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After my surgery the pain
was gone, my mobility is
back and 6 months later I
was on safari in Africa.

- Barbara Leahey

Orthopedic Trauma Service

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Patients with complex orthopedic trauma come to HSS from throughout the region and beyond.

The Orthopedic Trauma Service (OTS) at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery is a world-renowned facility. The OTS works in collaboration with the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center providing orthopedic emergency care. We treat all fractures; including the upper extremity and lower extremity, pelvis, acetabulum and other bones and joints, isolated fractures/dislocations, and polytrauma. Additionally, we treat nonunions and malunions including cases requiring deformity correction.

Surgeons

William M. Ricci, MD
Chief of Orthopedic Trauma Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma
Dr. Ricci specializes in the care of patients with nonunions and fractures of the ankle, knee, shoulder, elbow, leg, arm, pelvis and acetabulum.

Steve B. Behrens, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle, Trauma, Sports Medicine
Dr. Behrens specializes in treating disorders of the foot and ankle, traumatic injuries to the lower extremities, and sports-related conditions.

Gregory S. DiFelice, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Trauma
Dr. DiFelice is an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery who specializes in sports traumatology and joint reconstruction surgery of the knee, shoulder, and hip.

Duretti Fufa, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma
Dr. Fufa is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery with additional expertise in reconstruction and microsurgery.

Andrew Grose, MD, MSc
Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma, Hip and Knee Replacement
Dr. Grose specializes in simple and complex fractures of the pelvis and extremities, as well as joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee.

Derek Gartland Hansen, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma, Metabolic Bone
Dr. Hansen is an orthopedic surgeon with specialized training in orthopedic oncology and metabolic bone diseases.

David L. Helfet, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma, Hip Preservation
Dr. Helfet specializes in trauma, specifically nonunions, malunions, and fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum.

Joseph M. Lane, MD
Chief, Metabolic Bone Disease Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Osteoporosis, Trauma
Dr. Lane is an attending orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in bone quality from an orthopedic standpoint.

John P. Lyden, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma
Dr. Lyden is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. He specializes in hip replacement, knee replacement, and orthopedic trauma.

William W. Schairer, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Trauma
Dr. Schairer uses minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques to treat injuries of the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow.

William M. Ricci, MD
Chief of Orthopedic Trauma Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma
Dr. Ricci specializes in the care of patients with nonunions and fractures of the ankle, knee, shoulder, elbow, leg, arm, pelvis and acetabulum.
Steve B. Behrens, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Foot and Ankle, Trauma, Sports Medicine
Dr. Behrens specializes in treating disorders of the foot and ankle, traumatic injuries to the lower extremities, and sports-related conditions.
Gregory S. DiFelice, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Trauma
Dr. DiFelice is an orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery who specializes in sports traumatology and joint reconstruction surgery of the knee, shoulder, and hip.
Duretti Fufa, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma
Dr. Fufa is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery with additional expertise in reconstruction and microsurgery.
Andrew Grose, MD, MSc
Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma, Hip and Knee Replacement
Dr. Grose specializes in simple and complex fractures of the pelvis and extremities, as well as joint replacement surgery of the hip and knee.
Derek Gartland Hansen, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma, Metabolic Bone
Dr. Hansen is an orthopedic surgeon with specialized training in orthopedic oncology and metabolic bone diseases.
David L. Helfet, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma, Hip Preservation
Dr. Helfet specializes in trauma, specifically nonunions, malunions, and fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum.
Joseph M. Lane, MD
Chief, Metabolic Bone Disease Service
Orthopedic Surgery, Osteoporosis, Trauma
Dr. Lane is an attending orthopedic surgeon with a special interest in bone quality from an orthopedic standpoint.
John P. Lyden, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Trauma
Dr. Lyden is an Attending Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery. He specializes in hip replacement, knee replacement, and orthopedic trauma.
William W. Schairer, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, Trauma
Dr. Schairer uses minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques to treat injuries of the shoulder, knee, hip, and elbow.

How to Visit the Orthopedic Trauma Service

There are several ways to visit the Orthopedic Trauma Service:

  • Appointments can be scheduled over the phone through each HSS physician office. You may also schedule an appointment online.
  • Patients can arrive through the Emergency Room NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH).
  • A third option for patients coming to the OTS is through a hospital-to-hospital transfer. Once a patient has been accepted by the Hospital for Special Surgery OTS, a nurse coordinator will handle the transfer and all logistical issues.
  • Patients traveling to HSS can find informative resources about accommodations, parking and transportation.
  • Patients coming to HSS from overseas can contact The International Center for assistance and for any special needs that may be required.

Patient Case Studies

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Fellowship

The Orthopaedic Trauma Service (OTS) at Hospital for Special Surgery offers several ACGME accredited Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship positions. Eligible candidates must have completed an accredited orthopaedic residency program and meet the necessary requirements for obtaining a New York State medical license. The fellowship is offered through the Fellowship Match for Orthopaedic Trauma as structured by the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

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