Hospital For Joint Diseases Establishes Joint Preservation Center

First Orthopaedic Program to Use Clinical and Research Data to Advance Joint Care

September 20, 2011 - 4:28pm

The Hospital for Joint Diseases at NYU Langone Medical Center (HJD) has established the Joint Preservation Center of New York (JPC), the first program to use multidisciplinary clinical and research expertise from across the medical center to identify the best individualized treatment to reduce symptoms, restore function and slow or halt the onset of degenerative arthritis and potential joint replacement.

“The aging population is working longer and leading more active lives – and injuries to joint cartilage is increasingly becoming a common source of pain and disability for roughly two million Americans each year,” said Laith Jazrawi, MD, associate professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center and director of the sports medicine division and co-director of the JPC.  “The goal of the Joint Preservation Center is to advance orthopaedic research and clinical care to help our patients maintain or return to their lifestyles.”

Another important aspect of the JPC is the give patients the opportunity to participate in the advancement of treatment and research on joint conditions by participating in the Joint Preservation Registry. The registry will allow researchers to analyze tissue and/or fluid samples recovered from consenting patients during the course of their treatment combined with outcomes data to provide true comparative effectiveness for operative and non-operative joint preserving procedures at the JPC.

“The combination of applied advanced surgical and non-surgical techniques, specialized radiographic analyses and tailored physical therapy with an active clinical and basic science research department represents a new era for managing joint-related problems affecting the young, active patient,” added Eric Strauss MD, assistant professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and co-director of the JPC.

HJD is one of the nation’s leading orthopaedic and rheumatologic specialty hospitals and is currently ranked among the nation’s top 10 hospitals for both orthopaedics and rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report in their 2011-2012 annual survey of “Best Hospitals” in America. HJD offers one of the most advanced orthopaedic programs in the region for musculoskeletal disorders and has the largest pediatric orthopaedic program in New York City. In addition, HJD is accredited by The Joint Commission and the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about the Joint Preservation Center, call 855-PRSRV-ME (855-777-7763), or go to: http://jpc.med.nyu.edu/.

 

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Craig Andrews

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