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SNF Complex Joint Reconstruction Center at HSS Marks its First Anniversary

The SNF Complex Joint Reconstruction Center (CJRC), launched one year ago at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, deals with the most challenging cases in the already demanding field of joint replacement.
The CJRC, which seeks to address an extensive and growing health need through clinical care, research, and education, is supported by a landmark grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).

The Center, which gives patients a single point of access to coordinated care from a team of expert physicians and surgeons, is the first entity of its kind. By centralizing world-class technical and human resources, HSS hopes to improve outcomes for complex surgical interventions.

“When preparing for complex surgery, it’s about thorough planning and bringing together the right expertise to make the greatest challenges manageable,” said HSS orthopedic surgeon Peter Sculco, MD, who recently walked us through a complex joint reconstruction case.

The Center also seeks to advance the state of care in the field overall. The Complex Joint Reconstruction Registry, the first of its kind in the world, will facilitate interdisciplinary research into why joint replacements succeed or fail. The Center convened its first annual International Consensus Meeting this year, bringing practitioners together to share knowledge, and has already hosted four international fellows, two from Greece.

The $10 million SNF grant supporting the CJRC was announced in October 2018.

HSS is respected as a world leader in orthopedics and rheumatology, performing more than 30,000 surgical procedures each year. The Hospital has made education a core component of its mission, reaching tens of thousands of medical professionals in scores of countries. SNF has also provided support for an annual seminar that brings Greek orthopedic surgeons to HSS, opening a transatlantic bridge of knowledge exchange.
Learn more about HSS by reading their 2018-2019 annual report, “What moves us all forward.”