Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is continually ranked the No. 1 hospital for orthopedics in the US. No other hospital in the world focuses solely on treating and repairing bones, joints and their connective soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc.).
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.
Source: Hospital Compare. *Data Collection Period is October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013.
Excludes cases with major complications or comorbidities.
This large number of surgeries makes our orthopedic specialists the top experts in their fields. This is why the New York Giants, New York Knicks and many other professional sports organizations choose HSS to be the official hospital for their athletes, and why doctors around the world refer their patients to us.
HSS is also recognized for having very low infection rates. A New York State Department of Health study of 160 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 seven years straight (2008-2014). Read the report.
Founded in 1863, HSS is the oldest orthopedic hospital in the United States. It has been a leader in cutting-edge medical technology and surgical innovation ever since. Learn more about HSS history.
Many people travel thousands of miles for our world-renowned orthopedic surgery. All surgeries are performed at our main campus in New York City. But, regional residents don’t need to go far to find out if surgery is right for them. HSS surgeons are available for consultation at our outpatient centers in Connecticut, Long Island, and New Jersey.