HSS presents studies at 2016 AAOS Annual Meeting

New York, NY

At this year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented several studies related to innovations and leading research in orthopedics. 2016 studies include:

New Use for an Old Drug: TXA to Reduce Blood Loss in Joint Replacement Surgery

  • Geoffrey H. Westrich, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at HSS, presented a study about the benefits of using tranexamic acid or TXA to reduce blood loss and transfusion rates associated with joint replacement surgery. Read the full press release here.

Hip Replacement too Soon After a Steroid Injection Increases Infection Risk

  • Seth A. Jerabek, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at HSS, presented a study that indicates patients considering hip replacement surgery should wait to undergo the procedure until three months after receiving a steroid injection to relieve hip pain. Read the full press release here.

Procedures to Repair Damaged Knee Cartilage Show Promise in Treating Patients Over 40

  • Riley J. Williams, III, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at HSS and director of the Institute of Cartilage Repair, published a study that indicates patients over 40 benefit from cartilage “plugs” to repair damage to knee cartilage. Read the full press release here.

Guiding Knee Replacement Patients to High-Volume Hospitals Could Save up to $4 Billion Annually

  • HSS researchers Jayme Burket, PhD and Stephen Lyman, PhD, published a study that indicates a knee replacement surgery completed at high-volume hospitals is less costly over a patient’s lifetime and provides better outcomes. Read the full press release here.

Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement Patients See 85 Percent Rate of Return to Sports

  • Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD, a sports medicine surgeon at HSS, published a study that supports the benefits and provides data outcomes related to reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA). Read the full press release here.


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. HSS has locations in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.


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