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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Annual Meeting’

“Ask the Experts” at AAHKS 2017

A panel of leading hip and knee surgeons will conduct the “Ask the Experts” Case Sessions at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting. As one of the most popular events held during the Annual Meeting, these sessions facilitate peer-to-peer discussion centered around cases suggested by attendees. Be sure to bring along your case materials on a thumb drive, and… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Live Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

The following industry symposium takes place on Friday, November 3, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cementless Mako Total Knee with Triathlon Tritanium:  Live Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery Stryker This symposium will feature a live surgical demonstration of a Mako Total Knee procedure, now with the cementless Triathlon Tritanium Knee System, and interactive dialogue with surgeon faculty. The cementless… Read More

2017 AAHKS Awards Announced

The Annual Meeting Program Committee has announced three outstanding papers that will be presented with the AAHKS Awards at the Annual Meeting: The James A. Rand Young Investigator’s Award Battling the Opioid Epidemic with Prospective Pain Threshold Measurement Brian T. Nickel, MD, Durham, North Carolina Co-Authors: Mitchell R. Klement, MD, William A. Byrd, MD, David E. Attarian, MD,… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty

The following industry symposium takes place on Friday, November 3, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Closing the Gap on Patient Satisfaction: Hand-Held Robotic Assisted Knee Solutions Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics This symposium will feature a global reveal of the first ever Bi-Cruciate Retaining (BCR – JOURNEY II XR) Robotic Procedure for Total Knee surgery through an interactive… Read More

Fun Run Returns to AAHKS 2017!

Get your run in at the “Orthos on the Move” 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile Walk at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting. The event begins at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 on the Trinity Strand Trail adjacent to the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education. You can pre-register… Read More

US Senator John Barrasso, MD to Address AAHKS Meeting

On Friday, November 3, 2017, US Senator John Barrasso, MD (R-WY), an orthopaedic surgeon of 24 years who served as the first Orthopaedic PAC Secretary, will address attendees of the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting at the start of the General Session. Senator Barrasso is the fourth-ranking member in the Senate Republican leadership as Chairman of the Senate Republican… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty

The following industry symposium takes place on Friday, November 3, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty:  Economics, Protocols, and Challenges Corentec This symposium, which has convened experts with many years of experience in outpatient TJA, will provide the audience with a general and specific outlook on the rationale behind outpatient TJA, the issues that… Read More

Staying Afloat, Bundles, Outpatient TJR – Trend or Fad?

The program for The Business of TJR: Surviving and Thriving course at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting will cover profitability, quality, bundled payments and outpatient TJR. Join faculty members on November 3, 2017 as they delve into these topics and host engaging discussions: Jay R. Lieberman, MD, William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS, Kevin J. Bozic, MD, C. Lowry… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Tough Outpatient Cases

The following industry-sponsored symposium takes place on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas: Tackling Your Toughest Cases in the Changing Healthcare Landscape 7:30-9:30 a.m. MicroPort From new technology and innovation, to changing regulations and payment models, to a shift towards outpatient care, healthcare is evolving quickly. In this symposium, surgeon panelists will… Read More

Preliminary Agenda Available for Team Course

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The AAHKS Orthopaedic Team Course will take place on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas prior to the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting program. Attendees can choose to attend only the course or to attend the course and Annual Meeting program as well. This popular course has been specifically created for physician assistants, nurse practitioners,… Read More