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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Education’

“Getting a Good Night’s Sleep” Popular on AAHKS Patient Website

Since the launch of the new AAHKS website for patient education, the article “Getting a Good Night’s Sleep after Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery” is the most visited following the overview articles on hip and knee replacement surgery. Written and peer-reviewed by the AAHKS Patient Education Committee, the article suggests that when it’s difficult to sleep, “you should… Read More

Register for Resident Hip/Knee Arthroplasty Course

If you are a resident or have residents in your programs, you will want to know about this interactive surgical skills course designed exclusively for orthopaedic residents. Skills learned in the course will lead to proficiency in hip and knee arthroplasty. Residents will spend the majority of time practicing bone cuts, correct ligament balancing for TKA, determining correct… Read More

Register for AAHKS/AAOS/TKS Knee Arthroplasty Course

“Innovative Surgical Techniques and Emerging Technology in Knee Arthroplasty: UKA to Revision” takes place March 22-24, 2018 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois. This exciting, surgical skills course led by top surgeons in the field will bring you up to speed on current best practices, as well as emerging technologies designed to enhance patient outcomes after… Read More

Share AAHKS Patient Resources

Patient microsite homepage

AAHKS has launched a new website for patients that gives them a centralized, credible source for hip and knee replacement surgery information. The new site represents a collaboration between the Patient and Public Relations Committee, Web and Social Media Committee and Evidence Based Medicine Committee. Peer reviewed articles and videos are available now in an attractive format that… Read More

VTE Prevention Review Published by HHS

The research review, “Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Major Orthopedic Surgery: Systematic Review Update,” was published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality last month. AAHKS made comments on the draft report. Several members served as technical experts and peer reviewers for the systematic review that provides comprehensive, scientific-based information… Read More

New Patient Education: Knee Replacement Surgery

Two new articles have been posted to the AAHKS website with a focus on knee replacement surgery. “Full vs. Partial Knee Replacement: What’s the difference?” and “Resuming Physical and Athletic Activity following Knee Replacement” were drafted and peer reviewed by the Patient Education Committee and the Evidence Based Medicine Committee. We encourage you to share the patient education… Read More

Explore Current Approaches to THA

Space is still available in the AAHKS/AAOS/The Hip Society co-sponsored course, “Meeting the Challenges of Total Hip Arthroplasty: Approaches, Complications and Contemporary Issues.” The course takes place July 20-22, 2017 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (OLC) in Rosemont, Ill. Course directors are Scott M. Sporer, MD, John M. Keggi, MD and Hany S. Bedair, MD. Learn more and register… Read More

New Patient Education: PRP Injections

Following the recent article on stem cell therapy added to the patient education library on www.AAHKS.org, another new article, “PRP for the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee” has been added. The article was written and peer reviewed by the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations and Evidence-Based Medicine Committees. The article explains what conditions PRP is… Read More

Stem Cell Technology Added to Patient Library

The AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee has published a new article, “Can Stem Cell Therapy Help My Joint Pain?” to the AAHKS library of patient education articles. The article has been written and peer reviewed by members of the Patient and Public Relations Committee and the Evidence-Based Medicine Committee. Articles in the library are regularly updated and… Read More

BHS Meeting in Center of London

Join AAHKS at the British Hip Society’s (BHS) Annual Meeting, March 1-3, 2017. AAHKS members receive discounted registration rates as a Guest Society of the BHS, by invitation of President Fares S. Haddad. The conference topics include trends in practice, developing surgical research, getting acclimated as a new surgeon in private practice, and the presentation of many scientific… Read More