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Continually ranked the #1 hospital for orthopedics in the US

Orthopedic Surgery

Our surgeons continue to extend the boundaries of what is possible in musculoskeletal care.

HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics for  the 12th year in a row by U.S.News & World Report (2021-2022). No other hospital in the world focuses solely on treating and repairing bones, joints and their connective soft tissues. As a leader in cutting-edge medical technology and surgical innovation, our mission is to return patients to good health and productivity.

Specialized and focused

Patients come to HSS from all over the world to receive care from the world’s best orthopedic surgeons. Our surgeons are highly respected, extensively trained, and perform more than 30,000 surgical procedures annually. HSS surgeons specialize in the following areas:

Unmatched Experience – Superior Results

Hospitals that perform a particular surgery many times a year get the best results. HSS does more joint replacements (hips, knees) annually than any other hospital in the United States – almost twice as many as the hospital with the next highest number.

Chart indicating surgical volume at HSS is 8,355. The next highest hospital is 4,988. The average for the remaining 1,297 hospitals is 604.

HSS is also recognized for having very low infection rates. A New York State Department of Health study of New York hospitals showed that only Hospital for Special Surgery had a significantly lower infection rate for hip replacement surgery than the state average – a feat HSS achieved for ten years straight (2008-2018).