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.

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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…
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Engh receives AAHKS Humanitarian Award for medical mission work

November 3, 2018
DALLAS — Gerard “Jerry” A. Engh, MD, received the 2018 American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Humanitarian Award at the…
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Various tranexamic acid dosing regimens may reduce blood loss in revision TKA

November 3, 2018
DALLAS — Results presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting showed all dosing regimens of tranexamic acid…
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THA revision to dual mobility construct may reduce early complication rates

November 3, 2018
DALLAS — Results presented at the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting showed significantly fewer early complications…
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Hip-spine classification system may decrease risk of recurrent hip instability

November 3, 2018
DALLAS — Use of a hip-spine classification system in revision total hip arthroplasty may decrease the risk of recurrent instability, according…
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Presenter: Look for spine deformity, stiffness in patients prior to THR

November 3, 2018
DALLAS — Gaining an understanding of the spine complex in a patient prior to total hip replacement is critical to a successful outcome and the…
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Physical therapy on day of surgery did not improve outcomes after TKA

November 3, 2018
DALLAS — Patients who started physical therapy on the day they underwent total knee arthroplasty had no differences in hospital length of stay…
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Kinematic vs neutral mechanical alignment techniques for TKA yielded similar outcomes at 5 years

November 3, 2018
DALLAS — The kinematic alignment technique for total knee arthroplasty had no differences in functional outcome and clinical or radiographic…
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Impact of ketamine was minimal on postoperative TKA pain

November 3, 2018
DALLAS — Intraoperative ketamine in patients who underwent spinal anesthesia for primary total knee arthroplasty showed no significant…