American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


CAOS Fellow Training in New York

New York-Presbyterian, Columbia University Irving Medical Center is currently hosting Dr. Habaxi Kaken through the AAHKS fellowship program in partnership with the Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS). The goal of this program is to help train individuals who have the capacity to return to China, develop quality joint replacement programs and become leaders in the field of… Read More

AAHKS Guest of British Hip Society

With the continued success of our Co-Branded Meetings and Guest Society initiative, AAHKS is proud to announce that we will be the Guest Society of the upcoming British Hip Society Annual Meeting taking place March 1-3, 2017 in London, UK. The conference will take place at the Central Hall Westminster in the heart of London. AAHKS encourages members… Read More

EHS Conference Concludes

AAHKS leadership at EHS

AAHKS President William A. Jiranek, MD, joined by Stefano A. Bini, MD, James I. Huddleston III, MD, William B. Macaulay, MD, Javad Parvizi, MD, and Thomas P. Vail, MD, presented a co-branded symposium and case-based discussion at this week’s European Hip Society Congress in Munich, Germany. AAHKS also hosted a booth at the conference promoting the Annual Meeting… Read More

ASIA Conference September 1-3

AAHKS members, led by former AAHKS Board Secretary and International Committee Chair, William J. Maloney, MD, hosted a co-branded, day-long symposium at the Arthroplasty Society in Asia (ASIA) Conference on September 1 in Guangzhou, China. Dr. Maloney was joined by James A. Browne, MD, Kevin I. Perry, MD and Neil P. Sheth, MD to discuss current topics in… Read More

AAHKS in Colombia for Co-Branded Meeting

AAHKS members, led by Past President Carlos Lavernia, MD, presented as part of the 12th Annual ELCCR – Latin American Meeting of Hip and Knee Surgeons – program. AAHKS also hosted a booth at the conference promoting the Annual Meeting and International Membership in order to create lasting professional and social connections between members of all involved societies.… Read More

Upcoming AAHKS Co-Branded Meetings

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AAHKS is partnering with several international orthopaedic organizations to host co-branded meetings in the coming months in South America, Asia and Europe. Visit our international calendar of events for more information. 12th Latin American Meeting of Hip and Knee Surgeons 2016 (ELCCR) – Cartagena, Colombia August 3-6 Arthroplasty Society in Asia (ASIA) Meeting – Guangzhou, China September 1-3… Read More

Attend Latin American Meeting of Hip and Knee Surgeons

AAHKS is cobranding the 12th Latin American Meeting of Hip and Knee Surgeons 2016 (ELCCR 2016) in Cartagena, Colombia from August 3-6, 2016. AAHKS members will be presenting on the program. Full details. Tip: if you need to translate the website into another language, use Google Chrome as the Web browser.  

Chinese Visiting Fellows Program Underway

AAHKS has developed a visiting fellow program with the Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS). AAHKS leadership attended the CAOS meeting in the spring of 2015 and interviewed about forty pre-selected candidates for the program. The candidates were very well qualified and excited about this opportunity. From the pre-selected pool, representatives of AAHKS and CAOS selected 18 fellows… Read More

Knee Patients in India Celebrate with Dance

People who have had hip or knee replacement surgery often return to activities like sports, hiking, gardening that they participated in before joint pain stopped them. This article in the Punjab News Express reports on a group of knee patients in Patiala, India who celebrated their new joints by performing a traditional folk dance called “Bhangra” along with… Read More

High Wait Times for TJR in Canada

An editorial in the Times Colonist, a western Canadian daily newspaper, brought to light the wait times for hip and knee replacements on Vancouver Island, which “are among the longest in Canada.” In 2014, only 39 percent of hip patients and 26 percent of knee patients were seen within 182 days. The author examines other issues such as… Read More