American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Join Specialty Day Programs Online

If you are unable to travel to Orlando for Specialty Day, you can join the hip program or the knee program live via webstream. Watch the entire program, or any sessions you are specifically interested in. You can watch live, watch later, by yourself or with colleagues. One flat $25 registration fee will give you access to the… Read More

View AAHKS 2015 ePosters and Technique Videos

You can search the archive of ePosters and Surgical Technique Videos that were exhibited at the 25th AAHKS Annual Meeting. The ePosters include the abstracts, and many contain audio from the author. The Surgical Technique Videos can be viewed by clicking the Search button and selecting Videos from the Format menu. Repair of a Chronic Ruptured Quadriceps Tendon… Read More

New Patient Ed Popular on

The seven new patient education articles posted to the AAHKS website in July have quickly become some of the most popular pages. Articles with the top hits were: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep after Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery Will My Artificial Joint Set Off Airport Security Metal Detectors? Setting Expectations with Your Surgeon Prior to Joint Replacement… Read More

Specialty Day Offers Full Schedule of Hip, Knee Education

AAHKS partners with The Hip Society and The Knee Society for Specialty Day that takes place following the AAOS Annual Meeting on March 5, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration is open. The Hip Society Program covers: The treatment of hip conditions, including non-arthroplasty options The latest surgical techniques Current thinking on bearing surfaces Difficult primary… Read More

Earn up to 15.5 CME Credits at AAHKS Spring Meeting

Attendees can earn CME credit at the First Annual AAHKS Spring Meeting taking place March 31-April 2, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC. Visit the AAHKS website for complete details and to register. Registration is limited to 200 participants. Practicing orthopaedic surgeons need to periodically update their knowledge per the most recent clinical research findings. Additionally,… Read More

Attend Specialty Day 2016

AAHKS co-sponsors programs with The Hip Society and The Knee Society during Specialty Day at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Annual Meeting. Specialty Day takes place on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. View the preliminary program and register on the AAOS website.

Orthopaedic Fellows Can Attend Free Revision Course

“Enhancing Surgical Skills of Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty for Orthopaedic Fellows” is presented by AAHKS, AAOS, The Hip Society and The Knee Society on November 21, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Ill. Directed by Adolph  V Lombardi Jr, MD and co-directed by Scott M Sporer, MD, the course will… Read More

Register Today for Periprosthetic Fractures Webinar

AAHKS is holding a webinar for AAHKS members, “Periprosthetic Fractures following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty” on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (Central). Faculty are: Craig J. Della Valle, MD, George J. Haidukewych, MD, Frank Liporace, MD and John Callaghan, MD. Learn more and register today. CME Credit The California Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the… Read More

Is the MOC 10-year Exam on its Way Out?

Medscape Orthopedics reported that the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) has announced that it will consider replacing its 10-year maintenance of certification (MOC) exam with shorter, more frequent testing that physicians could take at home or in the office. ABIM’s 2020 Task Force recommendations “are the latest development in what might be called the MOC Spring, in… Read More

Fostering a Community of Musculoskeletal Educators – Project 1000

David S. Pisetsky, MD, PhD, President of the U.S. Bone & Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Joseph Bernstein, MD, Chair of Project 1000 invite musculoskeletal medicine educators to join a new community. Project 1000 will identify 1,000 local champions of musculoskeletal education throughout the country, seeking at least one faculty member at every school, all contributing to a Community… Read More