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Important Dates Coming Up

Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Join the UKA Webinar at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Deadline to apply to the Women in Arthroplasty Committee Monday, October 1, 2018: Deadline to apply for the AAHKS Health Policy Fellowship Friday, October 12, 2018:...

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AAHKS Conducts Round of Senate Hill Visits

As Hurricane Florence bore down on the East Coast, former Health Policy Fellow and AAHKS Advocacy Committee member P. Maxwell Courtney, MD made the rounds on Capitol Hill Thursday. Accompanied by AAHKS lobbyists, the offices of 10 Senators from both sides of the aisle...

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2018 AAHKS Award Papers Selected

The Annual Meeting Program Committee has announced three outstanding papers that will be presented with the AAHKS Awards at the Annual Meeting: The James A. Rand Young Investigator’s Award “Large Opioid Prescriptions Are Unnecessary After Total Joint Arthroplasty: A...

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Register for AAHKS Webinar on UKA Success

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Time: 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Moderator: Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD Partial knee arthroplasty (UKA) has experienced increased growth in the last several years. Patient selection along with an understanding of which ancillary tests are...

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OREF Grant Deadline Approaching

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting applications for various funding opportunities ranging from $5,000 to $225,000. Letters of Intent (LOI) must be completed as required. All properly submitted LOIs will be reviewed by the OREF...

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AAHKS 2018 Schedule Posted Online

The preliminary program schedule for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting is now available on the AAHKS website. View paper and symposia titles and authors in the order that they will present during the General Session November 2-4, 2018. Also available are the preliminary...

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Don’t Forget Your Running Shoes!

This year’s Fun Run and 5K walk are sponsored by Smith & Nephew and Elsevier, publisher of The Journal of Arthroplasty and Arthroplasty Today. Check in for the event begins at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018, and the race begins at 5:55 a.m. The course is the...

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Arthroplasty Today September Issue

The September issue of Arthroplasty Today is published online and in the new app. This issue features an editorial by Rafael J. Sierra, MD focusing on the growing international membership of AAHKS. “Arthroplasty Today continues its commitment to support our...

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Tumor, Trauma Societies Endorse TXA Guideline

The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) have granted AAHKS their official endorsement of the Tranexamic Acid in Total Joint Arthroplasty Clinical Practice Guidelines. AAHKS, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and...

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We Need Your TKA Patient Stories!

AAHKS is seeking additional examples of patient care problems related to the removal of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Inpatient Only list (IPO). As a compelling example, a member recently reported on the negative...

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AAHKS Signs on to AMA Letter to CMS Administrator Verma

AAHKS, along with more than 150 other medical specialty and state societies, signed on to a letter to the CMS Administrator Seema Verma to thank CMS for continued dialogue related to reducing administrative burdens, particularly through their “Patients Over Paperwork”...

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Apply to be an OMeGA Review Committee Member

OMeGA is accepting applications for its 2019 Review Committee (RC) in the Adult Reconstruction, Oncology, Pediatrics and Trauma subspecialties. RC members evaluate fellowship program applications in OMeGA’s merit-based grant process. All RC applicants must be...

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What Patients are Viewing: Hypnotherapy for Pain

NBC5-Chicago featured a knee replacement patient in a story on the use of hypnotherapy to help manage pain following surgery. The focus of the piece was how hypnosis therapy could help some patients reduce their use of opioids for pain management. In conjunction with...

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New Arthroplasty Today App Launches!

AAHKS and Elsevier are pleased to announce the launch of the Arthroplasty Today mobile app. Read the current issue, search the archives of PubMed-indexed articles, take notes and create your own reading list. Download the free app from the Apple App Store for iPhone...

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AMA Expresses Concern over Walmart Opioid Policy

In the wake of Walmart’s policy of restricting opioid prescriptions in all US Walmart and Sam’s Club stores to a seven-day supply, the American Medical Association issued a letter to Walmart, Inc. president, Doug McMillon. The letter outlines three main concerns with...

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AAHKS Welcomes 300th International Member

The AAHKS Board of Directors approved new members for the month of July, and included in the group is Jesse James F. Exaltacion, MD, FPOA, FPCS from Cebu City, Philippines. Dr. Exaltacion is the 300th member of AAHKS with International status and represents the first...

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New Arthroplasty Today App Launches!

AAHKS and Elsevier are pleased to announce the launch of the Arthroplasty Today mobile app. Read the current issue, search the archives of PubMed-indexed articles, take notes and create your own reading list. Download the free app from the Apple App Store for iPhone...

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AMA Offers Half-Year Dues Rate

The American Medical Association (AMA) announced a half-priced membership for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year. With an AMA membership, you'll have access to world-class research and resources that benefit your patients and your practice. You’ll also help to...

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