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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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‘Annual Meeting’

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Non-Opioid Techniques

The following industry-sponsored symposium takes place on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Novel Non-Opioid Techniques for Chronic Knee and Hip Pain for Non-Operative Patients Halyard Health Introduction into a non-opioid minimally invasive technique to help address non-operative patients suffering from chronic knee and hip pain. COOLIEF® Cooled… Read More

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The Preliminary Program on the AAHKS website has been updated with the paper titles and presenters. There will be 59 papers presented at the podium and 210 posters featured in the AAHKS and Guest Societies Poster Exhibition. New this year will be the Poster Reception on Friday night where poster authors will be standing with their posters to… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: 3D Imaging

The following industry-sponsored symposia takes place on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas: 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. The Value of Sitting and Standing Images in the THA Care Pathway EOS Imaging During the symposium, you will hear presentations from THA experts covering: The value of full body, weight-bearing, low dose, 3D imaging… Read More

Annual Meeting Countdown – 10 Weeks!

As the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting draws closer, we would like to announce: Call for ePoster reviewers – select the best posters in each category prior to the meeting by reviewing the digital versions. Contact swolfe@aahks.org to volunteer. The Hilton Anatole is filling up, and a second hotel has been added. Book rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: TJA in Non-Hospital Setting

The following symposium takes place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 prior to the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting general session: From Theory to Reality:  Successfully Delivering Value-Based TJA in a Non-Hospital Setting 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Muve Health In this symposium, we will discuss the application of outcome-focused, value-driven outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty. Through the sharing of practical experience… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Outpatient Total Joints

The following symposium takes place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 prior to the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting general session: 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Same-Day Surgery: Transitioning to Outpatient Total Joints Medtronic The intent of this program is to provide rationale and discuss innovative methods used to perform outpatient total joint procedures. Course faculty will share their experiences transitioning… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Site of Service

The following symposium takes place on Thursday, November 2, 2017 prior to the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting general session. 10:00 – 12:00 p.m. Site of Service and Trends in Total Joint Commercial Bundles Surgical Care Affiliates A growing number of health plans and self-insured employers are recognizing “site of service” as the primary driver behind the rapid escalation… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Outcomes and Bundled Payments

Optimizing the Episode:  Improving Total Joint Outcomes and Cost in the Era of Bundled Payments Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Medtronic The intent of this course is to provide an overview of bundled payment programs and the impact they have on orthopedic practices and hospitals.  Faculty will share strategies for optimizing the episode of care,… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Industry Partnerships

The following symposium takes place at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas: Enhancing Patient Care and Surgeon Quality of Life through Industry Partnerships Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:30-2:20 p.m. DJO Global Health care in the US continues to change and is being moved from a procedural-based to a value-based health care delivery model. A partnership between surgeons… Read More