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New MRI can ‘see through’ metal screws to follow patients after...

People who sustain the most common type of hip fracture, known as a femoral neck fracture, are at increased risk of complications. A special...

A Silent Epidemic: Minor Traumatic Brain Injury

In the United States, approximately 1.4 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those injuries, three out of four are...

Joint pain in children: Is it just a sore knee, or...

While lab tests and imaging can sometimes help diagnose juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), a physical examination and thorough patient history are the most valuable tools in identifying this disease. According to a new literature review from the J...

Common hip disorder can cause sports hernia

Sports hernias are commonly found in individuals with a mechanical disorder of the hip and can be resolved with surgery to fix the hip disorder alone in some cases, according to a recent study. The research, conducted by investigators at Hospital fo...

High-volume hospitals improve orthopedic outcomes

Patients who undergo elective orthopedic surgeries at high-volume, regional hospitals have better surgical outcomes and experience fewer complications than those who undergo those surgeries at local hospitals, according to research being presented b...

Knee replacement surgeries take more time, are more costly in overweight...

Knee replacement surgery takes far more time to conduct in overweight and obese patients than in normal weight patients, according to recent research at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The study will be presented at the American Academy of...

Study shows PRP, commonly used technique to improve healing, doesn’t work...

For years, doctors have used platelet rich plasma (PRP) to promote healing in various surgeries, but a recent study demonstrates that a type of PRP did not improve healing after rotator cuff repair. The study, conducted by Hospital for Special Surge...

Study explores ability of professional dancers to return to their career...

A new study has identified factors that predict the ability of a professional dancer to return to professional performance after hip arthroscopy surgery. The study by Hospital for Special Surgery investigators will be presented at the American Acade...

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2011 Annual Meeting tip sheet

Treating Hip Fractures Delaying Hip Fracture Surgery Appears Detrimental (Embargo: February 15) Reduction of wait time encouraged for both economic and humanitarian reasons Patients who wait more than 36 hours for surgery to correct a hip frac...

2 knee replacements may be better than 1

Replacing both knees in one surgery, or simultaneous total knee replacement (TKR) was associated with significantly fewer prosthetic joint infections as well as other revision knee operations within one year after surgery, compared with total knee r...

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