American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Annual Meeting’

2018 AAHKS Resident Course Open for Applications

If you are a PGY3 resident or know someone who is, then visit the AAHKS website to learn more about the AAHKS Resident Arthroplasty Course that takes place prior to the start of the General Session at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. Residents in the U.S. and Canada are encouraged to apply now. Acceptance to the course includes… Read More

Call for Submissions for AAHKS 2018

The AAHKS Annual Meeting Program Committee invites abstract submissions, symposium proposals and surgical technique video proposals for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting. All submissions are due by June 1, 2018. Submit high-quality scientific and socioeconomic abstracts, symposium proposals covering all aspects of arthroplasty and health policy and high-quality, clinically relevant videos. Visit the AAHKS submission website for guidelines and… Read More

AAHKS to Host International Scholar

In partnership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), AAHKS will host Dr. Vincent Ativor from Kumasi, Ghana at the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting in November. Dr. Ativor is the recipient of the 2018 AAOS International Emerging Leaders scholarship award. Through his attendance at our meeting, Dr. Ativor will take what he learns back to his trainees… Read More

“Chick” Yates Receives AAHKS Presidential Award

Chick Yates and Mark Froimson

Adolph “Chick” J. Yates, Jr., MD received the 2017 AAHKS Presidential Award for his outstanding service to AAHKS on Saturday, November 4, 2017 during the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting. AAHKS President, Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA, cited Dr. Yates’ tireless, behind-the-scenes work for AAHKS in the quality, performance measures and advocacy arenas that earned him the award. He… Read More

AAHKS Resource Center on Orthopedics Today

Video interviews and articles covering the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting are available on the Orthopedics Today website. One of the highlight videos is of AAHKS President Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA discussing the cutting-edge research presented, new CMS rules, digital health, robotics, assistive technologies, trends in joint replacement, the Industry Leadership Forum, patient education and young members… Read More

2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting Adjourns

A record number of attendees participated in the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting in Dallas last week. The meeting kicked off with industry symposia covering hot topics in hip and knee arthroplasty. Three special courses reached out to residents, team members and hospital professionals. The General Session got underway with an address by U.S. Senator John Barrasso, MD who… Read More

2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting Presents the Future

With the first paper and first symposium of the General Session focusing on future technology in arthroplasty, the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting lived up to its reputation of cutting edge research and unrivaled presentations. From mobile patient engagement platforms to 3D printing to robotics to artificial intelligence and machine learning, topics in today’s program alone set a tone… Read More

See You in Dallas!

Mike Bolognesi, MD

The 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting begins next Thursday, November 2 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas with a full schedule of industry-sponsored symposia that run through Friday morning. The general session of the AAHKS program begins at 2:55 p.m. on Friday and adjourns on Sunday at noon. Review the Final Program for all details. Registration Rates Increase Onsite… Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposia

Thursday, November 2, 2017 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Change the Face of the Opioid Landscape One Patient at a Time with Multimodal Treatment Approach DePuy Synthes/Pacira Pharmaceuticals A moderated discussion on the clinical significance of the Postsurgical Infiltration of Long Lasting Analgesia in TKA Results (PILLAR) trial, a phase 4 multicenter randomized controlled study (16 centers, 139 patients). … Read More

This Week’s Featured Symposium: SSI

The following industry symposium takes place on Thursday, November 2, 2017: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. An Evidence-Based Update on Closed Incision Negative Pressure Therapy for High-Risk Surgical Incision Acelity This session will present an overview of the SSI problem as it relates to complex primary and revision joint arthroplasty and the work being done in the area… Read More