Hospital for Special Surgery to Present Innovative Research at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting

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:

  • Effect of Discharge Destination on Primary Total Knee Replacement Outcomes
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery Prior to Total Knee Replacement in Obese Patients
  • Cost-Effectiveness of Bariatric Surgery Prior to Total Hip Replacement in Obese Patients
  • Management of AC Joint Injuries: A Review of Current Concepts, Outcomes, and Surgical Techniques
  • Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Hip Fracture Timing of Care, Complications, and Mortality
  • Postoperative Blood Salvage and Autotransfusion for Adult Spinal Deformity: A Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Long-Term Follow Up of Pediatric ACL Reconstruction in New York State: High Rates of Subsequent ACL Reconstruction
  • Implant Survival and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Total Hip Replacement in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Patients Under the Age of 35
  • HOOS, JR. A Short-Form Hip Replacement Outcomes Survey

In addition to sharing their original research, HSS orthopedic surgeons will moderate panel discussions and offer their expertise at a number of educational sessions.


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 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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