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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Annual Meeting’

See You in Dallas!

Mike Bolognesi, MD

The 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting begins next Thursday, November 2 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas with a full schedule of industry-sponsored symposia that run through Friday morning. The general session of the AAHKS program begins at 2:55 p.m. on Friday and adjourns on Sunday at noon. Review the Final Program for all details. Registration Rates Increase Onsite… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposia

Thursday, November 2, 2017 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Change the Face of the Opioid Landscape One Patient at a Time with Multimodal Treatment Approach DePuy Synthes/Pacira Pharmaceuticals A moderated discussion on the clinical significance of the Postsurgical Infiltration of Long Lasting Analgesia in TKA Results (PILLAR) trial, a phase 4 multicenter randomized controlled study (16 centers, 139 patients). … Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: SSI

The following industry symposium takes place on Thursday, November 2, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. An Evidence-Based Update on Closed Incision Negative Pressure Therapy for High-Risk Surgical Incision Acelity This session will present an overview of the SSI problem as it relates to complex primary and revision joint arthroplasty and the work being done in the area… Read More

“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