Industry Symposia

Join these symposia on a variety of topics included with the Annual Meeting. Register

Industry symposia take place on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6. Details are subject to change.

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.

Thursday, November 5

TimeTopicDescriptionSponsored by
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Making the Anterior Approach More ApproachableWhile the anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty (THA) has excellent clinical outcomes, there are compromises associated with this approach, including the need for short femoral stems and offset instrumentation. In this session, surgeon faculty will review how the use of a portal in the anterior approach can make the femur as easy as the acetabulum, decrease the incidence of wound concerns and thigh numbness, and eliminate the need for these compromises.MicroPort
12:30-2:30 p.m.Concept or Industry Trend: A Critical Analysis of the Medial-pivot Design in Today’s TKA SurgeryIn recent years, medial-pivot or medial-congruent designs for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) have become increasingly popular. The objective of this symposium is to share a critical analysis of these designs, discuss clinical applications, and review considerations of these designs in kinematic alignment and revision TKA.MicroPort
12:30-2:30 p.m.Evolving Utility of Negative Pressure Therapy in Arthroplasty Patients: Review of New Clinical EvidenceWound complications are reported in up to 10% of hip and knee arthroplasties. The incidence of postoperative wound complications is influenced by diabetes, obesity, quality of soft tissues, use of steroids, soft tissue handling and duration and complexity of surgery. We will explore the latest clinical evidence evaluating closed incision negative pressure therapy (CiNPT) to reduce postoperative complications and the emerging role of negative pressure in improving functional outcomes.3M/KCI
12:30-2:30 p.m.Potential Role of a Once-Daily Intravenous Non-Opioid OptionDespite advances in surgical techniques over the past several decades, moderate to severe postoperative pain continues to be a widespread and unresolved healthcare problem. Guidelines for the management of postoperative pain recommend the use of multimodal analgesic treatment regimens that include around-the-clock non-opioid analgesics, specifically nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This program will feature a discussion about a once-daily intravenous (IV) NSAID. The discussion will include an overview of clinical trial data, and the potential role of this agent in multimodal analgesia for moderate to severe postoperative pain.Baudax Bio, Inc.
1:30-3:30 p.m.Techniques of Total Joint ArthroplastyTips and tricks for performing primary and revision total joint arthroplasty, periprosthetic fractures, and dislocations. Ergonomics of total joint arthroplasty to prevent personal injuries.Stryker
3:00-5:00 p.m.Data Driven Decision Making in THA and TKADigital technologies are transforming the way we treat TJA patients. This session will showcase emerging, connected technologies with the potential to enhance clinical decision making and simplify TJA procedures, including: - Hip / spine considerations in THA - Robotic soft tissue balancing techniques in TKA - Remote patient profiling, engagement, and management applications. Panelists will utilize interactive case studies to highlight the advanced information that can be acquired using contemporary orthopedic software platforms to optimize component selection and orientation in TJA. Panelists include: Dr. Matthew Austin, Dr. Douglas Dennis, Dr. Jonathan Vigdorchik, Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee, Dr. John Keggi, and Dr. Jeffrey DeClaireCorin
3:00-5:00 p.m.Kinematic Alignment – Personalized Medicine in 2020The ultimate goal in total knee replacement is a procedure that will get patients moving again, pain free, with minimal disruption to their everyday lives. A big part of this solution is how the patient feels after their surgery, and their satisfaction that their operative knee feels more ‘natural’ and similar to what they have known their whole lives. Kinematic alignment strives to do this by restoring native anatomy that is individualized to each patient, restoring their anatomy to their pre-arthritic state. Understanding natural knee kinematics, and how implant design plays its part, as well as the simplified approach to achieving Kinematic Alignment is the goal of this talk.Medacta
3:00-5:00 p.m.Outpatient Total Joints: Transitioning to Rapid RehabiltationPatient selection, care pathways and pain/anesthesia protocols for rapid rehabilitation for outpatient total joints!Medtronic
3:00-5:00 p.m.Redefining Robotics in Orthopaedics: Real Intelligence and the Connected OROutpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty is continuing to increase in popularity and application. This session will focus on the use of Real Intelligence from Robotics along with patient data and protocols for outpatient joints. Best-practice strategies will be covered highlighting how the use of a robust portfolio of modern implants with these REAL Intelligence Solutions not only improves the efficiency in the OR but also improves upon patient outcomes and satisfaction.Smith & Nephew
3:00-5:00 p.m.TKR in ASC and TechnologyThis symposium will feature a panel discussion on the overall successful migration of TKR to an ASC setting with Technology. Attendees will learn about pre, peri, and intra op efficiencies with emerging technologies.DePuy Synthes
4:00-6:00 p.m.TBA
5:00-7:00 p.m.TBA

Friday, November 6

TimeTopicDescriptionSponsored by
7:30-9:30 a.m.AA Hip, Technology and ASCThis symposium will feature presentations on AA hips in an ASC setting, the impact of technology and surgeon satisfaction. This will include operational, financial, and clinical aspects of a TJR program in an ASC to achieve quadruple aim satisfaction.DePuy Synthes
7:30-9:30 a.m.Anesthesia Protocols for Opioid-Free Total JointsAn anesthesiologist/surgeon team approach for opioid-free total Joints.Medtronic
7:30-9:30 a.m.Controversies in PJI: What Advances Have We Made Since the Consensus Meeting?We’ll explore some of the current debates and emerging research surrounding infection control and management. Topics will be debated by leading researchers and opinion leaders in the world of modern orthopedics.Heraeus
7:30-9:30 a.m.TBA
7:30-9:30 a.m.TBA
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.The Need for Longer-Acting Local Anesthetics for Postoperative Pain ManagementWith longer pain relief, the use of opioids to treat pain could be significantly reduced, even eliminated. Healthcare providers would have a tool to manage postoperative pain, overcome the challenges of inflammation at the surgical site, and help patients get back to their lives sooner. By attending this symposium, you will learn how possible innovations in local anesthetics could change the paradigm of postoperative pain management.
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Soft Tissue Management: Best Practices and Outcomes in Joint Reconstruction SurgeryExpert panel will discuss soft tissue challenges and opportunities in join reconstruction surgery. Presenters will share their research and expertise on topics such as water tight seals, addressing surgical site infection, increasing closure efficiency, patient satisfaction, and techniques and innovative products that can enhance wound closure success.DePuy
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Outpatient ArthroplastyIn this symposium, the panel will discuss how surgeons will be affected by declining reimbursements and recent CMS policy proposals in the upcoming year(s). Advanced products and technologies, optimized for the ASC, will be presented in a novel, interactive symposium format.DJO
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.TBA
12:00-2:00 p.m.TBA