AAHKS Spring Meeting

May 2-4, 2024 | Buckhead, Atlanta, GA

AAHKS Spring Meeting: Putting Progress Into Practice

Save the date: The 2024 Spring Meeting will be held May 2-4, 2024, at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. 

Registration Rates
Arthroplasty Surgeon in Training (AIT) Members – $350.00
International Members – $400.00
All Other Member Categories – $650.00
Non-Members – $750.00

Join us for the 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting, May 2-4, 2024 in Buckhead, Atlanta. Nearly 200 arthroplasty surgeons, faculty and exhibitors will convene at this case-based meeting, designed to provide an intimate, hands-on learning experience with ample opportunity to ask questions and interact. Meeting Co-Chairs Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, Gregory G. Polkowski II, MD, MSc and James A. Browne, MD will be developing an excellent educational program look forward to welcoming you this spring. 

The AAHKS Spring Meeting is intended to equip practicing orthopaedic surgeons with state-of-the art information and cutting-edge strategies to enhance overall surgeon competence related to the care of patients with arthritis and degenerative disease. It combines general and breakout sessions, emphasizing case-based learning in small-group settings with some of the leading faculty in the field of arthroplasty. 

2023 Program Schedule

View the 2023 Spring Meeting Faculty & Disclosures 

Thursday, May 4

3-7:30 p.m. Registration Open 
4-5:30 p.m.

International Session
Requires registration at no additional cost

A Different View of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: The International View 
This program will feature a discussion of patella resurfacing, uni vs osteotomies and cemented vs cementless hip around the world. 

5-6 p.m. YAG Reception
6-7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception for All Attendees

Friday, May 5

6:30 a.m.-6:30 pm Registration Open
6:45 -7:20 a.m. Breakfast and Exhibits Open
7:30-8:30 a.m.

Symposium 1: The Basic TKA

Leverage the clinical expertise of the panel to discuss current trends, pearls and pitfalls in performing primary TKA. From preop optimization to surgical management and post operative protocols, the panel will engage in dialogue about best practices and controversies around total knee arthroplasty. 

8:30-9:50 a.m.

Breakout 1: Primary TKA


9:50-10:10 a.m. Break and Exhibits Open
10:10 -11:10 a.m.

Symposium 2: New Technology in TKA: Where Are We and Where Are We Going? 

Orthopaedic surgeons are interested in using advanced technology to improve outcomes after total knee arthroplastyThis symposium will review 1) The advantages and disadvantages associated with robotic surgery 2) The advantages and disadvantages of augmented reality and 3) What should the next generation of new technology provide to enhance the surgeon’s ability to consistently perform a perfect TKA.

11:10 a.m. -12:30 p.m. Breakout 2: Revision TKA
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch and Exhibits Open
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Symposium 3: Periprosthetic Joint Infection

This symposium will cover the latest methods of preventing, diagnosing, and treating infections after THAs and TKAs, focusing on advances and areas of controversy and clinical dilemmas.

2:30-3:50 p.m. Breakout 3: Periprosthetic Joint Infection
3:50-4:10 p.m. Break and Exhibits Open
4:10-5:10 p.m.

Symposium 4: Ask the Knee Experts Case Discussions

An opportunity to ask questions that are answered directly by accomplished surgeons who have a wealth of experience in TKA. The Ask the Expert format allows attendees to bring actual challenging cases in TKA that you have experienced to discuss and receive real-time face-to-face feedback from our team of surgical experts and your fellow Spring Meeting attendees in an intimate small group setting. 

5:10-5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks 
5:30-6:30 p.m. Reception for All Attendees
Requires registration at no additional cost

Saturday, May 6

6-10:00 a.m. Registration Open
6:15-6:50 a.m. Breakfast and Exhibits Open
6:50-6:55 a.m. Welcome
6:55-7 a.m. American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) Update
7-8 a.m.

Symposium 5: The Basic THA

Learn principles and pearls of primary THA through case-based discussions of recent cases, focused short didactics and an expert faculty panel discussion.  

8-9:20 a.m. Breakout 4: Primary THA
9:20-9:35 a.m. Break and Exhibits Open
9:35-9:40 a.m. 2023 Spring FARE Grant Award
9:40-10:40 a.m.

Symposium 6: How to Use an Endoprosthesis after Periprosthetic Femur Fracture

Address prevention, surgical treatment, and strategies to lower the risk of future complications following this challenging event. Our expert faculty will present tips and tricks for managing periprosthetic femur fractures after both TKA and TH, including surgical tips for fracture fixation, revision arthroplasty and management with endoprostheses.

10:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Breakout 5: Revision THA
12:00-12:30 p.m. Lunch and Exhibits Open
12:30-1:30 p.m.

Symposium 7: Ask the Hip Experts Case Discussions

Ask questions directly to accomplished surgeons with a wealth of experience in THA. Bring your actual challenging THP cases to discuss and receive real-time, face-to-face feedback from our team of surgical experts and your fellow Spring Meeting attendees in an intimate, small-group setting.

1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks and Adjourn


The 2023 AAHKS Spring Meeting features 49 expert faculty members, including international representatives. The meeting co-chairs are Gregory G. Polkowski II, MD, MSc (Education and Communications Council Chair), James A. Browne, MD (Education and Communications Council Vice Chair) and Bryan D. Springer, MD (Immediate Past President). 

View a list of all 2023 Spring Meeting Faculty.



  • Analyze total hip and knee arthroplasty cases
  • Investigate the patterns contributing to effective total hip and knee primary arthroplasty and revision
  • Determine the strategies contributing to optimal perioperative and post-operative care, including complication management


The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

International Visitors

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Faculty for the 2023 AAHKS Spring Meeting should submit their disclosure information on the AAOS Disclosure Submission website. 

View the 2023 Spring Meeting Faculty Disclosures.



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Past Spring Meeting Materials and CME Documents

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