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HSS presents new research at 2017 ASRA Annual Meeting

New York, NY

At this year's American Society of Regional Anesthesiologists (ASRA) annual meeting, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented new research related to anesthesiology and orthopedic surgery.

Specialized Point-of-Care Ultrasound Training Linked to Positive Changes in Anesthesia Care

  • Anesthesiologist Stephen C. Haskins, MD presented research on the positive impact of anesthesiologists having specialized training in focused cardiac ultrasound, and how it led to improved management as well as care in the perioperative setting. Read the full press release here.

Nerve Blocks Tied to Less Nausea and Vomiting after Orthopedic Surgery

  • Jacques YaDeau, MD, PhD, director of research within the Department of Anesthesiology, ran a study on peripheral nerve blocks as a primary anesthetic for patients, and how it decreased nausea for patients after surgery. Read the full press release here.

Regional Anesthesia May Lower Healthcare Costs in Knee and Hip Replacements

  • Anesthesiologist Stavros Memtsoudis, MD, PhD, led a study on neuraxial anesthesia as the primary anesthetic being more cost-effective for patients for lower joint replacements. Read the full press release here.

High Opioid Doses Linked to Increase in Complications after Orthopedic Surgery

  • After conducting a population-based study, researchers at HSS including Stavros Memtsoudis, MD, PhD, concluded that higher doses of opioids increase complications after a joint-replacement or spinal fusion surgery. Read the full press release here.



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 ninth consecutive year) and No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report (2018-2019). 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. The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969. 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 and performed more than 32,000 surgical procedures. People from all 50 U.S. states and 80 countries travelled to receive care at HSS. 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 Global Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices. The culture of innovation is accelerating at HSS as 130 new idea submissions were made to the Global Innovation Institute in 2017 (almost 3x the submissions in 2015). The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on the topic of musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 600 courses to more than 21,000 medical professional members worldwide. Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.


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