American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Health Care Economics Focus of March Arthroplasty Today

Five articles focusing on various aspects of health economics comprise the March issue of the AAHKS open-access journal Arthroplasty Today. Mark J. Spangehl, MD, Associate Editor, references the increase in research papers and symposia presented at orthopaedic meetings. “The United States has the most expensive health care per capita in the world without necessarily delivering the highest quality… Read More

Latest Articles in Press Posted to Arthroplasty Today

The following articles were posted to Arthroplasty Today ahead of the next issue: External fixator immobilization after extensor mechanism reconstruction in total knee arthroplasty Colin D. Canham, Christopher Walsh, Stephen J. Incavo Severe heterotopic ossification and stiffness after revision knee surgery for a periprosthetic fracture Maher Baroudi, Pascale Derome, Michel Malo Read full-text articles in the current issue.

2017 Invitation to Serve on AAHKS Committees

Have you been planning to get more involved in AAHKS? Now is the time! AAHKS fellow members are invited to apply online for open positions (some are currently held by volunteers who qualify to apply for a second term) on the following AAHKS committees: Advocacy Evidence-Based Medicine Industry Relations International Leadership Development Committee Patient and Public Relations Committee… Read More

Articles in the December Issue of Arthroplasty Today

The management of complex periprosthetic fractures Christopher M. Melnic, Wayne G. Paprosky Proximal femoral reconstruction for failed internal fixation of a bisphosphonate-related femur fracture Rishabh G. Jethanandani, Chima Nwankwo, Philip R. Wolinsky, Mauro Giordani, Derek F. Amanatullah Bilateral atypical femoral fracture and end-stage arthritis of the hip, treated with total hip arthroplasty Scott M. Sandilands, Jesus M. Villa,… Read More

Arthroplasty Today Call for Submissions

Arthroplasty Today is calling for “Arthroplasty in Patients with Rare Conditions” submissions. This section of the AAHKS open-access journal is used to highlight joint replacement in patients with a rare underlying condition – usually one percent or less of joint replacement patients. This type of case report is a narrative that describes the unusual treatment challenge of performing… Read More

Dental Prophylaxis Patient Education Updated

The Patient and Public Relations Committee has updated the patient education article, “Preventing Infection in Your Joint at the Dentist’s Office,” on the AAHKS website. After the AAOS updated the appropriate use criteria (AUC) in September, the committee discussed the AUC and made some minor changes to the article. The reference section also includes a link to the… Read More

Enjoy Anatole Art Collection

2016 books

The Hilton Anatole in Dallas, where the 26th Annual Meeting takes place, houses the largest collection of art and antiques in an American hotel. Attendees will see pieces throughout the hotel that once graced international palaces of kings, emperors and czars. The covers of this year’s Annual Meeting booklets feature photos of some of the most prominent pieces… Read More

Duke University Hosts Twitter Journal Club

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., the Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Division of Adult Reconstruction will be hosting the first Twitter-moderated Journal Club at Duke for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. AAKHS President, William A. Jiranek, MD will serve as the guest faculty, and will discuss, The Journal of Arthroplasty’s “What Financial Incentives Will… Read More

Arthroplasty Today Articles in Press

View the latest Articles-in-Press on “Late hemorrhagic pseudoseptic arthritis encountered during total knee arthroplasty due to hyaluronic acid viscosupplementation” “Prepping the knee in maximal flexion: getting into every nook, cranny, and fold” “Nontraumatic tibial polyethylene insert cone fracture in mobile-bearing posterior-stabilized total knee arthroplasty” “Still no single gold standard for using cementless femoral stems routinely in total… Read More

Have You Seen the New Proceedings?

The premier issue of the “Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons” published this month. This name change from the former “supplement” issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty was made under the direction of the AAHKS Publications Committee. The 25th Annual Meeting Program Chair, Gregory G. Polkowski, MD, explains in the… Read More