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AAOS Seeks Volunteers for SSI AUC Voting Panel

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) seeks healthcare professionals with surgical site infection (SSI) expertise to participate on the voting panel for the Management of Postoperative Surgical Site Infections Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC). The voting panel will participate in two rounds of voting to rate the appropriateness of various treatments related to SSI. Voting panel members will… Read More

AAHKS Signs on to Letter Re: APRN Compact

The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Compact (APRN Compact), a product of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), creates a multistate license for all four types of APRNs that threatens to undermine state scope of practice laws. Specifically, the APRN Compact would supersede state laws that require APRNs to practice under physician supervision, collaboration, or oversight,… Read More

Robust Publication Rates of AAHKS Annual Meeting Presentations

A study published in the April Journal of Arthroplasty  looked at publication rates in various journals for accepted podium and poster abstracts from the AAHKS Annual Meeting in the years 2012-2014. Results showed the overall publication rate of 71% and average time to publication of 14.5 months. The authors concluded, “Presentations at the AAHKS annual meeting have an… Read More

One Click Access to Arthroplasty Today Surgical Techniques

The Arthroplasty Today website now provides easy access to a growing collection of practical articles from the journal’s Surgical Techniques feature. Full-length, open access articles on topics from antibiotic impregnated total femur spacers to ultrasound gel are available in the website’s special Collections. Visit, and select Surgical Techniques from the Collections menu.

AAHKS Spring Meeting Kicks Off with International Session

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The 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting began at the InterContinental Miami with a special International Session presented in Spanish to attendees representing more than 10 countries. The same attendees will join Spanish-language roundtables during breakout sessions on THA, TKA and UKA as part of Friday and Saturday’s agenda. Topics covered include management of femoral neck fractures, PJI, the bariatric… Read More

Productive Strategic Planning Sets Direction for Next Three Years

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The AAHKS Board of Directors and Committee Chairs and Vice-Chairs convened a day-long strategic planning session prior to the start of the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting in Miami. Groups reviewed the progress and accomplishments of goals set out in the 2016-2018 Strategic Plan and revised those for 2019-2021. Goals center around membership, organizational capacity, research and finance. Over… Read More

Orthopaedic Surgeon Runs for US Congress

State Representative, Julio Gonzalez, MD of Venice, Fla. has announced that he is running for U.S. Congress. If elected, he would be the second orthopaedic surgeon serving in Washington, D.C. Currently, John Barrasso, MD serves as a U.S. Senator from Wyoming. Dr. Gonzalez is a Miami native who served as a flight surgeon in the U.S. Naval Reserves.… Read More

Bring Your PA to Hip Arthroplasty Course in Rosemont

The course, “Meeting the Challenges of Total Hip Arthroplasty,” takes place July 19-20 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Ill. Directors Scott M. Sporer, MD, John M. Keggi, MD and Hany S. Bedair, MD encourage surgeons to bring their physician assistants (PA) for a unique opportunity to learn together. This intensive, hands-on course provides modern strategies for… Read More

Top AAHKS News Clicks for April 2018

The following stories were the most clicked in the weekly AAHKS News in April 2018: New PJI Algorithm to be Presented at AAHKS Spring Meeting Today is Match Day 2018! What Patients are Reading: Baby Boomer Expectations after TJA Orthopaedists Would Do It All Over Again Read the AAHKS News blog at