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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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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

Call for Applications: Arthroplasty Today Deputy Editor

This week, the AAHKS Board of Directors approved a new Deputy Editor position with the AAHKS open-access journal, Arthroplasty Today. As the journal continues to grow under the leadership of its first Editor-in-Chief, Brian J. McGrory, MD, a Deputy Editor is needed to contribute to the development of the journal and serve a hands-on role in editing peer-reviewed… Read More

AAHKS and AAOS Leaders Spend the Day with CMS, on Capitol Hill

Richard Iorio, MD, Chair, AAHKS Health Policy Council, was in Washington, DC on Monday for meetings with CMS and CMMI staff. Dr. Iorio was joined by AAHKS and AAOS staff in discussions about the TJA bundled payment projects and the need to improve them through risk stratification, target pricing methodology, and physician initiation. This comes with the revision… Read More

Register for AAHKS/AAOS/TKS Knee Arthroplasty Course

“Innovative Surgical Techniques and Emerging Technology in Knee Arthroplasty: UKA to Revision” takes place March 22-24, 2018 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois. This exciting, surgical skills course led by top surgeons in the field will bring you up to speed on current best practices, as well as emerging technologies designed to enhance patient outcomes after… Read More

Dr. Parsley Appointed to AJRR Steering Committee

Past AAHKS president, Brian S. Parsley, MD, has been appointed to the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Steering Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Dr. Parsley has been involved in AJRR during this time of development that has seen AJRR move from a device monitoring registry to one that focuses on quality initiatives. He was… Read More

EHS Call for Abstracts

The European Hip Society has put out a call for abstracts for their 13th biennial meeting taking place September 20-22, 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands near the Schiphol Amsterdam airport. Highlighted topics include: The young patient with hip prosthesis State of the art of customized 3D hip prostheses in hip revisions Revision surgery in THA Hip registries Visit… Read More