American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


The Knee Society Program Now Available

The Hip Society, The Knee Society, and the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) are proud to present co-branded scientific programs as part of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and Specialty Day on March 28, 2015 in Las Vegas. These scientific programs are open to all orthopaedic surgeons, residents,… Read More

This Week’s Featured Health Policy Fellow: P. Maxwell Courtney, MD

P. Maxwell Courtney, MD

Maxwell Courtney, MD is currently a 4th year orthopaedic surgery resident at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He completed his medical degree at Georgetown University. Dr. Courtney has a strong interest in health policy; particularly how to improve value in joint replacement by optimizing quality and decreasing costs. He currently serves on the institution’s Graduate Medical Education… Read More

Website Metrics Remain Strong

After the busiest period for the AAHKS website around the time of the Annual Meeting, the website continues to draw thousands of visitors. The following analytics are from December 15, 2014 through January 15, 2015: Number of Unique Users: 12,984 Number of Pageviews: 41,888 Percentage of Visitors coming to the site for the first time: 79.29% Top Five Pages (and… Read More

AAHKS Welcomes New Members from India

AAHKS welcomes five new International Members from India: Sanjiv K S Marya, MD, Javahir A. Pachore, MD, Suryamarayan Pichai, MD, Ashok Rajgopal, MD, FRCS (Ortho), and Vikram Indrajit Shah, MD.  Dr. Pachore, Founding President and Managing Trustee of the Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons (ISHKS), recently attended the AAHKS 2014 Annual Meeting at the invitation of… Read More

Jamie Gregorian Departs AAOS

Jamie A. Gregorian, JD, Senior Manager of Specialty Society Affairs in the AAOS Office of Government Relations has left the AAOS to take on a new opportunity as Director of Federal Relations with a biotechnology industry organization.  Jamie authored the monthly Washington Update on the AAHKS website. We will miss Jamie and wish him well. AAOS has announced… Read More

Health Policy Fellows Chosen for 2015

Dr. Sassoon

The AAHKS Health Policy Fellowship provides young, future leaders with an opportunity to get involved in the policy-making process where they learn to become effective advocates. AAHKS is pleased to announce the following physicians chosen as this year’s fellows: P. Maxwell Courtney, MD, Alexander S. McLawhorn, MD, MBA and Adam Sassoon, MD. This week’s featured Health Policy Fellow:… Read More

Members Renew Dues, Use Websticker

AAHKS Member

AAHKS members can pay dues online by logging in at or by calling (847) 698-1200. More than one-third of our members have renewed their memberships as of this date. AAHKS members are also using a new “websticker” of the AAHKS logo on their websites, Facebook, email signatures, etc. If you would like to download the image, follow… Read More

AAHKS Supports the United Bone and Joint Initiative

AAHKS is continuing its membership in the United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) for 2015. The Bone and Joint Decade, now called the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health, was established to increase the priority worldwide for bone and joint disorders. The USBJI conducts vital programs to accomplish the following objectives: Increase awareness of the importance of comprehensive,… Read More

AJRR Releases Orthopaedic Quality Resource Center Web Portal

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has launched a Web portal where participating surgeons can report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program. AJRR is one of 41 organizations in the United States designated as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) by CMS to provide expanded, comprehensive medical procedure outcome… Read More

Submit Manuscripts for AT and JOA

Arthroplasty Today is nearing publication of its first issue, and is accepting manuscripts for upcoming issues. Because of its open-access, online format, articles will be posted as they are approved. The Journal of Arthroplasty also continues to accept manuscripts for publication. Arthroplasty Today brings together the clinical and scientific foundations for joint replacement of the hip and knee… Read More