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Come See Your Colleagues in Dallas!

Just three weeks left until the 2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting, taking place live and virtually November 11-14 in Dallas, Texas. Don’t miss this opportunity to see your colleagues in-person! With more than 1400 clinicians and academics coming in Dallas, use the AAHKS...

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Annual Meeting One Month Away

Just one month left until the 2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting, taking place live and virtually November 11-14 in Dallas, Texas. Here’s some need-to-know dates to help you prepare: November 11: E-Posters published online November 11: Registration prices increase $100...

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Featured 2021 Industry Symposium

Making the Anterior Approach More Approachable Thursday, November 11 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Microport   With the addition of the cannula, Anterior PATH facilitates in-line reaming with better visibility that leads to concentric, predictable and more reproducible...

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New JOA Issue Published Online

The October 2021 edition of The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) has been published online. Visit the JOA website to read articles on topics such as living with survival analysis in orthopedics, the near-term ramifications of long-term trends in orthopedic surgical...

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AAHKS Welcomes New Staff

AAHKS welcomes Stella Whitney as our new Membership Operations Specialist. Stella most recently worked as the Society Manager for the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) when they were located in the same building as AAHKS. Stella will be responsible for...

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1300 and Going Strong!

Registration numbers continue to grow for the 2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting, taking place November 11-14 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. With so many AAHKS members attending last year’s event virtually, this may be the first time in nearly two years that AAHKS...

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Featured 2021 Industry Symposium

Wound Management in Total Joint Arthroplasty: How to Prevent the Most Common Cause of Readmission  Friday, November 12, at 7:30-9:30 a.m.   Location: Coronado C  Sponsored by DePuy Synthes     Moderator Javad Parvizi, MD, FRCS, will discuss wound management in total...

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Most-Read Articles in September

Catch up on what your colleagues are reading! The top-ranking articles in the AAHKS Weekly News last month were:  “AAHKS Member Writes Forbes Article” about AAHKS member Prem N. Ramkumar, MD, MBA’s article examining health care’s journey toward value-based care and...

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Dr. Yates Elected to BOS Leadership

The Board of Specialty Societies (BOS) elected AAHKS member Adolph J. Yates Jr, MD, as the next Secretary of the BOS. This election puts Dr. Yates on track to become the Chair of BOS and serve on the AAOS Board of Directors. Dr. Yates has most recently served AAHKS as...

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Featured 2021 Industry Symposium

The Next Chapter in Robotics for Total Knee Arthroplasty Thursday, November 11 3:00 -5:00 p.m. Location: Governors Sponsored by DePuy Synthes Robotics in TKA have shown to be cumbersome, costly, and complicated solutions. This program will feature a discussion about...

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Study Finds 15.7% Conversion Rate to TKR

A recent study reported in Orthopedic News finds 15.7 percent conversion rate from arthroscopic meniscectomy to TKR at 20 years. Researchers reviewed data on 160 patients who underwent arthroscopic meniscectomy for degenerative meniscus tears. “At 20 years, patients...

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AAHKS Supporting Orthopaedic Research

AAHKS is funding two participants in the Orthopaedic Research Society’s (ORS) Clinician Scholar Career Development Program (CSCDP) taking place this week: AAHKS members Jorge Manrique-Succar, MD and Ajay Premkumar, MD. This annual two-day training workshop helps...

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Featured 2021 Industry Symposium

Practical Application of the Hip-Spine Relationship in Modern Total Hip Arthroplasty Thursday, November 11 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Intellijoint   This symposium is intended to educate attendees on the current understanding of the Hip-Spine Relationship and its...

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Recognizing A Hero Among Us

By Leonard T Buller, MD AAHKS and its members would like to thank U.S. Army Major Richard L. Purcell, MD, for his brave and heroic service to our country. Dr. Purcell, an AAHKS member, was one of the last U.S. Army Orthopaedic surgeons in Afghanistan and was...

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Featured 2021 Industry Symposium

The Future of Postoperative Pain Management in Orthopaedics Friday, November 12 7:30-9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Heron Therapeutics Pain management in the first 72 hours after surgery is critical. Inflammation peaks around 24 hours postoperatively and remains relatively...

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AAHKS Member Writes Forbes Article

AAHKS member Prem N. Ramkumar, MD, MBA, wrote an article published by Forbes on September 4, titled “Devalue The Doctor: The Response Of A Manipulated System To Orthopaedic Surgeons.” His article examines health care’s journey toward value-based care and lessons...

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Full Paper Presentation Schedule Posted

The AAHKS Program Committee and 2021 Program Chair Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA, are pleased to announce the presentations selected for the 2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting, taking place at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas, November 11-14. This year's peer-reviewed program...

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Featured 2021 Industry Symposium

A Once-Daily Intravenous Non-Opioid Option for Moderate to Severe Pain in Adults Thursday, November 11 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by Baudax Bio   Inadequately controlled pain has important consequences, and many patients report moderate to severe pain following surgery....

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New Journal of Arthroplasty Published

The September 2021 edition of The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) has been published online. Visit the JOA website to read articles on topics such as heterotopic ossification following certain THA approaches, comparing 10-year results for THA performed for developmental...

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Most Popular Articles in August

Catch up on what your colleagues are reading! The top-ranking articles in the AAHKS Weekly News last month were: “Get Counted in the AAHKS Census” “Get Ready for the 2021 Annual Meeting” shared key information and an attendance survey to help AAHKS members and staff...

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Featured 2021 Industry Symposium

    Enabling Approaches and Technology for Outpatient Total Joints Friday, November 11 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by Medtronic Outpatient Total Joint is an ongoing conversation amongst orthopaedic surgeons. Surgeons are utilizing Tourniquet-free TKA with enabling...

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Members-Only Implant Comparison Tool

The “2021 Hip and Knee Implant Review” is now available to AAHKS members. This annual issue, published by Orthopedic Network News (ONN), includes a side-by-side comparisons of implant pricing among the various manufacturers. The 2021 edition also features:...

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Reminder: Still Seeking JOA & AT Reviewers

The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) and Arthroplasty Today (AT) are seeking qualified trainees to become reviewers. If you would like to be a part of the JOA and AT, please email your statement of interest to Peer Review Editor, Taylor Bowen,...

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Featured 2021 Industry Symposium

Total Joints in the ASC – A Recipe for Success Friday, November 11 12:30 p.m. Sponsored by Avanos & Smith + Nephew ASCs have unique challenges when integrating a total joint program into a center. These challenges are driving innovation in many areas, including...

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Help With Antibiotic Research

AAHKS member Steven Duncan, MD, is investigating the use of antibiotic delivery constructs for the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection (PJI) following TKA.  PJI remains the leading cause for failure following primary knee replacement. Managing these infections...

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DON’T MISS Monday’s FOCAL Webinar

Orthopaedic Statistics & Study Design Monday, August 23 7:00 p.m. Central Join this month’s FOCAL webinar to learn more about conducting orthopaedic research. Topics for discussion include the importance of a good research question, pearls of study design wisdom, and...

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Get Counted in the AAHKS Census

The AAHKS Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) continues to seek input from AAHKS members on how to build inclusivity for all. Join DAB Committee Member Alex Betech, MD, in adding your voice to the census! We appreciate your efforts in helping AAHKS recognize us all. Don’t...

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Save the Date for August FOCAL Webinar

Orthopaedic Statistics & Study Design Monday, August 23 7:00 p.m. Central Join this month’s focal webinar to learn more about conducting orthopaedic research. Topics for discussion include the importance of a good research question, pearls of study design wisdom, and...

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Call for JOA & AT Reviewers

The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) and Arthroplasty Today (AT) are seeking qualified trainees to become reviewers. If you would like to be a part of the JOA and AT, please email your statement of interest to Managing Editor, Taylor Bowen,...

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Reduced Mortality Risk After THA, TKA

In July, Healio reported that “use of rivaroxaban after total hip or knee arthroplasty led to lower mortality risk and decreased reoperation rates due to infection or hematomas compared with low-molecular-weight heparin.” The original research was presented during the...

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Most Popular Blog Posts in July

Catch up on the most-read articles in the AAHKS Weekly News! The top-ranking stories last month were: Seeking Input on 2021 Annual Meeting Attendance. Member poll about plans to attend the AAHKS Annual Meeting, vaccination status and travel restrictions. The Notice of...

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New Issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty

The August 2021 edition of The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) has been published online. Visit the JOA website to read articles on topics such as reimbursement and outcomes related to preoperative TJA education, whether the Hospital Frailty Risk Score accurately...

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Have You Completed the Census Yet?

Thank you, DAB Committee member Mary O’Connor, MD, for completing the census! We appreciate your efforts in helping AAHKS recognize us all. The information you provided will help build inclusivity for all AAHKS members. Don’t miss your opportunity to be...

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Applications Due for 2021 Fall FARE Grant

Initial applications for the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) fall cycle grant are due by Monday, August 9, 2021. The application, which serves as the Letter of Intent (LOI), will be reviewed by the AAHKS Research Committee, and a decision...

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Get Your AAHKS Member Discount

AAHKS members are eligible for a special discounted registration rate for the AAHKS Annual Meeting, taking place on November 11-14 in Dallas. Check your membership status on your AAHKS account to ensure you’re getting the best registration rate. This year’s meeting...

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AAHKS Member In the News

AAHKS member Joshua Campbell, MD, was recently in the news. As reported in George Washington University’s (GWU) The Hatchet, Dr. Campbell performed a total knee arthroscopy on U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Maryland) last month. Dr. Campbell is assistant...

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OREF Grant Funding Available

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is currently accepting grant applications for pain management, mentored and resident research. Grants from $5,000 to $50,000 are available to eligible applicants. Open subject areas include perioperative...

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Specialty Day At Academy Meeting

The 2021 Specialty Day is on this year! Hosted by AAHKS, The Hip Society and The Knee Society, and being held on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., this annual educational highlight takes place during the American Academy of Orthopaedic...

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Have You Completed the Census Yet?

Thank you, Arthroplasty Surgeon in Training (AIT) member Darryl F. Cannady, III, MD, for completing the census! The Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) appreciates your efforts in helping AAHKS recognize us all. The information you provided will help build inclusivity for...

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Most Popular AAHKS News Articles

Stay up to date on what your colleagues are reading! Here are the most-read articles from the AAHKS Weekly News in June: “Get Counted in the AAHKS Census” “Resident Arthroplasty Course Now Open” “2021 Annual Meeting Registration Opens” “Register Early for June FOCAL...

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AAHKS Advocacy Founding Partner Passes Away

On June 13, William C. Oldaker, founding partner of Oldaker & Willison passed away. Oldaker & Willison, through our partnership with National Health Advisors, represents AAHKS on Capitol Hill. AAHKS leaders spent countless hours with Mr. Oldaker and his team meeting...

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AAHKS Comments on CMS IPPS Proposed Rule

Last week, AAHKS submitted our comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on their CY2022 Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule. Our comments included support for adjusting Hospital-Level 30-Day, All-Cause Risk-Standardized...

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Don’t Miss Next Week’s FOCAL Webinar

Register in advance for the two-part FOCAL Webinar, 1) Making Smart Financial Choices for the Newly Hired Orthopedist and 2) Tips for Building a Practice. Faculty includes Michael P. Ast, MD, who practices at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, Sanjeev...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Lawsuit Dismissed

A federal court has dismissed a lawsuit brought by employees of Houston Methodist over the health system's COVID-19 vaccination mandate for workers, Becker’s Hospital Review reported on 6/14/21. This is the first decision of its kind by a court regarding such a...

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Save the Date for June 26 FOCAL Webinar

Register in advance for this month’s two-part FOCAL Webinar, 1) Making Smart Financial Choices for the Newly Hired Orthopedist and 2) Tips for Building a Practice. Faculty includes Michael P. Ast, MD, who practices at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City,...

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July Issue of JOA Published

The July 2021 issue of The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) has been published. Highlights from the latest issue includes research on THA in patients with osteoarthritis associated with Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, total femur antibiotic spacers in complex periprosthetic...

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2021 AAHKS Annual Meeting Registration Now Open

On behalf of the AAHKS Board of Directors and Program Committee, the AAHKS Board of Directors and Program Committee invite you to join us on November 11-14 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. Find out how our faculty and staff are working diligently to ensure we...

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Get Counted in the AAHKS Census

A message from Muyibat A. Adelani, MD, and Adam A. Sassoon, MD, MS: As Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) Co-Chairs, we are excited to launch the first-ever AAHKS Census! The demographic data received will allow us to better understand the composition of the AAHKS...

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AAHKS Participating in AMA HOD

Ahead of next week’s American Medical Association House of Delegates meeting, AAHKS Health Policy Fellow Beau J. Kildow, MD, has been representing AAHKS at the AMA Orthopaedic Caucus, Mobility Caucus and Specialty and Service Society (SSS) meetings. While AAHKS does...

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Most Popular Articles in May

Stay up to date on what your colleagues are reading! Here are the most-read articles from the AAHKS Weekly News in May: Medicare payment rates chart and a summary of the Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System proposed rule from the May 6 article, “CMS Releases...

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In Memoriam: Harlan C. Amstutz, MD

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....

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