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This recap of 2022 highlights NewYork-Presbyterian’s innovative treatment approaches to complex musculoskeletal diseases and disorders, including sports injuries, spine disorders, degenerative joint diseases, bone and soft tissue cancer, and orthopedic trauma.
NewYork-Presbyterian Surgeons Address Periprosthetic Joint Infections
Columbia orthopedic surgeons specializing in foot, ankle, hip, and knee conditions work to assess risk of arthroplasty-associated infections and finding the right approaches to treat them.
Q&A: Dr. Michael Vitale on Research, Innovation, and His Focus on Patient Quality
The Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian shares how a commitment to compassionate care has shaped his decades-long career treating complex scoliosis cases and advocating for spine surgery safety.
Total Knee Arthroplasty: Making the Case for Optimal Placement of the Tibial Component
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia orthopedic surgeons conduct a large-scale analysis to determine the ideal approach to decision making regarding tibial component rotation during total knee replacement.
Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: Analyzing the Ramifications of Respiratory Compromise
Columbia orthopedic spine surgeons present findings from their major study on risk of patients developing respiratory complications after anterior cervical spine surgery.
Evaluating Pelvic Fixation in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery
Columbia orthopedic spine surgeons evaluate factors involved in pelvic fixation failure and identify potential protective factors.
A Deep Dive into Femoral Stem Cementation in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty
Columbia orthopedic surgeons conduct an extensive investigation to elucidate the evidence supporting the use of femoral stem cementation in total hip replacement.
UCL Reconstruction: Gauging the Psychological Impact on Return to Play
Columbia orthopedic sports medicine surgeons take a close look at non-clinical factors that may affect an athlete’s failure to return to play after surgery.
Fighting in Ice Hockey: It’s Time for a Change
Columbia orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine discusses fighting in professional ice hockey, including reasons behind its continued presence, dangers of concussions on player safety, and long-term health of the game.
Novel Advances in Shoulder Arthroplasty: Combining Clinical Experience with Design Ingenuity
Columbia orthopedic surgeon continues to innovate shoulder arthroplasty, serving as a developer in an anatomic glenoid system and improving reverse shoulder arthroplasty with a new humeral component design.
A Collaborative, Personalized Approach to Hip Preservation in Young Adults
In Columbia’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and a sports medicine surgeon combine their individual specialties and skills to optimize care for young patients with hip disorders.
Identifying Novel Metrics for Risk of Proximal Junctional Kyphosis
Columbia orthopedic surgeons are developing a comprehensive predictive model to provide valuable insight into the risk factors of PJK and aid in surgeon decision making.
Augmenting Repair Where the Tendon Meets the Bone
Columbia’s orthopedic researchers define tendon enthesis mechanical properties critical for a durable attachment.
Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Guidelines for Discussing Patient Expectations
Columbia orthopedic faculty conduct a study outlining the patient perspective on what constitutes improvements in outcomes related to pain relief and improved function.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newsletters for Medical Professionals
2023 Issue 2
- Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: Analyzing the Ramifications of Respiratory Compromise
- Total Knee Arthroplasty: Making the Case for Optimal Placement of the Tibial Component
2023 Issue 1
- UCL Reconstruction: Gauging the Psychological Impact on Return to Play
- A Deep Dive into Femoral Stem Cementation in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty
2022 Issue 2
2022 Issue 1
- Robotic Spine Surgery: Weighing the Benefits
- Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Guidelines for Discussing Patient Expectations
2021 Issue 2
2021 Issue 1
2020 Issue 1
- Cerebral Palsy: Setting the Pace in Movement Recovery
- Dr. Elan Goldwaser Cited for Best Presentation at AOASM Annual Meeting
2019 Issue 1
- Center for Athletic Hip Injuries and Hip Preservation: Addressing Hip Pain in Young Adults
- The Perry Initiative: Encouraging Young Women to Enter Orthopedics
- Focus on Faculty
2018 Issue 1
- A Singular Focus on the Spine
- An Integrated Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship
- Sharing Expertise with International Colleagues
- Intervertebral Discs: From Degeneration to Regeneration
- Cervical Spinal Stenosis and Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Call for Earlier Detection and Treatment
2017 Issue 1
- Protocol-Based Management of Geriatric Hip Fracture
- Advancing Care for Foot and Ankle Disorders
- Expanding Expertise in Orthopedic Oncology