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FARE Grant Finalists Announced

Finalists for the Foundation for Arthroplasty Research and Education (FARE) grant have been selected. The winning recipient, whose high-caliber research project will receive the FARE grant, will be announced at the AAHKS Spring Meeting next month. The finalists are: Peter Boyle, DO (The Rothman Institute) P. Maxwell Courtney, MD (Rush University) Ran Schwarzkopf, MD, MSc (NYULMC) Thorsten M.… Read More

Watch Out for Hotel Scams!

As the AAHKS Spring Meeting and Annual Meeting approach, hotel “pirates” are out to scam prospective attendees into making bogus hotel reservations. These scammer companies are out to collect your credit card data, and reservations cannot be guaranteed. AAHKS has contracted with Hilton Anatole to manage the AAHKS room block for the conference, and the Hilton is the… Read More

On a Lighter Note: Actor John Cleese Second Hip Replaced

British actor and comedian, John Cleese, announced recently that he had his second hip replacement surgery. After Tweeting that he was walking around Los Angeles a week later, Cleese expressed gratitude to his surgeon. Predictably, comments about “The Ministry of Silly Walks” made famous by the Monty Python comedy troupe, ensued. Go to Cleese Twitter feed.

Top AAHKS News Clicks for March 2017

Health Care Economics Focus of March Arthroplasty Today What Patients are Reading: Discharge to Home after TJR What Patients are Reading: Knee Replacement Exercises Nova Scotia TJR Wait Times below National Average Can’t Make it to Specialty Day? Watch Online

Arthroplasty Today Fully Indexed in PubMed

After obtaining acceptance in PubMed Central within its first two years of publication, Arthroplasty Today is now fully indexed in the archive. Articles in the current issue and all prior issues are included in the free, full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM). Visit… Read More

Calling All Residents to AAHKS Membership!

If you have colleagues who are residents, please extend an invitation to them to join AAHKS. At an annual dues rate of only $95, residents who join AAHKS as Arthroplasty Surgeons in Training enjoy all the benefits of membership including an annual subscription to The Journal of Arthroplasty, opportunity for a scholarship waiver to publish in Arthroplasty Today,… Read More

Interact with 2017 Spring Meeting Faculty

The 2017 AAHKS Spring Meeting takes place May 5-6 at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco. The line up of faculty is not to be missed! Small group breakouts using a case-based, ICL format will allow one-on-one interaction with these leaders in the field and hip and knee arthroplasty. Register and reserve your hotel… Read More

Nova Scotia TJR Wait Times Below National Average

The CBC/Radio-Canada News reports that despite wait times for total joint replacement in Nova Scotia improving since 2012, the wait times are still below the national average. The Canadian Institute for Health Information released their wait time report this week. “About 90 per cent of Nova Scotia patients receive their hip replacements within 750 days and knee replacements… Read More

MIPS Call for Measures and Activities

The Annual Call for Measures and Activities for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) will be open through June 30. CMS encourages clinicians, measure stewards, organizations, and other stakeholders to identify and submit measures and activities to be considered for three performance categories of MIPS in future years. Full details.

Welcome New Board Members

New AAHKS Board Members took office at the AAHKS Board Meeting on March 15. Michael P. Bolognesi, MD is Second Vice President, and C. Lowry Barnes, MD is Third Vice president. Gregory G. Polkowski, MD is serving as Secretary; Ryan M. Nunley, MD is serving as Treasurer; J. Bohannon Mason, MD and R. Michael Meneghini, MD join the… Read More