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 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 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 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 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 HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery
HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics (for the eighth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2017-2018). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country, and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In 2017 HSS provided care to 135,000 patients from 80 countries, and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. In addition to Patient Care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation, and education. The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 laboratories and 300 staff members focused on leading the advancement of musculoskeletal health through prevention of degeneration, tissue repair, and tissue regeneration. The HSS Innovation Institute was formed in 2015 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices; the global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969, and in 2017 HSS made 130 invention submissions (more than 2x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute provides continuing medical curriculum to more than 15,000 subscribing musculoskeletal healthcare professionals in 110 countries. Through HSS Global, the institution is collaborating with medical centers worldwide to advance the quality and value of care, and to make world-class HSS care more accessible to more people.

 

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