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Combining the medical expertise of specialists and researchers in the fields of orthopedics, radiology, physiatry, physical therapy, and bio-engineering, the Hip Preservation Service is leading the way in diagnosis and treatment of hip disorders that will relieve and preserve while providing patients with the best and most up-to-the-minute medical care.

Women’s Sports Medicine Center

The first of its kind in the United States, the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at HSS is a nationally recognized health resource for active women of all ages and abilities, from professional athletes to eager novices.

The WSMC's multidisciplinary staff includes a team of physicians (fellowship trained in sports medicine), sport psychologist, physical therapist, nutritionists, nurses and exercise physiologist. As former athletes and current fitness enthusiasts, they know what’s it’s like to train and compete. They have provided medical coverage for many athletic events including the Olympics, World Cup Soccer, the World Rowing Championships and Federation Cup Tennis. They have been team physicians for the New York Power, a women’s professional soccer team, as well as the U.S. National Rowing Team and the Wendy Hilliard Rhythmic Gymnastics Foundation.


Physiatrists at HSS perform non-operative treatment procedures on patients who have spinal and sports-related injuries as well as other musculoskeletal problems. These procedures are combined with medically supervised exercise therapies to restore mobility and function in patients who might otherwise require surgery.

Several members of the Department of Physiatry 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 department is not only involved with the development of new non-invasive procedures - it also employs innovative research techniques to better understand and validate many non-operative or minimally invasive interventional procedures to treat spinal and sports-related injuries.


The Department of Radiology and Imaging focuses on research, training, and development to discover new techniques that optimize early detection of musculoskeletal conditions and diseases, their progression and the response to treatment. The images created and their interpretation represent years of experience. The imaging procedures performed routinely at HSS are rarely performed at other institutions.


HSS Rehabilitation plays an integral role in patient care and research at HSS. Its multidisciplinary staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, ATCs, certified strength and conditioning coaches, a massage therapist, and speech and language pathologists, as well as clinical psychologists. 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 disorders.

The Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center

The Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center offers the multidisciplinary services of physical therapists, certified athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and exercise physiologists to those who want to improve performance, whether they are recovering from an orthopedic or sports-related injury, or seeking to take their fitness to the next level. Sports Rehabilitation is provided with the goals of restoring function, improving mobility, relieving pain, and preventing or limiting physical disabilities. Individualized treatment is developed through a team approach that includes the patient, therapist, trainer, and physician.

Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center

The Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center provides comprehensive and dynamic rehabilitative services to adult patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Through a team approach that focuses on the patient’s goals, its specially trained physical therapists develop individualized programs to help patients reach their maximum functional potential. They offer a broad spectrum of manual techniques in tandem with the most up-to-date therapeutic modalities, exercise equipment, and treatment approaches.

HSS Rehabilitation Network

The HSS Rehabilitation Network provides HSS patients who cannot utilize HSS for their outpatient rehabilitation with appropriate continuous care within their own community.

The Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory

The Leon Root, M.D. Motion Analysis Laboratory reviews and analyzes movement and muscle patterns for research and clinical purposes. One of only 40 in the country, this laboratory performs comprehensive evaluations of a patient's structure with computerized measurements of their function during activities of daily living. The laboratory provides services to individuals of all ages with orthopedic, rheumatic, and neurological diagnoses. The Analysis Laboratory often sees patients who have sought help from several healthcare professionals and still do not have a clear understanding of their injury or source of functional limitation. Patients also seek motion analysis when expert knowledge is needed to plan sophisticated surgical treatments.


With the largest group of rheumatologists in the United States, HSS is a world leader in the research and treatment of rheumatic disease.

The Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Diseases
Rheumatic diseases affect women two to four times more often than men. The Barbara Volcker Center for Women and Rheumatic Diseases alleviates that suffering by providing patients with immediate, clinical care to improve the day-to-day quality of their lives and by conducting significant research to find the causes and cures of rheumatic diseases.

The first center of its kind in the United States, the Barbara Volcker Center was established by a gift in honor of Barbara Volcker. The center brings together scientists, rheumatologists, orthopedists, endocrinologists and obstetrician/gynecologists under one umbrella. Women with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, antiphospholipid syndrome, and scleroderma are able to get the best medical care by a team of appropriate advisors.

The Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research
For more than forty years, HSS has been a leader in research defining the underlying mechanisms of disease in systemic lupus erythematosus and has provided expert care of patients with lupus. At the Mary Kirkland Center for Lupus Research at HSS, dedicated individuals work to develop and advance novel research - both basic and clinical - and patient programs in a collaborative environment that facilitates improvement in the lives of lupus patients. The Kirkland Center provides support for intramural basic and clinical research at HSS and pilots research grants focused on lupus.

Inflammatory Arthritis Center
The Inflammatory Arthritis Center was established to promote the early identification and treatment of arthritis as well as to support research efforts to determine more effective treatment and prevention strategies for arthritis. The Early Arthritis Initiative connects patients quickly and efficiently with a rheumatologist who can evaluate their joint pain and get each patient started on an appropriate course of treatment.


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