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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

Registration is open for 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

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. The three organizations that have benefited from the donation in the three years since the inception of the award are: Operation Walk Maryland, Operation Walk USA and Faith… 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.

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