New York City—June 28, 2010
“Public health data indicate that the prevalence, impact, and economic consequences of osteoarthritis are expected to rise dramatically within the next several decades. Clearly, understanding and preventing this disease is an urgent research challenge,” said
Steven Goldring, M.D., chief scientific officer at Hospital for Special Surgery and co-director of the conference. Timothy Wright, Ph.D., Kirby Chair of Orthopedic Biomechanics at HSS, is also a co-director of the event.
Hospital for Special Surgery is at the forefront of the national movement focused on elevating awareness of OA as well as the research, patient care, and innovation necessary to improve the outcomes in patients suffering from osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most urgent health care challenges of our time, affecting 27 million Americans.
About Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology, No. 16 in neurology and No. 18 in geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report (2010-11), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2010, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. A member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. 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 http://www.hss.edu/