American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Hip and Knee Fellowship Match Opens Tuesday

On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, the SF Match will begin accepting registration for the Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee/Tumor Fellowship Match. These positions are for 2019 placement. October 3, 2017 is the target date for applicants to complete the requirements for application distribution. AAHKS, The Hip Society (hjHS), The Knee Society (KS) and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS)… Read More

AJRR Publishes Summary for Patients

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR), the official AAHKS clinical data registry for the collection of hip and knee replacement data, has published the “2016 Report to the Public About Hip and Knee Replacements,” the first-ever patient summary of the clinical data available in its Annual Report. “Spearheaded by members of our Public Advisory Board, this report was… Read More

AAOS Announces Open Volunteer Postitions

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) has announced the opening of volunteer positions on various committees and boards. One opening is in the Hip, Knee & Adult Reconstruction Evaluation Committees, and others are in boards and committees of diversity, emerging professionals, health care systems, research and quality and communications. AAOS members can log in to the Committee Appointment… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Industry Partnerships

The following symposium takes place at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas: Enhancing Patient Care and Surgeon Quality of Life through Industry Partnerships Thursday, November 2, 2017 12:30-2:20 p.m. DJO Global Health care in the US continues to change and is being moved from a procedural-based to a value-based health care delivery model. A partnership between surgeons… Read More

Board Focuses on Strategy

The AAHKS Board of Directors retreat that took place last week focused on strategic issues. Facilitated by Jim Meffert of Tecker International, Board members learned best practices to apply strategy in the core areas of the AAHKS mission: education, advocacy and research. Board members also conducted a review of and provided direction to staff on the AAHKS strategic… Read More

Guest Societies to Join AAHKS in Dallas

As part of our commitment to increasing the presence of international societies, their scientific research and their members at our Annual Meetings, we host two Guest Societies at the AAHKS Annual Meeting each year. This November we welcome the Colombian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society (SCCOT) and European Hip Society (EHS). Each society will send representatives to Dallas and… Read More

Study Shows Good Outcomes for Obese TJR Patients

A study published in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery this week concludes that overweight patients who undergo hip or knee replacement surgery experience pain relief and functional gain similar to other patients. Researchers at the University of Massachusetts, who include several AAHKS members, “concluded that while obesity is associated with a greater risk of early complications,… Read More

What Patients are Reading: Medical Tourism in Arizona

Wait times in Canada for hip and knee replacements can exceed more than a year, and a health care advocacy firm in Toronto is looking to the US to accommodate Canadian citizens. The city of Surprise, Arizona is home to 350 Canadian companies and is a tourist destination for more than one million Canadians. According to the… Read More

Industry Symposia during AAHKS 2017

Each week, we will feature industry symposia that are scheduled for Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3 as part of the educational opportunities taking place at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Here is this week’s featured symposium: Thursday, November 2, 2017 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. Hip Fracture:  Pain Management Impacting Delirium, Morbidity, and Mortality Halyard Health Attendees… Read More

VTE Prevention Review Published by HHS

The research review, “Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Major Orthopedic Surgery: Systematic Review Update,” was published by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality last month. AAHKS made comments on the draft report. Several members served as technical experts and peer reviewers for the systematic review that provides comprehensive, scientific-based information… Read More