Combining the medical expertise of specialists and researchers in the fields of orthopedics, physiatry, neurology, rehabilitation, radiology and imaging, and prosthetics and orthotics, the Center is leading the way in diagnosis and treatment of brachial plexus and complex nerve injuries with the best and most advanced medical care.
Neurologists at Hospital for Special Surgery perform general neurological consults for adults and neuromuscular consultations for adults and pediatric patients with various nerve and muscle diseases. All medical staff members of the department are board-certified neurologists with subspecialties in neurophysiology and neuromuscular diseases.
Physiatrists at Hospital for Special Surgery perform non-operative treatment procedures on patients who have spinal and sports-related injuries as well as other musculoskeletal problems. Several members of the department also perform electrodiagnostic studies such as nerve conduction and electromyography. These diagnostic studies help to determine whether patients may have nerve or muscular disorders.
The Virginia F. and William R. Salomon Rehabilitation Department plays an integral role in patient care and research at Hospital for Special Surgery. Its skilled professionals provide quality rehabilitative care for patients of all ages pre-operatively, post-operatively, and/or for conservative management of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
Hand Therapy Center
The Hand Therapy Center provides upper extremity rehabilitation services designed to insure optimal restoration of function. Its award-winning staff includes occupational and physical therapists with specialized training and clinical expertise in hand therapy.
Radiology and Imaging
The Department of Radiology & Imaging at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is nationally and internationally recognized as the premier center for leading edge musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and rheumatologic clinical and research imaging. Approximately 250,000 musculoskeletal imaging examinations are performed annually including Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computed Tomography (CT), and Ultrasound, of which approximately 180,000 are conventional radiography (x-ray) and interventional procedures.
Prosthetics and Orthotics
The Prosthetics and Orthotics Service at HSS includes a comprehensive, world-class facility capable of fitting, crafting, modifying, fabricating, and delivering prefabricated and custom prosthetic limbs and orthotic appliances which are tailor-made for any orthopedic condition.