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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

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

The Orthopedic Trauma Service at HSS 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.

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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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The Orthopaedic Trauma Service 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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