American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Call for Applications: Arthroplasty Today Deputy Editor

This week, the AAHKS Board of Directors approved a new Deputy Editor position with the AAHKS open-access journal, Arthroplasty Today. As the journal continues to grow under the leadership of its first Editor-in-Chief, Brian J. McGrory, MD, a Deputy Editor is needed to contribute to the development of the journal and serve a hands-on role in editing peer-reviewed… Read More

AAHKS and AAOS Leaders Spend the Day with CMS, on Capitol Hill

Richard Iorio, MD, Chair, AAHKS Health Policy Council, was in Washington, DC on Monday for meetings with CMS and CMMI staff. Dr. Iorio was joined by AAHKS and AAOS staff in discussions about the TJA bundled payment projects and the need to improve them through risk stratification, target pricing methodology, and physician initiation. This comes with the revision… Read More

Register for AAHKS/AAOS/TKS Knee Arthroplasty Course

“Innovative Surgical Techniques and Emerging Technology in Knee Arthroplasty: UKA to Revision” takes place March 22-24, 2018 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois. This exciting, surgical skills course led by top surgeons in the field will bring you up to speed on current best practices, as well as emerging technologies designed to enhance patient outcomes after… Read More

Dr. Parsley Appointed to AJRR Steering Committee

Past AAHKS president, Brian S. Parsley, MD, has been appointed to the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Steering Committee of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). Dr. Parsley has been involved in AJRR during this time of development that has seen AJRR move from a device monitoring registry to one that focuses on quality initiatives. He was… Read More

EHS Call for Abstracts

The European Hip Society has put out a call for abstracts for their 13th biennial meeting taking place September 20-22, 2018 in The Hague, Netherlands near the Schiphol Amsterdam airport. Highlighted topics include: The young patient with hip prosthesis State of the art of customized 3D hip prostheses in hip revisions Revision surgery in THA Hip registries Visit… Read More

Study Published on Same-Day, Inpatient Surgery

A study published last week in the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery compared the morbidity between same-day and inpatient total hip and total knee replacement surgeries. The authors used registry data from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program. “No significant differences in overall postoperative complications or readmission were found between matched cohorts of patients who underwent same-day… Read More

Share AAHKS Patient Resources

Patient microsite homepage

AAHKS has launched a new website for patients that gives them a centralized, credible source for hip and knee replacement surgery information. The new site represents a collaboration between the Patient and Public Relations Committee, Web and Social Media Committee and Evidence Based Medicine Committee. Peer reviewed articles and videos are available now in an attractive format that… Read More

Time to Renew!

As 2017 comes to an end, the AAHKS Membership Department reminds members it is time to renew your AAHKS membership for 2018. The AAHKS membership year runs the calendar year from January 1 through December 31. Members received invoices for 2018 dues in their email mailboxes this week. You can renew your membership in AAHKS for another year… Read More

Register for the 2018 Spring Meeting

AAHKS invites you to join colleagues for a weekend of intense learning at the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting, May 4-5 at The Intercontinental Miami. Attendees can leverage the Instructional Course Lecture (ICL) format which is successful largely due to the expertise and collaboration among peers in a small group setting. You can register and make hotel reservations now… Read More

FARE Applications Due in February

The Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) grant application reviews will begin in February. We invite you to participate by sharing a research idea for consideration of a FARE grant. Initial proposals will be reviewed by the AAHKS Research Committee, and a few outstanding applicants will be invited to submit a full grant proposal for evaluation. The… Read More