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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

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My injuries were not textbook.
I truly believe that I would have
been an amputee if these amazing
surgeons didn’t step in and
I can't thank them enough.

- Kathleen Seyler

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.

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Meet the Team

Meet the Orthopedic Trauma Service team.
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For Patients

We treat all fractures including isolated fractures/dislocations and polytrauma.
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For Professionals

Learn more about our Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship.

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Surgeons

William M. Ricci, MD
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.

Gregory S. DiFelice, MD
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
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.

David L. Helfet, MD
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
Joseph M. Lane, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Osteoporosis, Trauma
Dr. Lane is an attending orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of metabolic bone diseases, nonunion and delayed healing fractures, and malignant and benign bone tumors.

John P. Lyden, MD
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.

David S. Wellman, MD
David S. Wellman, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Preservation, Trauma
Dr. Wellman specializes in the care of fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction.

William M. Ricci, MD
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.
Gregory S. DiFelice, MD
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
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.
David L. Helfet, MD
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
Joseph M. Lane, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Osteoporosis, Trauma
Dr. Lane is an attending orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of metabolic bone diseases, nonunion and delayed healing fractures, and malignant and benign bone tumors.
John P. Lyden, MD
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.
David S. Wellman, MD
David S. Wellman, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Preservation, Trauma
Dr. Wellman specializes in the care of fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction.
Meet the Team icon
Meet the Team
Meet the Orthopedic Trauma Service team.

Surgeons

William M. Ricci, MD
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.

Gregory S. DiFelice, MD
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
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.

David L. Helfet, MD
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
Joseph M. Lane, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Osteoporosis, Trauma
Dr. Lane is an attending orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of metabolic bone diseases, nonunion and delayed healing fractures, and malignant and benign bone tumors.

John P. Lyden, MD
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.

David S. Wellman, MD
David S. Wellman, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Preservation, Trauma
Dr. Wellman specializes in the care of fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction.

William M. Ricci, MD
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.
Gregory S. DiFelice, MD
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
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.
David L. Helfet, MD
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
Joseph M. Lane, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Osteoporosis, Trauma
Dr. Lane is an attending orthopedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of metabolic bone diseases, nonunion and delayed healing fractures, and malignant and benign bone tumors.
John P. Lyden, MD
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.
David S. Wellman, MD
David S. Wellman, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Preservation, Trauma
Dr. Wellman specializes in the care of fractures and post-traumatic reconstruction.

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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.

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For Patients
We treat all fractures including isolated fractures/dislocations and polytrauma.

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

View case studies for conditions we treat:

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Description

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.

Goals and Characteristics

The Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship facilitates development of expertise in management of orthopaedic trauma patients (especially in decision-making and the prioritization of treatment when the patient has multiple injuries). Surgical techniques, including indirect reduction and “biological” internal and external fixation, are also emphasized along with a comprehensive approach to postoperative care and rehabilitation. Special focus is placed on a team-based approach and the surgical management of patients with complex orthopaedic trauma (including polytrauma; periarticular fractures; long-bone fractures; complex articular fractures, including pelvic and acetabular fractures; the shoulder; elbow; hip; knee; ankle and foot).

The posttraumatic reconstruction of malunions, nonunions, and infections is also emphasized in addition to minimally invasive fracture surgery. Super specialized areas of interest such as pelvic osteotomies for dysplasia, the management of chronic posttraumatic pelvic pain, limb inequality, and an approach to posttraumatic deformity will also be included. The fellow participates in teaching residents and medical students and in researching clinical and basic science projects.

For Professionals icon
For Professionals
Learn more about our Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship.

Description

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.

Goals and Characteristics

The Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship facilitates development of expertise in management of orthopaedic trauma patients (especially in decision-making and the prioritization of treatment when the patient has multiple injuries). Surgical techniques, including indirect reduction and “biological” internal and external fixation, are also emphasized along with a comprehensive approach to postoperative care and rehabilitation. Special focus is placed on a team-based approach and the surgical management of patients with complex orthopaedic trauma (including polytrauma; periarticular fractures; long-bone fractures; complex articular fractures, including pelvic and acetabular fractures; the shoulder; elbow; hip; knee; ankle and foot).

The posttraumatic reconstruction of malunions, nonunions, and infections is also emphasized in addition to minimally invasive fracture surgery. Super specialized areas of interest such as pelvic osteotomies for dysplasia, the management of chronic posttraumatic pelvic pain, limb inequality, and an approach to posttraumatic deformity will also be included. The fellow participates in teaching residents and medical students and in researching clinical and basic science projects.

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