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Alexander P. Sah, MD Selected as Leadership Fellow

Dr. Sah

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has selected AAHKS member, Alexander P. Sah, MD, for the 2016-2017 Leadership Fellows Program (LFP). The LFP combines didactic and experiential leadership training with an ongoing mentoring program. Dr. Sah is the Director of the Outpatient Joint Replacement Program and Co-Director of the Institute for Joint Restoration and Research at Washington… Read More

Health Care Bills Affected by Budget Deals

The Hill reports that budget deals that took place in Congress this week have reduced funding for legislation including the 21st Century Cures Act, which would streamline drug approvals and support medical research. A “GOP spokesman for the committee said some funding could still be used. After subtracting the budget deal’s offsets, the 21st Century Cures bill has… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium

The 25th AAHKS Annual Meeting starts next week with symposia supported by industry groups. Registration for symposia and the Annual Meeting Program must now be done on site at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel. Friday, November 6, 2015 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Clinical-Based Outcomes with Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical Solutions in Joint Arthroplasty supported by Stryker This symposium will feature… Read More

AAHKS Shop Open for Business

Next week’s AAHKS Annual Meeting will feature an “AAHKS Shop” for apparel, caps and accessories featuring the AAHKS logo. Attendees will be able to purchase items on site. Everyone can shop in the online store now. Proceeds will benefit the newly-formed Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education. Visit the AAHKS Shop.

Last Days to Register for Annual Meeting

This weekend is the last chance to “pre-register” for the 25th AAHKS Annual Meeting. Online pre-registration for the 25th AAHKS Annual Meeting closes at 6:00 a.m. (Central) on Monday, October 25, 2015. After that time, attendees must wait to register on site at the Assisted Registration counters at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel. Fees will increase by $50.00 per… Read More

Call for JOA Peer Reviewers

Manuscript submissions are up this year, and The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) is seeking AAHKS members to serve as peer reviewers. Please send your name and email address along with areas of expertise from the following list to journalofarthroplasty@gmail.com: – Avascular Necrosis – Basic Science – Bearing Surface – Complications – Computer assisted surgery, Navigation, Robotics – Hip,… Read More

Orthopaedic Fellows Can Attend Free Revision Course

“Enhancing Surgical Skills of Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty for Orthopaedic Fellows” is presented by AAHKS, AAOS, The Hip Society and The Knee Society on November 21, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Ill. Directed by Adolph  V Lombardi Jr, MD and co-directed by Scott M Sporer, MD, the course will… Read More

French Knee Study Featured in New York Times

The New York Times reported on a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine, “A Randomized, Controlled Trial of Total Knee Replacement” this week. According to the article, the study concluded that “Knee replacement surgery relieves pain and improves function in patients with severe osteoarthritis much more effectively than nonsurgical therapy alone.” In the article, AAHKS… Read More

Follow Up to JOA Bundled Payment Report

HealthLeaders Media featured a follow up story to a report published in The Journal of Arthroplasty last January. One of the report’s authors, Stephen J. Zabinski, MD, was interviewed for the article that looks at Medicare’s new mandatory bundled payment program and compares it with a private bundled payment program for hip and knee replacements. Full story.