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Faculty Announced for AAHKS Spring Meeting

Members can register now for the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting which takes place May 4-5, 2018 in Miami. Past attendees have remarked about the value of discussing cases in small-group breakouts with expert faculty and peers. Here is the roster of this year’s faculty: Matthew P. Abdel, MD Matthew S. Austin, MD C. Lowry Barnes, MD William P.… Read More

DOCSF Bridges Digital Health and Orthopaedics

At the Digital Orthopaedics Conference (DOCSF) hosted by the University of California at San Francisco last weekend, leaders in technology came together with innovators in orthopaedics to pursue the adoption of technology in musculoskeletal care. “We believe that embedding digital technologies in a narrow, integrated vertical is more likely to affect change than targeting one fifth of the… Read More

Norwegian Study Investigates Metabolic Syndrome

A study published this month in Clinical Epidemiology, “Metabolic syndrome as a risk factor for total hip or knee replacement due to primary osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort study,” used data from the HUNT2 Study and the Norwegian Arthroplasty Register to conclude that “neither metabolic syndrome nor its components were associated with increased risk of THR or TKR due… Read More

Subscribe to Registry Educational Blog

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) is now offering a free educational blog on its website with articles that will include: News alerts Quick tips Actionable checklists Best practices Research findings on quality initiatives and other relevant issues in the orthopaedic field The first article, “Starting a Goal-Driven Patient-Reported Outcomes Program: 5 Steps to Launch” is available on… Read More

Specialty Day Programs Set for March

AAHKS, The Hip Society and The Knee Society will present “Specialty Day” programs on Saturday, March 10, 2018 in New Orleans. Scheduled after the conclusion of the AAOS Annual Meeting, the hip and knee programs are held concurrently in adjacent rooms at the Morial Convention Center. There will be a combined session in the Hip room moderated by… Read More

Register for Resident Hip/Knee Arthroplasty Course

If you are a resident or have residents in your programs, you will want to know about this interactive surgical skills course designed exclusively for orthopaedic residents. Skills learned in the course will lead to proficiency in hip and knee arthroplasty. Residents will spend the majority of time practicing bone cuts, correct ligament balancing for TKA, determining correct… Read More

VTE Clinical Practice Guideline Input Needed

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is seeking comments on new draft clinical practice guidelines for venous thromboembolism (VTE) on 1) Optimal Management of Anticoagulation and 2) Diagnosis of VTE. These guidelines were developed by ASH, in collaboration with the McMaster University GRADE Center, using a process intended to meet recommendations of the Institute of Medicine and inclusion… Read More

CMS Adds Patient Experience Scores to Physician Compare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added patient experience scores and star ratings to their Physician Compare website, which is intended for patients and their caregivers to use to find high-quality Medicare providers. The site now includes star ratings based on 2016 PQRS data. “The 2016 performance information is anticipated to be made publicly available… Read More

Nine-Year Olds Write Patient Guides

WBEZ-NPR in Chicago recently reported on a patient education readability study conducted by University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust in England. Researchers evaluated patient brochures on hip and knee replacement and found the readability level to be higher than that of the average reader in Great Britain. As part of the study, “researchers recruited 57 nearby elementary… Read More

Top AAHKS News Clicks for December 2017

The following articles were the most clicked in the AAHKS News in December: AAHKS Interprets Two Midnight Rule for TKA Share AAHKS Patient Resources Study Published on Same-Day Inpatient Surgery Call for Applications: Arthroplasty Today Deputy Editor