Resident Arthroplasty Course

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. This course is full. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email your name and AAHKS ID to Sharon Creed, Meeting Registrar, at

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 Chairs – Samuel S. Wellman, MD and James I. Huddleston, MD


2018 Agenda Outline

Times, topics and faculty are subject to change.

7:00 a.m. Welcome and Introductions, Samuel S. Wellman, MD

I. Why choose adult reconstruction?

II. Total Knee Arthroplasty

A. Basic principles, Samuel S. Wellman, MD
B. Varus-valgus releases, Matthew S. Austin, MD
C. Pain control, Michael R. Meneghini, MD

III. Total Hip Arthroplasty/Hip Preservation

A. Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), John C. Clohisy, MD
B. Component positioning, Michael P. Bolognesi, MD
C. Bearing choices
D. Approach comparision, James I. Huddleston, MD

IV. Total Hip Arthroplasty/Total Knee Arthroplasty Revision

A. PJI, Bryan D. Springer, MD
B. Painful TKA workup
C. Revision TKA principles, Douglas A. Dennis, MD
D. Unstable THA
E. Bone loss in THA, Scott M. Sporer, MD
F. Periprosthetic hip fracture

2:30 p.m. Conclusion