American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Finalists for FARE Research Award Announced

The following AAHKS members were selected as finalists for the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) grant, which will be awarded in two weeks at the AAHKS Spring Meeting: A Randomized Controlled Trial Examining the Efficacy of Adductor Canal Block Using Liposomal Bupivacaine injection in TKA Jeffrey A. Geller, MD and Matthew J. Grosso, MD Columbia University… Read More

Gregory J. Golladay, MD Appointed AT Deputy Editor

As Arthroplasty Today (AT) continues to grow, AAHKS put out a call for a Deputy Editor to work in collaboration with Editor in Chief Brian J. McGrory, MD. This week, Gregory J. Golladay, MD, was selected and will begin serving in that role next month. “AT is uniquely positioned to flourish as an open access journal, and AAHKS… Read More

Timely JOA Article on Safe Discharge

An article-in-press in the Journal of Arthroplasty, “Can Total Knee Arthroplasty Be Performed Safely as an Outpatient in the Medicare Population?” features a study comparing the complication rates between outpatient, short-stay and inpatient total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Co-author, P. Maxwell Courtney, MD, a former AAHKS Health Policy Fellow, was interviewed by Orthopedics This Week regarding this “hot button”… Read More

Program Finalized for AAHKS Spring Meeting

spring meeting faculty

Symposia topics, moderators and faculty have been finalized for the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting taking place May 4-5, 2018 in Miami. In addition, a special International Guest Session will be moderated by past AAHKS President, Carlos J. Lavernia, MD. “Cirugía de Cadera Hoy, Ayer y Mañana: 100 Años de Experiencia” (Hip Surgery Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow: 100 Years… Read More

Arthroplasty Today Highlights Collection Featured Online

The first-ever print edition of the AAHKS open-access journal, Arthroplasty Today, was published by Elsevier and distributed at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. This special issue, “Highlights 2015-2017,” featured a collection of case reports, office tips, surgical techniques, rare conditions, original research, a systematic review and a white paper curated by Editor-in-Chief, Brian J. McGrory, MD. The highlights… Read More

USBJI Releases New BMUS Chapters

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) announced advance publication of the Fourth Edition of “The Big Picture and Economic Cost” chapters in The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States (BMUS). A new chapter on Neuromuscular Diseases is also being released at this time as part of the upcoming Fourth Edition in which chapters will… Read More

Faculty Announced for AAHKS Spring Meeting

Members can register now for the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting which takes place May 4-5, 2018 in Miami. Past attendees have remarked about the value of discussing cases in small-group breakouts with expert faculty and peers. Here is the roster of this year’s faculty: Matthew P. Abdel, MD Matthew S. Austin, MD C. Lowry Barnes, MD William P.… 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

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

Announcing the 2018 MOC Recon 65-Day Study Plan

MOC 2018 Recon

The 2018 MOC Recon 65-Day Study Plan by AAHKS, The Hip Society, The Knee Society, AAOS and OrthoBullets is now open for rolling registration. Emails start the day after you purchase the course. If you enroll by December 20, 2017, you will complete the study plan by March 1 for the 2018 exam window. Course Co-Chairs are Bryan D. Springer,… Read More