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Monthly Newsletter for Orthopaedic Professionals

Developing Strategies for Opioid Prescribing and Safe Pain Management
HSS Opioid Stewardship for Clinicians


As a multidisciplinary leader in musculoskeletal health, we are committed to sharing our expertise with clinicians as we all aim toward a new era of opioid stewardship.

At HSS, our surgeons, anesthesiologists, rheumatologists, physiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and social workers have established a framework for assessing and treating opioid-naïve or -dependent patients, using prescription drug monitoring programs, and educating prescribers and patients on multimodal pain management.
HSS Opioid Stewardship Resources for Clinicians

Best Practices in Opioid Management: Considerations in Behavioral Health

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HSS and Medscape Editorial Collaboration

HSS and Medscape Editorial Collaboration

Toward Opioid-Free Surgery
Featuring Charles N. Cornell, MD and Seth A. Waldman, MD

Visit the HSS and Medscape editorial collaboration: medscape.com/hss.

2018 Annual Holiday Knee and Hip Course

Onsite November 29 - December 1, 2018 in New York, NY | Featuring Debates, Consensus Building and a New Allied Health Professional Track

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Grand Hyatt New York
109 East 42nd Street
New York City

Now in its 30th year, this annual symposium offers a comprehensive overview of adult reconstruction today. Renowned orthopaedic surgeons, physicians, and allied health professionals from HSS and around the world will provide critical updates on surgical techniques and materials, best practices for preoperative and postoperative care, and strategies for efficiency and accuracy in the operating room.
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Bring your allied health professional team and receive a discount on their registrations; contact professionaleducation@hss.edu for more information.

Test Your Knowledge

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What’s the Diagnosis?

This month’s case: 48-year-old man with longstanding, intermittent left upper extremity symptoms.

–Eric Bogner, MD
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Ultrasound of the Month

This month’s case: 43-year-old man with groin pain related to playing soccer.

–Yoshimo Endo, MD

HSS Journal®

The Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery

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Volume 14, Issue 2

View July 2018 Issue
Patient and Surgeon Expectations Prior to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Mahmoud Michael Khair, MD; Hassan Ghomrawi, PhD, MPH; Sean Wilson, MD; Robert G. Marx, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Characterization of Re-admission and Emergency Department Visits Within 90 Days Following Lower-Extremity Arthroplasty
Elina Huerfano, MD; Alejandro Gonzalez Della Valle, MD; Kate Shanaghan; Federico Girardi; Stavros Memtsoudis, MD; Jiabin Liu, MD
Editorial: Health Care Disparity Remains an Important Challenge for American Orthopedics
Charles N. Cornell, MD


Call for Manuscripts

Rehabilitation: An Essential Component of Care in Musculoskeletal Health

Visiting Professor Lecture Series

October 5, 2018 | Onsite at HSS | 7:00 - 8:00 am ET
Leon Root, MD, Honorary Lecture in Pediatric Orthopaedics
Treating Severe Cases of Scoliosis (>100°): Are Three-Column Osteotomies Really Required?

Dror Ovadia, MD
Head of Pediatric Orthopaedic Department
Dana Duek Children's Hospital
Tel Aviv Medical Center
Tel Aviv, Israel
More Information on Visiting Professor Lectures
HSS eAcademy

Earn CME credit and access didactic lectures, surgical videos, conversations with experts, and more. HSS eAcademy has curated one of the largest portfolios of on-demand musculoskeletal content with a collection of over 600 offerings reaching participants across the globe in over 128 countries.

Newly Released On-demand Modules

Conversations with Experts Direct Anterior Approach (DAA) for Total Hip Replacement: Tips to Ease the Learning Curve Limb Deformity: An Introduction to Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Surgery
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Upcoming Live Programs

Pain Management in 2018: Issues, Challenges & Treatments
October 5, 2018  |  Onsite or Live Streaming CNE Course

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Course: A Hands-on, Interactive Experience
November 9 - 10, 2018  |  Onsite CME Course, HSS Main Campus

Evaluation and Treatment of the Athlete with Low Back Pain Webinar Series
Performance Training, Nutritional Support, and Return-to-Play
October 3, 2018 | Live Streaming CME and CEU Webinar
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Hospital for Special Surgery holds Accreditation with Commendation, the highest level of recognition offered by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

Latest Research & News

Aspen Valley Hospital’s Orthopaedic Department Hooks up with Hospital for Special Surgery 
Featuring Hospital for Special Surgery
The Aspen Times
Hospital for Special Surgery PAs Lead Provider Clinical Operations 
Featuring Peter W. Grimaldi, MS, PA-C, MBA, MPT
American Academy of Physician Assistants
Medical Residents Can Now Practice Virtual Operations Before They Ever Touch a Live Patient 
Featuring Mathias P. Bostrom, MD; Anil S. Ranawat, MD; Justin Dufresne, CST; Cynthia A. Kahlenberg, MD; Ameer Elbuluk, MD
Crain’s New York Business

Health Care Quality: It’s Motherhood and Apple Pie. Until You Start To Measure It
Featuring Catherine H. MacLean, MD, PhD
Managed Care


"Influence of Tibial Component Position on Altered Kinematics Following Total Ankle Arthroplasty During Simulated Gait" was presented at #AOFAS18
It's important to destigmatize physician burnout and advocate for the adoption of individual- and institution-level interventions to lessen the strain on surgeons’ mental health 

Resources for Your Patients

Health Video Library

The Health Video Library is a free service offered to the HSS community that provides playlists of streaming videos. Topics cover active and aging adults; bone health; pain and stress management; inflammatory arthritis; osteoarthritis; and your health and wellness.
HSS Health Video Library
Older Adults: Here's What Causes Hunchback – and How to Prevent It 
Featuring Andrew A. Sama, MD
U.S. News & World Report 

Improper Cutting of Popular Fruit Could Lead to Gruesome & Painful 'Avocado Hand'
Featuring Scott W. Wolfe, MD
CBS New York

Hospital for Special Surgery gratefully acknowledges funding support in part from a sponsorship by DePuy Synthes.

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