American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


New Patient Education Added to

With a growing audience of consumers, the AAHKS website sees more than 10,000 hits each month to the patient education articles about hip replacement surgery and knee replacement surgery. The AAHKS website is at the top of Google search engine results for hip and knee replacement content. In order to maximize this exposure and further educate our consumer… Read More

Academy Offers Match Webinar

Please pass along to interested colleagues information about the free “Tips for the Orthopaedic Fellowship Match” webinar hosted by the AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Fellowship Match Oversight Committee on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8:15 p.m. (Eastern). Topics include Match statistics for each subspecialty for the past 4 years, tips from program directors, what to look for… Read More

Now Accepting Applications for the 2016-2017 Health Policy Fellowship

The AAHKS Advocacy Committee is now accepting applications for the AAHKS Health Policy Fellowship (HPF). The HPF is a two-year program that provides an opportunity for eligible orthopaedic surgeons to get involved in the policy-making process and to become effective advocates. The program exposes the Fellows to the various legislative and regulatory bodies that impact our members’ ability… Read More

OREF Opens Project Year 2016 Grant Cycle

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation is accepting proposals for individual research grants addressing issues in the field of orthopaedics. Funding opportunities from $5,000 to $225,000 are available for fellows, residents and post-docs. Funding opportunities include the OREF/Goldberg Arthritis Research Grant (a 1-year, $50,000 grant award). This grant program provides start-up funding for promising research projects that address… Read More

New JAMA Study Shows Increase in Access to Health Care

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looks at data on patient access to health care. Using the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index survey data from 2012-2015, researchers examined insurance coverage, access to primary care, prescription medicine, affordable health care and overall health of more than 500,000 Americans. The authors concluded that, “The ACA’s first… Read More

Abstracts Selected for Annual Meeting

The Program Committee for the 25th Annual Meeting has completed their reviews of the 1,293 abstracts submitted, and selected 59 papers and 200 posters for the program. Authors are being notified this week and next week, and the preliminary program will be in place pending their acceptance to present at the podium or participate in the poster exhibit.… Read More

Orthopaedists Offer Advice to Young Physicians on Academic Medicine

Orthopedics Today published an interview with four orthopaedists, including AAHKS past president John J. Callaghan, MD, on the challenges and benefits of pursuing academic medicine. They explore topics of balancing clinical practice, research, education and administration in their careers. “For me, the great benefit has been to get to know a lot of mentors and peers who are… Read More

Another Look at ProPublica Rating System

A week after ProPublica put its “surgeon scorecard” online for public use, HealthLeaders Media published a commentary on its flaws. The database uses Medicare billing records on death and complication rates of common surgeries to rate individual surgeons. Jeffrey B. Matthews, MD, professor of surgery and chair, department of surgery, at the University of Chicago offers his opinion in the… Read More

Squid Beak Study Explores Potential for Implant Design

The online news source AsiaOne reported on a study of the molecular structure of squid beaks and how the same material might be ideal for joint implants. The study was published in Nature Chemical Biology last month by Ali Miserez, Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technical University in Singapore. Dr. Miserez studied the composition of squid beaks, which are… Read More

Register Now for the Rapid Recovery/Short Stay Webinar

AAHKS is offering a free webinar for members only, “Rapid Recovery/Short Stay Total Joint Arthroplasty: Making It Successful at Your Hospital,” on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 8:30-9:30pm (Eastern). As the demand for total joint arthroplasty continues to escalate, there is a push to increase quality, decrease cost and minimize risk. US healthcare reforms are currently being implemented… Read More