Orthopedic Surgery

Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement Division (ARJR)

The Adult Reconstruction & Joint Replacement (ARJR) Division at Hospital for Special Surgery is the world leader in Hip, Knee, and Surgical Arthritis patient treatment, education, innovation, and research.

HSS is the only hospital in the nation specifically dedicated to musculoskeletal conditions, performing more joint replacement procedures than any other hospital in the country. This experience, combined with the unique and comprehensive services available at HSS, provides patients with the highest quality of care, from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and wellness.

Whether searching for a solution for inflammatory arthritis or osteoarthritis; autoimmune diseases; cartilage or ligament problems; revision surgery, minimally invasive surgery, partial joint replacement surgery, or total joint replacement surgery, the ARJR Division provides patients with the latest treatment options, a continuity of care found only at HSS, and a group of the most experienced surgeons and rheumatologists in the world.

Hip and Knee Service

Hospital for Special Surgery is a world-renowned center for the diagnosis and treatment of hip problems. Here, top orthopedic surgeons perform approximately 4,500 hip replacements each year, making HSS one of the most experienced centers in the country. In fact, HSS surgeons, in collaboration with the hospital’s biomechanical engineers, were among the earliest developers of prosthetic implants. They continue to improve upon surgical techniques and implant technology to offer patients the greatest opportunity to return to normal function and the highest probability for long-term success of the prosthetic hip.

In addition, HSS surgeons continue to develop new procedures, including minimally invasive hip arthroscopy, for patients who have hip conditions that do not require a total hip replacement. In all cases, the hospital has created a comprehensive approach to hip problems – from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and recovery.

The knee is the largest joint in the body and one of the easiest to injure, making it the most often treated joint by orthopedic surgeons. Hospital for Special Surgery is world-renowned for the diagnosis and treatment of problems of the knee. Here, top orthopedic surgeons perform approximately 4,800 knee replacements each year, making HSS one of the most experienced hospitals in the country.

In fact, HSS surgeons, in collaboration with the hospital’s biomechanical engineers, were among the earliest developers of prosthetic implants for the knee. They continue to improve upon surgical techniques and implant technology to offer patients the greatest opportunity to return to normal function and the highest probability for long-term success of the prosthetic knee.

One of the most experienced centers for knee procedures in the country, HSS offers particular expertise in ligament and meniscal repairs, cartilage replacement and minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery. In all cases, the hospital has created a comprehensive approach to knee problems – from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and recovery.

Surgical Arthritis Service

The Surgical Arthritis Service is an innovative multidisciplinary program designed to provide comprehensive care for patients with severe inflammatory arthritis. The Service draws on expertise from HSS’s two major divisions: orthopedic surgery and rheumatology.

They treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis; aggressive, multi-joint arthritis; other types of inflammatory arthritis; and other autoimmune diseases. Their patients benefit from the interdisciplinary approach taken by the Service’s physicians and surgeons, who work with a dedicated team of medical and orthopedic residents and fellows, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, and social workers.

Together, these professionals address the medical and surgical needs of patients as well as provide resources and support for their patients’ everyday activities.

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