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.


  • Olympics: Sports Medicine Docs Discuss Vaccines, Logistics   Sports med docs discuss COVID vaccination in athletes and the logistics of testing and contact tracing in the midst of people with mixed vaccination statuses during busy schedules at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • What You Should Know About Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Karmela Kim Chan, MD, provides a brief primer on this uncommon, heritable connective tissue disorder.
  • What NFL, NBA, and MLB COVID Protocols Taught Us   Drs Robert Glatter, John DiFiori, James Kinderknecht, and Kathryn McElheny discuss protocols and experiences related to medical care of athletes in the NBA, NFL, and MLB during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • How Twitter Amplifies My Doctor and Human Voice Dr Chan discusses why she chose to go public on social media and how she finds it professionally and personally rewarding.
  • Experts Unravel the 'Mysteries of Wrist Motion' Dr Scott Wolfe discusses his award-winning research in wrist kinematics and arthroplasty, and a novel prosthetic device that recently received FDA approval.


HSS eAcademy

  • Choosing a Management Strategy in RA   Drs Paget and Bykerk discuss the current data on treatment timing, disease modification, and comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Comorbidities in Inflammatory Joint Disease   Drs Paget and Schwartzman discuss both rare and common comorbidities, and the latest strategies to prevent their damaging effects.


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.