Orthopedic Trauma Service

Orthopedic Trauma Service

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 poly-trauma. Additionally, we treat non-unions and mal-unions including cases requiring deformity correction.

 For a complete list of conditions treated at Hospital for Special Surgery, please see
Our Specialties.

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 coming to Hospital for Special Surgery from overseas can contact The International Center for assistance and for any special needs that may be required.

The Orthopedic Trauma Service at HSS is located in the heart of Manhattan's Upper East Side, just along the East River. An on-site parking facility is available (associated fees will apply). Additionally, an on-site guest facility is available (the Belaire Guest Facility) where patients and family can reserve accommodations, providing the ultimate in convenience. The surrounding neighborhood offers world class restaurants, museums, cultural activities, shopping, and auction houses. Please contact us with any questions.


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