Hospital For Joint Diseases Establishes Joint Preservation Center
First Orthopaedic Program to Use Clinical and Research Data to Advance Joint Care | September 20, 2011
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."
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