American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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Professor Studying Hip Replacements in Space

The Bournemouth University Orthopaedic Research Institute in the United Kingdom is heading up a surgical robotics study that will explore the idea of performing hip replacement surgery in space. According to the Daily Echo, orthopaedic surgeon Robert Middleton intends to propose the idea to the Mars One organization for their mission to settle humans on Mars. Citing advancements… Read More

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

Study: Men Display Greater Cognitive Impairment Following Hip Fracture

MedPage Today reported on a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, “Cognitive Differences between Men and Women who Fracture their Hip and Impact on Six-Month Survival.” Authors conducted a prospective study of hip fracture patients to determine the relationship between cognition and mortality after hip fracture and whether there was a difference between men… Read More

Analysis of BPCI Shows No Increase in Volume

The Altarum Institute published a study last week stating that BPCI did not lead to a statistically significant rise in volume of total joint replacement procedures at participating hospitals. Referencing a recent BPCI study published in JAMA, the study’s authors stated, “Our analysis of Medicare fee-for-service data from 2010 through 2015 by hospital, for all lower extremity joint… Read More

Systematic Review of PRO after THA

A study published in Orthopedics evaluated the quality of patient satisfaction reporting after THA. Researchers looked at 755 studies in the MEDLINE database and concluded that “few studies have examined patient satisfaction after THA and that both the quality and the level of evidence were moderately low. Although THA is considered a highly successful procedure that improves the… Read More

Latest Articles in Press Posted to Arthroplasty Today

The following articles were posted to Arthroplasty Today ahead of the next issue: External fixator immobilization after extensor mechanism reconstruction in total knee arthroplasty Colin D. Canham, Christopher Walsh, Stephen J. Incavo Severe heterotopic ossification and stiffness after revision knee surgery for a periprosthetic fracture Maher Baroudi, Pascale Derome, Michel Malo Read full-text articles in the current issue.

Study Shows TJA Cost Reduction

An observational study of Baptist Health System published in JAMA Internal Medicine, “Cost of Joint Replacement Using Bundled Payment Models,” found cost savings under the Medicare bundled payments program. Most of the hospital savings came from implants and supplies and most of the postacute care savings came from decreased use of institutional care,” according to the findings. Read the… Read More

Submit Your Study for Research Award

AAHKS is pleased to announce the launch of an initiative that allows the organization to support hip and knee arthroplasty research conducted by its members. We invite you to participate by sharing a research idea. Initial proposals will be reviewed by the AAHKS Research Committee, and a few outstanding applicants will be invited to submit a full grant… Read More

Funding Available for TKA Research

OREF, in partnership with Stryker, encourages proposals in support of cutting-edge research that focuses on robotic-assisted surgery for primary total knee arthroplasty. Well-crafted clinical studies that seek to quantify robotic-assisted patient outcomes in knee arthroplasty are strongly encouraged. Clinical relevance must be clearly noted in the abstract and specific aims, and be obvious from the title and the… Read More

Arthroplasty Today Call for Submissions

Arthroplasty Today is calling for “Arthroplasty in Patients with Rare Conditions” submissions. This section of the AAHKS open-access journal is used to highlight joint replacement in patients with a rare underlying condition – usually one percent or less of joint replacement patients. This type of case report is a narrative that describes the unusual treatment challenge of performing… Read More