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CMS MIPS Field Testing Commences

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its contractor, Acumen, LLC, will conduct field testing in October 2018 for 13 cost measures before consideration of their potential use in the cost performance category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System...

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High School Health Care Club Checks Out Orthopaedics

The Chicago Tribune reported this week about Lyons Township High School students who observed a robotic surgery demonstration at La Grange Memorial Hospital in suburban Chicago. The students, who belong to the Future Healthcare Professionals Club, were hosted by AAHKS...

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TXA Focus of October JOA

This month’s issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) features the AAHKS-initiated clinical practice guidelines for the use of tranexamic acid in total joint arthroplasty along with accompanying articles that “clarify how and when tranexamic acid should be used with...

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Lab-Grown Knee Cartilage Trial in Canada

The Canadian television network, CTV, in Toronto reported on an international clinical trial for knee cartilage injuries taking place at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ontario. Surgeons collect a cartilage sample from the patient and send it to a clinic in...

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Top AAHKS News Stories for September 2018

The following articles were the most clicked AAHKS News items in September 2018: What Are Joint Replacements Made Of? AAHKS 2018 Schedule Posted Online Tumor, Trauma Societies Endorse TXA Guideline Applications due for AAHKS Health Policy Fellowship To read the AAHKS...

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What are Joint Replacements Made Of?

The newest article added to the AAHKS patient education website explains in detail the parts of both hip and knee replacement implants. Here is the introduction: Hip and knee replacement surgery involve replacing the worn-out bone and cartilage lining your hip or knee...

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AAHKS in Uruguay This Week

AAHKS was represented this week at the co-branded meeting with the 20th Congress of the Uruguayan Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Montevideo, Uruguay. AAHKS International Committee Chair Rafael J. Sierra, MD provided the AAHKS 2017 Annual Meeting...

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Call for JOA Reviewers

The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) is seeking volunteers to become reviewers. If you would like to be a part of the JOA, please email your statement of interest to Managing Editor, Taylor Bowen, at journalofarthroplasty@gmail.com. He will then send you instructions on...

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Important Dates Coming Up

Tuesday, September 25, 2018: Join the UKA Webinar at 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Deadline to apply to the Women in Arthroplasty Committee Monday, October 1, 2018: Deadline to apply for the AAHKS Health Policy Fellowship Friday, October 12, 2018:...

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AAHKS Conducts Round of Senate Hill Visits

As Hurricane Florence bore down on the East Coast, former Health Policy Fellow and AAHKS Advocacy Committee member P. Maxwell Courtney, MD made the rounds on Capitol Hill Thursday. Accompanied by AAHKS lobbyists, the offices of 10 Senators from both sides of the aisle...

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2018 AAHKS Award Papers Selected

The Annual Meeting Program Committee has announced three outstanding papers that will be presented with the AAHKS Awards at the Annual Meeting: The James A. Rand Young Investigator’s Award “Large Opioid Prescriptions Are Unnecessary After Total Joint Arthroplasty: A...

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Register for AAHKS Webinar on UKA Success

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Time: 8:00 p.m. (Eastern) Moderator: Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD Partial knee arthroplasty (UKA) has experienced increased growth in the last several years. Patient selection along with an understanding of which ancillary tests are...

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OREF Grant Deadline Approaching

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting applications for various funding opportunities ranging from $5,000 to $225,000. Letters of Intent (LOI) must be completed as required. All properly submitted LOIs will be reviewed by the OREF...

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AAHKS 2018 Schedule Posted Online

The preliminary program schedule for the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting is now available on the AAHKS website. View paper and symposia titles and authors in the order that they will present during the General Session November 2-4, 2018. Also available are the preliminary...

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Don’t Forget Your Running Shoes!

This year’s Fun Run and 5K walk are sponsored by Smith & Nephew and Elsevier, publisher of The Journal of Arthroplasty and Arthroplasty Today. Check in for the event begins at 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018, and the race begins at 5:55 a.m. The course is the...

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Arthroplasty Today September Issue

The September issue of Arthroplasty Today is published online and in the new app. This issue features an editorial by Rafael J. Sierra, MD focusing on the growing international membership of AAHKS. “Arthroplasty Today continues its commitment to support our...

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Tumor, Trauma Societies Endorse TXA Guideline

The Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) and the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) have granted AAHKS their official endorsement of the Tranexamic Acid in Total Joint Arthroplasty Clinical Practice Guidelines. AAHKS, the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and...

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