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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

‘Corporate Partners’

FDA Approves Stem Options for Hip System

The FDA has granted 510(k) approval for an additional range of stem options for the “MetaFix” hip stem system by Corin. This range includes collared hydroxyapatite-coated stems and short neck variants. View the FDA 501 (k) premarket notification and summary for more information.

Visit to Smith & Nephew

Michael J. Zarski, JD, AAHKS Executive Director and Jean Furlan, Manager of Corporate Relations traveled to Smith & Nephew Headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee to meet with Tommy Thompson, Director, Convention Services,  John Clausen , PhD Vice President of Reconstruction-Hips and Knee, Lauralan Grisoni, Vice President of Reconstruction-Knees. Discussions focused on common goals through 2016. Mike and Jean also… Read More

Zimmer and Biomet Merge

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Zimmer announced finalization of the transaction to combine with Biomet this week. The new company is now known as Zimmer Biomet. David Dvorak, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zimmer Biomet assured AAHKS of its continued commitment as an AAHKS Corporate Partner.  “Over the past several months, our integration teams have worked collaboratively and developed plans to ensure… Read More

TJO Joins AAHKS as Bronze Corporate Partner

AAHKS is pleased to welcome Total Joint Orthopedics (TJO) as its newest 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. TJO makes high quality, affordable implants with designs that incorporate the… Read More

DJO Global Joins AAHKS as Bronze Corporate Partner

AAHKS is pleased to welcome DJO Global as its newest 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. DJO Global is a leading global medical device company providing solutions for musculoskeletal… Read More

Pacira Becomes Newest Platinum Corporate Partner

Based on their increased commitment as an AAHKS Corporate Partner, Pacira Pharamceuticals, Inc. has become the newest partner in the Platinum level. Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the clinical and commercial development of new products that meet the needs of acute care practitioners and their patients. Pacira’s primary focus lies in the… Read More

AAHKS meets with Stryker, Pacira

This week, Mike Zarski, Executive Director and Jean Furlan, Manager of Corporate Relations, met with Heidi J. Katz, RPh, Director, Medical Affairs, Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. They discussed the development of multi-modal pain management education. They also discussed other educational initiatives with the upcoming launch of Arthroplasty Today and a patient education Web portal. In the same trip, the AAHKS… Read More

AAHKS Meets with Corporate Partner CeramTEC

Vicki Thomas, Scientific Consultant of CeramTec, Medical Products Division, North America, visited the offices of AAHKS to meet with the AAHKS Executive Director Mike Zarski, and Manager of Corporate Relations, Jean Furlan. Discussions included confirmation of their commitment to the advancement of hip and knee patient care through education and research.

Biomet Mourns Loss of Co-Founder

Dane A. Miller, Ph.D., 69, Biomet co-founder, former CEO, and board member passed away this week.  Bill Kolter, Biomet Vice-President of Marketing and Public Affairs, said in a note to AAHKS, “Dane was a proud supporter of AAHKS and a vocal proponent of the importance of surgeon judgment and collaboration in the advancement of patient care.” AAHKS President,… Read More

AAHKS meets with Corporate Partner DePuy Synthes

AAHKS Executive Director Mike Zarski, Director of Meetings and Education, Eileen Lusk, and Manager of Corporate Relations, Jean Furlan travelled to DePuy Synthes in Warsaw, Indiana offices to meet with Melany Jackson, Assoc. Product Director, Knees; Mark Carrico, Senior Product Director, Hips; and Brenda Roby, Group Manager – North America, Society Engagement. Discussions included confirmation of their commitment… Read More