Sports Medicine Leaders to Discuss Prevention and Treatment of Injuries

New York—April 12, 2011 

Event:              5th Annual Current Concepts in Sports Medicine symposium at Hospital for Special Surgery

                        To provide athletic trainers, physical therapists and coaches with an update on surgical advances and rehabilitation techniques for recreational and professional athletes, Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City is hosting an educational event drawing on the expertise of sports medicine professionals who specialize in a variety of sports and athletic injuries.

Date:               Thursday, April 14 – Saturday, April 16, 2011

Time:               5:15 – 7:10 p.m. on Thursday, April 14


7:45 a.m. – 5:20 p.m. on Friday, April 15


7:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m. on Saturday, April 16

Locations:        Thursday and Select Events on Saturday:
Hospital for Special Surgery
Richard L. Menschel Education Center, 2nd Floor
535 East 70th Street
New York

                        Friday and Select Events on Saturday:
Weill Cornell Medical College
(adjacent to Hospital for Special Surgery)
Uris Auditorium
1300 York Avenue
New York

Personnel:       Frank Cordasco, M.D. , Orthopedic Surgeon in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and Activity Co-Director of current Concepts in Sports Medicine

                         John T. Cavanaugh, PT, MEd, ATC, Clinical Supervisor of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Sports Rehabilitation and Performance Center and Activity Co-Director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine

                        David W. Altchek, M.D., Co-Chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and Medical Director of the New York Mets

                        Scott A. Rodeo, M.D., Co-Chief of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and Associate Team Physician for the New York Football Giants

Details:            The conference includes presentations and discussions with the nation’s top sports medicine practitioners, a live surgical demonstration, instructional courses and hands-on workshops.

                        “At HSS, we’re very excited to share the latest research, surgical techniques and rehabilitation therapies with our colleagues in the sports medicine community so that they can go on and serve their patients with an even greater degree of knowledge and expertise,” says Frank Cordasco, M.D., sports medicine surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and co-director of Current Concepts in Sports Medicine. 

                        Some highlights of the symposium include:

                     •  The Athlete’s Elbow: Michael Levinson, PT, CSCS; Lee Rosenzweig, PT, MS, DPT, CHT; Andrew D. Pearle, M.D. , Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgeon, Hospital   for Special Surgery
Thursday, April 14, 5:50 – 7:10 p.m., Hospital for Special Surgery

                      • Meniscal Transplantation Update: Scott A. Rodeo, M.D., Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Friday, April 15, 8:45 – 9:05 a.m., Uris Auditorium

                      • Partial Rotator Cuff Tears: When to Repair? Answorth A. Allen, M.D., Sports Medicine and Shoulder  Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Friday, April 15, 10:50 – 11:10 a.m., Uris Auditorium

                      •  The Athlete’s Hip: Struan H. Coleman, M.D., PhD, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
 Friday, April 15, 1:35 – 1:55 p.m., Uris Auditorium

                       • Live Surgery: Biceps Transfer: Stephen J. O’Brien, M.D., MBA, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
 Friday, April 15, 1:35 – 3:20 p.m., Hospital for Special Surgery

                       • Graft Selection for ACL Reconstruction: David W. Altchek, M.D., Co-Chief in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at Hospital for Special Surgery
 Friday, April 15, 3:40 – 4:00 p.m., Uris Auditorium

                       • The High Ankle Sprain: Scott J. Ellis, M.D., Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
 Friday, April 15, 4:05 – 4:20 p.m., Uris Auditorium

                       • Hip Injury and the Golfer: Peter Draovitch, MS, ATC, PT, CSC, Physical Therapist with the Center for Hip Preservation at Hospital for Special Surgery
 Saturday, April 16, 8:50 – 9:10 a.m., Uris Auditorium

                       • Injuries in the Boxing Ring: Osric S. King, M.D., Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service Physician
 Saturday, April 16, 11:10 – 11:30 a.m., Uris Auditorium

For the complete program, please follow the link:

http://www.hss.edu/files/Current-Concepts-in-Sports-Medicine-2011.pdf

About Hospital for Special Surgery
Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology, and No. 16 in neurology by U.S.News & World Report (2010-11), and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, and has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. From 2007 to 2011, HSS has been a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at http://www.hss.edu/.

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