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Hospital for Special Surgery

535 East 70th Street New York,
NY 10021
Phone: (212) 606-1000
Hospital for Special Surgery
Services: Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Back and Neck Surgery

HSS Musculoskeletal Leadership

  • World leader in orthopedic surgery, performing more than 22,000 procedures per year
  • Pioneered the first total knee replacement
  • Designed a revolutionary fiber optic probe for distinguishing healthy and diseased cartilage during surgery
  • Developed new imaging protocols for MRI evaluation of cartilage
  • Pioneer in the development of minimally invasive spine surgery techniques that eliminate the need for spinal fusion
  • Perfected surgical techniques for minimally invasive hip and knee procedures, minimizing hospital stays for qualified patients
  • Leads the world in the application of regional anesthesia techniques
Founded in 1863 by Dr. James Knight and 20 prominent New Yorkers, Hospital for Special Surgery is the oldest orthopedic hospital in the country. Recognized since its inception as a world leader in musculoskeletal medicine, the Hospital's strength lies in the depth of experience of its physicians and clinical staff and the knowledge they can access from nearly 140 years of familiarity with essentially every musculoskeletal disease known. It has one of the most sought after residency programs in orthopedics with over 400 applicants competing for eight spots in 2004. Today, over 400 of its 500+ graduates hold positions in major orthopedic departments, many serving as department heads.

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