2019 Innovations Reports for Orthopedics

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Dear Colleague:

We are pleased to bring you our 2019 Report on Clinical and Scientific Innovations in Orthopedics. NewYork-Presbyterian — in collaboration with our distinguished medical schools, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and Weill Cornell Medicine — continued to build on the strengths of our exceptional orthopedic services. We are particularly proud to note that we are ranked among the top orthopedics programs in the nation in both adult and pediatric care by U.S.News & World Report.

Our outstanding orthopedic surgeons are leaders in their respective specialties, providing nonoperative and surgical approaches for the treatment of complex disorders of the musculoskeletal system. They continue to advance the field of minimally invasive surgery with the development of innovative techniques and technologies that facilitate a return to function and mobility for our patients.

Top-tier clinical and basic researchers are at the forefront of rapidly changing biological and technological knowledge. They are committed to investigating the biomechanics of cells and tissues, the mechanical challenge of attaching tendon to bone, and the nervous system circuits that enable movement in health and limit movement after injury.

Our sports medicine specialists have extraordinary expertise in caring for athletes — be they elite professionals or weekend enthusiasts. NewYork-Presbyterian serves as the official hospital for the New York Yankees and the New York City Football Club, for which our orthopedic surgeons are head team physicians. Our faculty also serve as consultants and in leadership roles for major sports organizations, including Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association, National Basketball Association, National Football League, and National Hockey League, among others.

We are delighted to note that communities in Westchester County are also benefitting from our wide-ranging expertise, including the establishment of the NewYork-Presbyterian Sports Performance Institute in Scarsdale, New York. It brings together sports medicine, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation medicine, physical therapy, and sports performance training to provide comprehensive and collaborative care for adolescent and adult athletes of various skill levels.