Friday, November 2

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6:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Registration Peacock Foyer
6:00 – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast for all attendees Learning Center/Exhibit Hall
6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. AAHKS and Guest Societies Poster Exhibition
Thank you to Stryker
Chantilly Ballroom
6:00 a.m. – 2:55 p.m. Learning Center/Exhibit Hall Open Learning Center/Exhibit Hall
6:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Surgical Technique Video Viewing Rotunda
7:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. AAHKS Resident Arthroplasty Course
Thank you to DePuy Synthes, Smith & Nephew, Stryker and Zimmer Biomet
Resident Hip and Knee Breakout Sessions:
10:20 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
1:15 – 2:40 p.m.
Cortez Ballroom
7:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. The Business of Total Joint Replacement Course: Finding Talent and Value Senators Lecture Hall
7:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. AAHKS Orthopaedic Team Member Course Wedgwood Ballroom
7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Industry Symposia Grand Ballrooms A-E and Metropolitan (Mezzanine)

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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.

7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Optimizing Results in Total Knee Arthroplasty

DePuy Synthes 

Grand Ballroom E
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. OA Symptom Management for Non-Operative and Non-Optimized Hip and Knee Patients: Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation


Grand Ballroom B
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Practical Tools for Bundled Payment Success – Will Your Strategy Work?

Smith & Nephew, Inc. 

Grand Ballroom A
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. How Specialists Can Align with Referring Physicians in a Value-Based Environment.

Surgical Care Affiliates

Grand Ballroom D
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty: Economics, Protocols and Challenges

Corentec America 

Grand Ballroom D
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Advancing Total Hip Arthroplasty through Automation

DePuy Synthes

Grand Ballroom E
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Localized Treatment for Osteoarthritis Knee Pain with a Novel Intra-Articular Formulation

Flexion Therapeutics

Grand Ballroom A
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. From Design to Data – A Value-Based Overview of Mako Technology


Grand Ballroom B
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Zimmer Biomet Educational Event

Zimmer Biomet  

Mobile Lab in Anatole Sculpture Park
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch for all Attendees Learning Center/Exhibit Hall
12:45 – 2:00 p.m. “Ask the Experts” Case Sessions – Primary Hip
Daniel J. Berry, MD; Robert L. Barrack, MD; Thomas K. Fehring, MD; William J. Hozack, MD; Luigi Zagra, MD 
Grand Ballroom A
Thank you to Exactech “Ask the Experts” Case Sessions – Primary Knee
Steven B. Haas, MD; Kirby D. Hitt, MD; Brett R. Levine, MD; Mark W. Pagnano, MD; Fares Haddad, BSc, MD(Res), FRCS 
Grand Ballroom B
“Ask the Experts” Case Sessions – Revision Hip
Thomas P. Sculco, MD; Kevin L. Garvin, MD; David G. Lewallen, MD; Wayne G. Paprosky, MD; Andrew R. Manktelow, BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Orth)  
Grand Ballroom E
“Ask the Experts” Case Sessions – Revision Knee
Walter B. Beaver, MD; Matthew P. Abdel, MD; Robert M. Molloy, MD; Claudio C. Castelli, MD; Antonia F. Chen, MD
Grand Ballroom D
“Ask the Experts” Case Sessions – Joint Preservation
Robert T. Trousdale, MD; Robert L. Buly, MD; Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD; Atul F. Kamath, MD 
Sapphire Room
2:30 – 2:55 p.m. Break Learning Center/Exhibit Hall
2:55 p.m. President’s Welcome to the 2018 AAHKS Annual Meeting
Craig J. Della Valle, MD
Trinity Ballroom
The entire General Session takes place in the Trinity Ballroom.
3:00 – 4:08 p.m. Session One: Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty Moderators: Craig J. Della Valle, MD and William A. Jiranek, MD
3:00 p.m.
Paper #1
No Difference in Five-Year Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes Between Kinematic and Mechanical Alignment in TKA – A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Matthew Walker, FRACS
Auckland, New Zealand
3:06 p.m.
Paper #2
To Cement or Not? Five-Year Update of a Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Cemented vs. Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty Kevin B. Fricka, MD
Alexandria, VA
3:12 p.m.
Paper #3
A Prospective, Randomized Trial of Cemented vs. Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty of the Same, Modern Design Denis Nam, MD, MSc
Chicago, IL 
3:18 p.m.
Paper #4
Physical Therapy on Postoperative Day 0 Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial of 394 Patients Tyler E. Calkins, BS
Chicago, IL
3:24 p.m. Discussion
3:34 p.m.
Paper #5
The Effect of Topical and Intravenous Tranexamic Acid on Drug Levels in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Double-Blind Placebo Controlled Study David J. Mayman, MD
New York, NY
3:40 p.m.
Paper #6
Intraoperative Ketamine During Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Eric LevicoffMD
Philadelphia, PA 
3:46 p.m.
Paper #7
Is Operative Time a Predictor for Postoperative Infection Following Total Knee Arthroplasty? Hiba Anis, MD
Cleveland, OH
3:52 p.m.
Paper #8
Preoperative Weight Loss for Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Total Knee Arthroplasty: How Much Is Necessary? Benjamin J. Keeney, PhD
Hanover, NH
3:58 p.m. Discussion
4:08 – 4:15 p.m. Guest Societies Recognition
British Hip Society and Italian Hip Society
Presented by Craig J. Della Valle, MD, and Rafael J. Sierra, MD
4:15 – 5:15 p.m. Symposium I: Simplifying the Concepts of the Hip-Spine Relationship for THA 
What’s the Problem and What’s the Relevant Terminology?
Lawrence D. Dorr, MD
How Do I Work-up a High-risk THA Patient?
Jonathan M. Vigdorchik, MD
What Do I Need To Do Differently Intraoperatively?
Douglas E. Padgett, MD
When Do I Use Dual-Mobility and Why Does It Work?
Matthew P. Abdel, MD
Questions & Answers vs. Case-Based Panel Discussion
Moderator: Matthew P. Abdel, MD
5:15 – 5:20 p.m. The AAHKS Humanitarian Award Presented by Lawrence D. Dorr, MD
Gerard “Jerry” A. Engh, MD
5:20 – 5:30 p.m. AJRR Update Kevin J. Bozic, MD
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Symposium II : The Comprehensive Management of the Bariatric Patient: Perspectives from Bariatric and Orthopaedic Surgeons 
What are the Implications of Obesity on Total Joint Arthroplasty
Bryan D. Springer, MD
Understanding the Impact of the Obesity Disease, on the Patient
Raul J. Rosenthal MD, FACS, FASMBS
How to Implement Bariatric Surgery into Your Practice
John Magaña Morton, MD, MPH, FACS, FASMBS
Moderator: Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Reception for All Attendees Learning Center/Exhibit Hall
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Learning Center/Exhibit Hall Open Learning Center/Exhibit Hall

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