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Today is Match Day 2018!

The Adult Reconstruction/Musculoskeletal Tumor Surgery Fellowship Match took place today with 99 programs offering 193 total positions. The number of applicants, positions available and matched applicants continues to grow. A record number of 177 positions filled, and 16 positions remain open. The SF Match lists the open positions on their website (click the Immediate Vacancies tab). Unmatched applicants… Read More

New PJI Algorithm to be Presented at AAHKS Spring Meeting

AAHKS President Craig J. Della Valle, MD, is moderating the Periprosthetic Joint Infection (PJI) Symposium at the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting. In a video posted to social media this week, Dr. Della Valle describes the new information that will be presented and discussed: New diagnostic criteria for PJI New algorithm for diagnosing infection Topical agents for the prevention… Read More

Finalists for FARE Research Award Announced

The following AAHKS members were selected as finalists for the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) grant, which will be awarded in two weeks at the AAHKS Spring Meeting: A Randomized Controlled Trial Examining the Efficacy of Adductor Canal Block Using Liposomal Bupivacaine injection in TKA Jeffrey A. Geller, MD and Matthew J. Grosso, MD Columbia University… Read More

Data Shows Declining Opioid Prescriptions

New data from IQVIA Institute for Data Science, a health information company, shows a continued decrease in opioid prescriptions dispensed last year. CNBC reported that “the number of prescriptions accelerated its decline in 2017, with an even faster drop for high doses.” In a statement released this week, Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA, chair of the AMA Opioid… Read More

Orthopaedists Would Do It All Again

Medscape has released its Physician Compensation Report 2018 that breaks out survey responses of over 20,000 physicians in 29 specialties. According to the report, “The average overall physician salary – including primary care and specialties – is $299,000.” One of the survey questions asked specialists if they would “choose the same specialty” if they had a choice to… Read More

New Data Shows Canadian Wait Times Increasing

The Canadian Institute for Health Information released new data this week that shows wait times for hip and knee replacement surgeries increased in 2017. The data shows 76 percent of patients had hip replacement surgery within the recommended six months in 2017 as compared with 81 percent in 2015. For knee replacement surgery, the percentages were 69 and… Read More

West Coast Resident Course Sold Out

The California location of “Fundamentals of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty for Orthopaedic Residents” presented by AAOS, AAHKS, The Hip Society and The Knee Society taking place next month has sold out. There are still some spots remaining in the Illinois (Rosemont Orthopaedic Learning Center) location that runs April 27-29, 2018. Course highlights include perioperative planning and templating, the… Read More

Protech Awards AAHKS with “Rising Star”


The AAHKS association management software platform company, Alliance by Protech, awarded staff members with the “Rising Star Award” in recognition of their exceptional work in early adoption, onboarding and launching the new Protech system. Sharon Creed, Eileen Lusk, Patti Rose and Renalin Malvar-Ledda were in attendance at the Fusion 2018 conference where they received the award.

What Patients are Watching: Orthopaedic Residents on Ellen

Mayo Clinic orthopaedic surgery residents Elvis L. Francois, MD and William A. Robinson, MD were guests of The Ellen DeGeneres Show after their video covering “Alright” by Mike Yung went viral. The fellow residents posted their video to social media featuring Dr. Francois on vocals and Dr. Robinson on piano. They wanted to motivate their patients to help… Read More

2018 AAHKS Resident Course Open for Applications

If you are a PGY3 resident or know someone who is, then visit the AAHKS website to learn more about the AAHKS Resident Arthroplasty Course that takes place prior to the start of the General Session at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Residents in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to apply now. Acceptance to the course includes… Read More