American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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‘Patient Education’

New Patient Education: PRP Injections

Following the recent article on stem cell therapy added to the patient education library on, another new article, “PRP for the Management of Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee” has been added. The article was written and peer reviewed by the AAHKS Patient and Public Relations and Evidence-Based Medicine Committees. The article explains what conditions PRP is… Read More

Stem Cell Technology Added to Patient Library

The AAHKS Patient and Public Relations Committee has published a new article, “Can Stem Cell Therapy Help My Joint Pain?” to the AAHKS library of patient education articles. The article has been written and peer reviewed by members of the Patient and Public Relations Committee and the Evidence-Based Medicine Committee. Articles in the library are regularly updated and… Read More

Featured Q&A on HSS Patient Study

Becker’s Healthcare conducted a Q&A session with AAHKS member, Amar S. Ranawat, MD, on the recent patient education study done at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York (HSS). Patients who underwent hip or knee replacement surgery for osteoarthritis were separated into two groups. One group received education prior to surgery that included one-on-one sessions with a… Read More

USBJI Publishes Data on Musculoskeletal Diseases

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative has published an executive summary and full volume of comprehensive data on musculoskeletal disorders that addresses how common these conditions are, why it matters and what we can do differently to address and reverse the trends. According to the summary, “If research and clinical investments came closer to matching the burden… Read More

New Patient Ed Popular on

The seven new patient education articles posted to the AAHKS website in July have quickly become some of the most popular pages. Articles with the top hits were: Getting a Good Night’s Sleep after Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery Will My Artificial Joint Set Off Airport Security Metal Detectors? Setting Expectations with Your Surgeon Prior to Joint Replacement… Read More

New Patient Education Added to

With a growing audience of consumers, the AAHKS website sees more than 10,000 hits each month to the patient education articles about hip replacement surgery and knee replacement surgery. The AAHKS website is at the top of Google search engine results for hip and knee replacement content. In order to maximize this exposure and further educate our consumer… Read More

Oregon Teachers Forced to Travel for TJR

The Oregon Educators Benefit Board recently placed a cap on the facility costs its policy covers for hip and knee replacement. Many of the 150,000 covered educators in Oregon who are in need of hip or knee replacement now must travel several hours to facilities that meet the reference price. An Oregon reporter from The Bulletin spoke with… Read More

Hip Arthritis Treatments Featured in New York Daily News

AAHKS member and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Mount Sinai in New York, Darwin D. Chen, MD talks about hip arthritis to the New York Daily News for Arthritis Awareness Month. He covers the signs, symptoms, prevention, traditional treatment, and hip replacement. Full story. Note: If you have the opportunity to be interviewed by a media outlet,… Read More

NBC Nightly News Features Hip Replacement Story

Anne Thompson of NBC Nightly News reported this week on the growing number of individuals between the ages of 55-64 who are having hip replacement surgery. The story cites the recently released data from the CDC and covers the advancements in implant design as well as the variation in the cost of the surgery. AAHKS member, Robert M.… Read More

New Zealand Ministry of Health Offers New Hip/Knee Replacement Patient Videos

The New Zealand Ministry of Health launched two new patient videos this week with help from the “Enhanced Recovery After Surgery” (ERAS) collaborative program. The ERAS pathway is a national effort to ensure that patients are in the best possible condition for surgery, have the best possible management during and after surgery, and participate in the best possible rehabilitation after… Read More