American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Post-Match Scramble is On

Post-Match vacancies from the April 25th Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee/ Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Match are posted on the SF Match website for positions starting in July of 2015. Click on the “Immediate Vacancies” tab. Interested residents can apply directly with programs.

Humanitarianism Task Force Appointed

AAHKS President Brian S. Parsley, MD appointed members to a new task force on Humanitarianism and Medical Mission Involvement. Past President William J. Robb III, MD has agreed to be the chair. The task force, which reflects a strong passion of Dr. Parsley, has three goals: 1. To establish a Humanitarian Award to recognize AAHKS members who have distinguished… Read More

AAHKS Visits Stryker

Executive Director Mike Zarski, along with Eileen Lusk, Director of Meetings and Education and Jean Furlan, Meetings and Industry Coordinator, met with representatives of Stryker Orthopaedics at their Mahwah, New Jersey headquarters. Our discussions included our mutual commitments to educational support to orthopaedic fellows and residents, the AAHKS Annual Meeting, and our goals for the future. The visit… Read More

Call for Peer Reviewers

Peer reviewers are sought for a new AAHKS publication that will serve as a venue for current topics relating to joint replacement or the treatment of its complications, including prosthetic design, biomechanics, biomaterials, metallurgy, and biologic response to arthroplasty materials in vivo and in vitro. The publication is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal with a focus on case reports of… Read More

Medtronic becomes Silver Corporate Partner

As a result of its support and commitment to AAHKS, Medtronic is being recognized as a Silver Corporate Sponsor. The Corporate Partnership program allows AAHKS to recognize those in industry that demonstrate a commitment to supporting AAHKS in addressing medical, educational, socioeconomic and health policy issues that we face together. Medtronic describes itself as “the world’s largest medical… Read More

Welcome to Weekly News!

The AAHKS weekly news report, which formerly went only to AAHKS leadership, is now available to all AAHKS members. The latest news including AAHKS events, activities, advocacy efforts, news releases, and member accomplishments will be sent in an email message each Friday. You can also read AAHKS News on the AAHKS website (in “Quick Links”) and add comments to… Read More

eMentor Needs You!

Volunteers are encouraged to mentor colleagues or to search for a mentor using the eMentor feature on the AAHKS website. Whether you are in medical school or have been in practice for some time, mentoring will enrich your experience as a hip and knee surgeon. It’s easy to become a mentor – register now!

Risk Adjustment Advisory Opinion Approved

Last week during the AAOS’ NOLC meeting in Washington, DC, the BOC/BOS Resolutions Committee, Brian S. Parsley, MD, and AAHKS members reviewed and edited the “Public Performance Measures for Orthopaedic Surgeon” advisory opinion. The following day, this resolution was approved: A. Resolved, that the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) will work with the US Centers for Medicare… Read More

In Memoriam: Fredrick F. Jaffe, MD

We were saddened to learn of the death of long-time AAHKS member Fredrick F. Jaffe, MD on April 16, 2014. Our deepest sympathy is extended to Dr. Jaffe’s spouse, Deborah Moody, MD, his family, friends and colleagues.

AAHKS President Interviewed by OrthoBuzz

Read the interview with Brian S. Parsley, MD featured on The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery‘s OrthoBuzz website. Dr. Parsley talks about the latest trends in treatment, the ACA, his international medical missions, and what he loves about his profession. I am truly blessed to be an orthopaedic surgeon and am surrounded by highly motivated and talented… Read More