Category: Orthopedic

AAHKS 2018

2018 American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons Annual Meeting

AAHKS - 2018 American Association of Hip & Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) Annual Meeting


The Annual Meeting of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons addresses a broad array of scientific topics such as implant design, surgical techniques and complications of primary and revision total joint replacement for hip and knee surgeons. Held in Dallas in November each year, the Annual Meeting attracts more than 2,000 attendees.

Digitalization is transforming the world. We are transforming your O.R.

Brainlab offers a full range of solutions for the orthopedic surgical workflow, from pre-op planning and secure image sharing to intraoperative navigation and post-op evaluation.
Visit the orthopedic Digital O.R. in our booth to discover how these integrated solutions can help minimize procedure time¹ and improve functional outcomes².
In pre-op planning, TraumaCad and TraumaCad Mobile keep setting the standard in digital templating, with automatic features for Hip, Knee and Deformity Correction planning.

Get a sneak preview of what’s next in hip navigation and see how using TraumaCad together with our hip navigation software* is changing the total hip replacement game.

Brainlab will also highlight KNEE3 – our smart imageless navigation software that predicts joint stability while quantifying the soft tissue envelope before any bone cuts have been made.Be sure to also join us for an Industry Symposia on Computer-Assisted Anatomic Alignment featured by Mark Clatworthy, MD and learn more about new alignment techniques while using KNEE3.

Visit Brainlab at Booth #1000 to see the future of orthopedic surgery!

See you at AAHKS in Dallas!

*Prototype – work in progress
¹ A new system of computer‑assisted navigation leading to reduction in operating time in uncemented total hip replacement in a matched population. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology, Chaudhry et al. 2018
² Computer-assisted gap balancing technique improves outcome in total knee arthroplasty, compared with conventional measured resection technique. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 2011 Mar 30 Pang, H.-N. et al.
Navigated TKA System: Clinical and Radiological Results at a Minimum of 5 Years With Survivorship Analysis. Orthopedics, 2013, 36, e308-e318. Hakki S, Saleh KJ, Potty AG, Bilotta V, Oliveira D. Columbus.
Clinical outcome using aligament referencing technique in CAS versus conventional technique. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010; Sept 18. Lehnen K. et al.
Soft tissue balanced navigation of total knee arthroplasties. Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2012 Apr;24(2):140-51. Schnurr C, Stolzenberg I, Nessler J, Eysel P, König P.
Functional outcome after computer-assisted versus conventional total knee arthroplasty:a randomized controlled study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 Oct; 18(10):1399-44 Lützner J. et al.
Does Accurate Anatomical Alignment Result in Better Function and Quality of Life? Comparing Conventional and Computer-Assisted TKA J Arthroplasty. 2009 Jun; 24(4):560-9. Epub 2008 Choong P.F., Dowsey M.M., Stoney J.D.

AAHKS Industry Symposia

Mark Clatworthy, MD will present his Anatomic Tibia First, Balanced Femur Approach in Total Knee Arthroplasty using Brainlab KNEE3 Navigation Software. With his technique of cutting the tibia anatomically and placing the femoral implant according to the patient-specific soft-tissue, reduced number of releases, increased functional outcomes and higher patient satisfaction have been shown in the NZ Joint Registry.

Participants will experience KNEE3 the enabling technology that emphasizes patient specific soft-tissue alignment while maintaining and verifying mechanical alignment boundaries.

“Using KNEE3 is a significant advance enabling a more balanced TKA. Over the last four years I developed an anatomic tibia, balanced femur technique which is showing increased functional outcomes. I look forward welcoming you in Dallas to discuss those results.”
– Mark Clatworthy, MD


Computer-Assisted Anatomic Alignment


Mark Clatworthy, MD is an orthopaedic knee surgeon from Auckland, New Zealand with 14 years of experience in software-guided surgery. He was an early adopter of Brainlab knee navigation and started using it in 2004. Since then he routinely used this technique while performing over 2000 navigated TKAs.


Thursday, November 1, 2018
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Map and Directions

Hilton Anatole
2201 N Stemmons Fwy
75207 Dallas
United States of America

Trinity Halls 1

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