Industry Symposia


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

Time Topic Description Presented by:
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 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
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 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.

Faculty:
• Paul Beaule, MD
• Joseph Assini, MD
• Matthew Seidel, MD
• Charles Lawry, MD

Microport Orthopedics
12:30-2:30 p.m. 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 p.m. Physician Driven Prospective Outpatient Commercial Total Joint Bundled Payment: A Value-Based Paradigm Develop your road map to self-convened, physician driven prospective commercial outpatient total joint bundled payments with a proven model that offers the tools, standards, best practices and partnerships needed to be successful. Learn how to shift site of service as you transition from fee for service to value-based care using bundled payments in outpatient joint replacement. Four fellowship-trained surgeons from Greensboro, NC built one of the country’s first physician driven, value-based prospective outpatient commercial total joint bundled programs. Armed with over two years of patient data, Dr. Lucey and team exposes the immense potential of physician driven bundles while solving the many challenges that come with building a total joint bundled program. Reflexion Health
12:30-2:30 p.m. Opioid Free and Ultra Low Opioid Total Knee is a Current Reality Study:
Opioids are currently the mainstay of post-op pain control after total knee. The study designed was a prospective, IRB-approved protocol to determine if post-op narcotic free TKA was feasible and reproducible. A multi-modal protocol including a robust education and optimization program, continuous adductor canal blockade with a catheter, and home-based physical therapy program. Prospectively enrolled consecutive patients starting October 2018 documented preoperative, perioperative and postoperative narcotic consumption and strict and moderate adherence to protocol for 6 weeks. Of 300+ consecutive patients, 40% required no narcotics post-operatively, 35% required 5 pills or less and 10% required 10 pills or less. Approximately 85% of TKAs require 10 pills or less using this protocol. 90% of patients required no formal therapy post-op. This protocol which extends the multi-modal concept proves that narcotic free and ultra-low narcotic usage after TKA 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
Avanos Medical
12:30-2:30 p.m. 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 p.m. 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, and Dr. Andrew Shimmin. The session will also introduce the concept of robotic soft tissue balancing in total knee arthroplasty using the OMNIBotics technology led by Dr. Jeff Lawrence.
Corin
3:00-5:00 p.m. Early Adoption to Early Majority: Movement of Joints From the Inpatient to Outpatient Setting Through discussion and demonstration, visitors will have the opportunity to learn about three critical areas regarding successful migration from an inpatient to an outpatient setting: clinical, operational and financial. Specifically, attendees will learn about clinical advances through multi-modal advances in pain management, operational efficiencies with KINCISE® and ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE® for THA. Financial discussion will focus on the use of the CareSense® data collection/analytic platform to use with commercial payers in negotiating alternative payment arrangements. DePuy Synthes
3:00-5:00 p.m. 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 p.m. 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 p.m. Enhancing Your Value & Skills as a Surgical PA, Hands on Experience Enhancing Your Value & Skills as a Surgical PA, Hands on Experience 3-5pm

  • Enhancing your Value:
    • Economics surrounding the PA-C
    • Maximizing the Value of the PA-C
    • Owning your own Professional Development
  • Enhancing your Skills:
    • Identifying patients at risk
    • Surgical Skill Advancements for PA-C.
    • Followed by Hands on Cadaveric Lab Training in the DePuy Synthes Mobile Lab (early registration required 1st rotation 4:30pm-6pm, 2nd rotation 6:30pm-8pm)

Program Overview:

Hear from the experts in a peer to peer symposium in which you’ll learn how to navigate the challenging waters of helping physicians, administrators and patients understand the powerful synergy behind the fully maximized PA.  With more and more PAs owning the wound closure space, hone your surgical skills with hands-on training.

Cadaveric Lab training (pre-registered attendees only) will include discussion and hands-on training on the safe and effective use of innovative wound closure products available during joint reconstruction procedures:  STRATAFIX™ Knotless Tissue Control Devices, DERMABOND® PRINEO® Skin Closure System and exposure technique training with the ATTUNE® Knee System.

Faculty:

Jana Flener, PA-C

Jeanine Gargiulo, PA-C

Kristy Sawicki, PA-C

Josh Beardsley- PA-C

DePuy Synthes
4:00-6:00 p.m. ROSA Knee Bioskills Experience – Cadaveric Lab Session Join Zimmer Biomet for a morning of education featuring the latest implants and technologies designed to provide solutions to the needs to total hip and 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 THA and TKA with our onsite faculty. Zimmer Biomet
4:00-6:00 p.m. Early Clinical Results using ROSA – A Second Generation Robotics Application for TKA This education event will offer attendees a first look at early clinical results in TKAs utilizing the ROSA Knee robotic application. Zimmer Biomet
5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 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

Time Topic Description Presented by:
7:30-9:30 a.m. 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 a.m. 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 a.m. Bending the Curve with the ANTERIOR ADVANTAGE™: Roundtable Discussion Join us for a roundtable discussion on Anterior Approach clinical and cost outcomes data, considerations in an outpatient setting, tips and pearls for addressing challenging patients, and the use of enabling technologies to increase reproducibility and reduce the learning curve.
Moderator: William Barrett, MD
Faculty Panel: Joel Matta, MD, Bo Mason, MD, William Hamilton, MD, Atul Kamath, MD, Alexander Sah, MD
DePuy Synthes
7:30-9:30 a.m. 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 a.m. Persona Revision Bioskills Experience – Cadaveric Lab Join Zimmer Biomet for a morning of education featuring the latest implants and technologies designed to provide solutions to the needs to total hip and 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 THA and TKA with our onsite faculty. Zimmer Biomet
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Outpatient Arthroplasty: Providing Value to Surgeons in the Paradigm Shift of 2020! In this symposium, the panel will discuss how surgeons will be affected by declining reimbursements and recent CMS policy proposals in the upcoming year(s). Advanced products and technologies, optimized for the ASC, will be presented in a novel, interactive symposium format.
Faculty:
James Browne, MD
Raymond Kim, MD
Michael Meneghini, MD
Scott Sporer, MD
Michael Taunton, MD
DJO Surgical
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 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
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Innovation in Primary TKA Fixation Topics discussed during this symposium will include:

  • Cement: The Gold Standard
  • Managing the Complex Primary
  • Is Cementless Fixation the Solution?
  • Best Practices Panel

Learn about these relevant topics from industry thought leaders:

  • Robert S. Gorab, MD (Moderator)
  • David F. Dalury, MD
  • Ryan M. Nunley, MD
  • Zachary D. Post, MD
DePuy Synthes
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 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
12:00-2:00 p.m. Persona Revision Bioskills Experience – Cadaveric Lab Join Zimmer Biomet for a morning of education featuring the latest implants and technologies designed to provide solutions to the needs to total hip and 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 THA and TKA with our onsite faculty. Zimmer Biomet