What Patients are Reading: Industry Reps in the OR

The Washington Post reported this week on the issue of industry representatives being present in the orthopaedic operating room. Serving as technical advisors for the products they represent, the Washington Post explains what their role has traditionally been. AAHKS...

AAOS CEO to Retire

Karen L. Hackett, FACHE, CAE, announced that she will retire from her position as chief executive officer of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Karen has held the position for 14 years and will retire on April 14, 2017. OrthoSpineNews reports that a...

JAMA Study of BPCI

The largest study to date of Medicare’s Bundled Payments for Care Improvement (BPCI) program, “Association Between Hospital Participation in a Medicare Bundled Payment Initiative and Payments and Quality Outcomes for Lower Extremity Joint Replacement Episodes,”...

What Patients are Reading: Active Sports after THR

Healthline featured a story about patients receiving hip replacements at a younger age and highlights the importance of setting realistic expectations about activity levels post-surgery. AAHKS members were interviewed and commented on the big picture of total joint...
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