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HSS is ranked the #1 hospital in the nation for orthopedics and #3 for rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report "Best Hospitals 2017-2018" survey.

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Congratulations to all of our orthopaedic surgery fellows who were honored during this week’s Clinical Fellow Graduation Ceremony! #hospitalforspecialsurgery
Practicing what they preach in their mission to improve function and movement for all of their patients, the HSS Department of Physiatry kicked off their inaugural "Bike HSS" event today to raise funds and awareness for musculoskeletal research! Led by Dr. Joel Press, physiatrist-in-chief, this three-day bike ride will cover 155 miles around the greater NYC area, in honor of the 155th anniversary of HSS. #HospitalForSpecialSurgery #TeamHSS #HSSEvents #Instacycling #BikeNewYork
Although cycling is a low impact activity, the repetitive motions and sustained posturing can put some strain on your back and spine. Check out our Instagram Story as HSS physical therapist Andrea Minsky provides a few tips to protect your back and spine while you ride! #HospitalForSpecialSurgery #instacycling
People travel to HSS from 100 countries and all 50 states. Where do you represent HSS? #HospitalForSpecialSurgery
Care you can count on. #HospitalForSpecialSurgery
Today at the HSS Lerner Children's Pavilion, our pediatric patients were treated to a surprise visit by none other than New York @Mets mascot, @MrMet! From giving fist bumps to playing catch, we couldn't thank him enough for providing such joy to our patients and their families! #HospitalForSpecialSurgery #LGM #HSSKids
Congratulations to HSS physician-in-chief Dr. Mary Crow and rheumatologist Dr. Jane Salmon on being named Honorary Members of the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR). Recognized for their contributions to the field of rheumatology, they are two of the four Americans who have received this distinction. 
As a token of her appreciation after successful ACL reconstruction and patella tendon surgery, our patient and professional soccer player Lianne Sanderson stopped by this week to present HSS sports medicine surgeon Dr. Danyal Nawabi with one of her game worn #WorldCup jerseys! ⚽️ #HospitalForSpecialSurgery

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So amazing to see The man that saved my career yesterday but this time not for an appointment 😃. Dr Danyal Nawabi. @hspecialsurgery What a guy. So happy to now call you a friend. I think these are going to look great in your new office. One of my World Cup jerseys from the last World Cup in Canada, when we won the Bronze medal. Only the best for the best. I am forever grateful for you and everything you have done for me ❤️⚽️💪🏾 #hospitalforspecialsurgery #HSS #TheBest #DrNawabi #Recovered #aclreconstruction #meniscusrepair
Degenerative scoliosis, which usually happens in the lumbar spine, is a result of wear and tear on the discs or joints of the spine. To lengthen or stretch the compressed part of your lower back, consider trying the following exercise demonstrated by HSS physical therapist Adam Pratomo and sports performance specialist Tiffany Chag. Remember to consult with your physical therapist before attempting this exercise or if you are unsure which side of your back is the convex side:

1.) Lie on your side, with a towel underneath the lower part of your back on the convex side of your curve. 
2.) Place one yoga block at the bottom of your feet, and place your foot on top of it.  Slightly bend your other knee, as shown in the picture. 
3.) Place another Yoga block overhead.  Stretch and extend your arm toward the yoga block.
4.) While doing this exercise you should exhale. Allow your body to stretch while you take 2-3 breaths.

For the 14th consecutive year, members of the HSS family participated in a thrilling European cycling tour! This year’s destination was the majestic Dolomites, just north of Milan, Italy, where they climbed over 30,000 feet spanning five days and over 200 miles. The team also donned a special jersey in loving memory of a participant from prior trips, adorned by the Edelweiss, the official flower of the Italian Dolomites. 🇮🇹 #HospitalForSpecialSurgery #TeamHSS #Dolomites #Cycling
Congratulations to all who were honored during this week’s Fellow Graduation Ceremony! #HospitalForSpecialSurgery
We Move With Pride: For the first time ever, HSS was a proud Bronze Sponsor of today's NYC Pride March, the largest LGBTQ event in the nation! Consistent with our mission to provide the highest quality care to all, members of the HSS family joined thousands of marchers to raise awareness and promote equality. #HospitalForSpecialSurgery #TeamHSS #NYCPride2018 #DefiantlyDifferent