About AAHKS and its Members
Established in 1991, the mission of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is to advance hip and knee patient care through education, advocacy and research.
AAHKS is headquartered in Rosemont, Illinois, USA with over 4,000 members in the United States, Canada and 37 other countries. Members are orthopaedic surgeons who perform hip and knee replacement surgery – known as hip and knee arthroplasty or total joint replacement surgery.
In order to be a Fellow member of AAHKS, a physician must be an active fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) or the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (AOBOS). They must be board certified by American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, RCPSC or AOBOS, and perform a minimum of 50 arthroplasties or osteotomies of the hip or knee annually.
About the AAHKS Annual Meeting
The AAHKS Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for members of the profession to come together and educate each other on the best practices in arthroplasty. The agenda addresses a broad array of scientific topics such as implant design, outcomes, surgical techniques and complications of primary and revision total joint arthroplasty (TJA). The latest information available on socioeconomic issues affecting our specialty is another highlight of the meeting.
Embargoed News Releases
If you will be releasing news about research presented at the Annual Meeting, please embargo for the day of the presentation (no specific time required). If it is for a Poster presentation, please embargo for Friday when the Poster Exhibition opens.