New York, NY—March 23, 2015
Does having bariatric surgery before joint replacement result in better outcomes in overweight patients? Does discharge destination after knee replacement (home versus in-patient rehab facility) affect how well patients will do? Is total hip replacement a viable option in young juvenile arthritis patients?
These are some of the questions researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) will answer in studies to be presented at the upcoming American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in Las Vegas, March 24 – March 28.
"HSS researchers will share an impressive number of oral and poster presentations covering a wide range of important topics in the areas of total joint replacement, spine surgery, sports medicine, foot and ankle surgery, shoulder surgery and other orthopedic specialties," said Todd Albert, M.D., surgeon-in-chief at Hospital for Special Surgery.
"The AAOS annual meeting is the world's largest gathering of orthopedic surgeons and allied health professionals. It's a premier forum for presentation of the most current information related to musculoskeletal diseases," Dr. Albert noted. "Hospital for Special Surgery is pleased to have a strong presence at the meeting."
HSS studies/presentations include:
In addition to sharing their original research, HSS orthopedic surgeons will moderate panel discussions and offer their expertise at a number of educational sessions.