, Volume 7, Issue 1, p 1
Date: 16 Dec 2010

Letter from the Editor

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The HSS Journal has reached its seventh year. We continue to see an increasing number of submitted manuscripts from all the subspecialties within musculoskeletal medicine. In this issue, we begin with a selection of articles addressing topics in perioperative care. The problem of perioperative management of sleep apnea is reviewed with thoughtful recommendations for recognition and post-surgical planning in these patients. The success of an accelerated physical therapy protocol and a new clinical pathway designed to reduce length of stay following total knee arthroplasty are explored. Two provocative reviews update awareness of the diagnostic opportunities that may arise during ultrasound-guided anesthetic procedures and of the perioperative care of patients with collagen vascular disease. Several manuscripts on a variety of topics related to the shoulder are presented. The risk factors that may contribute to thromboembolic complications following spinal surgery are explored by Kim and