Industry Symposia


Industry symposia take place on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3. This is an overview of the symposia. 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 2, 2017

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Hip Fracture:  Pain Management Impacting Delirium, Morbidity, and Mortality
Halyard Health – Acute Pain Division
Grand Ballroom E

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of the pain management therapy impacting delirium, morbidity, and mortality. In addition, there will be new data on morbidity and mortality for hip fracture patients. Discussion will include new data on morbidity and mortality, pain management best practices, collaboration with anesthesia and a hip fracture alert program.

10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
An Evidence-Based Update on Closed Incision Negative Pressure Therapy for High-Risk Surgical Incision
Acelity
Grand Ballroom B

This session will present an overview of the SSI problem as it relates to complex primary and revision joint arthroplasty and the work being done in the area of incision management. The work presented will relate to the goal of finding evidence-based strategies to protect the work of the total joint replacement and revision surgeon. The body of new evidence and current research will be discussed. Carlos Higuera, MD, H. John Cooper, MD, and Denis Nam, MD (invited) will be the panel presenters with the session being moderated by Fred Cushner, MD (invited). Participants will also learn about the concept of incision management through actual case presentation and discussion of panel members’ experiences in this area.

10:00 – 12:00 p.m.
Site of Service and Trends in Total Joint Commercial Bundles
Surgical Care Affiliates
Grand Ballroom E

A growing number of health plans and self-insured employers are recognizing “site of service” as the primary driver behind the rapid escalation of surgical cost, and are investing in efforts to accelerate the migration of surgeries into lower cost settings. At the forefront of these efforts is the migration of total joint procedures to ambulatory surgical facilities.

Today’s surgeons have a remarkable opportunity to provide higher quality care at a lower cost, partner with health plans, and be rewarded for quality and efficiency achieved by site of service optimization. Surgical Care Affiliates, which recently joined Optum, is one provider leading the way in innovative quality programs and, as part of Optum, SCA is well-positioned to align with health plans and medical groups and support independent physicians.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Enhancing Patient Care and Surgeon Quality of Life through Industry Partnerships: The Era of Value-Driven Decisions
DJO Global
Grand Ballroom D

Health care in the U.S. continues to change and is being moved from a procedural-based to a value-based health care delivery model. A partnership between surgeons and Industry is now even more critical in order to succeed in this new era of value-driven decisions.

12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Optimizing the Episode:  Improving Total Joint Outcomes and Cost in the Era of Bundled Payments
Medtronic
Grand Ballroom E

The intent of this course is to provide an overview of bundled payment programs and the impact they have on orthopedic practices and hospitals.  Faculty will share strategies for optimizing the episode of care, improving patient outcomes, reducing cost, and identifying and managing high-risk patients. Faculty will also discuss the role of surgeon leadership in designing total joint episodes of care and how to establish alliances between surgeons and hospitals.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Change the Face of the Opioid Landscape One Patient at a Time with Multimodal Treatment Approach
DePuy Synthes/Pacira Pharmaceuticals
Grand Ballroom B

A moderated discussion on the clinical significance of the Postsurgical Infiltration of Long Lasting Analgesia in TKA Results (PILLAR) trial, a phase 4 multicenter randomized controlled study (16 centers, 139 patients).  The key learning objective is to educate on how a liposomal bupivacaine-based multimodal pain regimen of oral acetaminophen, celecoxib, and pregabalin compares to bupivacaine-based with respect to postsurgical pain and opioid reduction, as well as secondary endpoints including discharge readiness and hospital length of stay.  In addition, attendees will learn the technique and importance of standardization to outcomes for multimodal pain management with liposomal bupivacaine.  The symposium will be moderated by Mark I. Froimson, MD, MBA, and include a panel of 4-6 orthopaedic surgeons including PILLAR trial investigators.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Same-Day Surgery: Transitioning to Outpatient Total Joints
Medtronic
Grand Ballroom E

The intent of this program is to provide rationale and discuss innovative methods used to perform outpatient total joint procedures. Course faculty will share their experiences transitioning to same-day surgery. Topics addressed include but are not limited to patient selection, pain management, reimbursement considerations, blood management, and utilization of physical therapy to optimize patient outcomes. The course is intended to give healthcare providers additional tools and confidence to perform same-day total joint replacements.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
From Theory to Reality:  Successfully Delivering Value-Based TJA in a Non-Hospital Setting
Muve Health
Grand Ballroom A

In this symposium, we will discuss the application of outcome-focused, value-driven outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty. Through the sharing of practical experience and verified patient outcomes, our clinical, patient education and program design expert panelists will aim to answer the following question: “Can you really succeed at performing value-based TJA in a non-acute care setting?”  Our Discussion will focus on exploring and sharing successes, obstacles overcome, and lessons learned regarding value-based TJA program design, as well as the demonstration of Muve Health patient outcomes data as proof that you can successfully implement value-based TJA outside of a hospital setting.

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
How to Fix the U.S. Health Care System: The Value Agenda from Different Perspectives
Stryker
Grand Ballroom  D

This symposium will provide a big-picture view of the challenges facing healthcare in the U.S. and what needs to be done to fix it. U.S. Healthcare continues to evolve and is facing rapid change; this session will provide a macro view of what the future needs to look like to provide better outcomes to all Americans. The second part of the symposium will focus on what orthopedic surgeons can do to prepare in order to be on the winning side of healthcare from varying surgeon perspectives. We will touch on key value-based trends such as outpatient total joints, clinically integrated networks, bundled payments and more.  There will be dedicated time at the end for Q&A.

 

Friday, November 3, 2017

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
hipEOS3.0: How 3D Weight-bearing Planning from EOS Images Contributes to Improving THA Outcomes
EOS Imaging
Grand Ballroom A

During the symposium, you will hear from THA experts covering:

  • An Introduction to pelvic tilt and dynamic assessment: Why it’s important in THA planning to reduce poor outcomes.
  • Dislocation multicentric study: Which parameters matter?
  • How 3D weight-bearing planning anticipates implant size and accounts for patient-specific anatomy
  • hipEOS 3.0: A unique 3D range of motion simulation in sitting and standing positions for optimal implant positioning

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Novel Non-Opioid Techniques for Chronic Knee and Hip Pain for Non-Operative Patients
Halyard Health – Chronic Pain Division
Grand Ballroom E

Introduction into a non-opioid minimally invasive technique to help address non-operative patients suffering from chronic knee and hip pain. COOLIEF* Cooled Radiofrequency is FDA indicated to treat OA knee pain and provides durable pain relief to those patients who are not surgical candidates.

7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Tackling Your Toughest Cases in the Changing Healthcare Landscape
MicroPort
Grand Ballroom D

From new technology and innovation, to changing regulations and payment models, to a shift towards outpatient care, healthcare is evolving quickly. In this symposium, surgeon panelists will discuss management of the toughest total hip and knee cases in this dynamic landscape. Topics covered will include key considerations when taking on difficult cases, the role of A-P stability in TKA, and the importance of a powerful surgical philosophy in THA.

Note: This symposium was previously posted under the title, “Full Function Faster: Optimizing Care Pathways in the Outpatient Setting.” This topic will still be covered under the new title and description above.

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

This symposium, which has convened experts with many years of experience in outpatient TJA, will provide the audience with a general and specific outlook on the rationale behind outpatient TJA, the issues that stand in the way of implementing outpatient TJA. Experts will share their clinical path protocols.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Technology Advancements in Anterior Approach
DePuy Synthes
Grand Ballroom B

Hear from Andrew J. Cooper, MD and Atul F. Kamath,  MD on new innovations designed to aid in the Anterior Approach, including the ACTIS® Total Hip System, JointPoint™, and ME1000® Surgical Impactor. Attendees will learn more about how these technologies can help reduce the learning curve in the Anterior Approach and increase reproducibility in total hip arthroplasty.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Closing the Gap on Patient Satisfaction: Hand-Held Robotic Assisted Knee Solutions
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics
Grand Ballroom E

This symposium will feature a global reveal of the first ever Bi-Cruciate Retaining (BCR – JOURNEY II XR) Robotic Procedure for Total Knee surgery through an interactive procedural step-by-step and dialogue with surgeon faculty. The BCR Total Knee application is the newest application available on the NAVIO Surgical System and represents the exciting new forefront of Robotic-Assistance in Orthopaedics. The surgeon faculty will detail the core features of both Robotic-Assistance (Next-Generation Handheld Robotics, Surgical Efficiency, and Placement Accuracy) as well as anatomic knee restoration with the JOURNEY II XR, CR, and BCS (Higher Satisfaction, Faster Recovery, and Improved Function).

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cementless Mako Total Knee with Triathlon Tritanium: Live Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
Stryker
Metropolitan Ballroom , Mezzanine Level

This symposium will feature a live surgical demonstration of a Mako Total Knee procedure, now with the cementless Triathlon Tritanium Knee System, and interactive dialogue with surgeon faculty. The cementless Triathlon Tritanium Knee System is the newest implant available for Mako Total Knee surgery. The Mako Total Knee with Triathlon (cemented) has been used clinically for more than a year with over 9,000 cases completed through September 2017. The surgeon faculty will provide an update on the learnings from the empathic study, early clinical data and case studies. The surgery will focus on the core features of the Mako Total Knee application: enhanced planning, dynamic joint balancing and robotic-arm assisted bone preparation.