Clinical Practice Guidelines

AAHKS has produced these guidelines specifically for hip and knee surgeons to use in their practices.
Practice Resources

Acetaminophen in TJA

Description: The purpose of these guidelines is to improve the treatment of orthopaedic surgical patients and reduce practice variation by promoting a multidisciplinary evidenced-base approach on the use of acetaminophen following primary TJA.

Year released: 2020

 

NSAIDs in TJA

Description: The purpose of these guidelines is to improve the treatment of orthopaedic surgical patients and reduce practice variation by promoting a multidisciplinary evidenced-base approach on the use of NSAIDs following primary TJA.

Year released: 2020

 

Gabapentinoids in TJA

Description: The purpose of these guidelines is to improve the treatment of orthopaedic surgical patients and reduce practice variation by promoting a multidisciplinary evidenced-base approach on the use of gabapentinoids following primary TJA.

Year released: 2020

Opioids in TJA

Description:The purpose of these guidelines is to improve the treatment of orthopaedic surgical patients and reduce practice variation by promoting a multidisciplinary evidenced-base approach on the use of opioids following primary TJA.

Year released: 2020

 

Tranexamic Acid in TJA

Description: The purpose of these guidelines is to improve the treatment of
orthopaedic surgical patients and reduce practice variation by promoting a
multidisciplinary evidence-based approach on the use of TXA.

Year released: 2018

Antirheumatic Drug Therapy

Description: Guideline for the Perioperative Management of Antirheumatic Medication in Patients with Rheumatic Diseases Undergoing Elective Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty.

Year released: 2017

 

OrthoGuidelines from AAOS

OrthoGuidelines is an online information resource from the AAOS providing up-to-date treatment guidelines to orthopaedic surgeons and professionals.
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