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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

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VTE Clinical Practice Guideline Input Needed

The American Society of Hematology (ASH) is seeking comments on new draft clinical practice guidelines for venous thromboembolism (VTE) on 1) Optimal Management of Anticoagulation and 2) Diagnosis of VTE. These guidelines were developed by ASH, in collaboration with the McMaster University GRADE Center, using a process intended to meet recommendations of the Institute of Medicine and inclusion… Read More

AAHKS Issues Position Statement on CDC Antibiotics Guideline

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their 2017 Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, which recommends against the use of post-operative prophylactic antibiotics – including patients undergoing total joint arthroplasty (TJA). At this time, we do not agree with this recommendation vis a vis TJA in that it contradicts current international standards of… Read More

AAHKS/ACR Publish New Joint Infection Guideline

New guideline

According to a new guideline released by AAHKS and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), the risk of joint infection resulting from total hip and knee replacements can be reduced with careful management of anti-rheumatic medications during the perioperative process. The guideline represents the first time rheumatologists and orthopaedic surgeons have collaborated to develop recommendations. “Periprosthetic joint infection… Read More

New Guideline Aims to Reduce Infections in Total Hip and Knee Replacement Patients

American College of Rheumatology For Immediate Release June 16, 2017 ATLANTA – According to a new guideline released by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), the risk of joint infection resulting from total hip and knee replacements can be reduced with careful management of anti-rheumatic medications during the perioperative… Read More