In the first-ever study to compare surgeon and patient expectations in foot and ankle surgery, research performed at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City has determined that two-thirds of patients have higher presurgical expectations than their surgeons.
A team of orthopedic surgeons from Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) in New York City have won the Internal Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies best paper award for their work on how ankle joint replacement affects mobility, which was presented at the 2018 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting.
Longview News-Journal reported that HSS foot and ankle surgeon Scott J. Ellis, MD, was named president of the Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS).
When someone develops adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD), they are offered either a reconstruction or foot fusion depending on the severity of the flatfoot and their age. Typically reconstructions are performed in younger patients while older patients undergo fusions, even though it can limit mobility.
In October 2015, The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society named Hospital for Special Surgery's Scott J. Ellis, MD, as a board member-at-large, a position that he will hold for the next two years.