Member Benefits & Services
Established in 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is to provide leadership in advocacy, education and research to achieve excellence in hip and knee patient care.
In addition to its educational endeavors, the AAHKS provides a variety of other benefits and programs of great value to its over 1,750 members. These include:
- An annual subscription to the Journal of Arthroplasty ~ the official peer-reviewed and clinically relevant Journal of the Association.
- A presence on the Internet through the AAHKS website www.aahks.org. Features include association functions and background, membership criteria, a Doctor Locator for patients, a Members only directory, news and information, online abstract submissions, online meeting registration, links to other Orthopaedic sites, and much more.
- An active Committee structure which addresses issues of importance to hip and knee surgeons, such as: Research, Evidence-Based Medicine, and Health Policy and Practice. Subcommittees and Task Forces monitor issues including Medicare reimbursement, PAC activities, emerging clinical research and other topics that impact the practice of joint arthroplasty.
- Support and promotion of hip and knee research initiatives through the OREF grant-funding process, directed by the AAHKS Research Committee.
- A national public education campaign to increase the awareness on the quality and value of joint replacement, and to raise the profile of TJR in the minds of legislators and the public.
Purpose of Organization—
- To increase knowledge of the hip and knee joint in health and disease.
- To provide educational opportunities which promote the highest level of professional standards in patient care of disorders of the hip and knee.
- To create an optimum environment to enhance education, research, and treatment of arthritis of the hip and knee joint.
- To promote and maintain professional standards to provide the best care of patients with arthritic disorders of the hip and knee joint.
- To determine optimal standards for education of fellows in surgery of the arthritic hip and knee.
- To ethically promote members’ welfare.
- To promote the interests of musculoskeletal patients and the profession of adult reconstructive surgery.
The AAHKS Annual Meeting (held in the fall) addresses a broad array of scientific topics, such as implant design, results, surgical techniques and complications of primary and revision TJA, as well as the latest information available on socioeconomic issues affecting your specialty. In addition, the Meeting provides the opportunity to see the latest products and services specific to hip and knee surgery and to network with the leading adult reconstruction surgeons from around the world.
- Crisis in Hip and Knee Replacement
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