American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


New Patient Education Added to

With a growing audience of consumers, the AAHKS website sees more than 10,000 hits each month to the patient education articles about hip replacement surgery and knee replacement surgery. The AAHKS website is at the top of Google search engine results for hip and knee replacement content. In order to maximize this exposure and further educate our consumer… Read More

Academy Offers Match Webinar

Please pass along to interested colleagues information about the free “Tips for the Orthopaedic Fellowship Match” webinar hosted by the AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Fellowship Match Oversight Committee on Thursday, August 20, 2015 at 8:15 p.m. (Eastern). Topics include Match statistics for each subspecialty for the past 4 years, tips from program directors, what to look for… Read More

Register Now for the Rapid Recovery/Short Stay Webinar

AAHKS is offering a free webinar for members only, “Rapid Recovery/Short Stay Total Joint Arthroplasty: Making It Successful at Your Hospital,” on Monday, July 27, 2015 from 8:30-9:30pm (Eastern). As the demand for total joint arthroplasty continues to escalate, there is a push to increase quality, decrease cost and minimize risk. US healthcare reforms are currently being implemented… Read More

Register Now for Co-Sponsored Hip Courses

AAHKS and AAOS are co-sponsors of the “Total Hip Arthroplasty: From Primary to Revision” course taking place June 25-26, 2015 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Ill. The course is directed by AAHKS members Douglas E. Padgett, MD and Scott M. Sprorer, MD. Full details. AAHKS and AAOS are also co-sponsors along with AOSSM and POSNA of… Read More

Oregon Teachers Forced to Travel for TJR

The Oregon Educators Benefit Board recently placed a cap on the facility costs its policy covers for hip and knee replacement. Many of the 150,000 covered educators in Oregon who are in need of hip or knee replacement now must travel several hours to facilities that meet the reference price. An Oregon reporter from The Bulletin spoke with… Read More

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