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Top AAHKS News Clicks for July 2018

The following news items were the most clicked from the July 2018 AAHKS News: Tranexamic Guideline Released Will My Artificial Joint Set Off Airport Security Metal Detectors? Perspective Given on Study of Low Does Aspirin for VTE What Patients are Reading: Inequity in Bundled Care Read these and all the AAHKS News at

Early Prediction: 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting Biggest Ever

Attendance at the AAHKS Annual Meeting has trended upwards over the last several years, and this year is shaping up to follow that curve. With registrations for the Meeting already double that of last year at this time, Executive Director Michael J. Zarski, JD, says, “We anticipate a bigger meeting that will continue to raise the bar on… Read More

FARE Grant Deadline This Week!

Applications for the fall cycle FARE Grant are due Wednesday, August 1, 2018. The application, which serves as the letter-of-intent, will be reviewed by the AAHKS Research Committee and decisions will be announced in two weeks. Those invited to move forward will then submit a full proposal for final review. The winner will be announced during the AAHKS… Read More

Tranexamic Acid Guideline Released

A new clinical practice guideline, “Tranexamic Acid in Total Joint Arthroplasty,” has been developed and is now available for download on the AAHKS website. AAHKS, The American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA), The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, The Hip Society, The Knee Society have worked together to develop evidence-based guidelines on the use of… Read More

Case Study: Decreasing Complications using AJRR Data

The July issue of AAOS Now features a case study by Mark A. Snyder, MD, about how TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital (GSH) in Cincinnati has decreased complications using AJRR data, evidence-based medicine and integrated clinical pathways (ICP). According to the study, “GSH has enjoyed broad Level III registry adoption, which is combined with extensive multimodal problem-solving ICPs. Together,… Read More

This Week’s Featured Industry Symposium: Negative Pressure Therapy

The following industry symposium takes place on Thursday, November 1 at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Evolving Utility of Negative Pressure Therapy in Arthroplasty Patients: Review of New Clinical Evidence to Reduce Complications and Improve Functional Outcomes KCI – An Acelity Company Wound complications are reported in up to 10% of hip and knee… Read More

Minimizing Narcotics Among Topics for 2018 AAHKS Orthopaedic Team Course

This year’s AAHKS Orthopaedic Team Course taking place during the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas will cover topics such as medical optimization before surgery, clinical challenges and minimizing narcotics after surgery. Orthopaedic team members such as nurses, physician assistants, surgical assistants and physical therapists benefit from this interactive course each year. Course co-chairs, James A. Browne, MD… Read More

ABOS Offers Option to Bypass Multiple Choice Exam

In addition to streamlined Application and Case List entry functions, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) is adding a web-based option as an alternative to the multiple-choice examination required for MOC. The new ABOS Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment (ABOS WLA) program begins in January 2019. Diplomates will choose 15 Knowledge Sources from approximately 100 posted annually to the ABOS… Read More

AJRR Steering Committee Meets

AJRR Steering July 2018

AAHKS leaders were among the key collaborators in the American Joint Replacement Registry’s (AJRR) Steering Committee meeting today at the AAOS Headquarters. Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, Chair, Bryan D. Springer, MD, Vice Chair, Scott M. Sporer, MD, Secretary, Daniel J. Berry, MD, Member, Gregory B. Krivchenia, MD, Member, Brian S. Parsley, MD, Member, David G. Lewallen, MD,… Read More

Perspective Given on Study of Low-Dose Aspirin for VTE

A study on low-dose aspirin for venous thromboembolism (VTE) published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is featured in Orthopedics Today with a Perspective by Jay R. Lieberman, MD, who is an editorial board member and Past President of AAHKS. According to Dr. Lieberman, “The selection of a prophylaxis regimen after TKA is a balance between efficacy and safety.… Read More