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This Week’s Featured Industry Symposium: Negative Pressure Therapy

The following industry symposium takes place on Thursday, November 1 at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting: 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Evolving Utility of Negative Pressure Therapy in Arthroplasty Patients: Review of New Clinical Evidence to Reduce Complications and Improve Functional Outcomes KCI – An Acelity Company Wound complications are reported in up to 10% of hip and knee… Read More

Minimizing Narcotics Among Topics for 2018 AAHKS Orthopaedic Team Course

This year’s AAHKS Orthopaedic Team Course taking place during the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas will cover topics such as medical optimization before surgery, clinical challenges and minimizing narcotics after surgery. Orthopaedic team members such as nurses, physician assistants, surgical assistants and physical therapists benefit from this interactive course each year. Course co-chairs, James A. Browne, MD… Read More

ABOS Offers Option to Bypass Multiple Choice Exam

In addition to streamlined Application and Case List entry functions, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) is adding a web-based option as an alternative to the multiple-choice examination required for MOC. The new ABOS Web-Based Longitudinal Assessment (ABOS WLA) program begins in January 2019. Diplomates will choose 15 Knowledge Sources from approximately 100 posted annually to the ABOS… Read More

AJRR Steering Committee Meets

AJRR Steering July 2018

AAHKS leaders were among the key collaborators in the American Joint Replacement Registry’s (AJRR) Steering Committee meeting today at the AAOS Headquarters. Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, Chair, Bryan D. Springer, MD, Vice Chair, Scott M. Sporer, MD, Secretary, Daniel J. Berry, MD, Member, Gregory B. Krivchenia, MD, Member, Brian S. Parsley, MD, Member, David G. Lewallen, MD,… Read More

Perspective Given on Study of Low-Dose Aspirin for VTE

A study on low-dose aspirin for venous thromboembolism (VTE) published in the Journal of Arthroplasty is featured in Orthopedics Today with a Perspective by Jay R. Lieberman, MD, who is an editorial board member and Past President of AAHKS. According to Dr. Lieberman, “The selection of a prophylaxis regimen after TKA is a balance between efficacy and safety.… Read More

This Week’s Featured Industry Symposium: Surgical Techniques and Instrumentation

The following industry symposium takes place at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting: Thursday, November 1, 2018 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. Breaking Down the Buzz DJO Surgical Breaking down the hottest topics and technologies in orthopaedics, this session will describe surgical techniques and instrumentation to optimize efficiency and patient outcomes. The DJO ExprtTM philosophy is to minimize excessive instrumentation… Read More

Discussing Health Policy in DC This Week


AAHKS Health Policy Chair James “Hutch” I. Huddleston, MD and AAOS First Vice President Kristy L. Weber, MD met with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) Director Adam Boehler this week to introduce the societies to the new director as well as to discuss the consequences of recent policies on hip and knee patient care. Dr.… Read More

Live Webcast July 20 of Rosemont Hip Course

If you are unable to attend the AAOS/AAHKS/The Hip Society course at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Ill. next week, you can view the live webcast instead. Meeting the Challenges of Total Hip Arthroplasty takes place on Friday, July 20 from 12:10 – 1:25 p.m. (CDT). Through a live surgical demo, you’ll observe a hands-on demonstration of… Read More

What Patients are Reading: Inequity in Bundled Care

Bundled care programs seek to address the ratio of outcomes to cost, but they do not take into consideration patients’ preexisting medical conditions and social factors according to the Forbes magazine article, “How Bundling Care Hurts The Patients Who Need It The Most.“ Author Prem N. Ramkumar, MD, MBA, an AAHKS member, questions the equity of such programs,… Read More

Get Your Run/Walk in at AAHKS 2018

The popular Orthos on the Move 5K Fun Run & 1-Mile Walk will return for a third year to the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas. The event takes place on the Trinity Strand Trail adjacent to the Hilton Anatole on Saturday morning before the General Session. Winners in various categories will be awarded for best times. You… Read More