American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


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

New Patient Education from AAHKS: Good Recovery

Here is an excerpt from the latest article, “Good Health = Good Recovery after Joint Surgery,” published by the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee. Your overall health is important and can have a major impact on how well you do after hip or knee replacement surgery. It is important to discuss your health with your physician so… Read More

New Patient Education from AAHKS: Infection Risk

Here is an excerpt from the latest article, “Decreasing Your Infection Risk,” published by the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee. Infection is a difficult problem that affects one out of 100 people after joint replacement surgery. If your joint becomes infected after surgery, it usually means additional surgery will be needed to treat the infection. It also… Read More

New Patient Education from AAHKS: Metal Allergy/Sensitivity

The AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee has published a new article, “Allergic or Sensitive to Metal?” on the AAHKS patient education website. The article explains testing for metal allergy and signs of sensitivity before and after surgery and addresses implant concerns. “While up to 14% of people will have some reaction to certain metal allergy tests, metal allergy… Read More

Some Spots Remaining for Knee Course

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Visit to register for this skills course directed by Henry D. Clarke, MD and James A. Browne, MD on March 22-24, 2018 at the OLC Education and Conference Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

“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

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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