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AAHKS Creates New Committee – Young Arthroplasty Group

Thanks to the work of several new arthroplasty physicians and guidance by AAHKS leadership, the Young Arthroplasty Group Committee has been created and populated. The committee, which is charged with “connecting young arthroplasty surgeons – less than 5 years in practice – in order to promote collaboration and young surgeon activity within AAHKS, with particular focus on research,… Read More

AAHKS Represented at AMA House of Delegates

by Linda I. Suleiman, MD The American Medical Association’s Annual House of Delegates Meeting took place this past week in Chicago. While AAHKS no longer has a seat in the House, we are represented. AAHKS 2018-2019 Health Policy Fellow Linda Suleiman, MD, a fellow at Rush University Medical Center and AAHKS AMA Delegate Chris Dangles, MD, represented AAHKS… Read More

AAHKS 2018 Learning Center/Exhibit Hall Sells Out

Once again this year, the AAHKS Learning Center/Exhibit Hall has sold out in record time. The Learning Center/Exhibit Hall is an important piece of the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting being held November 1-4, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. This year’s meeting and exhibition is expected to attract more than 2,000 surgeons, fellows, residents and other health professionals who are… Read More

Has Your Membership Expired?

The AAHKS Membership Department would like to thank the vast majority of AAHKS members who have renewed their memberships for 2018. Because we are at the half-year point, membership and subscriptions to the JOA have expired for those who have not yet paid 2018 dues. In order to reinstate membership, receive the JOA and to register for the… Read More

Industry Symposia During AAHKS 2018

Each week, we will feature industry symposia that are scheduled for Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Here is this week’s featured symposium: Thursday, November 1, 2018 7:30 – 9:30 a.m. AmnioFix: Where Does it Fit in Clinical Practice? MiMedx Dr. Kris Alden discusses his experience with AmnioFix, a micronized dehydrated… Read More

AAHKS Contingent Represents Patients, Surgeons at NOLC

by Nicholas B. Frisch, MD, MBA and Bradford S. Waddell, MD 2017-2018 AAHKS Health Policy Fellows This week, members of AAHKS and staff were in Washington D.C. for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) advocacy event. The AAHKS team used the time in the Capitol to meet with members of Congress and… Read More

CMS Delayed in Sending Claims Data

“Hospitals and physician groups that want to participate in the CMS’ new Medicare bundled-payment demonstration are sweating because the agency is behind schedule in giving providers the claims data they need to decide which care bundles to select,” reported Modern Healthcare this week. CMS was due to share claims data with groups who volunteered to participate in the… Read More

AAHKS Abstract Submissions Smash Record

As the deadline closed on June 1, the number of abstracts submitted for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting had already broken last year’s record number earlier in the day. The 1,615 abstracts submitted surpassed the number submitted for the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting by 228 abstracts. The AAHKS Program Committee attributes the spike to more members engaged in… Read More

Predicting Osteolysis after THA with Biomarkers

A study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, “Urinary markers predict bone problems after hip replacement,” reports on the discovery of urinary markers that can predict osteolysis after total hip arthroplasty. Investigators claim that the biomarkers could predict signs long before imaging – “in some cases 6 years before a diagnosis was made,” according to an article… Read More

Registration is Open for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting!

Get ready for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas from November 1-4, 2018! This is the premier hip and knee arthroplasty event of the year with the latest research and practical, cutting-edge clinical information to take back to your practice. The Orthopaedic Team course and the Business of Arthroplasty course can be taken… Read More