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Osteoarthritis Center of Excellence

Over 27 million Americans suffer from the aches and pains of osteoarthritis.

Welcome to Hospital for Special Surgery's comprehensive online resource for understanding, diagnosing, and treating osteoarthritis - the nation's number one musculoskeletal disease.

Osteoarthritis affects over 27 million Americans and is a leading cause of disability. Millions do not ever realize they have the condition. Others are needlessly enduring pain and curtailing activities they used to enjoy because they are unaware of the broad range of innovative treatment options available today to help them.

And while advancing research has pioneered many new treatments, sometimes the simplest answers are the most effective. Learning the right body movements can help heal pain and help prevent it from returning.

In-Depth Information from World Leaders

Knowledge is a great healer. And as the largest specialty hospital and academic research center devoted exclusively to musculoskeletal medicine, HSS has a world of expert knowledge to share with you about every aspect of arthritis. And it's all here in articles, interviews, and videos.


X-ray of knee with osteoarthritis

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