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.


  • More Guidance Needed for Cancer Screening in Rheumatology Karmela Kim Chan, MD, discusses new myositis cancer screening guidelines as a good starting point for future needed efforts to guide cancer screening in patients with rheumatic diseases.
  • Regenerative Medicine Landscape Continues to Evolve Dr Kathleen Davenport describes how platelet-rich plasma and stem-cell injections are currently used for tendinopathies and arthritis and what to watch for in the widely varying protocols being used.
  • 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.


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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.