American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Fox News, Michigan Reports on Hip Replacement Surgery

A video interview with AAHKS member Todd L. Galdes, DO and a patient who recently underwent a second hip replacement surgery was featured on WFQX Fox News, Northern Michigan this week. The MedWatch team visited the OR with Dr. Galdes and talked to his 51-year old patient about pain prior to the surgery, the surgical approach and how… Read More

New Patient Ed Popular on

The seven new patient education articles posted to the AAHKS website in July have quickly become some of the most popular pages. Articles with the top hits were: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep after Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery Will My Artificial Joint Set Off Airport Security Metal Detectors? Setting Expectations with Your Surgeon Prior to Joint Replacement… Read More

Membership Renewal Reminder

The Membership Department would like to thank all of the members who have renewed their membership to date. If you have not renewed your AAHKS membership yet, you can log in to the AAHKS website. If you prefer to mail a check, please make payable to AAHKS, and mail to 9400 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 230, Rosemont, IL… Read More

Thank You Spring Meeting Sponsors

Zimmer Biomet has joined DePuy Synthes, DJO Global, Medtronic, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Stryker as the organizational sponsors for the First Annual AAHKS Spring Meeting. AAHKS would like to thank the companies for their support and invite attendees to visit them in the exhibit area. The First Annual Spring Meeting takes place March 31-April 2 in Washington, DC.… Read More

Announcing the 2016 Health Policy Fellows

Chancellor Gray, MD

The AAHKS Health Policy Fellowship provides young, future leaders with an opportunity to get involved in the policy-making process where they learn to become effective advocates. AAHKS is pleased to announce this year’s fellows: Chancellor F. Gray, MD and Roshan P. Shah, MD, JD. Dr. Gray is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the… Read More

Specialty Day Offers Full Schedule of Hip, Knee Education

AAHKS partners with The Hip Society and The Knee Society for Specialty Day that takes place following the AAOS Annual Meeting on March 5, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration is open. The Hip Society Program covers: The treatment of hip conditions, including non-arthroplasty options The latest surgical techniques Current thinking on bearing surfaces Difficult primary… Read More

Preview Arthroplasty Today “Articles In Press”

Articles that have been approved for inclusion in upcoming online issues of Arthroplasty Today, are now available for preview at Click the Email Alert link to sign up for automated emails with links to the articles. Some of the most recent Articles in Press posted on the site are: Total knee arthroplasty in patients with extra-articular deformity… Read More

Keep in Touch with AAHKS Regarding Precertification Programs

We are collecting feedback on issues with precertification and utilization review processes for all payors. AAHKS leaders meet periodically with CMS and insurance companies to address your concerns. Let us know if your staff experienced denials or delays in authorization by emailing Joshua Kerr, Director of Advocacy and International Activities at

Download Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Guide

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) has published a guide on their patient-reported outcome (PRO) platform and how to utilize it to capture data. The guide features several tables that summarize the patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) that the AJRR collects, and which specific measures are recommended. The AJRR realizes that some institutions may have long-standing PRO programs, so… Read More

Last Weekend to Apply for AAHKS Committees

AAHKS members have this weekend to apply online for open positions on the following AAHKS committees: Education, Evidence Based Medicine, International, Leadership Development, Patient and Public Relations, Practice Management, Publications, Quality Measures, Research and Web/Social Media. Some open positions are currently held by volunteers who qualify to apply for a second term. To view the complete list, visit… Read More