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AAHKS Member Considered for HHS Appointment

Representative Tom Price (R-GA) is on the short list of candidates to be Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services. Dr. Price is an orthopaedic surgeon and AAHKS member from Roswell, Georgia. As a senior member of the Ways & Means Committee, and Chairman of the Budget Committee, Dr. Price has spearheaded discussions around fair… Read More

2016 AAHKS Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

A record number of over 2,800 total attendees took part in the 2016 AAHKS Annual Meeting at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas last week. The industry sessions and general scientific sessions were well-attended through the last day. Studies presented included research in the areas of primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty, infection, non-arthroplasty and health policy. The… Read More

AAHKS Partners with Rheumatology and Anesthesiology

On the heels of the AAHKS Annual Meeting, Education Council Chair, Brian D. Springer, MD, gave an update on the status of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) collaboration at the ACR Annual Meeting this week. “With extensive literature review and expert input, the ACR and AAHKS have come together to propose a set of guidelines for medication… Read More

AAHKS/AAOS Knee Arthroplasty Course at OLC

This unique lab experience co-sponsored by AAHKS and AAOS at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Ill. from February 16-18, 2017 gives surgeons hands-on practice for a variety of procedures for managing arthritis of the knee. Learn the benefits and limitations of new and controversial technology including computer-navigation and robotics. The small group learning and personal interaction with… Read More

What Patients are Reading: Industry Reps in the OR

The Washington Post reported this week on the issue of industry representatives being present in the orthopaedic operating room. Serving as technical advisors for the products they represent, the Washington Post explains what their role has traditionally been. AAHKS member, Gary Botimer, MD, talks about his experience in testing a model where reps were not present, but where… Read More

Annual Meeting Underway

The 2016 AAHKS Annual Meeting is underway in Dallas with a record number of attendees. Today’s activities included special courses, industry symposia, Ask the Expert case sessions and the start of the Scientific Sessions. Brian S. Parsley, MD was awarded with the 2016 AAHKS Humanitarian Award, and Brian J. McGrory, MD was awarded with the 2016 AAHKS Presidential Award. Click… Read More

AAHKS Awards Brian S. Parsley, MD for Humanitarian Efforts

AAHKS is proud to award Brian S. Parsley, MD with the 2016 AAHKS Humanitarian Award for his humanitarian efforts with the Faith In Practice medical mission organization. Dr. Parsley has served in the organization for 20 years – completing 50 trips to provide surgical care to the poor of Guatemala. Some of his work includes co-leading screening clinics… Read More

New Board Members Nominated

At the AAHKS Business Meeting that took place during the 2016 Annual Meeting, members voted to approve the following members nominated to open positions on the AAHKS Board of Directors by the Nominating Committee: Second Vice President – Michael P. Bolognesi, MD Third Vice President – C. Lowry Barnes, MD Treasurer – Ryan M. Nunley, MD Secretary – Gregory G. Polkowski,… Read More

Registry Participation Means Automatic Authorization

The American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) announced that effective the first quarter of 2017, it is expected that Blue Shield of California’s providers who are participants in the Registry will automatically receive authorization for their patients’ hip or knee replacement procedures. “This is great news for the state of California’s patients who are having hip or knee replacement… Read More