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Reminder: CMS Seeking Your Input on Outcome Measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice are requesting surgeon input on their Measuring Outcomes in Orthopedics Routinely (MOOR) program. MOOR consists of four measures related...

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Register for CME Webinar on Arthroplasty in the ASC

Topic: Business and Legal Considerations of Arthroplasty in the ASC Date: March 23, 2021 (Tuesday) Time: 7:00 p.m. (CST) / 8:00 p.m. (EST) Join this webinar to learn more about the business and legal aspects of arthroplasty in the ambulatory surgery center (ASC)....

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Participate in AAHKS Research Survey

AAHKS is conducting a survey of members regarding routine pathologic examination of the femoral head. Occult diagnoses such as malignancy or infection discovered during primary THA may have significant implications for postoperative management, patient and implant...

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Reminder for FOCAL Webinar on February 22

Remember to register for Monday night’s FOCAL Webinar: Management of Intraoperative Complications During Total Knee Replacement. The webinar will be taking place Monday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time. Please note: FOCAL Session participation is free to all and...

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January’s Most-Read AAHKS News Stories

See what your colleagues are reading! These were the most clicked articles in the AAHKS News in January 2021: Deadline to Apply for AAHKS Committee Extended E-Posters from 2020 Annual Meeting Now Searchable Online AAOS Releases Value-Based Payment Guide New AAHKS...

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Reminder: Provide Your COVID-19 Input

AAHKS continues to track the impact of COVID-19 for members in practice in order to inform you, assist with your overall understanding of what your peers are experiencing and to help us advocate for you. Your continued participation in the survey is essential and...

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Registration Open for All-Virtual Spring Meeting

Reserve your spot today for the 2021 AAHKS Spring Meeting, being held as an all-virtual event over three consecutive Tuesday evenings: April 27, May 4 and May 11, 2021. Registration is now open, and attendance will be capped at 200 participants each night, creating an...

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The Biden Administration’s First 100 Days Projected

AAHKS advocacy partner Epstein Becker & Green has provided AAHKS members with a breakdown of the important issues and hot topics for the Biden Administration. This includes key appointments within the Administration, responses to late rulemaking from the previous...

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Latest FOCAL Recording Available

Watch the recording of the latest FOCAL webinar, Understanding the Spinopelvic Relationship, held on January 25. Presented by Colorado Joint Replacement, it was led by Douglas A. Dennis, MD—a past president of both AAHKS and The Knee Society—and colleagues Lindsay...

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Save the Date for DePuy Synthes Industry Symposium

Topic:                   Unleashing the Power of the ATTUNE Portfolio Date:                    February 17, 2021 Time:                     6:00-8:00 p.m. CST Faculty:                David Dalury, MD, Bo Mason, MD and Timothy Alton, MD The ATTUNE® Primary Total Knee...

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Impact of COVID-19 on Orthopaedic Practices

AAHKS has been surveying members over the last year to assess the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the practice of hip and knee replacement surgery. The latest survey results were released this month. While 31% report they are continuing to return to normal...

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Dr. Mont selected as Next JOA Editor

The AAHKS Board of Directors approved a Publications Committee recommendation to designate Michael Mont, MD as the next Editor in Chief of the Journal of Arthroplasty. Dr. Mont, who is currently Assistant Editor in Chief, has had editorial involvement in the JOA for...

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Becker’s Releases Top Surgeons List

Becker’s Healthcare has released a listing of “65 total knee replacement surgeons to know in 2020”. Did you make the list? Do you agree with their choices or think they overlooked someone important? Read the full list...

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Remembering Dr. Dorr

Pioneer in the field of arthroplasty Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, passed away earlier this month, and the orthopaedic and medical community is sharing memories of this legendary humanitarian surgeon. AAHKS member Chad Krueger, MD, put together this graphic commemorating Dr....

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Download New AAHKS Exercise Guides

To accompany the videos that demonstrate physical therapy exercises to do after hip and knee replacement surgery, the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee has published printable exercise guides, which have been peer-reviewed by the Evidence Based Medicine...

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AAHKS Staff Member A “Game Changer”

Chiara Rogers, MPH, Director of Research and Humanitarian Activities for AAHKS, has been named one of Chicago’s “40 Under 40 Game Changers.” Ariel Investments and WVON Radio sponsor the 2020 Game Changers honor, which recognizes Chicago’s top African-American business...

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Memorial Service for Dr. Dorr

All AAHKS members are invited to attend an online memorial service for Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, via Zoom.  In addition to being a pioneer in the field of arthroplasty, Dr. Dorr was a founder of AAHKS, served as the 1995 AAHKS President and was recognized for his work as...

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AAHKS Comments on CMS CJR Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released the interim final rule (IFR), Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID– 19 Public Health Emergency - Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model and accepted comments through last...

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New Online Education Now Available on LEARN

Several new educational webinars have been published on LEARN, the AAHKS online education platform. The not-for-CME webinars are available to members free-of-charge to access at their convenience: Periprosthetic Joint Infection: A Practical Case-based Approach A...

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In Memoriam—Lawrence D. Dorr, MD

We regret to report that Dr. Larry Dorr passed this week. In addition to being a pioneer in the field of arthroplasty, Dr. Dorr was a founder of AAHKS, served as the 1995 AAHKS President and was recognized for his work as founder of Operation Walk with the AAHKS...

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AAHKS Member Receives ATSM International Award

AAHKS member A. Seth Greenwald, MD, and his three co-authors have received the Charles B. Dudley Award for a selection of technical papers (STP) specific to metal-on-metal total hip devices and modularity in tapers utilized in total joint replacement. The 29 papers...

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$425,000 Grant Funding Available From OREF

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting applications for grants to fund research on injectable biologics for knee osteoarthritis (OA), hip OA etiology, and OA treatment, as well as several opportunities for residents. Grants from $5,000...

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USBJI Seeking Young Investigator Applications

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada is seeking applicants for its Young Investigator Initiative. This grant mentoring program provides early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in the field...

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Applications Open for 2021 OREF Funding

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) has opened the application cycle for many of its grants. For a full list of funding opportunities, visit www.oref.org/grants. Don't miss a single OREF funding announcement in 2020 - sign up for OREF email...

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Live Surgery With Mako Smart Robotics

Stryker is sponsoring a live surgery, Defining Functional Knee Positioning With Mako SmartRobotics™ on Nov. 19 at 7:00 pm EST/4:00 pm PST. The Mako System has helped us understand that knee implant position is three-dimensional, and that a more desirable implant...

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Top AAHKS News Clicks for October

Missed an edition of AAHKS Weekly News? These were the most clicked articles in the AAHKS News in September. Catch up on what your colleagues are reading: Attend 2020 Annual Meeting – On Your Terms Home Exercises for Low Back Pain and Knee Bursitis Free FOCAL Webinar...

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Earn CME and LEARN Online

AAHKS launched a new online learning platform this week to provide a more streamlined, enhanced and customizable virtual learning experience for AAHKS members. AAHKS LEARN is a one-stop shop for the live and enduring educational materials that hip and knee surgeons...

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Declining Rates of Pre-Op Stress Tests

An article published Sept 30 in MedPage Today examined why the practice of conducting stress tests before joint replacement surgery has decreased since 2006. Between 2004 and 2006, the number of stress tests increased, but after 2006 the number has been steadily...

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Attend 2020 Annual Meeting – On Your Terms

After weighing all options, AAHKS is hosting the 2020 Annual Meeting as a hybrid format November 5-8 in Dallas. To ensure safety onsite, an infectious disease specialist helped develop safety protocols on the level of clinic and hospital settings. View the protocols...

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Connect With Peers on AAHKS App

Since launching earlier this year, the new AAHKS mobile app has attracted more than 350 active users. It’s easy to download this new member resource and connect with your peers. Just follow these three easy steps: Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google...

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A Letter from Dr. Barnes and Dr. Huddleston

AAHKS Submits Comments to CMS on OPPS and PFS Proposed Rules Dear AAHKS Members, As you know, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule earlier this year. The proposal significantly...

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Next FOCAL Webinar: Knee Fractures

The next FOCAL webinar for fellows and senior residents, “Management of Periprosthetic Fractures Around the Knee and the Role of TKA for Acute Geriatric Knee Fractures,” takes place on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (Central). Faculty will present reviews of...

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Fracture, Trauma Now Part of AAOS Registry

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) will now include fracture and trauma data in its AAOS Registry Program. Announced on September 28, the new Fracture & Trauma Registry (FTR) will collect data from orthopaedic surgeons on five of the most common...

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Congratulations to AAHKS Award Recipients!

The Annual Meeting Program Committee has announced three outstanding papers that will be presented with the AAHKS Awards at the 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting. Congratulations to these authors: James A. Rand Young Investigator’s Award Are Intraoperative Cultures Necessary...

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FARE Announces Fall 2020 Grant Finalists

The Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) has announced the finalists for the fall FARE grant that will be awarded to one applicant at the 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting: DIFFIR: Geriatric Distal Femur Fixation versus Replacement – A Randomized...

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Fellowship Programs to Conduct Virtual Interviews

The AAHKS Fellowship Match Oversight Committee and AAHKS Board of Directors reached a consensus that interviews must be conducted virtually for the 2021 Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee/Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Match. This decision follows the same...

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Featured Industry Symposium: Local Anesthetics

The Need for Longer-Acting Local Anesthetics for Postoperative Pain Management Thursday, November 5 12:30-2:30 p.m. Avanos While the anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA) has excellent clinical outcomes, there are compromises associated with this...

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Top AAHKS News Clicks for September 2020

These were the most clicked articles in the AAHKS News in September: Join Arthroplasty Leaders in the Next AAHKS Webinar Review State Travel Restrictions Ahead of AAHKS 2020 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting to Proceed as Hybrid Healthline Writer Journals TKR Read the AAHKS...

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Call for Fall 2020 Survey Proposals

If you are interested in submitting a research survey for distribution to current AAHKS members, we invite you to share your study with the AAHKS Research Committee. Proposals must include the names of survey investigators, a brief abstract and a draft of the...

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Featured Industry Symposium: PJI Advances

Controversies in PJI: What Advances Have We Made Since the Consensus Meeting? Friday, November 6, 2020 7:30-9:00 a.m. Heraeus We’ll explore some of the current debates and emerging research surrounding infection control and management. Topics will be debated by...

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30th AAHKS Annual Meeting to Proceed as Hybrid

Earlier this week, the AAHKS Board of Directors voted affirmatively that the 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting will take place as a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual options for registrants. This year’s Program Committee Chair, R. Michael Meneghini, MD,...

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THA Challenges Focus of Next FOCAL Webinar

As part of the monthly series of interactive webinars for adult reconstruction fellows and senior residents, the AAHKS FOCAL Committee presents, “Management of Intraoperative Complications in Total Hip Arthroplasty.” Scott M. Sporer, MD, MS, Erik N. Hansen, MD and...

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Featured Industry Symposium: Opioid-Free

Anesthesia Protocols for Opioid-Free Total Joints Friday, November 6, 2020 7:30-9:00 a.m. Medtronic This symposium will highlight the anesthesiologist-surgeon team approach for opioid-free total joint arthroplasty. Review the Industry Symposia...

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Abstracts in the AAHKS App

AAHKS members can now view the abstracts for podium presentations and symposia that will be presented at the 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting. There is an early preview of the abstracts in the new AAHKS app. Exclusive to all AAHKS Members and Annual Meeting attendees, the...

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JOA Mentor Program Underway

Not sure how to get started as a journal reviewer? Or not exactly sure how to properly review a journal article? If you are a current adult reconstruction fellow or recent graduate, please consider joining more than two dozen of your peers in the new Journal of...

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