Hospital for Special Surgery to Host Sympsium on Current Concepts in Sports Medicine

NEW YORK, N.Y.—April 19, 2007



Friday, April 27, 7:30a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, 7:30 am to 4:30pm

PLACE Friday
Uris Auditorium
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
1300 York Avenue (at 69th Street), New York

Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel Education Center – 2nd Floor
535 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021

Co-chairing the symposium will be:
Scott Rodeo, M.D., co-chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and Hospital for Special Surgery and Associate Team Physician, New York Football Giants

John T. Cavanaugh, Med, PT, ATC, Senior Physical Therapist, Sports Medicine and Performance Center, Hospital for Special Surgery

Keynote Presentations:

Rotator Cuff Disease and the Athlete
Struan Coleman, M.D., Hospital for Special Surgery
Dr. Coleman currently serves as a team physician for the New York Mets Baseball Club.

ACL Injuries – The NFL Experience
Daniel M. Cooper, M.D., Carrell Clinic, Dallas
Dr. Cooper serves as team physician for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

Live Surgeries:

Knee Mosaicplasty
surgery by Riley J. Williams, III, M.D., Director of the Institute for Cartilage Repair, Hospital for Special Surgery

Shoulder Stabilization
surgery by David W. Altchek, M.D., co-Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery.


Today’s clinicians are faced with many challenges and are seeking guidelines on how to care for their sports medicine population. Current Concepts in Sports Medicine will provide an in-depth look at the issues, trends, and techniques in the ever-changing environment of sports medicine.  The world-renowned staff from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), along with some of the nation’s top experts in orthopaedics and sports medicine will conduct lively discussions on subjects including advances in rotator cuff surgery, debates on the use of grafts, and facilitate live knee and shoulder surgeries.

“From assessing current surgical and rehabilitation interventions for injuries and disorders in the field of sports medicine to discussing the rationale and criteria for return to sports competition following injury or surgery, Current Concepts in Sports Medicine will give professionals in the world of sports medicine a deeper understanding of what’s hot and current in our field,” said Dr. Scott Rodeo, co-chairman of the event.

“Current Concepts in Sports Medicine” will include presentations on:

  • Shoulder Instability in the patient
  • ACL Injury: Prevention and Return
  • SLAP Lesions: Surgical Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Disease in the Athlete
  • Managing Anterior Knee Pain in the Athlete
  • Hip Injuries in the Athlete
  • Managing Muscle Injuries in the Athlete
  • Supplement Use for Athletes
  • Steroids and the Athlete

“From team coaches to athletic trainers to sports medicine physicians, this event is a great opportunity for all who are participating to share the knowledge we have gained over the years,” said John Cavanaugh, co-chairman of the event.  “We expect a lively discussion that will help attendees acquire a richer knowledge and comprehension about current evaluative techniques, emerging technologies, and a ‘how-to’ on understanding the intricacies on every case that we in this field of medicine see each day.”

Speakers are available for interviews with the media during and after the event. For more information, please visit the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service.

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s leading 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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