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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Several risk factors associated with increased hospital charges for TJA

November 15, 2016
DALLAS — Anemia, malnutrition, obesity, diabetes, narcotic use and tobacco use were identified as modifiable risk factors associated with…
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THA for fracture associated with higher rates of morbidity than for OA

November 14, 2016
DALLAS — Patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty for hip fractures showed an increased risk of postoperative morbidity compared to…
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Presenter: Re-evaluate the use of opioids

November 14, 2016
DALLAS — Orthopedic surgeons should think carefully before prescribing opioids to patients for postoperative total joint arthroplasty pain…
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Hospitals preferred decolonization for treatment of periprosthetic joint infection

November 13, 2016
DALLAS — Although nasal-only Staphylococcus aureus screening may be considered the most cost-effective treatment option for periprosthetic…
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In administrative databases, ICD-9 coding overestimated growth of obesity after TJA

November 12, 2016
DALLAS — Researchers who use large administrative databases should interpret the data with caution as these databases may overestimate the…
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Readmission after TKA not directly correlated with index surgery

November 12, 2016
DALLAS — The causes of unplanned readmission after total knee arthroplasty varied throughout 90 days and were not directly linked with index…
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AJRR announces 2016 annual report of hip, knee arthroplasty data

November 11, 2016
The American Joint Replacement Registry announced the release of its 2016 Annual Report on hip and knee arthroplasty data at the American Association…

Medtronic launches program for total joint replacement episodes of care

November 11, 2016
DALLAS — Medtronic announced the launch of Medtronic Orthopedic Solutions, a comprehensive program for total joint replacement episodes of care…
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VIDEO: The effect of the Medicare 3-day rule on patients after THA

January 28, 2016
DALLAS — At the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, Victor Hugo Hernandez, MD, MSc, discussed a study the effect of…
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VIDEO: Bozic talks reducing opioid use before TJA

January 21, 2016
DALLAS — At the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting, Kevin Bozic, MD, MBA, discussed a study on reducing opioid use…