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Just receive a promotion? Know of someone else who did? Have you recently been on a medical mission trip? Hear of a humanitarian organization event? Read something noteworthy that AAHKS members would want to know or simply enjoy hearing? If you have news you would like to share with AAHKS members, email aahksstaff@aahks.org.

InVivoLink Joins AAHKS as a Corporate Sponsor

For their support and commitment to AAHKS, InVivoLink is recognized as a Bronze Corporate Sponsor. The Corporate Partnership program allows AAHKS to recognize those in the industry that demonstrate a commitment to supporting AAHKS in addressing the medical, educational, socioeconomic and health policy issues that we face together. InVivoLink describes itself as “providers of quality and cost data… Read More

Moving Annual Meeting?

AAHKS members have been asked to weigh in on the future location of the Annual Meeting in an email survey sent out May 22. The Annual Meeting has always been held in Dallas for its central location and convenient flights from both coasts. We are contracted to remain in Dallas through 2016, but asked whether we should explore… Read More

Study Shows Physical Therapy Does Not Improve Hip OA Pain

Among adults with painful hip osteoarthritis, physical therapy did not result in greater improvement in pain or function compared with a placebo treatment, but was associated with relatively frequent but mild adverse effects, raising questions about its value for these patients, according to a study (Kim L. Bennell, Ph.D. et al) in the May 21st issue of JAMA.

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Post-Match Scramble is On

Post-Match vacancies from the April 25th Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee/ Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Match are posted on the SF Match website for positions starting in July of 2015. Click on the “Immediate Vacancies” tab. Interested residents can apply directly with programs.

Humanitarianism Task Force Appointed

AAHKS President Brian S. Parsley, MD appointed members to a new task force on Humanitarianism and Medical Mission Involvement. Past President William J. Robb III, MD has agreed to be the chair. The task force, which reflects a strong passion of Dr. Parsley, has three goals: 1. To establish a Humanitarian Award to recognize AAHKS members who have distinguished… Read More

AAHKS Visits Stryker

Executive Director Mike Zarski, along with Eileen Lusk, Director of Meetings and Education and Jean Furlan, Meetings and Industry Coordinator, met with representatives of Stryker Orthopaedics at their Mahwah, New Jersey headquarters. Our discussions included our mutual commitments to educational support to orthopaedic fellows and residents, the AAHKS Annual Meeting, and our goals for the future. The visit… Read More

Call for Peer Reviewers

Peer reviewers are sought for a new AAHKS publication that will serve as a venue for current topics relating to joint replacement or the treatment of its complications, including prosthetic design, biomechanics, biomaterials, metallurgy, and biologic response to arthroplasty materials in vivo and in vitro. The publication is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal with a focus on case reports of… Read More

Medtronic becomes Silver Corporate Partner

As a result of its support and commitment to AAHKS, Medtronic is being recognized as a Silver Corporate Sponsor. The Corporate Partnership program allows AAHKS to recognize those in industry that demonstrate a commitment to supporting AAHKS in addressing medical, educational, socioeconomic and health policy issues that we face together. Medtronic describes itself as “the world’s largest medical… Read More