> Skip repeated content

About the HSS Website

Social Media Comment Policy

Thank you for your interest in interacting with Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS). Through social media, HSS aims to engage individuals and organizations in discussions involving orthopedics and rheumatology. We encourage your comments throughout the various social media platforms used by HSS, including Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

To keep the dialogue productive and informative, we have established the following policy:

  • Be respectful. Personal attacks, harassment, defamation, profanity, aggressive communication, hate speech, threats of violence, vulgarity and nudity in postings are prohibited.
  • Be truthful. Spreading misleading or false information and impersonating another person are prohibited.
  • No spam. Repeated posting of identical or very similar content that is irrelevant to the discussion is prohibited. Posting of chain letters, pyramid schemes and advertisements is also prohibited.

HSS retains the right to determine which comments violate this policy and to remove such comments. Repeated violations of the HSS comment policy may cause the author to be blocked from communicating.

On HSS social media sites, the views expressed within postings do not necessarily reflect those of the Hospital for Special Surgery. Links to other web sites do not constitute endorsements of those sites by HSS, and HSS is not responsible for the content of external web sites.

Hospital for Special Surgery social media platforms are to be used for informational purposes only. What you read is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you have about a medical condition.

Please also be aware that when you post something online, it may be read by many people. We suggest that you avoid posting your medical and personal information on our social media sites.

By posting on an HSS social media site, you understand and acknowledge that your information is public and may be used by Hospital for Special Surgery for promotional and fundraising purposes. You also agree that you will indemnify HSS against any damages, losses, liabilities, judgments, costs or expenses arising out of a claim by a third party relating to posted material.

This comment policy is valid for all discussions on any HSS managed social media forum. Thank you for taking the time to review this policy. We look forward to engaging in a discussion with you.