National Leaders in Sports Medicine Gather in 3rd Annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine Symposium

NEW YORK—April 17, 2009 

Event:

Hospital for Special Surgery hosts 3rd Annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine

To help athletic trainers and physical therapists understand the latest surgical advances and rehabilitative techniques available for professional and recreational athletes, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City will host an educational event drawing on the expertise of the foremost experts in sports medicine from across the country.

Date: Thursday, April 23, to Saturday, April 25, 2009

Time:
  • 5:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 23
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 24
  • 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 25
Locations: Hospital for Special Surgery
Robert L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY

Uris Auditorium
1300 York Avenue
Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, NY

Personnel:
  • Frank Cordasco, M.D., Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and co-Activity Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine
  • John T. Cavanaugh, PT, Med, ATC, Clinical Supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and co-Activity Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine
  • David W. Altchek, M.D., co-Chief of Special Surgery’s Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and medical director of the New York Mets
  • Richard J. Hawkins, M.D., Principal of Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas and team physician of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies
Details:

“The National Health Interview Survey estimates that more than 2 million sports related injuries occur in the United States in a given year among adults ages 25 and older,” explained Frank Cordasco, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and co-Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine. “Roughly the same number of athletes between the ages of 5 and 14 suffer from sports related injuries. As the field of sports medicine continues to grow in popularity and importance, the medical community needs the most up-to-date information on how to treat patients.”

“This conference serves as an opportunity for those in the world of sports medicine to learn state-of-the-art techniques and better meet the needs of every sports medicine patient from the foremost practitioners in the nation,” said John T. Cavanaugh, PT, Med, ATC, Clinical Supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and co-Activity Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine.

Highlights Include:
  • Rehabilitating the Athlete’s Hip – Following the recent injury to New York Yankees star Alex Rodriguez, Struan Coleman, M.D., attending orthopedic surgeon and member of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, will discuss ways to help athletes get back on the field following hip impingement injuries and hip arthroscopic surgery.
  • Shoulder Instability in Contact Sports – Co-founder of the Steadman Hawkins Clinic in North Carolina and team physician of the Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies, Richard Hawkins, M.D., will draw upon his years of experience to discuss treatment options for shoulder injuries in professional sports.
  • Second Line Cartilage Repair Techniques: Allograft/OATSRiley Williams, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair at HSS will explain how microfracture procedures can avert osteoarthritis in the long-term for injured athletes. Dr. Williams serves as team physician for Nets Basketball and New York Red Bulls Soccer Club.

Download the full course agenda (pdf).

If you are interested in attending the event or if you would like to talk with Dr. Cordasco, Mr. Cavanaugh, or other presenters prior to the event, please contact Tracy Hickenbottom, Public Relations at Hospital for Special Surgery at 212.606.1197, hickenbottomt@hss.edu. We also invite you to contact us throughout the year if you would like to interview members of the HSS sports service when you are writing and need background on the full range of sports-related injuries.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 4 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2008), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In 2008 and 2007, HSS was a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at www.hss.edu.

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