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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Education’

AAHKS Abstract Submissions Smash Record

As the deadline closed on June 1, the number of abstracts submitted for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting had already broken last year’s record number earlier in the day. The 1,615 abstracts submitted surpassed the number submitted for the 2017 AAHKS Annual Meeting by 228 abstracts. The AAHKS Program Committee attributes the spike to more members engaged in… 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

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

Bring Your PA to Hip Arthroplasty Course in Rosemont

The course, “Meeting the Challenges of Total Hip Arthroplasty,” takes place July 19-20 at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Ill. Directors Scott M. Sporer, MD, John M. Keggi, MD and Hany S. Bedair, MD encourage surgeons to bring their physician assistants (PA) for a unique opportunity to learn together. This intensive, hands-on course provides modern strategies for… Read More

You Matched, Now What?

The AAOS Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) Fellowship Committee is hosting a free webinar “Tips for the Orthopaedic Fellowship Year” on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8:15 p.m. (Eastern). The webinar will cover the “ins and outs” of what it takes to be a good fellow. Ten faculty across the specialties will share ways to help you lay… Read More

West Coast Resident Course Sold Out

The California location of “Fundamentals of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty for Orthopaedic Residents” presented by AAOS, AAHKS, The Hip Society and The Knee Society taking place next month has sold out. There are still some spots remaining in the Illinois (Rosemont Orthopaedic Learning Center) location that runs April 27-29, 2018. Course highlights include perioperative planning and templating, the… Read More

New Patient Education from AAHKS: Good Recovery

Here is an excerpt from the latest article, “Good Health = Good Recovery after Joint Surgery,” published by the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee. Your overall health is important and can have a major impact on how well you do after hip or knee replacement surgery. It is important to discuss your health with your physician so… Read More

New Patient Education from AAHKS: Infection Risk

Here is an excerpt from the latest article, “Decreasing Your Infection Risk,” published by the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee. Infection is a difficult problem that affects one out of 100 people after joint replacement surgery. If your joint becomes infected after surgery, it usually means additional surgery will be needed to treat the infection. It also… Read More

New Patient Education from AAHKS: Metal Allergy/Sensitivity

The AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee has published a new article, “Allergic or Sensitive to Metal?” on the AAHKS patient education website. The article explains testing for metal allergy and signs of sensitivity before and after surgery and addresses implant concerns. “While up to 14% of people will have some reaction to certain metal allergy tests, metal allergy… Read More