American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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Hip and Knee Surgeons Collaborating at Co-Branded Meeting in China

Impression West Lake Show

by Brett R. Levine, MD The 11th Congress of Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS) in Hangzhou, China featured a co-branded program with AAHKS with Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD and Yan Wang, MD serving as Chairs and Quoqiang Zhang serving as Executive Chair. The program included numerous American and Chinese surgeons discussing a wide array of topics in… Read More

Co-Branded Meeting in Lima, Peru Kicks Off

AAHKS in Peru

AAHKS is co-hosting the 5th International Course on Hip and Knee Replacement with Clinica San Bernardo and Mayo Clinic this weekend in Lima, Peru. As part of the course, we are holding an AAHKS members-only luncheon with patients and clinical discussion. In addition, we are hosting an AAHKS booth to promote international membership and attendance at the Spring… Read More

OpWalk Missions in Central America

OpWalk Nicaragua

Operation Walk missions are taking place in Honduras and Nicaragua this week. The Operation Walk LA chapter is in Nicaragua, and Operation Walk Carolinas is providing care for patients in Honduras. AAHKS Research Manager, Chiara Rodgers, who is assisting the OpWalk LA team said, “It’s an honor to be a part of this team providing care to people… Read More

AAHKS to Host International Scholar

In partnership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), AAHKS will host Dr. Vincent Ativor from Kumasi, Ghana at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting in November. Dr. Ativor is the recipient of the 2018 AAOS International Emerging Leaders scholarship award. Through his attendance at our meeting, Dr. Ativor will take what he learns back to his trainees… Read More

EHS Call for Abstracts

The European Hip Society has put out a call for abstracts for their 13th biennial meeting taking place September 20-22, 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands near the Schiphol Amsterdam airport. Highlighted topics include: The young patient with hip prosthesis State of the art of customized 3D hip prostheses in hip revisions Revision surgery in THA Hip registries Visit… Read More

AAHKS Participates in Co-Branded Conference

AAHKS members attending UAOT in Ukraine

Last week, AAHKS participated in a Co-Branded Meetings with the Ukrainian Association of Orthopaedists and Traumatologists (UAOT). UAOT hosted Stefano A. Bini, MD, Brett R. Levine, MD, and Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc at their conference, “Current Issues of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty” in Kharkiv, Ukraine. AAHKS Past President, Brian S. Parsley, MD, is leading the AAHKS delegation… Read More

AAHKS/ACARO Conclude Co-Branded Meeting in Argentina

ACARO 2017

The Argentinian Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (ACARO) held their 23rd Congress in Buenos Aires this week with AAHKS co-branding the meeting and hosting a booth for the event. ACARO President Martin A. Buttaro, MD, who also serves on our International Committee, welcomed AAHKS leaders Daniel J. Berry, MD, Rafael J. Sierra, MD, and Carlos Higuera-Rueda, MD… Read More

Guest Societies to Join AAHKS in Dallas

As part of our commitment to increasing the presence of international societies, their scientific research and their members at our Annual Meetings, we host two Guest Societies at the AAHKS Annual Meeting each year. This November we welcome the Colombian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society (SCCOT) and European Hip Society (EHS). Each society will send representatives to Dallas and… Read More

CAOS Fellow Completes Training

Dr. Wang and Dr. Lombardi

Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc. in Ohio hosted Dr. Benjie Wang through the AAHKS traveling fellowship program in partnership with the Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS). “We certainly enjoyed having him here,” said AAHKS member, Adolph V. Lombardi Jr., MD. The goal of this program is to help train individuals who have the capacity to return to China,… Read More

AAHKS Honored as First Guest Society of BHS

Dr. Della Valle

The following report was submitted by Stefano A. Bini, MD: The British Hip Society’s (BHS) 450 Delegates welcomed a delegation from AAHKS to London this week as their first Guest Society. Several AAHKS members joined the official delegation of Mark I. Froimson, MD, First Vice President, Craig J. Della Valle, MD, Second vice President and Stefano A. Bini,… Read More