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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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  • Register now for AAHKS Bundled Payment Webinar
    February 24, 2016Register online.
  • Earn CME at the First Annual AAHKS Spring Meeting
    March 31 - April 2, 2016 | Washington, DCRegister now.
  • Do I Need a Joint Replacement?

    If you’re suffering from pain and loss of function in your hips or knees, we have the resources you need to learn about treatment. Also learn about the advantages and disadvantages of short-stay surgery. Read More
  • Renew Your Membership
    Membership in AAHKS provides valuable interaction with a collegial community centered around the latest innovation, challenges and opportunities to improve the overall quality of your practice...Log in to renew.
  • Nominate a Colleague for the AAHKS Humanitarian Award
    2016 nominations taken nowNominate a colleague.
  • Orthopaedic Risk Stratification and Comorbidity Coding
    For three years, the AAHKS Risk Adjustment Task Force has been working with CMS and the Yale Outcomes Group to improve the risk adjustment ...Read More

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Is a Outpatient Hip or Knee Replacement Right for You?

Outpatient total joint arthroplasty (TJA) is now being performed in select centers on select patients who are healthy enough to be candidates for this pathway. These surgeries can be done at an ambulatory surgery center or an inpatient hospital. Orthopedic surgeons agree that outpatient TJA should only be done on patients who are healthy enough to have surgery in such a setting and have the appropriate home setting/support to allow them to be discharged in this manner. This concept is new, and orthopedic surgeons are still clarifying how to maximize the benefits of this idea for patients. Read more.

AAHKS Spring Meeting Offers CME

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 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.

Registration is limited to 200 attendees. Register now.

AAHKS Corporate Partners

AAHKS Corporate Partners demonstrate their commitment to advancement of innovation and better patient outcomes by supporting our mission.

Platinum Corporate Partners
» Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc.       » Stryker
Gold Corporate Partners
» DePuy Synthes       » DJO Global        » Zimmer Biomet
Silver Corporate Partners
» Ceramtec       » Conformis    » Hospira, Inc. a Pfizer Company    » Medtronic       » Smith & Nephew
Bronze Corporate Partners
» Halyard       » Mallinckrodt      » OMNI       » Total Joint Orthopedics