Advances in Orthopedics

New York’s #1 Hospital is transforming orthopedic care through innovative basic science and clinical research.

Led by expert Columbia orthopedic surgeons and sports medicine specialists, NewYork-Presbyterian provides non-operative and surgical approaches for the treatment of common and complex disorders of the musculoskeletal system.

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2020 Innovations in Review


The report highlights NewYork-Presbyterian orthopedic surgeons providing nonoperative and surgical approaches for the treatment of complex disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and advancing the field of minimally invasive surgery that facilitate a return to function and mobility for our patients.

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Investigating Inflammatory Cytokines in Disc Herniation

Columbia University orthopedic and biomedical engineering faculty demonstrate, for the first time, that severity of disc herniation is associated with changes in circulating levels of inflammatory cytokines in patients with chronic back pain.

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Pursuing Novel Techniques for ACL Reconstruction

A clinical trial by orthopedic surgeons at Columbia University demonstrates the benefit of a hybrid transtibial technique for ACL reconstruction that incorporates medial portal guidance of a flexible transtibial guide wire.

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Personalizing Medicine in Orthopedic Oncology

Columbia’s orthopedic oncology team at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital provides comprehensive care for patients with all types of bone and soft tissue tumors, including advanced diagnostic imaging and the latest medical, radiation, and surgical oncology treatments.

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Taking Spine Surgery to New Heights

At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, patients find world-renowned spine surgeons representing the fields of neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery. These top specialists offer extraordinary expertise and experience with leading-edge surgical techniques, from endovascular options to the most complex spinal deformity surgeries.

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Forging Advances in Femoroacetabular Impingement Treatment

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital continues at the forefront of treatment for injuries of the hip, from leading the development of best practice guidelines to investigating ultrasound-guided hip injections to identifying biomarkers to improve diagnosis and management.

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Intervertebral Disc Disease: Identifying Factors Related to Severity

Basic science research in the Carroll Laboratory of Columbia’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery is improving understanding of intervertebral disc disease. Scientists here are focusing on both disc degeneration and regeneration, with an emphasis on inflammation and the important role it plays in degenerative etiology.

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Center for Athletic Hip Injuries and Hip Preservation

In recent years it has been shown that younger athletic adults are also prone to hip problems that were once considered merely groin or muscle injuries. At the Center for Athletic Hip Injuries and Hip Preservation at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, doctors are focused on providing joint-preserving treatment for young, active adults.

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The Perry Initiative: Encouraging Young Women to Enter Orthopedics

Women make up only 6.1% of US orthopedic surgeons. The Columbia University Department of Orthopedic Surgery partnered with The Perry Initiative to host an outreach program for 39 high school students to increase the pool of women who might be interested in the field.

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