American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Hall of Fame Jockey to Receive Hip Replacement

Gary Stevens, three-time Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes winner and National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame inductee, has announced that he will have a total hip replacement this month. “I wasn’t ready to hang it up and I still don’t know if I’m ready,” he said in an article published in The Daily Racing… Read More

Dental Prophylaxis Patient Education Updated

The Patient and Public Relations Committee has updated the patient education article, “Preventing Infection in Your Joint at the Dentist’s Office,” on the AAHKS website. After the AAOS updated the appropriate use criteria (AUC) in September, the committee discussed the AUC and made some minor changes to the article. The reference section also includes a link to the… Read More

Adult Hip and Knee/Tumor Match Report Published

The AAHKS Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee/Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Match report is now published on the AAHKS website. The report shows statistics from The Match from the program’s inception in 2010 through 2017. View the report.

AAHKS 2016 Posters Moving to Archive

On Monday, December 12, the posters from the 2016 AAHKS Annual Meeting will move to the archive section of the website. Posters along with their associated abstracts and audio/video recordings from the authors will be available along with posters from the prior two Annual Meetings. There is also an “ask the author” feature that allows visitors to submit… Read More

AAHKS Spring Meeting Offers CME

Do you enjoy interacting with your AAHKS colleagues? Are you looking to get your questions answered by leading experts in a small group setting? Then the 2017 AAHKS Spring meeting is for you! The meeting takes place May 5-6, 2017 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco and has limited attendance. Register and make hotel reservations now!… Read More

Senate Finance Committee Releases Report on Concurrent Surgeries

The United States Senate Committee on Finance released a report this week on the practice of concurrent and overlapping surgeries. According to the committee’s news release, the report “outlines a number of shortfalls at the federal level in monitoring and auditing teaching hospitals to ensure they are in compliance with Medicare billing restrictions, while also making a number… Read More

Young Investigators Can Apply for USBJI Career Development and Grant Mentoring Program

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada have developed a grant mentoring program to provide early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in our field to assist them in securing funding and other survival skills required for pursuing an academic career. Investigators selected to take part in the program attend… Read More

Cures Act Approved by House Committee

Following breakthroughs in bipartisan negotiations after the election, the 21st Century Cures Act is on a path toward passage. This long discussed legislation would inject billions in new funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and reform the drug and device review process at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). AAHKS supported the bill in a joint letter… Read More

Tom Price, MD Nominated to Head HHS

After this week’s nomination of Representative Tom Price (R-GA), an orthopaedic surgeon and AAHKS member, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), AAHKS, AAOS and AMA released statements in support of the nomination. “We believe the President’s Cabinet and the Department of Health & Human Services will be strengthened by the leadership of someone who has… Read More