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Mark I. Froimson, MD Takes Office as AAHKS President

On March 15, 2017, Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA took office as the 27th President of AAHKS during the Board of Directors meeting in San Diego. Dr. Froimson is Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for Trinity Health – a nationwide, non-profit health care system. He formerly served as President and CEO of Euclid Hospital, a Cleveland… Read More

Health Care Economics Focus of March Arthroplasty Today

Five articles focusing on various aspects of health economics comprise the March issue of the AAHKS open-access journal Arthroplasty Today. Mark J. Spangehl, MD, Associate Editor, references the increase in research papers and symposia presented at orthopaedic meetings. “The United States has the most expensive health care per capita in the world without necessarily delivering the highest quality… Read More

AJRR Launches TJR Risk Factor Data

Becker’s ASC Review covered the AJRR’s announcement at the AAOS Annual Meeting that they have released new specifications concerning collecting data on total joint replacement patients. The article highlights five key takeaways including, “Daniel J. Berry, MD, AJRR board of directors’ chair, said the Level II data allows surgeons spanning the nation to consider variables for surgical procedures… Read More

Seema Verma to Head CMS

Indiana health care consultant, Seema Verma, was confirmed this week as the new director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Verma has stated that she does not support turning Medicare into a voucher program and has defended her work on Medicaid expansion in Indiana. USA Today reported, “Some state officials are welcoming Verma’s arrival as… Read More

Spring Meeting Brings Together Multidisciplinary Approach

Several of the symposia at the 2017 AAHKS Spring Meeting will include experts from fields outside of hip and knee arthroplasty to discuss many of the challenges we all face in arthroplasty. The American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA) will take part in a co-branded symposium moderated by AAHKS President William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS. This symposium will… Read More

Visit AJRR at AAOS

If you are attending the AAOS Annual Meeting next week in San Diego, be sure to visit the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) booth at the San Diego Convention Center. Staff will be demonstrating the comprehensive dashboards and patient-reported outcomes platform. You can also discuss data specifications with staff and receive a copy of the AJRR 2016 Annual… Read More

Can’t Make it to Specialty Day? Watch Online!

The AAHKS/Hip Society/Knee Society combined Specialty Day program takes place in San Diego on March 18, 2017. If you won’t be able to attend, you can join the live program online for a flat registration fee of $50, which gives you access to livestreaming and archived content for one year. Hip Program Knee Program

AAOS Calling for Knee Experts

The AAOS Adult Reconstruction Knee Program Committee has put out a call for AAHKS members to fill five positions on the committee. Members will review and rank abstract submissions for next year’s AAOS Annual Meeting. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2017. Visit the CAP online application site to apply.

What Patients are Reading: Knee Replacement Exercises

Prevention magazine has published, “4 Best Exercises To Do If You’ve Had A Knee Replacement” in their fitness section. The article includes interviews with several AAHKS members and features photos and video of exercise position demonstrations. Full story.

Welcome Chiara Rodgers to AAHKS Staff

AAHKS is pleased to welcome a new AAHKS employee, Chiara Rodgers, MPH, CCRC, who started this week as Research Manager. Chiara’s professional experience includes work in clinical research at the University of Chicago and Northwestern University as well as patient care work in the Neonatal ICU at Northwestern. Chiara will be responsible for coordinating multicenter research projects on… Read More