American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Arthroplasty Today Receives NLM Approval

In its second year of open-access publication, Arthroplasty Today has received approval from the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM) PubMed Central (PMC). Articles published in past issues and all future issues will be indexed in PMC, which is the NIH/NLM’s electronic archive of biomedical and life sciences full-text articles. Arthroplasty Today is published… Read More

AAHKS Comments on Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) received comments from AAHKS on its hospital inpatient prospective payment systems (IPPS) proposed rule for fiscal year 2017. Our comments focused on three issues: combination codes for removal and replacement of knee joints, risk-adjusting for sociodemographic factors under the hospital readmissions reduction program, and the value-based purchasing (VBP) program proposed… Read More

Apply for the Traveling Fellowship

The Hip Society has announced that the application process is now open for the 2017 Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship. This Fellowship program is open to four young orthopaedic surgeons from around the world. The traveling Fellows will visit ten to twelve sites in North America over approximately one month. The fellowships begin on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in San… Read More

Registration Opens for Popular Resident Course

The 8th Annual Resident Course takes place on Friday, November 11, 2016 from 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. just before the start of the 26th AAHKS Annual Meeting scientific program at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas. AAHKS has created this course specifically for PGY3 orthopaedic residents. Course attendees receive free tuition for both the Resident Arthroplasty… Read More

Cycling 3,000 Miles for OpWalk

Keith R. Berend, MD and Michael E. Berend, MD are part of the Midwestern Blazing Saddles team of racing cyclists who are crossing 12 states to raise funds for Operation Walk USA’s Mooresville, Indiana and Utah chapters. interviewed the Berends and Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD prior to the relay race’s start on Saturday. Fans can follow… Read More

AAHKS Supports Pediatric Access to Care

AAHKS joined the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics in a letter to Members of Congress endorsing H.R. 1859/S. 2782 “Ensuring Childrens’ Access to Specialty Care Act.” The bill has been introduced into committee and requires support to have it moved to the Senate floor. The bill would modify the National Health Service… Read More

AMA Installs Orthopaedic Surgeon as President

AMA HOD 2016

At its annual House of Delegates meeting this week, the American Medical Association (AMA) installed Andrew W. Gurman, MD as president. Dr. Gurman is a hand surgeon from Hollidaysburg, Pa. “As the first hand surgeon and only the second orthopaedic surgeon to serve as AMA president, Dr. Gurman believes strongly that nurturing the profession is crucial for America’s… Read More

THA Study Co-Author Urges Caution

In an interview with Orthopedics Today, AAHKS member William G. Hamilton, MD, urges cautionary postoperative protocols for active patients recovering from total hip arthroplasty. The interview is a follow up to the study, “New Approach and Stem Increased Femoral Revision Rate in Total Hip Arthroplasty” published in the January/February issue of Orthopedics. The study looked at approaches, stems… Read More

Health Policy Fellowship: Apply Now

AAHKS Health Policy Fellows report that the experience provides them with the opportunity to engage with legislators on issues important to hip and knee surgeons and also to receive mentoring from AAHKS leaders. This part-time fellowship can be integrated into a full-time practice or training program. If you would like to learn about health policy and actively participate… Read More

Arthroplasty Today Publishes Research Using AJRR Data

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has partnered with Arthroplasty Today to provide the readership with in-depth information regarding registry data in the United States. Given the changing health care environment, registry data provided at the national level will greatly impact health care and lead to improvements in our clinical practice. Each year,Arthroplasty Today will publish important research… Read More