American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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Arthroplasty Today Call for Manuscripts

The AAHKS open-access journal, Arthroplasty Today, will publish a theme issue in March 2019 focusing on digital orthopaedics. The Editorial Board, in conjunction with the AAHKS Digital Health, Technology and Social Media Committee, is calling for manuscripts related to clinical and financial outcomes associated with the adoption of digital health tools in orthopaedics and allied specialties. Case reports,… Read More

FARE Grant Deadline Approaching

The deadline for the fall cycle of the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FARE) Grant is due on August 1, 2018. Submit your initial proposal in the application for consideration; if your application is accepted, a full proposal will be due for final review. The winner will be awarded up to $50,000 at the 2018 AAHKS Annual… Read More

New Video: AAHKS 2018 is a “Can’t Miss” Event

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The AAHKS Annual Meeting is the premier meeting for the field of hip and knee arthroplasty. As members of the Program Committee continue reviews of the record number of abstracts submitted, early registrations are already ahead of last year in anticipation of a stellar program. You can log in to to register, select industry symposia and make… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Reducing Opioid Consumption

The following symposium takes place at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting: Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Novel Opioid Sparing Approach for Hip and Total Knee Procedures Halyard Health In light of the opioid epidemic, Daniel Matthews, MD and Cathy Trame MS, CNS, RN focus on the role of effective multimodal therapy protocols to reduce… Read More

AAHKS Comments on CMS IPPS Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its fiscal year 2019 proposed rule for hospital inpatient proposed payment systems (IPPS) for comment. The topics covered in our comment letter include support for the proposed new MS-DRG assignments for procedures involving open removal and insertion of spacers into hip and knee joints, the removal of reporting measures… Read More

Registration is Open for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting!

Get ready for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas from November 1-4, 2018! This is the premier hip and knee arthroplasty event of the year with the latest research and practical, cutting-edge clinical information to take back to your practice. The Orthopaedic Team course and the Business of Arthroplasty course can be taken… Read More

Arthroplasty Today June Issue Highlights

Read full issue of the June Arthroplasty Today online at “In the zone,” Brian J. McGrory “Abundant heterotopic bone formation following use of rhBMP-2 in the treatment of acetabular bone defects during revision hip arthroplasty,” Alexander Arzeno, Tim Wang, James I. Huddleston III “Early aseptic loosening of the Tritanium primary acetabular component with screw fixation,” William J.… Read More

Study Describes Landscape of Female Orthopaedists

A study published in the current issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, “Profiles of Practicing Female Orthopaedists Caring for Medicare Patients in the United States,” used Medicare claims data to analyze demographic and practice characteristics of orthopaedic surgeons who are women. “There are significant differences between female and male orthopaedic surgeons caring for Medicare patients… Read More

Arthroplasty Today June Issue Comes Out Within Week

The June issue of Arthroplasty Today will be available the last week of May. These highlighted articles-in-press are online now and will be published in the complete issue: Abundant heterotopic bone formation following use of rhBMP-2 in the treatment of acetabular bone defects during revision hip arthroplasty Early aseptic loosening of the Tritanium primary acetabular component with screw… Read More