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New Guideline Aims to Reduce Infections in Total Hip and Knee Replacement Patients

American College of Rheumatology For Immediate Release June 16, 2017 ATLANTA – According to a new guideline released by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the risk of joint infection resulting from total hip and knee replacements can be reduced with careful management of anti-rheumatic medications during the perioperative… Read More

New Patient Education: Knee Replacement Surgery

Two new articles have been posted to the AAHKS website with a focus on knee replacement surgery. “Full vs. Partial Knee Replacement: What’s the difference?” and “Resuming Physical and Athletic Activity following Knee Replacement” were drafted and peer reviewed by the Patient Education Committee and the Evidence Based Medicine Committee. We encourage you to share the patient education… Read More

We Need Your Input on Regulatory Burdens

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, MD has invited AAHKS to participate in a roundtable discussion with the Secretary and his senior staff to identify and discuss regulatory burdens imposed on physicians by HHS/CMS that interfere or have the potential to interfere with the physician-patient relationship. In preparation for this meeting, we are expediting a survey of… Read More

AMA House of Delegates Begins

AAHKS Delegate Chris Dangles, MD and Alternate Ted Tanner, MD are headed to Chicago this weekend to represent AAHKS in the American Medical Association’s Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates. Among the many scheduled events, AAHKS will participate in the Orthopaedic Caucus and the Federation CEO Meeting. We will also host a booth along with TJR residents… Read More

Congress Introduces DXA Test Legislation

AAHKS signed on to a letter with the AAOS thanking Members of Congress for introducing the “Increasing Access to Osteoporosis Testing for Medicare Beneficiaries Act of 2017.” The legislation will help “ensure that patients have access to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) testing by creating a reimbursement rate floor for a DXA test administered in a doctor’s office. DXA… Read More

Has Your Membership Expired?

The AAHKS Membership Department would like to thank the vast majority of AAHKS members who have renewed their memberships for 2017. Because we are at the half-year point, membership and subscriptions to the JOA have expired for those who have not yet paid 2017 dues. In order to reinstate membership, receive the JOA and to register for the… Read More

JOA Editors Set Policy and Goals

A Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) editors retreat took place this week under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief John J. Callaghan, MD in Rosemont, Ill. Dr. Callaghan was joined by Assistant Editor-in-Chief Michael A. Mont, MD and Associate Editors David J. Backstein, MD, Viktor E. Krebs, MD, J. Bohannon Mason, MD and Michael J. Taunton MD. The editors discussed various… Read More

Registration Opens for 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting

Registration at the AAHKS Annual Meeting

Registration is open for the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting which takes place from November 2-5 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, USA. The Annual Meeting will feature innovative concepts and the latest advances in hip and knee arthroplasty. Symposia, paper presentations, poster/ePoster displays, videos, and Ask-the-Expert case sessions fill the four-day program from Thursday through noon on… Read More

Annual Meeting Submissions Set Record

The submission deadline for the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting passed on Thursday. A preliminary count of submissions shows a record 1,387 abstracts, 24 symposia and 8 videos were submitted. AAHKS Program Committee Chair Robert M. Molloy, MD will lead the team of committee members and volunteer reviewers to evaluate the submissions and formulate the conference agenda and poster… Read More

AAHKS Joins OrthoPAC Advisor’s Circle

AAHKS has joined the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Orthopaedic PAC (OrthoPAC) Advisor’s Circle which provides participants with a leadership role. AAHKS’s support allows us to work with OrthoPAC to maximize our opportunities to make an impact in Washington, DC for the benefit of our members. Two AAHKS representatives will join the OrthoPAC leadership as part of the… Read More