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Research Task Force Created

A new task force, under the leadership of Past President Thomas P. Vail, MD, is charged with articulating a vision and models for our research mission and determining the resources needed to achieve this.

Match Rank Lists Submitted

Rank lists were submitted by today to the SF Match from all applicants: 61 Hip and Knee programs and 15 Tumor programs participated in the match. This year’s match day will take place on April 25 for fellowships starting in July of 2015.

AAHKS Provides Input on Custom Devices

AAHKS, along with The Hip Society and The Knee Society, provided comments to the FDA on the Agency’s “Custom Device Exemption Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff.” Our comments suggested modifications to the draft guidelines that would improve its clarity and consistency.

AAHKS Meets in New Orleans

AAHKS/JOA Editorial Board Wednesday, March 12 3:30-5:30 p.m. Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Jasperwood, 3rd floor Board Meeting Wednesday, March 12 5:30-8:30 p.m. Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Salon 3&6, 1st level AAHKS/Industry Breakfast Thursday, March 13 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Grand Salon 3&6, 1st level Trunion Task Force Thursday, March 13 8:30 – 9:00… Read More

SGR Legislation Advocacy Suspended

House Republicans announced a plan to bring SGR repeal to the floor, but with the bill paid for by repealing the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act.  This would almost certainly kill any chance of repeal before the expiration of the current patch, and possibly into 2015.   Because the individual mandate is so essential to the Affordable… Read More

AAHKS Has Taken on a New Look

February 25, 2014 For Immediate Release Rosemont, IL – The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons’ (AAHKS) logo and brand identification have been transformed in a way that reflects a great deal more than graphic design. It signifies their rededication to innovation, collaboration and advancement in the face of unprecedented challenges to its members, their patients and… Read More

Website Improvements

A new version of the website was released this afternoon and may be viewed at aahks.net. Over the week, remaining content will be migrated from AAHKS.org and this new release will then replace it as well.

Arthroplasty Today

Under the guidance of Publications Chair Michael P. Bolognesi, MD and Third Vice President William A. Jiranek, MD, agreement was reached with Elsevier, Inc. to publish a new electronic journal, Arthroplasty Today. Arthroplasty Today will serve as a venue for current topics related to joint replacement and associated procedures. This peer-reviewed journal publishes original manuscripts with a focus… Read More

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