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Remembering Dr. Dorr

Pioneer in the field of arthroplasty Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, passed away earlier this month, and the orthopaedic and medical community is sharing memories of this legendary humanitarian surgeon. AAHKS member Chad Krueger, MD, put together this graphic commemorating Dr....

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Download New AAHKS Exercise Guides

To accompany the videos that demonstrate physical therapy exercises to do after hip and knee replacement surgery, the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee has published printable exercise guides, which have been peer-reviewed by the Evidence Based Medicine...

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AAHKS Staff Member A “Game Changer”

Chiara Rogers, MPH, Director of Research and Humanitarian Activities for AAHKS, has been named one of Chicago’s “40 Under 40 Game Changers.” Ariel Investments and WVON Radio sponsor the 2020 Game Changers honor, which recognizes Chicago’s top African-American business...

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Memorial Service for Dr. Dorr

All AAHKS members are invited to attend an online memorial service for Lawrence D. Dorr, MD, via Zoom.  In addition to being a pioneer in the field of arthroplasty, Dr. Dorr was a founder of AAHKS, served as the 1995 AAHKS President and was recognized for his work as...

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AAHKS Comments on CMS CJR Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released the interim final rule (IFR), Additional Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID– 19 Public Health Emergency - Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model and accepted comments through last...

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New Online Education Now Available on LEARN

Several new educational webinars have been published on LEARN, the AAHKS online education platform. The not-for-CME webinars are available to members free-of-charge to access at their convenience: Periprosthetic Joint Infection: A Practical Case-based Approach A...

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In Memoriam—Lawrence D. Dorr, MD

We regret to report that Dr. Larry Dorr passed this week. In addition to being a pioneer in the field of arthroplasty, Dr. Dorr was a founder of AAHKS, served as the 1995 AAHKS President and was recognized for his work as founder of Operation Walk with the AAHKS...

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AAHKS Member Receives ATSM International Award

AAHKS member A. Seth Greenwald, MD, and his three co-authors have received the Charles B. Dudley Award for a selection of technical papers (STP) specific to metal-on-metal total hip devices and modularity in tapers utilized in total joint replacement. The 29 papers...

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$425,000 Grant Funding Available From OREF

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting applications for grants to fund research on injectable biologics for knee osteoarthritis (OA), hip OA etiology, and OA treatment, as well as several opportunities for residents. Grants from $5,000...

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USBJI Seeking Young Investigator Applications

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada is seeking applicants for its Young Investigator Initiative. This grant mentoring program provides early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers in the field...

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Applications Open for 2021 OREF Funding

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) has opened the application cycle for many of its grants. For a full list of funding opportunities, visit www.oref.org/grants. Don't miss a single OREF funding announcement in 2020 - sign up for OREF email...

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Live Surgery With Mako Smart Robotics

Stryker is sponsoring a live surgery, Defining Functional Knee Positioning With Mako SmartRobotics™ on Nov. 19 at 7:00 pm EST/4:00 pm PST. The Mako System has helped us understand that knee implant position is three-dimensional, and that a more desirable implant...

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Top AAHKS News Clicks for October

Missed an edition of AAHKS Weekly News? These were the most clicked articles in the AAHKS News in September. Catch up on what your colleagues are reading: Attend 2020 Annual Meeting – On Your Terms Home Exercises for Low Back Pain and Knee Bursitis Free FOCAL Webinar...

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Earn CME and LEARN Online

AAHKS launched a new online learning platform this week to provide a more streamlined, enhanced and customizable virtual learning experience for AAHKS members. AAHKS LEARN is a one-stop shop for the live and enduring educational materials that hip and knee surgeons...

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Declining Rates of Pre-Op Stress Tests

An article published Sept 30 in MedPage Today examined why the practice of conducting stress tests before joint replacement surgery has decreased since 2006. Between 2004 and 2006, the number of stress tests increased, but after 2006 the number has been steadily...

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Attend 2020 Annual Meeting – On Your Terms

After weighing all options, AAHKS is hosting the 2020 Annual Meeting as a hybrid format November 5-8 in Dallas. To ensure safety onsite, an infectious disease specialist helped develop safety protocols on the level of clinic and hospital settings. View the protocols...

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Connect With Peers on AAHKS App

Since launching earlier this year, the new AAHKS mobile app has attracted more than 350 active users. It’s easy to download this new member resource and connect with your peers. Just follow these three easy steps: Download the app from the Apple App Store or Google...

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A Letter from Dr. Barnes and Dr. Huddleston

AAHKS Submits Comments to CMS on OPPS and PFS Proposed Rules Dear AAHKS Members, As you know, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule earlier this year. The proposal significantly...

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Next FOCAL Webinar: Knee Fractures

The next FOCAL webinar for fellows and senior residents, “Management of Periprosthetic Fractures Around the Knee and the Role of TKA for Acute Geriatric Knee Fractures,” takes place on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (Central). Faculty will present reviews of...

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Fracture, Trauma Now Part of AAOS Registry

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) will now include fracture and trauma data in its AAOS Registry Program. Announced on September 28, the new Fracture & Trauma Registry (FTR) will collect data from orthopaedic surgeons on five of the most common...

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Congratulations to AAHKS Award Recipients!

The Annual Meeting Program Committee has announced three outstanding papers that will be presented with the AAHKS Awards at the 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting. Congratulations to these authors: James A. Rand Young Investigator’s Award Are Intraoperative Cultures Necessary...

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FARE Announces Fall 2020 Grant Finalists

The Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) has announced the finalists for the fall FARE grant that will be awarded to one applicant at the 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting: DIFFIR: Geriatric Distal Femur Fixation versus Replacement – A Randomized...

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Fellowship Programs to Conduct Virtual Interviews

The AAHKS Fellowship Match Oversight Committee and AAHKS Board of Directors reached a consensus that interviews must be conducted virtually for the 2021 Adult Reconstructive Hip and Knee/Musculoskeletal Oncology Fellowship Match. This decision follows the same...

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Featured Industry Symposium: Local Anesthetics

The Need for Longer-Acting Local Anesthetics for Postoperative Pain Management Thursday, November 5 12:30-2:30 p.m. Avanos While the anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA) has excellent clinical outcomes, there are compromises associated with this...

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Top AAHKS News Clicks for September 2020

These were the most clicked articles in the AAHKS News in September: Join Arthroplasty Leaders in the Next AAHKS Webinar Review State Travel Restrictions Ahead of AAHKS 2020 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting to Proceed as Hybrid Healthline Writer Journals TKR Read the AAHKS...

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Call for Fall 2020 Survey Proposals

If you are interested in submitting a research survey for distribution to current AAHKS members, we invite you to share your study with the AAHKS Research Committee. Proposals must include the names of survey investigators, a brief abstract and a draft of the...

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Featured Industry Symposium: PJI Advances

Controversies in PJI: What Advances Have We Made Since the Consensus Meeting? Friday, November 6, 2020 7:30-9:00 a.m. Heraeus We’ll explore some of the current debates and emerging research surrounding infection control and management. Topics will be debated by...

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30th AAHKS Annual Meeting to Proceed as Hybrid

Earlier this week, the AAHKS Board of Directors voted affirmatively that the 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting will take place as a hybrid event with both in-person and virtual options for registrants. This year’s Program Committee Chair, R. Michael Meneghini, MD,...

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THA Challenges Focus of Next FOCAL Webinar

As part of the monthly series of interactive webinars for adult reconstruction fellows and senior residents, the AAHKS FOCAL Committee presents, “Management of Intraoperative Complications in Total Hip Arthroplasty.” Scott M. Sporer, MD, MS, Erik N. Hansen, MD and...

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Featured Industry Symposium: Opioid-Free

Anesthesia Protocols for Opioid-Free Total Joints Friday, November 6, 2020 7:30-9:00 a.m. Medtronic This symposium will highlight the anesthesiologist-surgeon team approach for opioid-free total joint arthroplasty. Review the Industry Symposia...

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Abstracts in the AAHKS App

AAHKS members can now view the abstracts for podium presentations and symposia that will be presented at the 30th AAHKS Annual Meeting. There is an early preview of the abstracts in the new AAHKS app. Exclusive to all AAHKS Members and Annual Meeting attendees, the...

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JOA Mentor Program Underway

Not sure how to get started as a journal reviewer? Or not exactly sure how to properly review a journal article? If you are a current adult reconstruction fellow or recent graduate, please consider joining more than two dozen of your peers in the new Journal of...

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Spine Surgery and TJR: Comparing Apples and Oranges

An article in OrthoSpine News, “Quality of Life: What Happens When Spine, Adult Reconstructive Surgery Square Off?” breaks down a study published in Spine this month that compared baseline and postoperative outcomes in spine patients and total joint arthroplasty...

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Featured Industry Symposium: Anterior Hips

AA Hip Technology and ASC Friday, November 6, 2020 7:30-9:00 a.m. DePuy Synthes This symposium will feature presentations on anterior approach hips in an ASC setting, the impact of technology and surgeon satisfaction. Discussions will include operational, financial,...

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Healthline Writer Journals TKR

Moira McCarthy, a Healthline.com writer and recent total knee replacement (TKR) patient, journaled her perioperative experience at Beth Israel Deaconess Plymouth. She provides a first-hand account as well as information about having outpatient TKR surgery. Interviews...

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Trending in JOA: Timing Preoperative Work

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed payment policy changes last month that significantly impact hip and knee surgeons by devaluing procedures by 5.4% work RVUs. Authors of the article, “Substantial Preoperative Work Is Unaccounted for in...

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Journal Editors Sign Diversity Pledge

“As a surgery journal editor, I pledge to strive for diversity in the peer review process and among the editorial boards and editorial leaders.” A call from Melina R. Kibbe, MD, FACS, FAHA, Journal of the American Medical Association Surgery Editor in Chief, to fellow...

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Top AAHKS News Clicks for August 2020

The following articles were the most clicked AAHKS News articles last month: AAHKS Members Can Download Implant Comparison CMS Needs to Hear from You on Proposed TJA Cuts! Fellowship Year Starts with New FOCAL Webinar CMS Proposed Rule Adds Hip Replacement to ASC List...

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The Impact of COVID-19 on AAHKS Members

Latest Survey Results AAHKS is sending a new, refreshed and more focused survey to members by email shortly. Please watch for it in your Inbox and help us by providing your input. This data compares data from the July 2020 survey to the June 2020 survey. Hospitals...

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Join the JOA Reviewer Mentorship Program

by William G. Hamilton, MD, AAHKS FOCAL Chair and Michael A. Mont, MD, JOA Assistant Editor in Chief Not sure how to get started as a journal reviewer? Or not exactly sure how to properly review a journal article? If you are a current adult reconstruction fellow or...

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Fellowship Year Starts with New FOCAL Webinar

The Fellows Orthopaedic Continued AAHKS Learning (FOCAL) Committee will kick off the first webinar in a series of free, interactive webinars for arthroplasty fellows and senior residents on August 31, 2020. “How to Review Manuscripts: From Randomized Studies to...

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FDA Holds Inaugural Infection Workshop

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled the first virtual Public Workshop, “Orthopedic Device-Related Infections” for November 13, 2020. AAHKS Research Committee Chair, Javad Parvizi, MD, worked with colleagues on the agenda and selecting faculty for...

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Orthopaedic Specialist Visits Down 18%

The Commonwealth Fund published findings on research conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic showing the impact on patient visits. With the first report issued in April and followed up in May, June, the latest report issued this month shows many specialties have...

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Thank You, Journal Reviewers!

AAHKS wishes to thank the peer reviewers who dedicate their time to the Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) and Arthroplasty Today (AT). Both journals have seen a substantial increase in submissions so far this year. Reviewers have met the challenge and continue to keep...

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CMS Needs to Hear From You on Proposed TJA Cuts!

Earlier this month the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule. The proposal significantly impacts hip and knee surgeons by devaluing the primary procedures you perform by 5.4% work RVUs....

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CMS Proposes Cuts to Total Joint Arthroplasty

On August 4, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for the 2021 calendar year. The proposal significantly impacts hip and knee surgeons and their health care professional teams by devaluing the procedures...

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CMS Proposed Rule Adds Hip Replacement to ASC List

CMS also released the Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System proposed rule for 2021. Here CMS has proposed the elimination of the inpatient only list (IPO), which would mean removal of nearly...

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AAHKS Members Can Download Implant Comparison

The “2020 Hip and Knee Implant Review” published by Orthopedic Network News (ONN) is now available for downloading. This annual issue includes a side-by-side comparison of implant pricing among the various manufacturers. The 2020 issue also features: The 2020 WW Hip...

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Top AAHKS News Clicks for July 2020

The following AAHKS News items were the most clicked in July: Download Exercise Guides from AAHKS We Have a New App! AJRR Offers Pathway to Advanced Joint Commission Certification AAHKS Comments on Hip Fracture DRGs Follow AAHKS Health & Safety Updates Read the AAHKS...

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Download Exercise Guides from AAHKS

To accompany the videos that demonstrate physical therapy exercises to do after hip and knee replacement surgery, the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee has published printable guides. The exercises in the guides are represented with photos and step-by-step...

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