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Humanitarian Award Can Benefit Your Organization

In addition to presenting the AAHKS Humanitarian Award to an AAHKS member each year, AAHKS makes a $5,000 donation to the humanitarian medical organization in which the recipient is involved. Organizations that have benefited from the donation are: Operation Walk Maryland, Operation Walk USA and Faith in Practice. The Humanitarian Award recognizes AAHKS members who have distinguished themselves… Read More

Discussing Cases at AAHKS Spring Meeting

Small group, case-based discussion is one of the highlights of the AAHKS Spring Meeting. Members who attended last year remarked about the unique opportunity of having peer-to-peer case discussion and the value of the experience to take back to their practices. The meeting is only three weeks away! You can review the schedule and list of faculty and register… Read More

Kiplinger’s Examines TJR

The May issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance features the article, “Boomers Go Bionic,” that goes in depth into the history of hip and knee arthroplasty, the TJR process, the latest advancements, symptoms, outcomes and cost. The author, a bi-lateral TKR patient herself, interviewed several AAHKS members for the article including President, Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA and Immediate Past… Read More

Correction: FARE Finalists

Last week’s edition of the AAHKS News incorrectly listed the finalists for the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) grant finalists. They are: Peter Boyle, DO (The Rothman Institute) P. Maxwell Courtney, MD (Rush University) Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc (NYULMC) Thorsten M. Seyler, MD, PhD (Duke University) The FARE grant recipient will be announced at the 2017… Read More

AAHKS Resident Course Open for Applications

If you are a PGY3 resident or know someone who is, then please visit the AAHKS website to learn more about the AAHKS Annual Resident Course. Residents in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to apply now. Acceptance to the course includes airfare, ground transportation, hotel accommodation and meals. Learn more.

FARE Grant Finalists Announced

Finalists for the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) grant have been selected. The winning recipient, whose high-caliber research project will receive the FARE grant, will be announced at the AAHKS Spring Meeting next month. The finalists are: Peter Boyle, DO (The Rothman Institute) P. Maxwell Courtney, MD (Rush University) Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc (NYULMC) Thorsten M.… Read More

Watch Out for Hotel Scams!

As the AAHKS Spring Meeting and Annual Meeting approach, hotel “pirates” are out to scam prospective attendees into making bogus hotel reservations. These scammer companies are out to collect your credit card data, and reservations cannot be guaranteed. AAHKS has contracted with Hilton Anatole to manage the AAHKS room block for the conference, and the Hilton is the… Read More

On a Lighter Note: Actor John Cleese Second Hip Replaced

British actor and comedian, John Cleese, announced recently that he had his second hip replacement surgery. After Tweeting that he was walking around Los Angeles a week later, Cleese expressed gratitude to his surgeon. Predictably, comments about “The Ministry of Silly Walks” made famous by the Monty Python comedy troupe, ensued. Go to Cleese Twitter feed.

Top AAHKS News Clicks for March 2017

Health Care Economics Focus of March Arthroplasty Today What Patients are Reading: Discharge to Home after TJR What Patients are Reading: Knee Replacement Exercises Nova Scotia TJR Wait Times below National Average Can’t Make it to Specialty Day? Watch Online