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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 14th year in a row by U.S. News & World Report (2023-2024). 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.

hip knee volume chart

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).

Why you should choose HSS for orthopedic surgery

HSS Orthopedic Surgery Scorecard with 92% Success Rate and 91% Patient Recommendation

Orthopedic surgery is focused on reducing pain and getting you back to the activities you love. But not all hospitals achieve the same results. Some are more reliable than others. With the help of the HSS Hospital Reliability Scorecard, you can make sure you're asking the critical questions to find the hospital that's right for you. Understanding the data points below will help you make the best decision for your care.

See hospital reliability data