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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

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