FOCAL: Fellows Orthopaedic Continued AAHKS Learning

Specifically tailored to Adult Reconstruction Fellows and Senior Residents
FOCAL RecordingsJOA Reviewer Program

FOCAL arose as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In part because elective surgeries were postponed at many institutions, the pandemic significantly impacted the fellowship learning experience in 2020 and beyond.  To help address this, AAHKS created the FOCAL Initiative – a free, online, interactive learning experience for arthroplasty surgeons in training.  Through FOCAL, arthroplasty fellows and senior residents may participate in interactive lectures and case discussions with many of the country’s top adult reconstruction surgeons. View recordings.

The FOCAL Committee, led by William G. Hamilton, MD, is dedicated to building on the initiative’s success, enhancing adult reconstruction fellow education and supplementing the overall knowledge of arthroplasty trainees. Please note: FOCAL Session participation is free, open to all arthroplasty surgeons, and will not award CME.

The FOCAL Committee also created the JOA Reviewer Mentorship Program to attract fellows into the research peer-review process. The program trains residents, fellows and physicians early in practice on how to effectively review a journal article. Participants are matched with a current JOA Elite Reviewer who help them complete their first reviews and answer questions. Apply today. 

FOCAL Session Schedule: 2023

FOCAL Sessions will take place on the last Monday of each month, *unless otherwise noted*.  

Date Topic/Register Faculty
March 27, 2023
7:00 p.m. Central Time

Technology in TKA – Navigation, Robotics, Accelerometers:
Is There a Place in my Practice? Is There Value?

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  • Introduction – Dr. Bini
  • Accelerometers – Dr. Durbhakula
  • Robotics – Dr. Mayman
  • Navigation – Dr. Bini
  • Q&A – All Faculty


Sridhar M. Durbhakula, MD

David J. Mayman, MD

Stefano A. Bini, MD (Moderator)

April 24, 2023
7:00 p.m. Central Time

Hip-Spine Relationship in THA: DM and Instability

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Agenda: TBA

Faculty TBA
May 22, 2023
7:00 p.m. Central Time

Revision TKA – Difficult Primary; Use of Cones; Removal of
Previous Hardware; Management of Ligament Instability

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Agenda: TBA

Faculty TBA
June 26, 2023
7:00 p.m. Central Time

Tips for the 1st Year in Practice: How to Build a Practice,
What Not to Do, & How to Prepare for Boards

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Agenda: TBA

Faculty TBA
July 2023 No Webinar this month. N/A



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