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Tom Price Meets with AAHKS in DC

A leadership delegation from AAHKS met with Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tom Price, MD and his health policy counselor in Washington, DC this week to discuss pertinent health care topics. AAHKS President Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA, Immediate Past President William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS, AAHKS First Vice President Craig J. Della Valle, MD, Advocacy Council… Read More

More Capitol Hill Visits During NOLC

AAHKS at NOLC

Concluding a busy week in Washington, AAHKS President Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA, Past President William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS, AAHKS First Vice President Craig J. Della Valle, MD, Advocacy Council Chair Richard Iorio, MD and Evidence Based Medicine Committee Chair Adolph J. Yates, MD were joined by 2016-2017 Health Policy Fellow Chancellor F. Gray, MD to advocate… Read More

AAHKS Members Head to Spring Meeting

The 2017 AAHKS Spring Meeting will kick off on Thursday evening with a reception welcoming attendees and faculty to San Francisco. Peer-to-peer, case-based discussion begins the following morning and continues through Saturday in small-group breakouts focusing on the latest topics in hip and knee arthroplasty. With a cap of 200 attendees, this meeting facilitates one-on-one contact between surgeons… Read More

Orthopedics Today Looks at Robotics In Depth

The April issue of Orthopedics Today features a cover story on the use of robotics in total knee arthroplasty. The article, “Robotic-assisted systems may lead to more accurate knee arthroplasty procedures,” includes interviews with several AAHKS members including Past President Lawrence D. Dorr, MD. The article also cites an October 2016 study by David J. Jacofsky, MD and… Read More

What Patients are Reading: NYT Rehab at Home

The New York Times covered recent studies on the benefit of patients rehabilitating at home as opposed to in-patient rehabilitation centers. “It may surprise many to learn that, even if joint replacement patients live alone, the overwhelming majority recover equally well and may experience fewer complications if they go home directly from the hospital and get outpatient rehabilitation… Read More

Match Results Released

The SF Match released Match results to programs and applicants yesterday for Adult Reconstruction and Tumor Fellowship positions that start in August of 2018. This was our most successful match to date with 169 applicants matching – an increase of nine over the 2016 Match. There were eight unmatched positions that are available for those who did not… Read More

2017 Spring Meeting Just Around the Corner!

The 2017 AAHKS Spring Meeting takes place in just two weeks. Bring your unique, intricate cases on personal devices and use the opportunity to discuss them with faculty. Breakfast will be served Friday and Saturday morning, and you can meet with faculty before the start of the sessions to discuss your cases. See you in San Francisco May… Read More

Explore Current Approaches to THA

Space is still available in the AAHKS/AAOS/The Hip Society co-sponsored course, “Meeting the Challenges of Total Hip Arthroplasty: Approaches, Complications and Contemporary Issues.” The course takes place July 20-22, 2017 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, Ill. Course directors are Scott M. Sporer, MD, John M. Keggi, MD and Hany S. Bedair, MD. Learn more and register… Read More

Professor Studying Hip Replacements in Space

The Bournemouth University Orthopaedic Research Institute in the United Kingdom is heading up a surgical robotics study that will explore the idea of performing hip replacement surgery in space. According to the Daily Echo, orthopaedic surgeon Robert Middleton intends to propose the idea to the Mars One organization for their mission to settle humans on Mars. Citing advancements… Read More

AAHKS Submits Letter of Intent to Develop New Payment Model

On the day after Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price announced that he wants physicians to “step up and recommend more payment alternatives to fee-for-service Medicare,” AAHKS submitted a letter of intent, which had already been in the works, to ensure AAHKS took the lead in innovating a payment model for TJR. The AAHKS Advanced Alternative Payment… Read More