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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Education’

Hip Arthritis Treatments Featured in New York Daily News

AAHKS member and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Mount Sinai in New York, Darwin D. Chen, MD talks about hip arthritis to the New York Daily News for Arthritis Awareness Month. He covers the signs, symptoms, prevention, traditional treatment, and hip replacement. Full story. Note: If you have the opportunity to be interviewed by a media outlet,… Read More

AAHKS Participates in Combined Session with Indian Society

Dr. Parsley Taj Mahal

The Indian Society of Hip & Knee Surgeons (ISHKS) hosted a combined session with AAHKS this week during the ISHKS 9th Annual Congress. Immediate Past President, Brian S. Parsley, MD moderated the session. AAHKS members Harry Rubash, MD, Kenneth A. Gustke, MD, David A. Fisher, MD, Thomas L. Bernasek, MD served on the faculty for the three-day program.… Read More

May 2015 Events

Fundamentals of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty for Orthopaedic Residents: There is still space left in the Long Beach, Calif. session of this surgical skills training course that will be held May 15-17, 2015 in the Science Care Lab. Participation in the courses is free for orthopaedic residents in North American residency programs with the approval of their residency program… Read More

Arthroplasty Today Launched

First editorial

This week, the first articles were published to Arthroplasty Today. “I am thrilled to say that the first online, open-access arthroplasty journal is underway. I am certain that it will be useful for and well received by our membership,” said Brian J. McGrory, MD, Editor-in-Chief. Dr. McGrory’s introduction to the journal and the editorial “Why case reports matter”… Read More

NBC Nightly News Features Hip Replacement Story

Anne Thompson of NBC Nightly News reported this week on the growing number of individuals between the ages of 55-64 who are having hip replacement surgery. The story cites the recently released data from the CDC and covers the advancements in implant design as well as the variation in the cost of the surgery. AAHKS member, Robert M.… Read More

New Zealand Ministry of Health Offers New Hip/Knee Replacement Patient Videos

The New Zealand Ministry of Health launched two new patient videos this week with help from the “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” (ERAS) collaborative program. The ERAS pathway is a national effort to ensure that patients are in the best possible condition for surgery, have the best possible management during and after surgery, and participate in the best possible rehabilitation after… Read More

IHI Starts Joint Replacement Learning Community

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), a non-profit organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts has initiated a number of value-enhancing projects in healthcare, including several in orthopaedics/joint replacement. IHI established a Joint Replacement Learning Community last year, which included many AAHKS members. Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA and Anthony M. DiGioia, MD are faculty advisors for the project. IHI… Read More

AMA Creates Ebola Resource Center

In an effort to provide facts and references regarding ebola, the American Medical Association (AMA) has created an online resource center for physicians and patients. In the center, the AMA provides a JAMA Patient Page on the subject that clearly states ebola cannot be contracted through air, water or food, and that ebola “poses no significant risk to… Read More

Learn Advanced Surgical Techniques for Management of Knee Arthritis

AAHKS and AAOS  invite you to the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois October 9-11, 2014 for “Advanced Surgical Techniques for Management of Knee Arthritis” sponsored by AAHKS and AAOS.  Practice proven surgical techniques to treat knee arthritis and prevent and manage complications associated with primary and revision total knee arthroplasty. Work side-by-side with experts in the hands-on… Read More