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Challenges for Large Orthopaedic Hospitals Worldwide—An ISOC Position Statement


Since the foundation of the International Society of Orthopaedic Centers in 2006, the group has continued to grow, with currently 11 members worldwide. During the 2008 annual meeting, the bylaws and mission of the group were approved as well as the acceptance of two additional members. Strict inclusion criteria were established to keep the group both small and effective. The goal of the 2008 meeting and this position statement is to identify current challenges in both research and education for large-volume orthopedic hospitals and to discuss possible approaches and solutions.

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This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 6, Number 1.
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About the HSS Journal

HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal, is published twice a year, February and September, and features articles by internal faculty and HSS alumni that present current research and clinical work in the field of musculoskeletal medicine performed at HSS, including research articles, surgical procedures, and case reports.


Patrick S. Sussmann, MD
Schulthess Klinik

Beat R. Simmen, MD
Schulthess Klinik

Joerg Goldhahn, MD
Schulthess Klinik

ISOC participants
Hospital for Special Surgery
Campbell Clinic
Clinica Alemana de Santiago
Endo Klinik
Instituto Nacional De Rehabilitación
Instituto Ortopedico Galeazzi
Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli
Peking Union Medical College Hospital
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

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Thomas P. Sculco, MD
Director, Complex Joint Reconstruction Center
Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Hospital for Special Surgery

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