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Discoveries to Improve Lives


Research

HSS Research Institute

Since its founding more than 150 years ago, Hospital for Special Surgery has been a leader in research aimed at improving the lives of patients suffering from debilitating orthopedic and rheumatic conditions such as arthritis, bone and soft tissue injuries, autoimmune diseases, and musculoskeletal pain and deformities.

Today, the HSS Research Institute, with over 300 dedicated personnel, is identifying mechanisms underlying these conditions, and developing effective approaches for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. With a focus on tissue repair, improving surgical outcomes, autoimmunity and inflammation, genomics, new treatments, and precision medicine, the impact of our discoveries – many of which are only happening at HSS – determine future directions of musculoskeletal research to best improve clinical outcomes.

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We are embarking on a new era of research at HSS by expanding the scope of basic and clinical science and building multidisciplinary translational research teams.

Lionel Ivashkiv, MD
Chief Scientific Officer

 

 

Research Areas

 

  • Bone Health

    Making bones better
     

  • Autoimmunity
    and
    Inflammation

    Targeting the
    immune system

  • Soft Tissue
    and Spine
    Regeneration

    Helping the body
    to heal itself

  • Biomechanics

    Engineering advances in orthopedics

  • Genomics

    Interpreting the
    body's blueprint

  • Precision
    Medicine

    Making healthcare personal

  • Healthcare
    Research
    Institute

    Using the past to
    improve the future

  • MRI Research

    The best view
    in the hospital

 

 

 

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