Orthopedic Trauma Service
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.
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.
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Why choose HSS? Our patients say it best.
- Dr. William Ricci to head Hospital for Special Surgery/NewYork Presbyterian Orthopedic Trauma Service: 5 key notes
Becker's Spine Review – August 29, 2017
Dr. William Ricci is new chief of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at HSS...
- HSS Names William M. Ricci, MD, New Chief of Orthopedic Trauma Service
HSS – August 29, 2017
Dr. Ricci is internationally known for his expertise in treating complex fractures...
- Gene Therapy Might Someday Mend Badly Broken Bones
HealthDay – May 17, 2017
HSS orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Joseph Lane discusses gene therapy for bone fractures...
- Landmine Blast Survivor Now Working Alongside Doctors who Saved her in Manhattan
WABC Eyewitness News – September 27, 2016
WABC Eyewitness News shares Ibadete Thaqi's amazing story from patient to employee at HSS...
- The Relentless Focus of Hospital for Special Surgery
U.S. News & World Report – September 8, 2016
HSS orthopedic and rheumatology physicians and their patients are featured in U.S. News & World Report's 'Best Hospitals' edition...
- Minimally Invasive ACL Repair Surgery Has High Success Rate
NY1 – May 16, 2016
HSS' Dr. Gregory DiFelice explains minimally invasive ACL repair technique on NY1...
- Repairing the Perfect ACL Tear with Hospital for Special Surgery Doctor
Paramus Daily Voice – March 8, 2016
HSS' Gregory S. DiFelice, MD, explains his new technique to treat ACL injuries...
- A Novel Arthroscopic Technique for ACL Preservation
Medscape – March 4, 2016
HSS' Dr. Gregory DiFelice speaks to Medscape about his new ACL procedure and reported outcomes...
- NYPD Cop who was Accidentally Shot in leg by Fellow Cop While Responding to Melee in Bronx set to be Released from Hospital
New York Daily News – January 21, 2016
New York Daily News reports the discharge of NYPD Officer Sherrod Stuart from Hospital for Special Surgery on Thursday...
- Queens Resident Looks Back on Surviving Haiti's 2010 Earthquake
NY1 – January 12, 2015
A Queens woman is recalling her incredible story of survival following the massive earthquake that shook Haiti five years ago....
- Bono Treated With Metal Plates, ‘Intensive Therapy’ After Bike Injury
Rolling Stone – November 19, 2014
Bono, lead singer of U2, was involved in a biking incident which led to him getting 18 screws and 3 metal plates in his elbow....
- Man Makes Amazing Comeback From Injury to Run in TCS NYC Marathon
WABC-TV – October 30, 2014
- Prominent Orthopedic Surgeon Joseph M. Lane, MD, Presented on Bone Regenerative Medicine and Metabolic Bone Disease
The Leading Physicians of the World – September 18, 2014
Joseph M. Lane, MD was elected by The Leading Physicians of the World to represent New York as one of the most predominant orthopedic surgeons...
- Lawrence Returns, Discusses His Accident
msnbc – June 23, 2014
- Tips On Staying Safe On The Slopes
The Couch CBS-TV New York – January 2, 2014
- Recovering from amputation injuries
WABC-TV--New York – August 21, 2013
Dr. David Helfet was not involved in her care, but as Chief of Orthopedic Trauma at Hospital for Special Surgery, he's seen it all.
"You have to reattach the muscles, the nerves, the tendons, the skin. It's a big job and if everything mangled, it's very hard," Dr. Helfet said....
- British tourist’s crash injury may be too severe to reattach limb: medical expert
New York Daily News – August 21, 2013
Despite the high failure rate of reattachment, surgeons will do everything possible in the early stages even if there is a small probability of success,’ writes Dr. David Wellman, an orthopedic trauma surgeon....
- Boston Marathon Amputees Face New Reality
The Wall Street Journal – April 18, 2013
Amputees and patients with major trauma to extremities face potentially long recoveries...
- University of Louisville guard Kevin Ware is up and on crutches less than 24 hours after his horrific fall
WABC-TV News – April 1, 2013
During Sunday night's NCAA basketball game, Kevin's right lower leg snapped beneath him, completely breaking both bones and leaving a portion of the tibia or shin bone protruding through skin....
- What Surgery Can Do For An Athlete's Bad Break
The Wall Street Journal – April 1, 2013
The horrific leg injury suffered by Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware on the court Sunday is a rare event in sports, but it is more commonplace in the world of orthopedic surgeons, who regularly see such fractures among victims of car accidents and other trauma...