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Fun Run Returns to AAHKS 2017!

Get your run in at the “Orthos on the Move” 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile Walk at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting. The event begins at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 4, 2017 on the Trinity Strand Trail adjacent to the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Proceeds benefit the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education. You can pre-register… Read More

US Senator John Barrasso, MD to Address AAHKS Meeting

On Friday, November 3, 2017, US Senator John Barrasso, MD (R-WY), an orthopaedic surgeon of 24 years who served as the first Orthopaedic PAC Secretary, will address attendees of the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting at the start of the General Session. Senator Barrasso is the fourth-ranking member in the Senate Republican leadership as Chairman of the Senate Republican… Read More

Study Shows More Women Use Opioids than Men

Analysis in a study conducted by QuintilesIMS Institute (funded by Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) and published in the report, “The United States of Non-Dependence,” looked at seven inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures including total knee and total hip replacement. “Excluding hysterectomies, researchers found that women were 40 percent more likely than men to become persistent opioid users after these… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty

The following industry symposium takes place on Friday, November 3, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty:  Economics, Protocols, and Challenges Corentec This symposium, which has convened experts with many years of experience in outpatient TJA, will provide the audience with a general and specific outlook on the rationale behind outpatient TJA, the issues that… Read More

AAHKS/ACARO Conclude Co-Branded Meeting in Argentina

ACARO 2017

The Argentinian Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (ACARO) held their 23rd Congress in Buenos Aires this week with AAHKS co-branding the meeting and hosting a booth for the event. ACARO President Martin A. Buttaro, MD, who also serves on our International Committee, welcomed AAHKS leaders Daniel J. Berry, MD, Rafael J. Sierra, MD, and Carlos Higuera-Rueda, MD… Read More

Staying Afloat, Bundles, Outpatient TJR – Trend or Fad?

The program for The Business of TJR: Surviving and Thriving course at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting will cover profitability, quality, bundled payments and outpatient TJR. Join faculty members on November 3, 2017 as they delve into these topics and host engaging discussions: Jay R. Lieberman, MD, William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS, Kevin J. Bozic, MD, C. Lowry… Read More

CMS Issues Programmatic Waivers for Disaster Areas

The Federal declarations of a State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency for the United States Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and State of Florida allows for CMS programmatic waivers based on Section 1135 of the Social Security Act. These waivers will prevent gaps in access to care for beneficiaries impacted by the emergency. Learn about blanket… Read More

Study Shows Inactivity Persists after Joint Surgery

The study, “Changes in physical activity after total hip or knee arthroplasty: A systematic review and meta-analysis of 6 and 12 month outcomes,” published in Arthritis Care & Research this month looks at patient activity following hip and knee total joint replacement surgery. Authors concluded that “physical activity did not change at 6-months and a small-moderate improvement was… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: Tough Outpatient Cases

The following industry-sponsored symposium takes place on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas: Tackling Your Toughest Cases in the Changing Healthcare Landscape 7:30-9:30 a.m. MicroPort From new technology and innovation, to changing regulations and payment models, to a shift towards outpatient care, healthcare is evolving quickly. In this symposium, surgeon panelists will… Read More

Preliminary Agenda Available for Team Course

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The AAHKS Orthopaedic Team Course will take place on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas prior to the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting program. Attendees can choose to attend only the course or to attend the course and Annual Meeting program as well. This popular course has been specifically created for physician assistants, nurse practitioners,… Read More