) on August 2, 2021 for the treatment of adult patients with moderate to severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are receiving standard therapy. Much of the groundwork for the development of this drug was done in laboratories at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in the early 2000s.

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 Hospital for Special Surgery, discusses who is a candidate.

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 Westrich, MD, at Hospital for Special Surgery. Such precision could potentially lead to a longer-lasting knee replacement.

Study Compares Racial Disparities in Unilateral Vs. Bilateral Knee Replacement

Analyzing data from the NIS – Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project database, HSS researchers found that African Americans were much less likely to undergo bilateral knee replacement compared to white patients. With respect to in-hospital complication rates, there was no significant difference.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.