American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research


Duke University Hosts Twitter Journal Club

On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, at 6:00 p.m., the Duke University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Division of Adult Reconstruction will be hosting the first Twitter-moderated Journal Club at Duke for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. AAKHS President, William A. Jiranek, MD will serve as the guest faculty, and will discuss, The Journal of Arthroplasty’s “What Financial Incentives Will… Read More

DocSpera Reaches 100,000,000 Milestone

The AAHKS Case Sharing Network partner, DocSpera, has reached a major milestone of reaching 100,000,000 interactions on the platform. Every time you book a case, send a message, click or upload an image, connect with a user, or use any of the other workflow features on DocSpera, it adds to this interaction count. The AAHKS Case Sharing Network… Read More

A Summary of DocSpera Case Discussions

The AAHKS Case Sharing Network on launched moderated cases in February 2015, and more than 40 cases have been posted and are active in discussion with more than 580 participants. The network receives 1.5 cases per week with an average of 7.5 responses per case. More than 110 images have been shared. The networks is open only… Read More

Register Today for Periprosthetic Fractures Webinar

AAHKS is holding a webinar for AAHKS members, “Periprosthetic Fractures following Hip and Knee Arthroplasty” on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. (Central). Faculty are: Craig J. Della Valle, MD, George J. Haidukewych, MD, Frank Liporace, MD and John Callaghan, MD. Learn more and register today. CME Credit The California Academy of Family Physicians is accredited by the… Read More

Risk Calculator Tool Available for Surgeons

The American Joint Replacement Registry has made available a tool for surgeons to use when calculating patient risk when advising patients on surgery. The calculator is designed to assess the individual risk of poor outcomes for patients aged 65 and older after having hip or knee replacement surgery. To access the Risk Calculator, visit the AJRR website.

Patient Education Ranks as Top Website Pages

Two articles, “Total Hip Replacement” and “Total Knee Replacement” continue to rank as the top two pages accessed on the AAHKS website. Divided nearly evenly, the articles received 24,275 page views in the last month. More than 79 percent of the visitors to the site are new visitors, and most are from the United States, Canada, the United… Read More

New Cases Added to DocSpera

After the first weeks of the new program where leaders in hip and knee arthroplasty are “on call” to respond to case sharing posts on the AAHKS DocSpera website portal, AAHKS members have posted many new cases. Topics include giant cell tumor, multiple revision TKA, highly cross linked osteolysis, fungal infection and more. Visit to log in… Read More

AAOS Holds Virtual Lobby Day to Help Fix SGR

Virtual Lobby Day

AAOS, together with AAHKS and other medical associations and the physician community, is urging Congress to continue the progress already made toward replacing the flawed SGR formula. On February 4, 2015, physician leaders from across the country and from dozens of medical associations will converge on Washington, DC to stress the importance of passing a permanent SGR fix.… Read More

Website Metrics Remain Strong

After the busiest period for the AAHKS website around the time of the Annual Meeting, the website continues to draw thousands of visitors. The following analytics are from December 15, 2014 through January 15, 2015: Number of Unique Users: 12,984 Number of Pageviews: 41,888 Percentage of Visitors coming to the site for the first time: 79.29% Top Five Pages (and… Read More