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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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“Getting a Good Night’s Sleep” Popular on AAHKS Patient Website

Since the launch of the new AAHKS website for patient education, the article “Getting a Good Night’s Sleep after Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery” is the most visited following the overview articles on hip and knee replacement surgery. Written and peer-reviewed by the AAHKS Patient Education Committee, the article suggests that when it’s difficult to sleep, “you should… Read More

DOCSF Bridges Digital Health and Orthopaedics

At the Digital Orthopaedics Conference (DOCSF) hosted by the University of California at San Francisco last weekend, leaders in technology came together with innovators in orthopaedics to pursue the adoption of technology in musculoskeletal care. “We believe that embedding digital technologies in a narrow, integrated vertical is more likely to affect change than targeting one fifth of the… Read More

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Patient microsite homepage

AAHKS has launched a new website for patients that gives them a centralized, credible source for hip and knee replacement surgery information. The new site represents a collaboration between the Patient and Public Relations Committee, Web and Social Media Committee and Evidence Based Medicine Committee. Peer reviewed articles and videos are available now in an attractive format that… Read More

Duke University Hosts Twitter Journal Club

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., the Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Division of Adult Reconstruction will be hosting the first Twitter-moderated Journal Club at Duke for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. AAKHS President, William A. Jiranek, MD will serve as the guest faculty, and will discuss, The Journal of Arthroplasty’s “What Financial Incentives Will… Read More

DocSpera Reaches 100,000,000 Milestone

The AAHKS Case Sharing Network partner, DocSpera, has reached a major milestone of reaching 100,000,000 interactions on the platform. Every time you book a case, send a message, click or upload an image, connect with a user, or use any of the other workflow features on DocSpera, it adds to this interaction count. The AAHKS Case Sharing Network… Read More

Register Today for Periprosthetic Fractures Webinar

AAHKS is holding a webinar for AAHKS members, “Periprosthetic Fractures following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty” on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (Central). Faculty are: Craig J. Della Valle, MD, George J. Haidukewych, MD, Frank Liporace, MD and John Callaghan, MD. Learn more and register today. CME Credit The California Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the… Read More

Risk Calculator Tool Available for Surgeons

The American Joint Replacement Registry has made available a tool for surgeons to use when calculating patient risk when advising patients on surgery. The calculator is designed to assess the individual risk of poor outcomes for patients aged 65 and older after having hip or knee replacement surgery. To access the Risk Calculator, visit the AJRR website.

Patient Education Ranks as Top Website Pages

Two articles, “Total Hip Replacement” and “Total Knee Replacement” continue to rank as the top two pages accessed on the AAHKS website. Divided nearly evenly, the articles received 24,275 page views in the last month. More than 79 percent of the visitors to the site are new visitors, and most are from the United States, Canada, the United… Read More

New Cases Added to DocSpera

After the first weeks of the new program where leaders in hip and knee arthroplasty are “on call” to respond to case sharing posts on the AAHKS DocSpera website portal, AAHKS members have posted many new cases. Topics include giant cell tumor, multiple revision TKA, highly cross linked osteolysis, fungal infection and more. Visit www.DocSpera.com to log in… Read More

AAOS Holds Virtual Lobby Day to Help Fix SGR

Virtual Lobby Day

AAOS, together with AAHKS and other medical associations and the physician community, is urging Congress to continue the progress already made toward replacing the flawed SGR formula. On February 4, 2015, physician leaders from across the country and from dozens of medical associations will converge on Washington, DC to stress the importance of passing a permanent SGR fix.… Read More