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Prospective Evaluation of the Clinical and Economic Outcomes of Total Joint Replacement: The HSS Shoulder Arthroplasty Cohort

IRB Number: 26117

October 05, 2007

Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery

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Principal Investigator

Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD


Answorth A. Allen, MD
David W. Altchek, MD
Kenneth Chambers, MD
Struan H. Coleman, MD, PhD
Frank A. Cordasco, MD, MS
Edward V. Craig, MD, MPH
Brian de Palma
Demetrios Delos, MD
David M. Dines, MD
Joshua Dines, MD
Kevin DiSilvestro
Stephen Fealy, MD
Mark Figgie, MD
Steven R. Goldring, MD
Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD
Kristofer Jones, MD
Richard Kang, MD
Heather Kawalick
EmilyYing Lai
Yuo-yu (Lily) Lee
Stephen Lyman, PhD
John D. MacGillivray, MD
Gregory Mahony
Lisa Mandl, MD, MPH
Andrew Merritt, MD
Danyal Nawabi, MD
Stephen O’Brien, MD, MBA
Delia Pais
Scott A. Rodeo, MD
Howard Anthony Rose, MD
Beth Shubin Stein, MD
Russell F. Warren, MD
Thomas L. Wickiewicz, MD
Riley J. Williams III, MD



We will enroll all TSA patients who undergo surgery at HSS and consent to be in the study.  We estimate this to be approximately 200 patients a year.  Patients will receive follow-up questionnaires at one year, two years and five years after their surgery.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Patients 18 years or older undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty at HSS

Contact Information

Principal Investigator
Lawrence Gulotta, MD

Research Coordinator
Gregory Mahony