NEW YORK—September 14, 2006
Friday, September 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel Education Center
535 East 70th Street, New York
Between York Ave. and FDR Drive
80 percent of Americans will suffer from back pain during their lifetime. Whether it is the result of arthritis, trauma, sports injuries or other causes, a wide range of treatment options are available for most patients dealing with back pain.
Gregory E. Lutz, M.D., physiatrist-in-chief, and Joseph H. Feinberg, M.D., director of physiatry EMG services at Hospital for Special Surgery, will discuss nonsurgical approaches to hip, back and groin pain at Hospital for Special Surgery’s upcoming continuing medical education (CME) conference. The program will focus on the various musculoskeletal sources of hip, back and groin pain and the most appropriate treatment options available.
“Back pain is often referred to the buttocks and groin. While hip pain is more frequently isolated, it can be referred to the hip or knee, which can make identifying the true pain source difficult.” said Dr. Lutz. “At this conference, we will explore the medical causes and connectivity of hip, back, and groin pain as well as discuss new surgical and nonsurgical options for treatment. Participants will also discuss how improvements in imaging and diagnostics allow physicians to pinpoint a patient’s center of pain, resulting in more accurate diagnoses and faster recovery for patients.
“Proper diagnosis is critical to determining the cause of pain and the most appropriate course of treatment,” said Struan Coleman, M.D., Ph.D., assisting attending orthopaedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery and a team physician for the New York Mets, who will lead a session titled the Orthopaedic Exam and Causes of Hip and Groin Pain.
Advances in Hip, Back and Groin Pain Treatment: Identifying the Pain Generator and Treatment Options presentations will include:
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, No. 3 in rheumatology and No. 7 in geriatrics by U.S. News & World Report (2015-2016), 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 www.hss.edu.