American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting

Healio brings you the highlights from American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting. Refer back to this page often for the latest news from AAHKS, perspectives and interviews with leading researchers and clinicians, and to review archives of past meetings.

Movers and Shakers

Thomas K. Fehring, MD, receives FARE grant

January 31, 2019
Thomas K. Fehring, MD, a hip and knee surgeon with OrthoCarolina Hip and Knee Center, was awarded a grant from The Foundation for Arthroplasty…
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Patients’ pre-TJA smoking quit rates improve with serum cotinine testing

November 15, 2018
DALLAS — Serum cotinine testing may significantly improve self-reported smoking quit rates among patients prior to total joint arthroplasty…
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History, evaluation of taper corrosion discussed at AAHKS Annual Meeting

November 14, 2018
DALLAS — In a symposium at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, several orthopedic surgeons discussed the history…
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VIDEO: Speaker discusses aseptic loosening, infection that lead to revision THA

November 7, 2018
DALLAS — At the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, Luigi Zagra, MD, of Milan and an Orthopaedics Today
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VIDEO: AAHKS president speaks about association’s accomplishments, outpatient TKA

November 7, 2018
DALLAS — At the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, Craig J. Della Valle, MD, spoke about his accomplishments…
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Successful TJA performed at an ASC requires proactivity, anticipation of symptoms

November 6, 2018
DALLAS — Perhaps more than anything else, successful outpatient total joint arthroplasty has to do with extra education and the size of the…
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Virtual physical therapy had lower health care costs, similar outcomes vs usual care

November 6, 2018
DALLAS — Patients who participated in virtual physical therapy after total knee arthroplasty had significantly lowered health care costs and…
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Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty yields high survivorship at 15 years

November 6, 2018
DALLAS — Younger patients with unicompartmental arthritis experienced improvements in functional outcomes and high survivorship at 15 years…
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Higher complication rates after TJA among patients not treated for hepatitis C

November 3, 2018
DALLAS — The hepatitis C virus may be a treatable risk factor for patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty, based on results of a study…
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THA survivorship with highly crosslinked liners was 93% at 15 years among young patients

November 3, 2018
DALLAS — Data presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting showed total hip arthroplasty performed with a…