Total Hip Arthroplasty in Dysplastic Hips
Moderator: Brian M. Curtin, MD
Faculty: Luigi Zagra, MD (Italy), Klaus-Peter Günther, MD (Germany), Mazhar Tokgozoglu, MD (Turkey), Theofilos Karachalios, MD (Greece)
Date recorded: March 26, 2019
This webinar included discussion of important anatomical references in both low and high dislocated hips, how to plan the surgery and which implant options are suitable. Faculty discussed the maximum acceptable lengthening, when and how to place the acetabular cup at the original anatomical site, and different techniques to work the dysplastic femur with or without shortening osteotomy at the subtrochanteric or distal level. Surgical tricks and tips are discussed by experienced surgeons.
A Case-Based Approach to Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty
Moderators: Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD and Kevin D. Plancher, MD
Faculty: Andrew A. Freiberg, MD, William A. Jiranek, MD, FACS, Michael E. Berend, MD, Michael P. Bolognesi, MD
Date recorded: September 25, 2018
This webinar took place on September 25, 2018. It included discussion of partial knee arthroplasty (UKA) and its increased growth in the last several years. Patient selection along with an understanding of which ancillary tests are necessary has generated much discussion on this topic. Medial and Lateral UKA can be a technically demanding procedure for the surgeon if not performed frequently. This symposium provided up to date information allowing for success in performing a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and dispelled mistaken thoughts as to its outcome and longevity. Illustrative cases and audience participation were important aspects in this webinar.
Enhanced Technologies in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Impact on Current Practice
Moderator: Kevin D. Planchar, MD, MPH
Faculty: Michael B. Cross, MD, Denis Nam, MD, MSc, Fares S. Haddad, MD, Matthew P. Abdel, MD, Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH
Recorded September 29, 2020.
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Enhanced technologies including three-dimensional planning and printing, patient-specific instruments and implants, computer-assisted surgical instruments and robotic surgery have revolutionized hip and knee arthroplasty. This webinar will review the advantages and disadvantages of each of these technologies to allow the arthroplasty surgeon to successfully integrate them into their current practice.
Practice Made Perfect: Tips to Modernize Your Practice
Moderator: Anna R. Cohen-Rosenblum, MD
Faculty: Kimberly K. Tucker, MD, Audrey K. Tsao, MD, Cara A. Cipriano, MD, MSc
Date Recorded: June 17, 2020
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This webinar from members of the AAHKS Women in Arthroplasty Committee is designed to help orthopaedic surgeons at every career stage and employment model improve their practice through enhanced utilization of technology and understanding of the changing healthcare system and workforce environment in the age of COVID19. Panelists will discuss ways to use technology to enhance both patient care and self-promotion, tips on maximizing office, hospital, and operating room efficiency, why it is important to embrace the concepts of wellness and diversity in order to improve your bottom line, and how orthopaedic surgeons who are pregnant and their colleagues can effectively approach maternity leave and returning to work after baby.
The Effects of COVID-19 on Arthroplasty Practice: Where do we go from here?
Moderators: Jeffrey B. Stambough, MD and C. Lowry Barnes, MD
Faculty: Jeffrey B. Stambough, MD, Michael E. West, CPA, MBA, Denise M. Dadika, JD, Anjana D. Patel, JD, Louis S. Stryker, MD, Jeff D. Almand, MD, C. Lowry Barnes, MD, AAHKS President
Date recorded: May 19, 2020
This webinar covers arthroplasty practice transformations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Presentations by doctors entrenched in the crisis and executive and legal experts will center around:
- Business interruption insurance
- Force majeure clauses
- Adjusting payments, benchmarks and salaries
- Furloughing options
- Private equity relationships and options
- Other avenues to bring in revenue (e.g., selling ancillaries)
- Repurposing physician and staff positions
- Legal and practice ramifications in academic and hospital-employed practices
Telemedicine and Total Joint Surgeons: How to run a virtual practice
Moderator: Louis S. Stryker, MD
Faculty: Amy Lerman, JD, MPH, Lee E. Rubin, MD, Adam A. Sassoon, MD, MS, Frank R. Voss, MD
Date recorded: April 14, 2020
This webinar provides a stepwise approach to virtual patient care platforms focusing on practice transition in light of the current COVID 19 situation. Faculty also discuss augmentation of traditional face-to-face office practice beyond current day.
Coding and Billing: Tips and Tricks to Enhance Your Practice
Moderators: Bradford S. Waddell, MD and Charles S. Schumacher, MD
Faculty: Louis S. Stryker, MD, Frank R. Voss, MD, Dawn Fulcher, Charles S. Schumacher, MD
Date recorded: August 27, 2019
This webinar is intended to provide an update on current guidelines for coding and billing in joint replacement surgery to the members of the American association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS). While reviewing the accepted CPT coding and billing protocols, we will focus on ways to maximize appropriate documentation and reimbursement to improve and sustain a viable arthroplasty practice.
Patient Engagement Platforms: What are they and what can they offer my practice and patients?
Moderators: Vasili Karas, MD, MS
Faculty: Vasili Karas, MD, MS, Joseph J. Kavolus, MD, Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA, Richard Iorio, MD, Stefano A. Bini, MD, Richard C. Mather III, MD, MBA
Date recorded: February 18, 2020
This webinar provides an overview of current patient engagement platforms (PEP) utilized perioperatively and within the orthopaedic clinic. Practicing surgeons who are early adopters and pioneers of this technology discuss their experiences with different platforms and how these can be implemented into practice.
How to Start an Operation Walk Chapter
Moderators: Jeri Ward, RN and Mary Ellen Sieben, RN
Date recorded: September 19, 2019
This webinar will provide information about how to start an Operation Walk chapter. Operation Walk is a global medical humanitarian organization that provides the gift of mobility through life-changing joint replacement surgeries at no cost for those in need. During each international surgical mission, Operation Walk volunteers educate in-country orthopaedic surgeons, nurses, physical therapists and other healthcare professionals on the most advanced treatments and surgical techniques for diseases of hip and knee joints. This creates a lasting contribution to patient care in developing countries.
A Look into the American Joint Replacement Registry
Moderator: Jeffrey B. Stambough, MD and Bryan D. Springer, MD
Faculty: Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA, David G. Lewallen, MD, Kristina M. Finney, MPH, Jeffrey B. Stambough, MD
Date recorded: May 28, 2019
This webinar is introduces the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR). Faculty review the history of AJRR, current activities, future plans, ways to get involved and how the data collected in the Registry can be used to improve arthroplasty practice.