AAHKS Spring Meeting

May 2-4, 2024 | Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

AAHKS Spring Meeting: Putting Progress Into Practice

Registration Open: The 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting will be held May 2–4, 2024, at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.

Registration Rates
Arthroplasty Surgeon in Training (AIT) Members – $350.00
International Members – $400.00
All Other Member Categories – $650.00
Non-Members – $750.00
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Join us for the 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting, May 2–4, 2024 in Buckhead, Atlanta. Nearly 200 arthroplasty surgeons, faculty and exhibitors will convene at this case-based meeting, designed to provide an intimate, hands-on learning experience with ample opportunity to ask questions and interact. Meeting Co-Chairs Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, Gregory G. Polkowski II, MD, MSc and James A. Browne, MD will be developing an excellent educational program. We look forward to welcoming you this spring.

The AAHKS Spring Meeting is intended to equip practicing orthopaedic surgeons with state-of-the art information and cutting-edge strategies to enhance overall surgeon competence related to the care of patients with arthritis and degenerative disease. It combines general and breakout sessions, emphasizing case-based learning in small-group settings with some of the leading faculty in the field of arthroplasty.

Click here to view the 2024 Spring Meeting Faculty.

Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead
3300 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30305

AAHKS is pleased to offer a special discount to registered attendees.  To book under the group rate, please reserve your guest room by no later than WednesdayApril 17, 2024:  https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/ATLGH/G-MBR6

Please note AAHKS’ discounted group rate is available for arrival/check-in as early as TuesdayApril 30, 2024, and departure/check-out through MondayMay 6, 2024.

Cancellation Policy:  A one [1]–night deposit is required upon booking and will be forfeited if reservation is cancelled within 72 hours of arrival.

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Thursday, May 2

3:00PM – 7:30PM Registration Open  Highland Ballroom Foyer
4:00PM – 5:30PM International Session: Hip and Knee Arthroplasty – A Global Perspective
Presentation of the perspective from each country and panel discussion
Library Room
Moderator: Victor H. Hernandez, MD, MS (USA)
Faculty: Kushal Hippalgaonkar, MD (India); Temiloluwa Olufemi, MD (Nigeria); Jesse I. Wolfstadt, MD, MSc, FRCSC (Canada); Dario E. Garin, MD (Mexico); Nicolas Restrepo, MD (Colombia); Oliver Marin-Pena, MD (Spain) 
5:00PM – 6:00PM Young Arthroplasty Group (YAG) Reception  Highland Ballroom Foyer
6:00PM – 7:30PM Welcome Reception for All Attendees  Highland Ballroom Foyer 


Friday, May 3

6:30AM – 6:30PM Registration Open  Highland Ballroom Foyer
6:45AM – 7:20AM Breakfast and Exhibits Open Highland Ballroom Foyer
7:20AM – 5:15PM General Session Day One  Highland Ballroom Foyer
7:20AM – 7:30AM Welcome to the 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting  Gregory G. Polkowski II, MD, MSc; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS
7:30AM – 8:30AM

Symposium 1
Current Controversies in TKA


  1. Introduction
  2. Patella: Resurface All vs. Selective Resurfacing
  3. Alignment Strategy: Kinematic vs. Mechanical
  4. Fixation: Cemented vs. Cementless
  5. Tools: Robotics vs. Manual Instruments
  6. Case Presentations/ Q &A 
Moderator: Jeremy M. Gililland, MD
Faculty: Jeremy M. Gililland, MD; Thomas K. Fehring, MD; Claudette M. Lajam, MD; Stephen M. Engstrom, MD; Benjamin M. Stronach, MD; Christopher E. Pelt, MD; Jesse I. Wolfstadt, MD, FRCSC; Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc and Douglas A. Dennis, MD   
8:30AM – 9:50AM Breakout 1: Primary TKA Breakout Group Rooms: Highland Ballroom, Library, Ivy, Azalea
9:50AM – 10:10AM Break Exhibits Open Highland Ballroom Foyer
10:10AM – 11:10AM

Symposium 2
Tips and Tricks to Save You During Revision TKAs: Video-Based Demonstrations 


  1. Introduction
  2. How Do I Get in There Safely and Component Removal?
  3. Cones and Sleeves to Manage Metaphyseal Bone Loss and Optimize Fixation
  4. Diaphyseal Impaction Grafting and Metaphyseal Cones
  5. Extensor Mechanism Disruptions: A Synthetic Mesh Reconstruction
  6. Case Presentations/ Q &A  
Moderator: Matthew P. Abdel, MD
Faculty: Mathew P. Abdel, MD; Anna R. Cohen-Rosenblum, MD, MSc; Michael P. Bolognesi, MD and R. Michael Meneghini, MD 
11:10AM – 12:30PM Breakout 2: Revision TKA Breakout Group Rooms: Highland Ballroom, Library, Ivy, Azalea
12:30PM – 1:30PM Lunch Exhibits Open Highland Ballroom Foyer
1:30PM – 2:30PM

Symposium 3
Technology in TJA – Take It or Leave It


  1. Introduction
  2. I Don’t Need Technology in My Practice?
  3. Sometimes I Use Technology: Here’s When
  4. Sometimes I Use Technology: Here’s When
  5. I Always Use Technology – Here’s Why
  6. Case Presentations/Q&A 
Moderator: Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD
Faculty: Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD; Ronald E. Delanois, MD; Jenna A. Bernstein, MD and Thomas L. Bradbury, MD 
2:30PM – 3:50PM Breakout 3: Infection Breakout Group Rooms: Highland Ballroom, Library, Ivy, Azalea
3:50PM – 4:10PM Break and Exhibits Open Highland Ballroom Foyer
4:10PM – 5:10PM

Symposium 4
MSK Value-Based Care: Clinical, Operational and Financial Considerations


  1. Introduction
  2. Financial realities of TJA in 2024
  3. CMA PRO Mandate: What does it mean to me?
  4. Clinical and Operations Considerations in MSK VBC
  5. Panel Discussion, Q & A 
Moderator: Bryan D. Springer, MD
Faculty: Bryan D. Springer, MD; James I. Huddleston III, MD; Zeev N. Kain, MD, MBA and David Jevsevar, MD, MBA
5:10PM – 5:15PM Closing Remarks Gregory G. Polkowski, II, MD, MSc; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS 
5:15PM – 6:30PM Reception for All Attendees and Exhibits Open Highland Ballroom Foyer


Saturday, May 4

6:00AM – 10:00AM Registration Open Highland Ballroom Foyer
6:15AM – 6:50AM Breakfast and Exhibits Open Highland Ballroom Foyer
6:50AM – 1:35PM General Session Day Two  Highland Ballroom Foyer
6:50AM – 6:55AM Welcome Gregory G. Polkowski II, MD, MSc; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS 
6:55AM – 7:00AM AAHKS FARE Grant Presentation Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc
7:00AM – 7:05AM American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Update  James I. Huddleston III, MD
7:05AM – 8:05AM

Symposium 5
Current Controversies in THA


  1. Introduction 
  2. Surgical Approach: Direct Anterior vs. Posterior
  3. Osteoporotic Femoral Fixation: Cemented vs. Cementless
  4. Revision Articulation: Dual Mobility vs. Ceramic-on-XPLE
  5. Cementless Femoral Design: Collared vs. Collarless
  6. Case Presentations/Q&A 
Moderator: Leonard T. Buller, MD
Faculty: Leonard T. Buller, MD; Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA; Peter K. Sculco, MD; Lucas A. Anderson, MD; Matthew S. Austin, MD; Brett R. Levine, MD, MS; Jay R. Lieberman, MD; J. Ryan Martin, MD and Gregory G. Polkowski II, MD, MSc 
8:05AM – 9:25AM Breakout 4: Primary THA Breakout Group Rooms: Highland Ballroom, Library, Ivy, Azalea
9:25AM – 9:45AM Break and Exhibits Open  Highland Ballroom Foyer
9:45AM – 10:45AM Symposium 6
Patient Perspectives on the Total Joint Arthroplasty Experience – A Patient Panel Discussion 
Moderator: Muyibat A. Adelani, MD 
Patient Panel
10:45AM – 12:05PM Breakout 5: Revision THA Breakout Group Rooms: Highland Ballroom, Library, Ivy, Azale
12:05PM – 12:35PM Lunch and Exhibits Open Highland Ballroom Foyer
12:35PM – 1:35PM

Symposium 7
TraumaplastyHow to Manage Periprosthetic Fractures Around TJA and Acute Arthroplasty


  1. Introduction
  2. Classification: Hip and Knee, Surgical Options, Component Retention or Revision
  3. Acute Arthroplasty for Fractures of the Hip and Knee
  4. Arthroplasty for Failure of Fracture Fixation of the Hip and Knee
  5. Coding Primer for Traumaplasty
  6. Case presentations/Q & A   
Moderator: Rina Jain, MD, FRCSC
Faculty: Rina Jain, MD, FRCSC; Ayesha Abdeen, MD; Elizabeth B. Gausden, MD, MPH; Richard S. Yoon, MD and Sara J. Shippee Wallace, MD, MPH
1:35PM Closing Remarks and Adjourn Gregory G. Polkowski, II, MD, MSc; Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS 


The 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting features 49 expert faculty members, including international representatives. The meeting co-chairs are Gregory G. Polkowski II, MD, MSc (Education and Communications Council Chair), James A. Browne, MD (Education and Communications Council Vice Chair) and Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS (Immediate Past President). 

View a list of all 2024 Spring Meeting Faculty.



  • Analyze total hip and knee arthroplasty cases
  • Investigate the patterns contributing to effective total hip and knee primary arthroplasty and revision
  • Determine the strategies contributing to optimal perioperative and post-operative care, including complication management


The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Faculty for the 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting should submit their disclosure information on the AAHKS Disclosure Submission website.


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Past Spring Meeting Materials and CME Documents

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