HSS | Hospital for Special Surgery

This collaboration between Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and Medscape is designed to provide practicing clinicians with updates and analysis on clinically important topics in orthopedics, rheumatology, anesthesiology and other topics in musculoskeletal health.


  • Rheumatic Diseases and ART Pregnancies: Things to Consider Karmela Kim Chan, MD, and Caroline H. Siegel, MD, MS, give an update on what's known about the use of assisted reproductive technology (ART) in patients with autoimmune rheumatic diseases.
  • Machine Learning in Rheumatology: Beyond Clinical Instincts Recent examples of machine learning in rheumatology provide a promising framework for showing how its power can be harnessed in clinical care, says Karmela Kim Chan, MD.
  • What's the Evidence Base for Prescribing New SSc-ILD Drugs? Two experts from Hospital for Special Surgery review the evidence for how best to use nintedanib, tocilizumab, and combination therapy in treating patients with systemic sclerosis–associated ILD.
  • 3D Printing of Complex Orthopedic Implants Fills Niche Role   Hospital for Special Surgery orthopedic surgeon Mark P. Figgie, MD, explains how he and colleagues are taking advantage of opportunities created by an onsite 3D printing facility that opened in 2021.
  • Osteoarthritis Phenotyping Makes Progress Karmela Kim Chan, MD, discusses recent efforts to phenotype osteoarthritis, which have not yet been applied successfully to match appropriate treatment to the appropriate patient population.


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The Mission of Hospital for Special Surgery is to provide the highest quality patient care, improve mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education. We do this regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin.