In Memoriam: John R. Tongue, MD

On August 25, 2019, John R. Tongue, MD died at his home on Oswego Lake in Oregon. Dr. Tongue served as the 80th President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2012, and served as faculty at AAHKS Annual Meetings. He was a clinical associate professor of...

In Memoriam: David S. Hungerford, MD

One of the founding members of AAHKS, David S. Hungerford, MD, passed away on March 2, 2019 at his home near Baltimore. Dr. Hungerford, along with Merrill A. Ritter, MD, represented The Knee Society in the 1990 meetings that led to the founding of AAHKS – known then...

In Memoriam: Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD

The orthopaedic community this week was saddened to learn of the passing of Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD. Dr. Rothman was a founding member of AAHKS and served as President from 1998-1999. He had a resounding impact in the field of hip and knee arthroplasty and a...

Joint Replacement Pioneer Dies at 82

Jorge O. Galante, MD died in his home on Sanibel Island in Florida on February 9, 2017. Dr. Galante was a founding member of AAHKS – joining when the association started in 1991. According to his obituary in the Chicago Tribune, Galante revolutionized the field...

In Memoriam: Robert W. Bucholz, MD

As we prepare to head to Dallas for the Annual Meeting, we note the passing earlier this year of Dallas-based AAHKS member and past AAOS President, Robert W. Bucholz, MD. The prominent surgeon and medical educator will be missed. Read Dr. Bucholz’s memorial in AAOS...

Knee Replacement Pioneer Dies at 82

Frank Gunston, MD of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada passed away on February 16, 2016. He is credited with inventing the first artificial knee in 1963. Dr. Gunston worked as an associate of Sir John Charnley, MD through a traveling hip arthroplasty fellowship at...
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