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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 Over the week, remaining content will be migrated from 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

Video Journal

A Request for Information with input from Michael Bolognesi, MD, Stefano A. Bini, MD, Steven J. Incavo, MD, and William A. Jiranek, MD, was sent to 6 potential partners for an online video journal. This video journal will give users the ability to upload videos that demonstrate surgical procedures and submit them through a peer-review process. Three of… Read More

Building Topped Off

Inside new building

This morning, the final piece of steel was hoisted to the top of the new Orthopaedics Headquarters Building, and the traditional evergreen tree was fixed in place. We inspected progress on the first floor, which will house the Orthopaedic Learning Center. Despite the frigid weather, concrete floor decks have been poured up to the 4th floor, rough plumbing,… Read More

Encourage Congress to Enact SGR Repeal

Use our advocacy tool to contact your senators and representatives with a letter encouraging them to enact the “SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014” (H.R. 4015/S. 2000).

News Release

October 29, 2013 For Immediate Release AAHKS Names Zarski Executive Director Rosemont, Ill. – The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) has named Michael J. Zarski, JD, Executive Director. In making the announcement, Thomas K. Fehring, MD, President of the association stated, “After an extensive national search, we are very pleased to have found someone with… Read More