Are you Asking Yourself “Do I Need a Hip or Knee Replacement?”
AAHKS Amplified
by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
5d ago
In a very special recording of AAHKS Amplified, three leading orthopaedic surgeons Zachary C. Lum, DO, Obinna O. Adigweme, MD and Adam A. Sassoon, MD, MS talk candidly on how they approach, address and respond to this question often asked by their patients “Do I Need A Hip or Knee Replacement?” Although this seems like a fairly simple question to respond to, it’s actually very difficult to answer and responses vary from patient to patient. In this recording, each surgeon shares how they carefully evaluate their patients to provide them with the best course of action as it relates to the ..read more
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A Very Special Patient Symposia from the 2024 AAHK Spring Meeting
AAHKS Amplified
by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
1M ago
We’re truly excited to bring to you our latest recording on AAHKS Amplified. In this recording, we had the wonderful opportunity to hear the patient’s perspective from two arthroplasty patients. Both underwent hip and/or knee replacement surgery and candidly shared their experiences in a symposia at the 2024 AAHKS Spring Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, moderated by AAHKS Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) Chair, Muyibat A. Adelani, MD.  Dr. Adelani spoke with Thomas Pattillo and Chrissie Smith to learn what their journeys were like. You’ll learn what challenges they faced, what their ..read more
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Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community in AAHKS
AAHKS Amplified
by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
1M ago
In the latest recording of AAHKS Amplified, we highlight the stories of a unique community within AAHKS, and just in time to celebrate Pride Month. Zachary C. Lum, DO, Vice-Chair of the Diversity Advisory Board (DAB) speaks openly and candidly with Jamine L. Bellamy, DO, MS and Chloe E.H. Scott, MD to hear about their journey as members of the LGBTQ+ community. As members of a community that is underrepresented in medicine and arthroplasty, Drs. Bellamy and Scott provide a little insight into their journeys as surgeons, challenges and cultural best practices that we can learn from ..read more
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Early Outcomes of Lemon Dropped Patients.
AAHKS Amplified
by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
4M ago
At the 2023 AAHKS Annual Meeting, the chair of the Digital Health & Social Media Committee Shaun P. Patel, MD and Andrew M. Schwartz, MD sat down with Jeffrey J. Barry, MD to discuss his paper, uniquely titled “Early Outcomes of “Lemon Dropped” Complex Primary Arthroplasty Patients to a Tertiary Care Center.” In this podcast, Dr. Barry shared that his study was comprised of patients that were considered “complex or complicated” patients and rejected elsewhere for various reasons, whether it was for medical or surgical reasons. His findings indicated that resource burd ..read more
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Increased Patient BMI Equals More Stress for the Surgeon
AAHKS Amplified
by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
4M ago
At the 2023 AAHKS Annual Meeting, the chair of the Digital Health & Social Media Committee Shaun P. Patel, MD and Dustin J. Schuett, DO sat down with Joshua C. Rozell, MD  to discuss his paper presented at the meeting on how there’s additional stress on surgeons who peform surgery on patients with an elevated BMI. In Dr. Rozell’s study, he showed that additional work is required and placed on surgeons who perform these kinds of surgeries versus your standard primary knee or hip replacement surgery. The goal was to quantify and provide data showing this. Listen to the ..read more
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Mission Work
AAHKS Amplified
by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
5M ago
At the 2023 AAHKS Annual Meeting, the chair of the Digital Health & Social Media Committee Shaun P. Patel, MD and Ahmed Siddiqi, MD, MBA sat down with M. Umar Burney, MD, Junaid A. Makda, MD and Khalid M. Yousuf, MD to discuss their mission work with their organization, GODA (Gifted of Disability Alleviation). GODA was started in 2014 and since then, has grown substantially. In the recording, Dr. Yousuf discussed how they’ve increased the number of surgeons who participate, the number of surgeries and how instrumental the education they provide has been for the residents.  Listen to ..read more
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Does Melatonin Improve Subjective Sleep Quality After TKA?
AAHKS Amplified
by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
5M ago
At the 2023 AAHKS Annual Meeting, the chair of the Digital Health & Social Media Committee Shaun P. Patel, MD and Ahmed Siddiqi, MD, MBA sat down with Drake G. LeBrun, MD and Brian P. Chalmers, MD to discuss their paper presented at the meeting on Does Melatonin Improve Subjective Sleep Quality after TKA? A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial.  This study was ignited from hearing so many patients complain about their quality of sleep following surgery. Drs. LeBrun and Chalmers noticed large improvements over the years in pain control, range of motion, function and th ..read more
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Diversity with The Journal of Arthroplasty
AAHKS Amplified
by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
5M ago
AAHKS Diversity Advisory Group Co-Chair, Muyibat A. Adelani, MD, sat down with Michael Mont, MD, the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) to discuss the purpose of AAHKS’ Diversity Advisory Group (DAB) which is to promote diversity and inclusion within AAHKS. They also discussed and summarized five articles on diversity that was recently published in a JOA issue. Dr. Mont posed very interesting questions that ignited a healthy conversation such as what are the major issues in diversity, are things going in the right direction and what can surgeons do from an educational stand ..read more
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AAOS American Joint Replacement Registry
AAHKS Amplified
by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
6M ago
Last year, Dr. Krueger sat down with James I. Huddleston, III, MD to discuss the release of the 10th annual report of the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR). In this recording, they talked about the conception of the registry in 2012, and how it began with surgeons wanting to get an idea of what was being placed in patients in the United States. In the most recent registry release, there’s reporting of over 3 million primary and revision hip and knee replacements performed in the United States at 4500 hospitals and ambulatory health centers. A great deal of data was collected, so wha ..read more
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2023 AAHKS Industry Innovation Award Winner – OrthAlign
AAHKS Amplified
by American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
6M ago
One of AAHKS’ newest awards, the Industry Innovation Award is a competitive product award for companies exhibiting at the AAHKS Annual Meeting. It recognizes cutting-edge innovation in the field of orthopaedic hip and knee arthroplasty by exhibitors. At the 2023 AAHKS Annual Meeting, OrthAlign received the award and we had the wonderful opportunity of sitting down with members from the company to hear more about their award-winning product. Take a listen, we think you’ll find their product fascinating. Enjoy, and thanks for listening to AAHKS Amplified!   In this epi ..read more
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