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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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Dr. Rothman Retires, Carries On

This week, Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD, retired from surgery at his namesake Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Rothman was AAHKS President from 1998-1999. At 81 years old, he decided to leave the practice of surgery while still “at his peak” and to focus on other endeavors such as pre-operative and post-operative patient care, mentoring, teaching and various… Read More

Bring Your PA to THA Course in Rosemont

The surgical skills course, “Meeting the Challenges of Total Hip Arthroplasty” takes place July 19-20 at the OLC in Rosemont, Ill, and space is still available. Sponsored by AAHKS, AAOS and THS and directed by Scott M. Sporer, MD, Hany S. Bedair, MD and John M. Keggi, MD, this intensive, hands-on course provides modern strategies for preoperative planning,… Read More

AJRR Annual Report Data Provides Insight

The 2017 American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Annual Report contains procedural and component data on primary and revision total joint replacement surgeries that provide insight into trends in the total joint arthroplasty field. Such as: Femoral head size usage patterns have remained relatively constant between 2012 and 2016, with 36mm heads used in about 60% of the procedures… Read More

Hip and Knee Surgeons Collaborating at Co-Branded Meeting in China

Impression West Lake Show

by Brett R. Levine, MD The 11th Congress of Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS) in Hangzhou, China featured a co-branded program with AAHKS with Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD and Yan Wang, MD serving as Chairs and Quoqiang Zhang serving as Executive Chair. The program included numerous American and Chinese surgeons discussing a wide array of topics in… Read More

Two Weeks Left to Submit Abstracts for AAHKS 2018

Only two weeks remain to submit abstracts, symposium proposals and surgical technique video proposals for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Learn about the abstract submission process, and get tips on the key elements of submitting a successful abstract from Joseph T. Moskal, MD, FACS, Bryan D. Springer, MD and Matthew P. Abdel, MD. The slide presentation of the… Read More

Dr. Parvizi Talks Candidly about TJA Developments

In an interview this week with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, AAHKS Research Committee Chair, shares his thoughts about new developments in the field of hip and knee total joint arthroplasty. “One is genomics. We are individualizing care. In the old days, we would do the same thing for everyone. But we have come to realize… Read More

Get International Registry Insights on AJRR Blog

You can watch the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries replay of the “What Can a Registry Do for Me” symposium in the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) blog. The symposium featured 12 speakers from hip and knee arthroplasty registries from around the world. The symposium presented insights gained through registry efforts in four parts: 1) Health Care Quality… Read More

What Patients are Reading: Intimacy after TJA

U.S. News & World Report published an article this week on resuming sexual activity after total joint replacement surgery. Surgeons (AAHKS members) interviewed for the article talk about timing, restrictions based on hip approaches and how the subject is difficult for patients to broach with their surgeons. “Recovery is a process, from surgical wound site healing in the… Read More

AAHKS Publications Committee Openings

There are a few open member positions on the AAHKS Publications Committee, and Chair Samuel S. Wellman, MD is calling for volunteers. If you are interested in serving on the Publications Committee, which is charged with oversight, input and development of the Journal of Arthroplasty, Arthroplasty Today and other educational publications, please email your statement of interest and… Read More

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