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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘International’

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

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

Chinese Society Welcomes AAHKS to Beijing

China group photo

AAHKS was well represented at the First Annual Xiangshan International Arthroplasty Summit in Beijing, China last week. Past President, Carlos J. Lavernia, MD, President, Brian S. Parsley, MD, and AAHKS members Scott M. Sporer, MD, Matthew S. Austin, MD, Russell E. Windsor, MD and Henry D. Clarke, MD were among the international faculty presenting, and Michael H. Huo,… Read More

Bone and Joint Canada Publishes Outcome Measures Toolkit

The Total Joint Arthroplasty Outcome Measures Toolkit developed by the Bone and Joint Canada (BJC) is now available on the BJC website. This toolkit enables health care providers to select, apply, score and interpret outcome measures for patients with total joint arthroplasty along the continuum of care. For more information on how the toolkit was developed and to… Read More

AAHKS and Japanese Society Hold Combined Symposium

2015 Program

Last week, AAHKS members Andrew Freiberg, MD and William J. Maloney, III, MD lectured at the combined AAHKS and Japanese Society for Replacement Arthroplasty (JSRA) symposium in Fukuoka, Japan. The symposium was held during the JSRA’s 45th Annual Meeting. With more than 2,940 members, the main objective of JSRA is to make progress and development in both clinical… Read More