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This Week’s DocSpera Cases

Cases shared on the AAHKS DocSpera Web portal this week include “Lateral Condylar bone defect” and “Recurrent Instability.” Log in to the DocSpera website to view these and many other cases shared by AAHKS members. Leaders in AAHKS have volunteered to be “on call” in the Web portal and have replied to the cases shared in this AAHKS-only… Read More

Dr. Lieberman Takes Office as 25th President of AAHKS

Dr. Lieberman

Jay R. Lieberman, MD took office as the 25th President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) during the Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. He assumes leadership of the organization as it prepares to mark its 25th Anniversary at the AAHKS Annual Meeting this November. “I am honored… Read More

Family Legacy Sets Milestone for AAHKS

Mesko Three

The AAHKS Board of Directors approved the most recent round of membership applicants at its board meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Las Vegas. Included in the list was the 2,500th member of AAHKS – Daniel R. Mesko, DO. Dr. Mesko, who joins AAHKS as a resident member, is the son of AAHKS charter member, Wesley J.… Read More

House Approves SGR Repeal, Senate Waits

On Thursday, the US House of Representatives passed the bill to repeal the SGR by a vote of 392-37 in a bipartisan effort that did not make it on the Senate’s agenda before they adjourned for a two week break. The Hill reported that “since 2003, lawmakers have put off cuts under the Medicare formula 17 times, perennially punting… Read More

AJRR Board Adds AAHKS Member

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) announced today its latest member of the 2015 Board of Directors. AAHKS Immediate Past President, Brian S. Parsley, MD, is the second AAHKS member named to the AJRR Board of Directors. The Board improves the quality, outcomes, and costs-effectiveness of total joint replacement outcome through the Registry and is responsible for governing… Read More

Senate, House Leaders Introduce SGR Replacement Bill

The US House Committee on Ways and Means announced that leaders in Congress have introduced a bipartisan, bicameral bill that seeks to permanently fix the SGR formula. “This bipartisan policy agreement is an important milestone in finally resolving the flawed SGR formula, providing certainty for seniors and their physicians, and creating a system that promotes the highest quality… Read More

First Arthroplasty Today Issue Published

Three case reports published to ArthroplastyToday.org today complete the first official issue of the newest publication from AAHKS: – “Novel fixation method of a periprosthetic fracture of the acetabulum using burr holes through the retained cup for locking screw fixation” by James A. Browne, MD and David B. Weiss, MD – “Acute, recurrent total knee dislocation: Polyethylene dislocation… Read More

Chinese Society Welcomes AAHKS to Beijing

China group photo

AAHKS was well represented at the First Annual Xiangshan International Arthroplasty Summit in Beijing, China last week. Past President, Carlos J. Lavernia, MD, President, Brian S. Parsley, MD, and AAHKS members Scott M. Sporer, MD, Matthew S. Austin, MD, Russell E. Windsor, MD and Henry D. Clarke, MD were among the international faculty presenting, and Michael H. Huo,… Read More

AAHKS Board to Meet at AAOS Annual Meeting

The AAHKS Board of Directors is scheduled to conduct a meeting on Wednesday March 25 at the site of the AAOS Annual Meeting in Las Vegas. In addition to regular Board business, AAHKS President Brian S. Parsley, MD will hand over the reins to First Vice President Jay R. Lieberman, MD who becomes the Association’s 25th President.

Arthroplasty Today Launched

First editorial

This week, the first articles were published to Arthroplasty Today. “I am thrilled to say that the first online, open-access arthroplasty journal is underway. I am certain that it will be useful for and well received by our membership,” said Brian J. McGrory, MD, Editor-in-Chief. Dr. McGrory’s introduction to the journal and the editorial “Why case reports matter”… Read More