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Dr. David L. Helfet Recieves Award
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Dr. David L. Helfet Recieves Award

Dr. David L. Helfet was the 2018 Recipient of the Society of Honorary Police Surgeons of the City of New York Inaugural Award.

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Landmine blast survivor now works alongside doctors who saved her
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Landmine blast survivor now works alongside doctors who saved her

Dr. David Helfet comments on the courage and determination of Ibadete Thaqi's journey after surviving a land mine blast as a child in Kosovo.

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Panthers’ Benewikere’s broken leg not as bad as thought
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Panthers’ Benewikere’s broken leg not as bad as thought

Dr. David Helfet provides insight into Carolina Panther Cornerback Bene Benwikere's fractured leg injury.

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Education, research and patient care
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Education, research and patient care

David L. Helfet, MD was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at Hospital for Special Surgery's 32nd Annual Tribute Dinner.

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Hospital for Special Surgery Honors Comcast’s Brian L. Roberts and Orthopedic Surgeon, David Helfet, MD, at Annual Tribute Dinner
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Hospital for Special Surgery Honors Comcast’s Brian L. Roberts and Orthopedic Surgeon, David Helfet, MD, at Annual Tribute Dinner

Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) presented David L. Helfet, MD, director of Orthopedic Trauma Service, with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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The Crash and Churn of Lawrence O’Donnell
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The Crash and Churn of Lawrence O’Donnell

Dr. David Helfet performs a meticulous repair of Lawrence O'Donnell's shattered hip caused by head-on car crash.

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Man makes amazing comeback from injury to run in TCS NYC Marathon
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Man makes amazing comeback from injury to run in TCS NYC Marathon

Dr. Helfet helped Native New Yorker and marathon runner, Fred Volpacchio 'get back in the game' after a high speed bike crash took him off course.

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Giving Back to Those Who Got Her Back on Her Feet
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Giving Back to Those Who Got Her Back on Her Feet

Dr. Helfet helps RN Nancy Abbate get back on her feet; she uses her experience to help both patients and Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Novel surgery may help young trauma patients avoid total hip replacements
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Novel surgery may help young trauma patients avoid total hip replacements

A novel surgery using transplanted bone and cartilage may help young patients avoid a hip replacement after a specific traumatic injury to the hip joint, according...

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New Yorkers use wiles to get medical aid to Haiti
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New Yorkers use wiles to get medical aid to Haiti

Dr. David Helfet led a team of medical staff and surgeons during the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Haiti.

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NY medical team arrives in Haiti on a borrowed wing
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NY medical team arrives in Haiti on a borrowed wing

A team of 14 people from HSS lead by Dr. Helfet made their way to Haiti to help provide medical care to those in need after the earthquake.

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Our Patients

  • “I can live a normal life and enjoy life once again.”

    ~ Ron Pollicino

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  • “Dr. David Helfet had looked at my leg, immediately rushed me to the OR and did a 4 compartment release saving my only leg!”

    ~ Dawn Bray

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  • “I told Dr. Helfet that he’s my hero. Without him, I would never have had the life I am living.”

    ~ Maxime Heinsbroek

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  • “The entire hospital staff were just amazing from the instant we rolled through the doors throughout the entire stay.”

    ~ Victor Katz

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  • “I immediately felt taken care of and safe after a traumatic time.”

    ~ Kathleen Wells

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  • “Dr. Helfet saved my leg. I was told I could never walk again. He is the best in the whole world.”

    ~ Patricia Valero

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  • “Being an international patient, the welcome in that department was like home!”

    ~ Cecilia Chlimper de Batievsky

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