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Earn up to 18 CME Credits at Annual Meeting

Educational Activity Scope The 26th AAHKS Annual Meeting is designed to provide practicing orthopaedic surgeons with research based, state-of-the-art information on diagnosis, surgical and non-surgical treatment options and overall management of hip and knee conditions. This educational activity includes the review of the most current scientific research study findings, faculty and participant discussions and interactive symposia. It covers multiple clinical… Read More

Call for ePoster Reviewers

If you would like to volunteer to review ePosters for the 26th AAHKS Annual Meeting, please contact Sigita Wolfe, Director of Education, at swolfe@aahks.org. Posters are submitted online by October 15, and reviewers will have approximately two weeks to review prior to the Annual Meeting. Posters are selected for the first, second and third best in each category,… Read More

AAHKS Comments on AHRQ VTE Prophylaxis Review

A letter sent to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from AAHKS Executive Director, Michael J. Zarski, JD on behalf of the Evidence Based Medicine and Research Committees, outlines major concerns about the AHRQ’s draft manuscript, “Comparative Effective Review: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis in Major Orthopaedic Surgery.” The three points of concern are: Studies that assessed… Read More

FDA Issues MDUFA Statement

The FDA and representatives from the medical device industry and laboratory community have reached an agreement in principle on proposed recommendations for the fourth reauthorization of a medical device user fee agreement (MDUFA) program. Under the new draft agreement, the FDA would be authorized to collect $999.5 million in user fees plus adjustments for inflation over five years… Read More

Scientists Mix Gold with Titanium, Future TJR Use

A study published in the journal Science Advances from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, “High hardness in the biocompatible intermetallic compound β-Ti3Au,” shows a new hard material created from titanium and gold could be used for hip and knee implants among other uses. TrendinTech reported, “Results from the study showed that by making the titanium-3-gold… Read More

What Patients are Viewing: Infection and Revision

CBS News 2 in New York featured AAHKS member Nakul Karkare, MD in a story about a knee revision surgery he performed after infection. The story included an interview with the patient who was involved in a vehicle accident where both of her legs were broken. Her knee replacement became infected, and Dr. Karkare used a custom implant… Read More

Symposia Topics Selected for AAHKS 2016

The Program Committee has selected eight symposia topics out of 37 submissions for the scientific program taking place November 10-13, 2016 during the AAHKS 26th Annual Meeting. These preliminary titles are subject to change: Symposium I: Common Hip Arthroplasty Problems: Useful Alternative Solutions Symposium II: It’s a Brave New World: Alternative Payment Models and Value Creation in Total… Read More

Resident Arthroplasty Class Filled

The Annual Resident Arthroplasty Course that takes place at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons 26th Annual Meeting on November 11, 2016 has filled. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please complete the registration form, and you will be notified if an opening becomes available. If you would like to attend… Read More

House Speaker Ryan Committed to 21st Century Cures

AAHKS joined a number of other medical specialty societies in a letter addressed to Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives last week. The letter thanked him for supporting the 21st Century Cures bill. The letter stated, “The ultimate goal of both the House and the Senate bills is to accelerate innovation, boost research, streamline… Read More

Olympian Wins Again after Hip Replacement

Nick Skelton, the 58-year old equestrian on Team Great Britain, won gold in the Individual Jumping final today in Rio. Skelton was also a gold medalist in the London Olympics in 2012 after having hip replacement surgery the year before. Despite injuries and other surgeries in his career, went on to claim Britain’s first individual gold title in today’s competition. Full… Read More