American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Live Webcast July 20 of Rosemont Hip Course

If you are unable to attend the AAOS/AAHKS/The Hip Society course at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Ill. next week, you can view the live webcast instead. Meeting the Challenges of Total Hip Arthroplasty takes place on Friday, July 20 from 12:10 – 1:25 p.m. (CDT). Through a live surgical demo, you’ll observe a hands-on demonstration of… Read More

Dr. Froimson and Dr. Jiranek Chair AAHKS Business Course

Co-Chairs, Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA and William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS announce the preliminary agenda for “The Business of Total Joint Replacement: Surviving and Thriving.” Taking place on Friday, November 2 at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting, this course is beneficial for administrators in all settings, payors and surgeons at every level of practice. Topics include keeping… Read More

Patients Worry about Metal Detectors when Traveling

One of the top articles read this summer on the AAHKS patient education website is, “Will my artificial joint set off airport security metal detectors?” This is a common concern of patients who have had hip or knee replacement surgery. The article provides information that it is likely the metal in the implant will be detected, and that… Read More

AAHKS Abstract Submissions Smash Record

As the deadline closed on June 1, the number of abstracts submitted for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting had already broken last year’s record number earlier in the day. The 1,615 abstracts submitted surpassed the number submitted for the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting by 228 abstracts. The AAHKS Program Committee attributes the spike to more members engaged in… Read More

Bring Your PA to THA Course in Rosemont

The surgical skills course, “Meeting the Challenges of Total Hip Arthroplasty” takes place July 19-20 at the OLC in Rosemont, Ill, and space is still available. Sponsored by AAHKS, AAOS and THS and directed by Scott M. Sporer, MD, Hany S. Bedair, MD and John M. Keggi, MD, this intensive, hands-on course provides modern strategies for preoperative planning,… Read More

Hip and Knee Surgeons Collaborating at Co-Branded Meeting in China

Impression West Lake Show

by Brett R. Levine, MD The 11th Congress of Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS) in Hangzhou, China featured a co-branded program with AAHKS with Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD and Yan Wang, MD serving as Chairs and Quoqiang Zhang serving as Executive Chair. The program included numerous American and Chinese surgeons discussing a wide array of topics in… Read More

Two Weeks Left to Submit Abstracts for AAHKS 2018

Only two weeks remain to submit abstracts, symposium proposals and surgical technique video proposals for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Learn about the abstract submission process, and get tips on the key elements of submitting a successful abstract from Joseph T. Moskal, MD, FACS, Bryan D. Springer, MD and Matthew P. Abdel, MD. The slide presentation of the… Read More

Bring Your PA to Hip Arthroplasty Course in Rosemont

The course, “Meeting the Challenges of Total Hip Arthroplasty,” takes place July 19-20 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Ill. Directors Scott M. Sporer, MD, John M. Keggi, MD and Hany S. Bedair, MD encourage surgeons to bring their physician assistants (PA) for a unique opportunity to learn together. This intensive, hands-on course provides modern strategies for… Read More

You Matched, Now What?

The AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Fellowship Committee is hosting a free webinar “Tips for the Orthopaedic Fellowship Year” on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. (Eastern). The webinar will cover the “ins and outs” of what it takes to be a good fellow. Ten faculty across the specialties will share ways to help you lay… Read More

West Coast Resident Course Sold Out

The California location of “Fundamentals of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty for Orthopaedic Residents” presented by AAOS, AAHKS, The Hip Society and The Knee Society taking place next month has sold out. There are still some spots remaining in the Illinois (Rosemont Orthopaedic Learning Center) location that runs April 27-29, 2018. Course highlights include perioperative planning and templating, the… Read More