Surgery

Which surgery works best for lower back pain?

(HealthDay)—Patients with lower back problems often worry about how much time they'll need to recover if they have surgery. A new study finds similar results for two common minimally invasive spine procedures.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

In-hospital maternal mortality down in pregnancies with lupus

(HealthDay)—In-hospital maternal mortality decreased from 1998 to 2015 in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and non-SLE pregnancies, with a greater decline for SLE pregnancies, according to a study published online July ...

Surgery

HSS orthopedic surgeons address opioid epidemic head on

Orthopedic surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City have developed a pain management pathway designed to reduce the use of opioid analgesics after joint procedures. The effort is part of the hospital's ...

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Study shows volunteering benefits those with lupus

Conventional wisdom has it that volunteering is good for you, and a study at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) shows that to be true for people with lupus volunteering in a peer support and education program.

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