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25th Anniversary Plans Underway

Next year will mark the 25th anniversary of the founding of AAHKS. A special task force is in place to plan recognition of the milestone and to further define the role AAHKS members play  in enhancing the quality of life for patients as well as to educate the next generation of surgeons about the association’s history. Led by… Read More

Walk Strong Team on a Mission in Mexico

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The Board and support team of the Walk Strong Foundation is on its fifth trip to Veracruz, Mexico, and will be making making two trips a year for the next 5 1/2 years. AAHKS members Michael Christie, MD, David DeBoer, MD, Jeff Hodrick, MD and Craig Morrison, MD provide hip and knee replacements for impoverished patients, training for orthopaedic residents… Read More

B. Sonny Bal, MD Appointed Amedica Chairman

CNN reported this week that Amedica Corporation board of directors elected AAHKS member, B. Sonny Bal, MD as its new chairman of the board of directors. Dr. Bal is a member of the Health Policy Committee. Full story.

Exhibit Your Photos at AAHKS Headquarters

Later this year, AAHKS will be moving along with the AAOS into the newly-constructed Orthopaedics Headquarters Building in Rosemont, Illinois. We would like to display original photographs that our members have taken. Please submit up to five original photos that you have taken at work, in your personal life, your travels or your local community. We will select… Read More

AAHKS Hip Arthroplasty Quality Measures Work Group Meets

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Under the joint leadership of First Vice President Jay Lieberman, MD and Quality Measures Subcommittee Chair David Mauerhan, MD the Hip Arthroplasty Quality Measures Work Group met on Saturday, August 16 in Rosemont. AAHKS formed the Work Group to identify and define quality measures to improve outcomes for patients undergoing a hip arthroplasty.  This project is utilizing the… Read More

Brett Perricelli, MD Appointed Orthopedic Surgery Chief

AAHKS emerging leader, Brett Perricelli, MD, has been appointed as Chief, Section of Orthopedic Surgery at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh. He is responsible for all professional and administrative activities within the section including quality/performance improvement, general supervision over clinical work and credentialing. After attending the AAHKS Leadership Retreat in January, Dr. Perricelli said, “I am excited to… Read More

Help Us Decorate the New AAHKS Offices!

Later this year, AAHKS will be moving into the newly-constructed Orthopaedics Headquarters Building along with the AAOS in Rosemont, Illlnois. We are calling on AAHKS members to help us decorate the new space by contributing original photographs for our walls that will represent who our members are. Please submit up to five original photos that have meaning to… Read More

Open Payments Website Back Online

CMS has re-opened the Sunshine Act Portal in the physician open payments system on their website. The site had been down for two weeks while errors were corrected. About one-third of the data has been removed for viewing after CMS discovered erroneous information. The deadline for data review is now September 8, 2014. Go to the Open Payments… Read More

Zimmer Joins AAHKS as Silver Corporate Partner

For their support and commitment to AAHKS, Zimmer, is recognized as a Silver Corporate Partner. The Corporate Partnership program allows AAHKS to recognize those in the industry that demonstrate a commitment to supporting AAHKS in addressing the medical, educational, socioeconomic and health policy issues that we face together. Zimmer is a world leader in musculoskeletal health. We’re creators… Read More