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Doctors Gather at HSS CME Conference to Learn the Latest in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Pain, Back Pain and Groin Pain

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
2nd Floor
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:

  • Physiatric Exam of the Hip, Back and Groin ; Identifying the Pain Generator 
  • Orthopaedic Exam and Causes of Hip and Groin Pain
  • Rheumatologic Causes of Hip, Back and Groin Pain
  • The Pediatric/Adolescent Patient with Hip, Back and Groin Pain
  • Electrodiagnostics and Pain Referral Patterns
  • Diagnostic Imaging: Radiographs, MRI 
  • Diagnostic and Therapeutic Injections of the Hip
  • Lumbar Spine Injections and Identifying the Pain Generator: Is it Back, Hip, or Both?
  • A Physical Therapist’s Approach to the Patient with Hip, Back and Groin Pain
  • Regional Pain Syndrome Causing Hip, Back and Groin Pain
  • Hip Arthroscopy for Impingement, Labral Tears and Instability
  • New Surgical Techniques for Hip Degenerative Conditions


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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