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Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Medicine Institute

HSS Sports Medicine Institute boasts a team of physicians dedicated to treating athletic injuries of the musculoskeletal system, with a special focus on shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, foot and ankle injuries.

HSS fields more than 95,000 patient visits each year and performs more than 10,000 surgeries. We have trained more than 100 sports medicine leaders at institutions all over the world and our physicians serve as team physicians for over 30 professional sports teams, colleges and organizations. We have a strong focus on basic and clinical research with a special focus on the ACL and shoulder.

About HSS

HSS is the world’s leading academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health.

At its core is Hospital for Special Surgery, nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics for 11 years in a row and No. 4 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2020-2021). Founded in 1863, the Hospital has one of the lowest infection rates in the country and was the first in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times.

The global standard total knee replacement was developed at HSS in 1969.


An affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS has a main campus in New York City and facilities in New Jersey, Connecticut, and in the Long Island and Westchester County regions of New York State. In addition, HSS opened a new facility in Florida in early 2020.

In 2019, HSS provided care to 151,000 patients and performed more than 35,000 surgical procedures, and people from all 50 U.S. states and 89 countries traveled to receive care at HSS.

Research, Innovation and Education

In addition to patient care, HSS leads the field in research, innovation and education.

The HSS Research Institute comprises 20 translational research laboratories, 33 scientists, 10 clinician-scientists, 55 clinical investigators and 245 scientific support staff that drive the HSS research enterprise in the musculoskeletal “ecosystem,” neurology, pain management and rheumatic diseases.

The HSS Innovation Institute was formed in 2016 to realize the potential of new drugs, therapeutics and devices.

The HSS Education Institute is the world’s leading provider of education on musculoskeletal health, with its online learning platform offering more than 300 courses to more than 30,000 medical professional members worldwide.

Through HSS Global Ventures, the institution is collaborating with medical centers and other organizations to advance the quality and value of musculoskeletal care and to make world-class HSS care more widely accessible nationally and internationally.

HSS Sports Medicine Institute knee surgeons are ACL experts who treat athletes in all sports, ages and skill levels.

The HSS doctors listed here are instrumental in leading MOON Knee Group research.


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