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Computer Assisted Surgery Center Research Earns Two National Awards

New York City—July 28, 2010

The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine honored physician-scientists from the Computer Assisted Surgery Center at Hospital for Special Surgery with two awards at the July 2010 annual meeting.

Both awards were given to basic science studies involving the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in the knee and led by Andrew D. Pearle, M.D., of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, who is clinical director of the Computer Assisted Surgery Center.

“We are pleased that this national society recognized our basic science work with two prestigious awards,” Dr. Pearle said. “Basic science studies are critical to increase the understanding of fundamental processes in the joints and provide important knowledge that can be translated to care in the clinic.”

The Aircast Award for Basic Science recognized the meeting’s best basic science paper submitted by a sports medicine fellow. Special Surgery fellow Frank Petrigliano, M.D., presented the research, which looked at how the loss of meniscal tissue in the joint affected knee stability after ACL reconstruction.

Researchers discovered that injury to the meniscus after such surgery can lead to recurrent knee instability.

The Cabaud Memorial Award, also for a basic science study, recognized the manuscript that best demonstrated hypothesis-driven research that is relevant in the clinic. Special Surgery researchers were honored for a project that compared the effects of different types of ACL reconstruction on movement in knees without ACL and meniscal tissue.

They found that certain ACL surgical techniques can control abnormal rotational movement, even in knees that have little meniscal tissue remaining. Past fellow Volker Musahl, M.D., delivered the presentation at the meeting.

To learn more about the Computer Assisted Surgery Center, visit http://www.hss.edu/cas.


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. 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 on 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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