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The YAG Augment: Cemented Stems with Mr. Jonathan Howell and Mr. Matthew Hubble

Mr. Howell and Mr. Hubble join YAG Augment hosts Dr. Cohen-Rosenblum and Dr. Landy to discuss the differences in practice and conferences in the UK and US, as well as their symposium presented at the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting, Cemented Femoral Stem Fixation: Back to...

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Reminder: FOCAL Lecture on UKA

New online educational opportunity for arthroplasty surgeons in training! Join FOCAL Co-Chair Vivek M. Shah, MD at 7:00 p.m. Central on January 30, 2023 for the webinar “UKA: Past Present and Future - Expanding Indications?” Dr. Shah, joined by faculty Kevin Fricka,...

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Detailed Instruction for Claiming CME

AAHKS members have the benefit of claiming and maintaining their CME transcript on the AAHKS Member Profile website. If you attended the AAHKS Annual Meeting or other AAHKS meetings and wish to claim CME credits, log in to the AAHKS website and click the “Claim CME...

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Apply for 2023 ORS Clinical Scholar Program

The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) invites AAHKS members to apply for its Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP). This annual two-day training workshop is designed for orthopaedic residents in their PGY2-PGY5 years, surgeons in fellowships, and...

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Happy New Year

Welcome back to the AAHKS News Update, a weekly newsletter designed to keep AAHKS members informed on relevant topics of interest to arthroplasty surgeons and surgeons in training. We have updated our banner for the new year and will continue to bring you the latest...

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REMINDER: Don’t Miss Monday’s FOCAL Webinar

“Highlights from the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting” January 9, 2023 8:00 p.m. Eastern | 7:00 p.m. Central  Join 2022 Program Chair Jeremy M. Gililland, MD, and faculty Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc and Leonard T. Buller, MD, who both presented abstracts at #AAHKS2022, as they...

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February 2023 JOA Issue Published

The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) has published the February 2023 issue online. Research included in this edition covers the effects of epilepsy on TJA complication rates, a data analysis showing increased complication risk in patients with fracture history and a...

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Must-See Advocacy Webinar

Visit LEARN, the AAHKS online education platform, to access a recording of this timely webinar focusing on the evolution of bundled payment programs and opportunities that may exist with future models. Moderators Jeffrey K. Lange, MD and Adam J. Rana, MD were joined...

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Year-End Greetings

To all members and their families, health care teams and patients, AAHKS wishes you a healthy & happy holiday season and joyous new year. This will be the last News update in 2022; it will resume regular distribution again on Friday, January 6,...

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AAHKS Membership Renewal Notice

All AAHKS membership renewal notices for the 2023 calendar year have been sent, with 2022 membership ending on December 31. There are three ways to renew:  Email: Electronic invoices were sent on November 23 to all email addresses on file with AAHKS.  Online: Login to...

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Missed This Week’s Advocacy Webinar?

Visit LEARN, the AAHKS online education platform, to access a recording of this timely webinar focusing on the evolution of bundled payment programs and opportunities that may exist with future models. Moderators Jeffrey K. Lange, MD and Adam J. Rana, MD were joined...

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Annual Meeting Research in the News

Healio is publishing its coverage of the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting online, including the latest news from AAHKS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians. Several podium papers presented during the General Session are featured in recent...

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AAHKS Spring Meeting 2023

Join us in Chicago for the AAHKS Spring Meeting at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel on May 4-6, 2023. The Spring Meeting is a smaller gathering of faculty and surgeon intended to equip practicing orthopaedic surgeons with state-of-the-art information and cutting-edge...

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Can’t Miss Advocacy Webinar on Dec. 13

Advocacy Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Arthroplasty Community: APMs, IPO, RUC and MACRA  Tuesday, December 13th, 2022  7:00 p.m. Central | 8:00 p.m. Eastern    This members-only webinar will review the evolution of bundled payment programs and present...

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Save the Date – Advocacy Webinar

Advocacy Challenges and Opportunities Facing the Arthroplasty Community: APMs, IPO, RUC and MACRA Tuesday, December 13th, 2022 |7:00 p.m. Central | 8:00 p.m. Eastern  This members-only webinar will review the evolution of bundled payment programs and present...

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AAHKS Member Discount Available for CCJR

AAHKS members are being offered a 25% discount to the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR®) 2022 CME Conference, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel December 7-10 in Orlando, Florida. Register at www.ccjr.com/ccjr-2022 and use code AAHKS_25...

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AMA House of Delegates Convenes

AAHKS was represented at the Interim Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA), held November 12-15.  AAHKS is a member of the Specialty and Service Society (SSS), the Orthopaedic Section Council and the Mobility Caucus, representing the interests of...

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Operation Walk Mission in Guyana

Humanitarian volunteers from Operation Walk Maryland conducted a medical mission trip in Georgetown, Guyana this week. Originally founded by AAHKS Past President Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, Operation Walk, or OpWalk, are now over 20 volunteer medical humanitarian...

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Access JOA November Issue

The Journal of Arthroplasty has published the October 2022 issue online. Original research and articles include a systematic review of complications encountered during robotics-assisted THA, an editorial on social media’s role in disseminating research, analysis of...

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FOCAL Webinar on Contract Negotiations

Contracts and Negotiations: Things You Must Know Monday, November 28, at 7:00 p.m. Central   Register today for the next FOCAL: Fellows Orthopaedic Continued AAHKS Learning webinar focused on contract negotiation. Join expert faculty Emily Ast, Esq., Michael P. Ast,...

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Looking for Highlights of the Meeting?

If you didn’t make it to Dallas, catch up on major events at the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting:  Check the AAHKS social media channels for the #AAHKS2022 hashtag  Browse stories of events as they happened on the AAHKS News feed  Read research abstracts in the final...

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Final Day of #AAHKS2022

In AAHKS General session today, the program finishes with strong clinical content, including the Surgical Tips and Tricks to Save you During Revision THAs: Video Based Demonstrations Symposium, moderated by Matthew P. Abdel, MD. Other symposia covered recent research...

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2022 AAHKS Business Meeting

The final day of #AAHKS2022 began with the AAHKS member Business Meeting, where members approved a change to the composition of the Board. They also voted to approve the nominations for four Board positions and three 2023 Nominating Committee members. Congratulations...

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2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting by the Numbers

Attendance: 4,000+ (plus almost 400 virtual attendees)  Podium presentations: 56  AAHKS Award papers: 3  Symposia: 8  Scientific posters: 104 live, more than 300 ePosters  Industry symposia: 21 symposia and 3 labs  Exhibitors: 140  33% space increase and 40 more...

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Claim Your Annual Meeting CME Credit

Within the next week, #AAHKS2022 meeting attendees will receive an email from AAHKS with a link to complete the 2022 Meeting Evaluation survey. Once the survey is complete, you will be directed to a link to claim your CME credit and have it added to your AAHKS...

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Post-Meeting Recordings

All General Sessions from the 2022 Annual Meeting were recorded and will be posted on LEARN, the AAHKS online educational platform, within the next two weeks. All live and virtual attendees will automatically have access to the recordings to watch any presentations...

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Keynote Session from Robert Pearl, MD

Dr. Pearl is the former CEO of The Permanente Medical Group, the nation’s largest medical group, overseeing 10,000 physicians and 38,000 staff responsible for the care of 5 million patients. Named one of Modern Healthcare’s 50 most influential physician leaders, Pearl...

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Poster Exhibition Opens

The 2022 AAHKS Poster Exhibition opened today, featuring the 100 top posters selected from more than 300 submissions. Attendees onsite in Texas can view them in the Longhorn Exhibit Hall C. Virtual attendees and anybody interested in seeing new research can view the...

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Ask the Expert Case Sessions

Annual Meeting attendees were invited to bring their complex cases and questions to the “Ask the Experts” Case Sessions today to get direct feedback from faculty and peers. Four Case Sessions focused on primary hip, primary knee, revision hip and revision knee...

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Resident Education Opportunities

AAHKS welcomed 140 residents to our Resident Lab Course today. The day began with a Bioskills Lab that provided hands-on training in hip and knee arthroplasty techniques, followed by a working Business Lunch. The day concluded with a Cement Lab. Residents had to apply...

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Industry Support Enhances Meeting

The Industry Symposia schedule of close to 30 separate sessions kicked off today, showcasing new products and technologies designed to enhance the practice of hip and knee surgeons. These sessions are separate from the official #AAHKS2022 program and do not offer AMA...

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AAHKS2022 ePosters

AAHKS members are encouraged to view the more than 300 ePosters submitted for presentation at the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting online. The posters will be available for viewing on Thursday, November 3, at 5:00 p.m. Central. Access the AAHKS ePoster website from any...

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Still Time to Attend Virtually

The 2022 Virtual AAHKS Annual Meeting remains open for registration! Created during the COVID pandemic, the Virtual Annual Meeting option provides live-stream access to the #AAHKS2022 General Session content, including all Sessions, Symposia and special presentations,...

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#AAHKS2022 Is Next Week

The 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting is taking place next week at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center near Dallas, Texas. We expect a close to record-breaking attendance joining us for unparalleled research papers and posters, innovative science in the Learning...

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Two Weeks Out From #AAHKS2022

We’re two weeks away from the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting, Nov. 3-6 in Dallas. The AAHKS Mobile app has launched just in time for the meeting. Limited to AAHKS members and meeting attendees, the app features customizable schedules and tools to foster connection and...

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Featured Industry Symposium

Title: Continuum of Care in TJA Time: Thursday, November 3, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Central  Sponsored by Smith+Nephew, this didactic session will provide an overview of the SNN continuum of care. Topics include “Intraoperative Flexibility in Hip Arthroplasty: Cement or...

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AT Publishes October Issue

The AAHKS open-access journal Arthroplasty Today (AT) has published its October edition online, featuring case reports, systemic reviews and letters to the editor in addition to original research submitted for publication. Research articles in this month’s AT include...

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Donate Now to Support FARE

The Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) is a philanthropic organization facilitating the AAHKS mission to advance patient care through leadership in education, advocacy and research. FARE provides annual grants of up to $200,000 to support...

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Featured Industry Symposium

Advantages of Advanced Irrigation Technologies Thursday, Nov. 3, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Sponsored by Next Science, the program will be a combination of presentation of extensive clinical studies with a novel irrigation technology both in primary joint replacement as well as...

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Call for Membership Research Surveys

If you are interested in submitting a research survey to current AAHKS membership, we invite you to share your study with the Research Committee. Survey proposals can be submitted through the website. Proposals must include survey investigators, a brief abstract and a...

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Annual Meeting Just ONE MONTH Away

We’re just one month away from the 2022 AAHKS Annual Meeting, Nov. 3-6 in Dallas. Taking place in an all-new venue, expect this year’s event to highlight the latest innovative research in arthroplasty through dynamic sessions, expert speakers and scientific posters...

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Featured Industry Symposium

Beyond Bundles: Get Paid What You’re Worth Friday, Nov. 4, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Sponsored by Health Here Surgeons deliver the highest value component of an orthopedic episode of care, but current reimbursement models are selling orthopedic surgeons short. Massive...

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October JOA Now Available

The Journal of Arthroplasty has published the October 2022 issue online. Original research articles include a study on how manipulation after primary TKA affects infection and revision rates, factors associated with abnormal joint contact pressure and systematic...

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Don’t Miss Diversity Webinar, October 3

The AAHKS Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) invites members to a panel discussion about the importance of mentorship in arthroplasty, particularly for minorities. The newly established Diversity Mentorship Program aims to recruit and enrich the professional development...

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Featured Industry Symposium

Enter a New World of Postoperative Pain Management Heron Therapeutics Pain management in the first 72 hours after surgery is critical.  As the body’s inflammatory process unfolds, the surgical site becomes increasingly acidic and limits the efficacy of local...

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Arthroplasty Today Publishes New Research

AAHKS’s open-access journal, Arthroplasty Today, recently published its August 2022 edition.  Read original research on topics including returning to work and driving after robotics-assisted TKA, blood loss during conventional vs. MAKOplasty TKA and the ABLE anterior...

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AAHKS Welcomes New Staff

AAHKS is pleased to welcome new staff member Amy Bolivar as Education Specialist.  In this position, Amy will be responsible for coordinating and supporting in-person and virtual education programs, as well as maintaining online platforms including the member...

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AAHKS Leaders Lobby on Capitol Hill

AAHKS leaders met with members of Congress to urge them to pass prior authorization and physician safety legislation, as well as physician payment updates. Representatives Ami Bera, MD (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, MD (R-IN) introduced Supporting Medicare Providers Act of...

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AAHKS Comments on OPPS Proposed Rule

This week, AAHKS submitted comments on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule for calendar year 2023. The comments included support for proposed increases to the weights of the...

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