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Present Your Video at Annual Meeting

The AAHKS Annual Meeting Program Committee has developed a new educational feature for the 25th Annual Meeting. Peer-reviewed videos of surgical techniques will be presented at computer kiosks for attendees to view. Submitters can upload their videos and 300-word abstracts during the submission period starting Tuesday, April 14 and ending Monday, May 4, 2015. Starting on Tuesday, visit the… Read More

May 2015 Events

Fundamentals of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty for Orthopaedic Residents: There is still space left in the Long Beach, Calif. session of this surgical skills training course that will be held May 15-17, 2015 in the Science Care Lab. Participation in the courses is free for orthopaedic residents in North American residency programs with the approval of their residency program… Read More

AJRR and CJRR Announce Affiliation

The California Joint Replacement Registry (CJRR), founded and primarily funded by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF), and the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) announced the transfer of CJRR to AJRR. CJRR will be solely owned and managed by AJRR. CHCF will provide a restricted grant to CJRR to aid AJRR in the transition process and to support CJRR’s… Read More

Weight Loss Surgery Research Presented at AAOS

ScienceDaily reported on bariatric surgery research presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons last week. Lead investigator, Emily Dodwell, MD, and study author and AAHKS member, Alexander McLawhorn, MD, looked at the costs and benefits of weight loss surgery prior to hip or knee replacement. They summarized that bariatric surgery and subsequent weight… Read More

Risk Calculator Tool Available for Surgeons

The American Joint Replacement Registry has made available a tool for surgeons to use when calculating patient risk when advising patients on surgery. The calculator is designed to assess the individual risk of poor outcomes for patients aged 65 and older after having hip or knee replacement surgery. To access the Risk Calculator, visit the AJRR website.

Reminder: New AAHKS Address

Please remember to update your contact information for the AAHKS office. Our new address is 9400 W. Higgins Rd., Rosemont, IL 60018-4976. Our main phone number remains the same (847) 698-1200. You can access a list of staff members and their direct contact information on the AAHKS website.

Patient Education Ranks as Top Website Pages

Two articles, “Total Hip Replacement” and “Total Knee Replacement” continue to rank as the top two pages accessed on the AAHKS website. Divided nearly evenly, the articles received 24,275 page views in the last month. More than 79 percent of the visitors to the site are new visitors, and most are from the United States, Canada, the United… Read More