Resident Arthroplasty Course


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The AAHKS Resident Arthroplasty Course

The Annual Resident Course takes place on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. just before the start of the AAHKS Annual Meeting general session at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

About the Course

AAHKS sponsors the Annual Resident Arthroplasty Course that takes place just before the AAHKS Annual Meeting. AAHKS has specifically created this course for PGY3 orthopaedic residents. Course attendees receive free tuition for both the Resident Arthroplasty Course and the AAHKS Annual Meeting. In addition, AAHKS provides the lowest economy airfare up to $500, lodging, and meals.

This course provides residents with the opportunity to learn the latest information regarding total joint arthroplasty from nationally renowned experts. The meeting includes both didactic and small group sessions where surgical techniques and cases will be reviewed. This is a unique learning experience and includes significant interaction with the faculty. AAHKS selects 140 residents from the United States and Canada who are eligible to participate in this learning opportunity.

2018 Course Chair – Samuel S. Wellman, MD

2018 Agenda – this year’s course will feature breakout sessions in ICL format. The agenda will be available in June.


2017 Agenda Overview

7:00 – 7:04 a.m. Welcome
7:05 – 7:09 a.m. AAHKS: An Introduction to the Organization
7:19 – 8:03 a.m. Primary Knee Arthroplasty
7:19 – 7:27 a.m. Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty
7:28 – 7:36 a.m. Basic Principles of TKA: CR, PS and Ultra-Congruent Articulations
7:37 – 7:45 a.m. Managing Varus and Valgus deformities in TKA: The Basics
7:46 – 7:54 a.m. Perioperative Pain Control in Total Joint Arthroplasty
7:55 – 8:03 a.m. Discussion and Question/Answer Session
8:04 – 8:39 a.m. Primary THA & Hip Preservation
8:04 – 8:12 a.m. Femoroacetabular Impingement and Dysplasia – Diagnosis and Treatment
8:13 – 8:21 a.m. Acetabular and Femoral Component Positioning in Primary THA
8:22 – 8:30 a.m. Choosing a Bearing in Primary THA
8:31 – 8:39 a.m. Discussion and Question/Answer Session
8:40 – 9:44 a.m.  Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
8:40 – 8:48 a.m. Diagnosis of Periprosthetic Joint Infection
8:49 – 8:57 a.m. Evaluation of the Painful TKA
8:58 – 9:06 a.m. Principles of Revision TKA
9:07 – 9:15 a.m. Evaluation and Treatment of the Unstable THA
9:16 – 9:24 a.m. Managing Femoral and Acetabular Bone Loss in Revision THA: Basic Concepts
9:25 – 9:33 a.m. Periprosthetic Fractures of the Hip: Basic Principles
9:34 – 9:44 a.m. Discussion and Question/Answer Session
9:45 – 11:35 a.m. Case Based Learning Breakout Sessions
11:35 Working lunch break
11:45 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Lunch
12:45 – 2:30 p.m. Case-Based Learning Breakout Sessions