FOCAL: Fellows Orthopaedic Continued AAHKS Learning

Specifically tailored to Adult Reconstruction Fellows and Senior Residents
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FOCAL arose as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Because elective surgeries were postponed at many institutions, AAHKS leadership recognized that the effect of the pandemic might significantly impair the fellowship learning experience in 2020.  To help augment the fellows’ learning experience, AAHKS created the FOCAL Initiative – a free, online, interactive learning experience for surgeons in training that have chosen adult reconstruction as a specialty.  Through FOCAL, arthroplasty fellows and senior residents are invited to listen to lectures from many of the country’s top adult reconstruction surgeons and participate in case discussions. View recordings.

AAHKS created the FOCAL Committee following the success of the initiative. Led by William G. Hamilton, MD, the FOCAL Committee is dedicated to enhancing adult reconstruction fellow education and will work to supplement the overall knowledge of arthroplasty trainees.

Please note: FOCAL Session participation is free to all and will not award CME credits.

JOA Reviewer Mentorship Program

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FOCAL Session Schedule: 2020-2021

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

Monday, April 26, 2021
7:00 p.m. Central Time

Technology in TKA – Navigation, Robotics, Accelerometers

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1. Introduction
2. Why Technology When I Do a Great TKA Without It?
3. Use of Accelerometer Based Navigation in Total Knee
4. Use of Robotics in Partial and Total Knee Replacement
5. Questions & Discussion of Cases
David J. Mayman, MD
HSS, New York City, NY
Claudette M. Lajam, MD
NYU, New York City, NY
Giles R. Scuderi, MD
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City, NY
Note date change!
Monday, May 24, 2021
7:00 p.m. Central Time

Hip Fracture Management: ORIF, THA, Hemiarthroplasty

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1. Introduction
2. When Fixation Is Indicated in Femoral Neck Fractures
3. Arthroplasty Is Preferred in These Fractures; Hemi vs THA
4. Conversion from ORIF to Arthroplasty: Pearls and Pitfalls
5. Questions & Discussion of Cases
Ayesha Abdeen, MD, FRCSC
Beth Israel Deaconess Med Ctr, Boston, MA
Brian M. Culp, MD
Princeton Orthopaedic Associates, Princeton, NJ
Samir Mehta, MD
Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Neil P. Sheth, MD
Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Monday, June 28, 2021
7:00 p.m. Central Time

1. Making Smart Financial Choices for the Newly Hired Orthopedist
2. Tips for Building a Practice

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1. Introduction
2. TBD
3. TBD
4. TBD
5. Questions & Discussion of Cases
Sanjeev Bhatia, MD
Northwestern Medical Group, Naperville, IL
Michael P. Ast, MD
HSS, New York City, NY
David B. Mandell, JD, MBA
OJM Group, LLC, Cincinnati, OH
July 2021No Webinar this month.N/A


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