American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Kerry Sustains Femur Fracture Near Implant

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent injury has led to media attention to the problem of femur fractures after hip replacement. AAHKS members have been quoted addressing the clinical issues and patient outcomes for this type of injury. Secretary Kerry is expected to fully recover without an impact on his duties. Full story.

Notice of Open AAHKS Board Positions

AAHKS is now accepting nominations for five positions on the Board of Directors: 3rd Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and two Members-at-Large. These positions will be filled by election at the AAHKS Business Meeting in November 2016 with the terms of office to commence in March 2017. If you would like to nominate an AAHKS member or yourself (only Fellow members are eligible)… Read More

Arthroplasty Today Call for Peer Reviewers

If you would like to be considered as a peer reviewer for AAHKS’ newest journal, Arthroplasty Today, please contact Taylor Bowen, Managing Editor, at With an emphasis on case reports, Arthroplasty Today brings together the clinical and scientific foundations for joint replacement of the hip and knee in an open-access, online format. Arthroplasty Today solicits manuscripts of… Read More

JBJS Publishes Weight Change Study

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) published a study, “Weight Changes After Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty” that looks at whether patients lose weight following total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty. The study, authored by several AAHKS members, concluded that “most patients maintained their body mass index after total hip arthroplasty or total knee arthroplasty. Female… Read More

IPAB Repeal to Be Considered on House Floor

Action is likely on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) repeal bill the week of June 15. AAHKS sent a letter to Congress in support of IPAB repeal. Visits by surgeons during the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference also helped it reach a tipping point of 220 co-sponsors – allowing it to be considered on the House floor. The… Read More