Research Division

Transforming Science into Improved Patient Care

Research at Hospital for Special Surgery is focused on identifying mechanisms underlying musculoskeletal and autoimmune conditions, and discovering and developing effective approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of orthopedic and rheumatic diseases.

  • More than 200 scientists and staff work on bench-to-bedside research on tissue degeneration, autoimmunity, biomechanics, bone biology, and tissue repair.  
  • Research is supported by more than $30 million annually in funding from the National Institutes of Health, foundations, industry, and philanthropy.
  • Multidisciplinary teams of basic scientists, biomedical engineers, and clinical investigators collaborate to define mechanisms involved in osteoarthritis, cartilage repair, lupus, and bone injury and regeneration.
  • More than 30 registries spanning orthopaedic and rheumatologic conditions collect data on patient demographics, disease and surgery details, and treatment and clinical outcomes on the more than 24,000 surgeries and 265,000 patient visits each year.
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2011-2012 HSS Orthopaedic Research Report


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