Following Monday’s submission deadline for the 2019 AAHKS Annual Meeting, reviewers are busy evaluating the 1,726 abstracts and 36 symposium proposals. The AAHKS Annual Meeting has become one of the most competitive venues for the debut of cutting-edge research in the field of hip and knee arthroplasty. With a final program featuring approximately seven symposia, 60 podium presentations and 250 posters, the acceptance rate for this year’s Meeting is anticipated to be just over 18%. The Program Committee will make their final decisions next month. Review the schedule, register and make hotel reservations now at!

Featured Industry Symposium: Dual-Acting Local Anesthetic

Thursday, November 7, 2019
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Understanding the Science behind the first-ever Dual-acting Local Anesthetic
Heron Therapeutics

Until recently, local anesthetic innovations have focused on delivery as a way to extend the duration of postoperative pain relief, while not taking into account the significant effects the body’s natural inflammatory response can have on the effectiveness of local anesthetics. The arrival of a dual-acting local anesthetic provides surgeons with a new tool to address inflammation at the surgical site and potentiate the analgesic effects of local anesthetics. Learn what potential impact this innovation will have on overall approaches to postoperative pain management. As surgeons will increasingly find, they can reduce opioid usage without compromising adequate pain relief.