AAHKS is saddened to share that Harlan C. Amstutz, MD, passed away on May 18, 2021. Born on July 17, 1931, Dr. Amstutz was a nationally and internationally recognized joint replacement surgeon and innovator of hip resurfacing technology. A leader in the field, Dr. Amstutz had given more than 1000 national or international presentations and earned 90 visiting professorships and named lectureships. He authored or co-authored over 335 scientific publications and 500 abstracts, including Hip Resurfacing: Principals, Indications, Operative Technique, and Results, and was the Editor of Current Status of Metal-on-Metal Hip Resurfacing. He was a member of 27 national and international societies and an AAHKS Member since 2006. At AAHKS Annual Meetings, Dr. Amstatz would take time for visits with former patients who lived in Dallas, some up to 10-15 years following their surgeries. We remember this leader and all those whose lives he touched.

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