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Arthroplasty Today June Issue Highlights

Read full issue of the June Arthroplasty Today online at “In the zone,” Brian J. McGrory “Abundant heterotopic bone formation following use of rhBMP-2 in the treatment of acetabular bone defects during revision hip arthroplasty,” Alexander Arzeno, Tim Wang, James I. Huddleston III “Early aseptic loosening of the Tritanium primary acetabular component with screw fixation,” William J.… Read More

Study Describes Landscape of Female Orthopaedists

A study published in the current issue of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, “Profiles of Practicing Female Orthopaedists Caring for Medicare Patients in the United States,” used Medicare claims data to analyze demographic and practice characteristics of orthopaedic surgeons who are women. “There are significant differences between female and male orthopaedic surgeons caring for Medicare patients… Read More

AAHKS at Top Level of Advisor’s Circle


AAHKS has moved to the top Advisors’ Circle level of the Orthopaedic Political Action Committee (OrthoPAC), our PAC representing orthopaedic surgeons in Washington. You can help strengthen the AAHKS advocacy efforts by conveniently contributing to OrthoPAC from your phone now. Text “AAHKS” to the number 41444, and follow the link (or visit For just $84 a month… Read More

Top News Clicks for May 2018

The following weekly AAHKS News items were the most clicked in May 2018: What Patients are Reading: Intimacy after TJA Dr. Rothman Retires, Carries On Dr. Parvizi Talks Candidly about TJA Developments New PJI Algorithm to be Presented at AAHKS Spring Meeting To read the AAHKS News click here.

Arthroplasty Today June Issue Comes Out Within Week

The June issue of Arthroplasty Today will be available the last week of May. These highlighted articles-in-press are online now and will be published in the complete issue: Abundant heterotopic bone formation following use of rhBMP-2 in the treatment of acetabular bone defects during revision hip arthroplasty Early aseptic loosening of the Tritanium primary acetabular component with screw… Read More

Dr. Rothman Retires, Carries On

This week, Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD, retired from surgery at his namesake Rothman Institute in Philadelphia. Dr. Rothman was AAHKS President from 1998-1999. At 81 years old, he decided to leave the practice of surgery while still “at his peak” and to focus on other endeavors such as pre-operative and post-operative patient care, mentoring, teaching and various… Read More

Bring Your PA to THA Course in Rosemont

The surgical skills course, “Meeting the Challenges of Total Hip Arthroplasty” takes place July 19-20 at the OLC in Rosemont, Ill, and space is still available. Sponsored by AAHKS, AAOS and THS and directed by Scott M. Sporer, MD, Hany S. Bedair, MD and John M. Keggi, MD, this intensive, hands-on course provides modern strategies for preoperative planning,… Read More

AJRR Annual Report Data Provides Insight

The 2017 American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Annual Report contains procedural and component data on primary and revision total joint replacement surgeries that provide insight into trends in the total joint arthroplasty field. Such as: Femoral head size usage patterns have remained relatively constant between 2012 and 2016, with 36mm heads used in about 60% of the procedures… Read More

Hip and Knee Surgeons Collaborating at Co-Branded Meeting in China

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by Brett R. Levine, MD The 11th Congress of Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS) in Hangzhou, China featured a co-branded program with AAHKS with Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD and Yan Wang, MD serving as Chairs and Quoqiang Zhang serving as Executive Chair. The program included numerous American and Chinese surgeons discussing a wide array of topics in… Read More

Two Weeks Left to Submit Abstracts for AAHKS 2018

Only two weeks remain to submit abstracts, symposium proposals and surgical technique video proposals for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Learn about the abstract submission process, and get tips on the key elements of submitting a successful abstract from Joseph T. Moskal, MD, FACS, Bryan D. Springer, MD and Matthew P. Abdel, MD. The slide presentation of the… Read More