Industry symposia take place on Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8.
Details are subject to change.
Industry Symposia are separate from the official program planned by the AAHKS Annual Meeting Program Committee and do not offer AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ unless noted by the sponsor.
Thursday, November 7
|10:00am-12:00pm||Making the Anterior Approach More Approachable||In recent years, a growing number of surgeons have used the anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty. In this session, surgeon faculty will review how the use of a portal can make the femur as easy as the acetabulum and decrease the incidence of wound concerns and thigh numbness.
|12:30-2:30 pm||Functional THA planning and control with EOS 3D solutions||Surgeons will see how to identify patients at risk and avoid complications in the OR through advanced 3D planning solutions for THA. Surgeons will be able to see how to take into account standing and seated images while planning a THA and use Range of Motion tools to avoid implant impingement.||EOS Imaging|
|12:30-2:30 pm||Learn a Bundle from the Experts||Learn how four orthopedic surgeons from Greensboro, NC built one of the nation’s first physician-driven, value-based outpatient commercial joint bundled programs.||Reflexion Health|
|12:30-2:30 pm||Opioid Free and Ultra Low Opioid Total Knee is a Current Reality||Objectives:
• To prove that total knee arthroplasty can be performed with little, if any need for opioids using a combination of education, optimized pre-op and post-op pain protocols, and optimized recovery protocols.
• To show healthcare economic savings regarding patients costs and total cost of care, annual savings based on expected volume.
• To show that the costs associated with this protocol are lower than those of the national median
• To show that nearly all patients can be treated as outpatient joint replacements
• To show that patients treated with this protocol have recidivism rates equal to or lower than that of the top 200 orthopedic hospitals
|12:30-2:30 pm||Enabling Technologies in ASC||Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty is continuing to increase in popularity and application. This session will focus on the strategies used to excel in the ASC market. This will include not only general best-practice strategies but also how the use of a robust portfolio of modern implants and associated enabling technologies can not only improve the efficiency in the OR but also improve upon patient outcomes and satisfaction.||Smith & Nephew|
|3:00-5:00 pm||The Hip/Spine Relationship, Made Easy||This symposium will help demystify the hip spine relationship and provide a simple, effective way to optimize patient specific component alignment in total hip arthroplasty. The symposium will include:
* A viable method for measuring hip / spine X-rays in THA or even having the analysis performed for you.
* Clinical use of the Optimized Positioning System™ (OPS).
* Case study review session, led by surgeon faculty including Dr Douglas Dennis, Dr Jonathan Vigdorchik, Dr Matt Austin, Dr Steve Barnett, Dr James Huddleston, Dr Andrew ShimminThe session will also introduce the concept of robotic soft tissue balancing in total knee arthroplasty – using the OMNIBotics technology, led by Dr Jeff Lawrence.
|3:00-5:00 pm||Early Adoption to Early Majority: The Movement of Joints From the Inpatient to Outpatient Setting||This symposium features an outpatient talk that covers clinical techniques and technology to advance patient care, as well as a payer discussion||DePuy Synthes|
|3:00-5:00 pm||Progressive Techniques and Technologies: Transition to Outpatient TJA and a Tourniquet Free TKA||Attendees will hear from provider subject matter experts who have firsthand experience establishing clinical and anesthesia protocols to successfully launch and maintain a successful outpatient total joint program. Industry partners will provide business models supporting efficient and cost-effective tools and systems that support the success of an outpatient program.||Medtronic|
|3:00-5:00 pm||Targeted Orthopaedics: Genetics, Microbiome, Environment and their Impact on PJI||Attendees of this session should come to understand genetic, proteomic, and phenotypic states which increase the likelihood of PJI in adult reconstruction patients. Additionally, they should understand the latest diagnostic modalities for understanding these states both before surgery and in the presence of active infection as well as how patient-specific understanding of these states can lead to targeted prevention and treatment.||Heraeus Medical LLC|
|3:00-5:00 pm||Physician Assistant Specific Symposium – A Peer to Peer Professional Development Event||This session will cover the following:
• Maximizing the Value of the PA-C
• Economics surrounding the PA-C
• Is the PA-C designation outdated; should the name be changed?
• Owning your own Professional Development
• Identifying patients at risk from head to toe
• Surgical Skill Advancements for PAs
• Followed by Hands on Cadaveric Lab (early registration required)
|4:00-6:00 pm||ROSA Knee Bioskills Experience – Cadaveric Lab Session||This educational event will offer attendees a hands-on cadaveric experience utilizing the ROSA Knee robotic application.||Zimmer Biomet|
|5:00pm-7:00pm||Cryoanalgesia and Periarticular Infiltration, a Multimodal Solution to Manage TKA Pain||This symposium will feature presentations on cryoanalgesia, discussion of optimized multimodal pain management protocols, and an overview of recent Real World Evidence (RWE) and published clinical data. Surgeon presentations will also present in integrating these multimodal protocols which have helped them enhance clinical outcomes, improve post-surgical recovery and reduce costs. Attendees will participate in an interactive forum with surgeon faculty.||Pacira BioSciences, Inc.|
Friday, November 8
|7:30-9:30 am||OA Symptom Management for Non-Operative and Non-Optimized Patients; Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation||This symposium will feature a discussion of the clinical outcomes of a non-opioid minimally-invasive treatment for patients suffering from chronic knee and hip pain. COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency is FDA indicated to treat OA knee pain and provides durable pain relief for up to 12 months.||Avanos Medical|
|7:30-9:30 am||Lowering the Cost of Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Throughout the Episode of Care||Everyone is well aware total joints are moving to the outpatient setting, but does everyone know how to be successful? Attendees will learn about real solutions to manage TJR costs for the outpatient setting through a panel of surgeons currently operating in Ambulatory Surgery Centers.||Zimmer Biomet|
|7:30-9:30 am||Optimizing Efficiency and Improving Effectiveness with the Anterior Approach||We will use this symposium time to educate attendees on the Anterior Approach, techniques, and technologies designed to help aid in the approach. Topics Include:
• Clinical Data and Patient Outcomes with the Anterior Approach
• Anterior Approach Tips and Pearls
• Restoring Hip Biomechanics
• Improving Effectiveness in the OR
|7:30-9:30 am||Outpatient Total Joints, Clinical Protocols to Business Processes – A Comprehensive Review||Attendees will hear from provider subject matter experts who have firsthand experience establishing clinical and anesthesia protocols to successfully launch and maintain a successful outpatient total joint program. Industry partners will provide business models supporting efficient and cost-effective tools and systems that support the success of an outpatient program.||Medtronic|
|7:30-9:30 am||Zimmer Biomet Revision Knee Hands-on Educational Experience||Join Zimmer Biomet for a morning of education featuring the latest implants and technologies designed to provide solutions for the needs of Revision Knee patients to alleviate their pain, restore their mobility, and improve the quality of their lives. In addition to having access to hands-on experiences, you will have the opportunity to discuss challenges of Revision TKA with our onsite faculty.||Zimmer Biomet|
|10:00am-12:00pm||Breaking Down the Buzz||Breaking down the hottest topics and technologies in Orthopaedics, this session will bring together leading surgeons and experts to debate and discuss:
• Navigating the Transition to Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty: What You Need to be Successful
• The Dangers of Taper Corrosion and How Trunnion Geometry Plays a Role
• Direct Anterior vs. Mini Posterior Approach Debate: Pros and Cons, Technical Considerations
• Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty: Is It Time to Make the Switch?
• Natural Knee Stability and Motion: It’s About Satisfaction, Not Just Survivorship
|10:00am-12:00pm||Optimizing Outcomes in Incision and Soft Tissue Management Utilizing New Technology in Negative Pressure Therapy||We will explore the latest clinical evidence evaluating closed incision negative pressure therapy (CiNPT) to reduce postoperative complications and the emerging role of negative pressure in improving functional outcomes.||KCI|
|10:00am-12:00pm||Optimizing Results in TKA||Topics discussed during this symposium will include:
• Why Knees are Failing in 2019
• How I Avoid Revision
• Fixation in Primary Knees: Cemented vs Cementless
• State of the Art Revision TKA
|10:00am-12:00pm||The Potential Clinical and Economic Value of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery||Surgeon faculty will highlight the latest clinical data available for Mako Total Knee, Total Hip and Partial Knee. They’ll also expand upon the three unique steps of the Mako procedure: CT-based enhanced planning, dynamic joint balancing, and haptic guidance.||Stryker|
|12:00 noon-2:00pm||Zimmer Biomet Revision Knee Hands-on Educational Experience||Join Zimmer Biomet for an afternoon of education featuring the latest implants and technologies designed to provide solutions for the needs of Revision Knee patients to alleviate their pain, restore their mobility, and improve the quality of their lives. In addition to having access to hands-on experiences, you will have the opportunity to discuss challenges of Revision TKA with our onsite faculty.||Zimmer Biomet|