Surgical Technique Video Guidelines

The AAHKS Program Committee is looking for surgical technique videos that are high quality, clinically relevant and of high overall educational value.

Video Rotunda


  • No greater than 10 minutes in length
  • Has sound and descriptive commentary including: brief preoperative history and pertinent exam findings, indications for surgery, pre and post-operative images, narrated surgical technique, references, procedure outcomes, and procedure “pearls” or major teaching points.

Selection Process

The final selection is made by the Program Committee, whose primary consideration is to determine what will best serve the interests of AAHKS members and contribute to the overall success of the Annual Meeting. Selection of surgical technique videos is based on the overall quality and thoroughness of the proposal submission including:

  • Technical quality, including lighting, visualization, color, and appropriate, focused field of view (preferably from the surgeon’s perspective)
  • Audio quality, including narration/voiceover and intraoperative sound when/if appropriate
  • Clinical relevance/importance
  • No commercial bias

All video proposals will be reviewed in a blinded fashion. Each proposal will be evaluated and graded by Program Committee members.


The proposals will be graded on a 5-point scale (1-5 points) for relevance and quality of content. Each score will be tallied and scores will be averaged. The proposals with the highest scores will be selected for the program.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

All abstract authors, co-authors and presenters are required to complete disclosures of their financial relationships with commercial interests prior to submitting abstracts. Authors, co-authors and presenters can submit their disclosure information on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) website. Disclosure information will be made available in the Final Program and Proceedings. Submissions of authors failing to disclose will be withdrawn from the program.

FDA Status

If a device or drug requiring FDA approval is included in the educational content, the content must include the FDA clearance status of the medical devices and pharmaceuticals for the uses discussed or described. “Off label” uses of a device or pharmaceutical may be described so long as the lack of FDA clearance for such uses is also disclosed. Posters exhibiting a Class III device or pharmaceutical require signage indicating the FDA status of the product.

HIPAA Compliance

Ensure that educational content complies with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) to protect patient rights and confidentiality.