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Member Spotlight — Hospital for Special Surgery mitigates musculoskeletal conditions

In 1987, the Leon Root, MD Pediatric Outreach Program, a free community-based service, was designed by Hospital for Special Surgery to conduct musculoskeletal screenings for children attending public school in underserved areas to prevent long-term musculoskeletal disorders and severe joint disability. In 2016, given the rise of sports injuries among student athletes, POP evolved and shifted its focus to screening for sports-related injuries. It is estimated that 35 million student athletes play organized sports in the U.S. each year, a trend that has partly contributed to the rise of injuries in this population.


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This story is just one of the many initiatives profiled on HANYS' Member Spotlight website that demonstrate how New York healthcare providers are investing in forward-looking initiatives that improve care quality and health outcomes. 

Published October 23, 2020