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 from AAHKS and the American College of Rheumatology.

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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