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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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This Week’s Featured Industry Symposium: Hot Topics and Technology in Orthopaedics

The following industry symposium takes place at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting: Thursday, November 2 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 Exprt™ philosophy is to minimize excessive instrumentation while… Read More

Has Your Membership Expired?

The AAHKS Membership Department would like to thank the vast majority of AAHKS members who have renewed their memberships for 2018. Because we are at the half-year point, membership and subscriptions to the JOA have expired for those who have not yet paid 2018 dues. In order to reinstate membership, receive the JOA and to register for the… Read More

AAHKS Contingent Represents Patients, Surgeons at NOLC

by Nicholas B. Frisch, MD, MBA and Bradford S. Waddell, MD 2017-2018 AAHKS Health Policy Fellows This week, members of AAHKS and staff were in Washington D.C. for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference (NOLC) advocacy event. The AAHKS team used the time in the Capitol to meet with members of Congress and… Read More

AAHKS at Top Level of Advisor’s Circle

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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 www.aaos.org/PAC). For just $84 a month… Read More

Abstracts Due in Five Weeks!

There are five weeks remaining to submit abstracts for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Abstracts, symposia proposals and surgical technique video proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. (CDT) on June 1. Log in to the submission website using your AAHKS username and password. The Annual Meeting takes place November 1-4 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Registration will… 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

Program Finalized for AAHKS Spring Meeting

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Symposia topics, moderators and faculty have been finalized for the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting taking place May 4-5, 2018 in Miami. In addition, a special International Guest Session will be moderated by past AAHKS President, Carlos J. Lavernia, MD. “Cirugía de Cadera Hoy, Ayer y Mañana: 100 Años de Experiencia” (Hip Surgery Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow: 100 Years… Read More

Faculty Announced for AAHKS Spring Meeting

Members can register now for the 2018 AAHKS Spring Meeting which takes place May 4-5, 2018 in Miami. Past attendees have remarked about the value of discussing cases in small-group breakouts with expert faculty and peers. Here is the roster of this year’s faculty: Matthew P. Abdel, MD Matthew S. Austin, MD C. Lowry Barnes, MD William P.… Read More

CMS Adds Patient Experience Scores to Physician Compare

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added patient experience scores and star ratings to their Physician Compare website, which is intended for patients and their caregivers to use to find high-quality Medicare providers. The site now includes star ratings based on 2016 PQRS data. “The 2016 performance information is anticipated to be made publicly available… Read More

Announcing the 2018 MOC Recon 65-Day Study Plan

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The 2018 MOC Recon 65-Day Study Plan by AAHKS, The Hip Society, The Knee Society, AAOS and OrthoBullets is now open for rolling registration. Emails start the day after you purchase the course. If you enroll by December 20, 2017, you will complete the study plan by March 1 for the 2018 exam window. Course Co-Chairs are Bryan D. Springer,… Read More