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Advances in Motion provides health care professionals with information about the latest breakthroughs, research and clinical advances from Massachusetts General Hospital. Stay tuned as we add new specialties.

Featured In Orthopaedics

New techniques for treating femoral acetabular impingement include contouring bone growths and stem cell treatment to promote post-arthroscopic healing.

Featured In Cardiovascular

20 years ago, Sekar Kathiresan asked the question “Why do patients have a heart attack at a young age?” Watch him discuss his journey to answering that question, and how it led him to becoming an AHA Distinguished Scientist.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Two recent high-profile studies from Massachusetts General Hospital’s Preventive Cardiology group expand practitioners’ toolkit during a consult by providing patients with two action steps to help manage risk of premature death from heart disease.

Featured In Orthopaedics

Care costs to society calculated for periprosthetic joint infections after total hip arthroplasty are over three times prior cost estimates.

Featured In Cardiovascular

Atrial fibrillation (AF) and heart failure (HF) as individual cardiac conditions are associated with morbidity and mortality in epidemic proportions. With at least 3 million patients with AF and 5 million with HF in the United States, the clinical effect and the health economic burden cannot be underestimated.

The Latest Orthopaedics Advances

Health care professionals at AAOS 2018 took to Twitter to discuss presented research, innovations and treatment approaches in orthopedics.

With medical marijuana becoming legal in many states, patients want to know whether it can help them during orthopedic trauma recovery. Mass General physicians led the first research team to investigate.

Contributing Physicians

Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon & Orthopaedic Oncology Surgeon, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Program Director, Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship Program, Hip and Knee Replacement Orthopaedic Surgeon, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Young-Min Kwon, MD, PhD, FRACS, FRCS

Advances Specialties


Health care professionals at this year’s American College of Cardiology Scientific Session and Expo discussed late-breaking research, innovative treatment approaches and brand new guidelines. The conversations carried over from the podium and conference halls onto Twitter.

Education & Training Opportunities

March 10-12, 2018

The ACC's Annual Scientific Session and Expo is a global exchange for cardiovascular scientists and clinicians to discuss and debate the latest science and information. Specialists from Massachusetts General Hospital will present leading research and innovative treatment approaches in cardiovascular care.

March 6-10, 2018

Specialists from the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will present leading research and innovative treatment approaches at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2018 Annual Meeting.

Clinical Trials

In Orthopaedics

The purpose of this research is to determine if transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) combined with transcranial ultrasound (TUS) can reduce pain caused by Osteoarthritis of the knee.

In Cardiovascular

We are looking for AF patients prior to cardioversion or AF ablation and plan to obtain 2 MRIs in each patient one in AF and one in Normal Sinus Rhythm (NSR).