American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Orthopaedic Headquarters Ribbon Cutting this Weekend

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AAHKS will join the AAOS in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, February 21 to officially open the new Orthopaedic Headquarters Building in Rosemont, Illinois. Mayor Bradley Stephens will be attending along with representatives from AAHKS, AAOS, AANA, AOSSM and the Orthopaedic Learning Center. Employees and their families are also invited for tours. An article in the Journal… Read More

First VP and Executive Director Attend Symposium

AAHKS First Vice President Jay R. Lieberman, MD and Executive Director Mike Zarski, JD attended the two-day American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Symposium for Chief Elected and Chief Executive Officers this week. The Symposium gives incoming leaders the chance to explore their priorities for the year, gain insight on making knowledge-based decisions and come to a common… Read More

Biomet Mourns Loss of Co-Founder

Dane A. Miller, Ph.D., 69, Biomet co-founder, former CEO, and board member passed away this week.  Bill Kolter, Biomet Vice-President of Marketing and Public Affairs, said in a note to AAHKS, “Dane was a proud supporter of AAHKS and a vocal proponent of the importance of surgeon judgment and collaboration in the advancement of patient care.” AAHKS President,… Read More

New Zealand Ministry of Health Offers New Hip/Knee Replacement Patient Videos

The New Zealand Ministry of Health launched two new patient videos this week with help from the “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” (ERAS) collaborative program. The ERAS pathway is a national effort to ensure that patients are in the best possible condition for surgery, have the best possible management during and after surgery, and participate in the best possible rehabilitation after… Read More

Membership Renewals Continue

More than half of AAHKS members have paid dues for 2015, and the Membership Department would like to thank all of the members who have renewed their membership to date. We will be sending reminder letters this week to those who have not renewed their membership yet. To pay dues online, log in at If you prefer… Read More

AAHKS meets with Corporate Partner DePuy Synthes

AAHKS Executive Director Mike Zarski, Director of Meetings and Education, Eileen Lusk, and Manager of Corporate Relations, Jean Furlan travelled to DePuy Synthes in Warsaw, Indiana offices to meet with Melany Jackson, Assoc. Product Director, Knees; Mark Carrico, Senior Product Director, Hips; and Brenda Roby, Group Manager – North America, Society Engagement. Discussions included confirmation of their commitment… Read More

AAHKS Member Selected as Leadership Fellow

From The Dispatch: “Allen Butler, MD, founder and CEO of Mississippi Bone and Joint Clinic and staff orthopaedic surgeon at OCH Regional Medical Center, has been selected by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) as one of ten national leadership fellows for 2015-2016. The leadership fellows program (LFP) is currently in its 12th year and is designed… Read More

Research Published on Lupus and THA/TKA

The February issue of the Lupus journal features research by Sandeep Mukherjee, MD and co-investigators, “What is the risk of having a total hip or knee replacement for patients with lupus?” Dr. Mukherjee performed a retrospective matched case control study of all THRs and TKRs performed between 1991 and 2011 and recorded in the General Practice Research Database.… Read More

New Cases Posted to DocSpera

After an initiative that Immediate Past President Thomas K. Fehring, MD kicked off this week, new cases have been posted to the AAHKS Case Sharing Network at Dr. Fehring has lined up more than sixty volunteer leaders in hip and knee arthroplasty to serve as weekly reviewers of new cases posted to the portal. Log in to… Read More