Great Orthopedic Care Is Now More Crucial Than Ever
Musculoskeletal diseases and conditions are the leading cause of disability in the United States. One in four Americans experiences chronic back pain alone. And the full spectrum of orthopedic issues costs our nation a staggering $874 billion annually in treatment and lost wages. These health and financial burdens will only continue to grow as our population ages.
Because of You, We’re Leading the Way
We want every person with orthopedic problems to live a full life, free of disability and pain. With more than 150 years of leadership in the field, NYU Langone’s faculty and staff in the musculoskeletal arena practice truly integrated, personalized medicine by working collaboratively to fine-tune medications and treatment approaches in real time.
In just the past three years, our caregivers and scientists translated research findings into clinical care that reduced patient readmission by half. We reached No. 4 nationally for orthopedics in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent “Best Hospitals” rankings, and we are among the top 10 recipients of National Institutes of Health funding in this area. We are also New York’s only hospital to rank among the top 10 nationally in every musculoskeletal subspecialty.
Joseph D. Zuckerman, MD
Your generosity will allow us to continue to excel in research, education, and care—for the good of our patients and patients worldwide.