Resident Arthroplasty Course

The AAHKS Resident Arthroplasty Course

The AAHKS Resident Arthroplasty Course takes place on Friday, November 8, 2019 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, USA. This course has filled. If you wish to be added to the wait list in case of cancellations, complete this form.

About the Course

AAHKS sponsors the Resident Arthroplasty Course taking 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. Priority is given to applicants who have never attended. If you have attended in the past, you will be put on a wait list and added if space remains closer to the date.

OITE Option

AAHKS is an approved host for the Orthopaedic In-Training Scored and Recorded Examination (OITE) taking place at the AAHKS Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, Texas. When you apply for the Resident Arthroplasty Course, you will have the opportunity to select this site to take the OITE exam.

Chair: James I. Huddleston, MD  Co-Chair: Michael J. Taunton, MD

This is an overview of the 2018 course agenda. The 2019 course agenda will be posted soon.

2018 Agenda Outline

7: 15 – 7:25 am: Why Choose Adult Reconstruction?

7:25 – 7:30 am: Young Arthroplasty Group Update

Total Knee Arthroplasty

7:30 – 7:40 am: Basic TKA Principles

7:40 – 7:50 am: Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty

7:50 – 8:00 am: Varus-Valgus Releases

8:00 – 8:10 am: Pain Control/Outpatient

Total Hip Arthroplasty/Preservation

8:20 – 8:30 am: Femoro-Acetabular Infringement

8:30 – 8:40 am: Total Hip Arthroplasty Principles

8:40 – 8:50 am: Total Hip Arthroplasty Implant Options

8:50 – 9:00 am: Approach Comparison

Total Hip Arthroplasty/Total Knee Arthroplasty Revision

9:10 – 9:20 am: Periprosthetic Joint Infection

9: 20 – 9:30 am: Painful Total Knee Arthroplasty Workup

9:30 – 9:40 am: Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Principles

9:40 – 9:50 am: Unstable Total Hip Arthroplasty

9:50 – 10:00 am: Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Principles

10:20 am – 12:00 pm

Breakout Session 1: Group “A” goes to Hip Breakout Room; Group “B” goes to Knee Breakout Room.  

Hip Room 

10:20 – 11:00 am: Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty Cases

11:05 – 11:45 am: Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Cases

11:45 am – 12:00 pm: Wrap up: Hip Rapid-Fire Quiz

Knee Room  

10:20 – 11:00 am: Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Cases

11:05 – 11:45 am: Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Cases

11:45 am – 12:00 pm: Wrap up: Knee Rapid-Fire Quiz

12:15 – 1:00pm: Lunch Presentation: “Innovation in Arthroplasty”

1:15 – 2:40 pm

Breakout Session 2:

Hip Room

1:15 – 1:45 pm: Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty Cases

1:50 – 2:20 pm: Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Cases

2:20 – 2:40 pm: Wrap up: Hip Rapid-Fire Quiz

Knee Room

1:15 – 1:45 pm: Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Cases

1:50 – 2:20 pm: Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty Cases

2:20 – 2:40 pm: Wrap up: Knee Rapid Fire Quiz

2:40 – 2:45 pm: Closing Remarks



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