Hospital for Special Surgery Ranked #1 for Orthopedics in New York City

NEW YORK—November 13, 2006

New York's Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) has been ranked number one in orthopedics by New York Magazine. In the magazine's inaugural issue of The Best Hospitals, which appears on stands now, Special Surgery also ranked first in the subspecialty categories of knee surgery, back surgery and hip replacement and was listed as the seventh overall best hospital in the New York tri-state area. 

In the categories of knee, spine and hip replacement, HSS was recognized for its leadership in the development of surgical techniques and devices that can result in reduced recovery time.  HSS's pioneering role in developing the first artificial knee, comprehensive studies leading to the recent approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the total disc replacement device, ProDisc, and its experience in hip resurfacing surgery all contributed to the high marks it received from the more than 1,000 physicians who were surveyed for this special issue.  

HSS's president and chief executive officer Louis A. Shapiro said HSS was honored by this very important recognition.  

"We are extremely gratified to be recognized as New York's top hospital for orthopedics. Our dedicated physicians, nurses and members of the care team are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of care while contributing to advances through research and education," said Mr. Shapiro.

HSS has been consistently ranked among the best hospitals nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in orthopedics and rheumatology.  

Read the full story in New York magazine.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at


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