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  • Scientific Awards
  • Manuscripts are being accepted in consideration for
    The Hip Society's Scientific Awards.
    To learn more, visit out AWARDS page.
    Deadline to submit is December 1, 2019.
  • Attend CCJR Winter 2019 Course
  • GDPR Compliance Statement
  • The Hip Society is aware of the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) adopted by the European Union, and in effect as of 25 May 2018.  We are working on complying with GDPR, and will update this information soon.  With any questions or concerns, please contact The Hip Society at
  • Elevate Your Learning at JAMM 2020: Last Chance to Register!
  • Registration closes January 3, 2020

    Joint Arthroplasty Mountain Meeting®

    presented by The Hip Society, The Knee Society, and

    the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    Course Directors: Fred D. Cushner, MD • Aaron A. Hofmann, MD •
     Adolph V. Lombardi Jr, MD, FACS • Christopher L. Peters, MD 
    Join us at JAMM® to expand your total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty management options. This interactive course empowers you with comprehensive approaches and preferred techniques to improve your operative performance and learn new pathways to patient outcomes for complex primary and revision TKA and THA. Access the latest expertise, from technique, technology and instability, to post-operative dilemmas and infection.
    Engage with leading hip and knee surgeons through small group roundtables, dynamic keynotes, symposia, and lively point-counterpoint debates on treatment decision-making. Learn more.
    Secure your spot on the slopes and REGISTER NOW
    Preliminary program is now available. 
    To learn more, visit our EDUCATION page.
  • Contact Us
  • The Hip Society Business Management Office
    9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
    Rosemont, IL 60018 USA
    T: 1 (847) 698-1638
    F: 1 (847) 268-9745
    Olga Foley, CAE, IOM - Executive Director
    T:  1 (847) 384-4245
    Cynthia Garcia - Meetings & Education Coordinator
    T:  1 (847) 384-4219
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  • The Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship
  • Named to honor the significant contributions, and to preserve the legacy, of Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD and Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD, The Hip Society’s Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship is open to four (4) young orthopaedic surgeons from North America (USA and Canada), and throughout the world.  Once selected, the traveling fellows visit up to ten (10) sites in North America as identified by the Fellowship & Mentorship Committee.  The host sites structure the fellows’ visits to include personal interaction, conferences, surgical observations, and cadaver labs.  The ultimate goal of the fellowship is to offer the young surgeons an inspirational tour of state-of-the-art facilities providing exemplary surgical care of the hip joint throughout North America.  MORE
    Application process for the 2020 program is now closed.
    The 2019 Fellows and Joshua J. Jacobs, MD, President of The Hip Society, and Past President of AAOS.
    at the AAOS Headquarters in Rosemont, IL
  • Contemporary Approaches to Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction
  • Save the Date:  Friday, May 8, 2020
    presented in partnership by The Hip Society and The Knee Society

    Course Directors: 

    R. Michael Meneghini, MD • Scott M. Sporer, MD

    Additional details will be available soon.
  • Elevate Your Learning: JAMM 2020
  • Presented in partnership with The Knee Society and AAOS
    February 2-5, 2020
    Park City, Utah
    Course Directors:  Fred D. Cushner, MD, Aaron A. Hofmann, MD, Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS, Christopher L. Peters, MD
    Elevate your approaches with access to expertise!
    This interactive learning experience empowers you with current approaches and preferred techniques to improve your operative performance for complex primary and revision total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty.  Access the latest expertise and learn new pathways to patient outcomes - all while enjoying the beautiful Park City location for skiing, snowboarding, entertainment, and family fun!
    World-renowned faculty share strategies, tips and pearls through a dynamic blend of presentations, debates, keynotes, and roundtable that cover all aspects of TKA and THA.  Benefit from their collective experience on technique, technology and instability to post-operative dilemmas and infection.
    Preliminary program is now available!  Click on the PROGRAM button below.
    Program highlights:
    - Case-based presentations and point-counterpoint debates by recognized experts.
    - Faculty-led small group roundtables to discuss challenges.
    NEW!  "My Most Challenging Case" panel discussion meeting kick-off.
    NEW!  Super Bowl Sunday welcome party.
    Bring your extended care team, PAs and nurses, to build synergy in your approaches and improve patient care at every touchpoint.
    Deadline to register and book your housing is January 3, 2020.  If a printed registration form is more convenient, download it HERE.
    Industry partners are invited to review our menu of exhibit and sponsorship options.  We thank you in advance for your interest and support.
    Engage and follow JAMM on Instagram 
  • European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction
  • European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction is sponsored and administered by the M. E. Müller Foundation of North America.  For more information on how to apply, please visit

    • Current Studies Supported by The Hip Society
    • The Hip Society has endorsed the RCT study submitted by Dr. Emil Schemitsch concerning ORIF of B1 periprosthetic fractures.  This study is receiving funding by OTA, but participation by The Hip Society members is encouraged. 

      Interested centers are asked to contact Dr. Schemitsch at

      Vancouver B1 Surgical Technique Guide (October 2016)


  • 2019-2020 Presidential Line
  • 2019-2020 Board of Directors
  • President - Joshua J. Jacobs, MD (Chicago, IL)
    1st Vice President - Robert L. Barrack, MD (St. Louis, MO)
    2nd Vice President - C. Anderson Engh, Jr., MD (Alexandria, VA)
    3rd Vice President - TBA
    Immediate Past President - Douglas E. Padgett, MD (New York, NY)
    Secretary - Don S. Garbuz, MD (Vancouver, BC, Canada)
    Treasurer - Jay Lieberman, MD (Los Angeles, CA)
    Program Committee Chair - Craig J. Della Valle, MD (Chicago, IL)
    Membership Committee Chair - William A. Jiranek, MD (Durham, NC)
    Research Committee Chair - Richard Iorio, MD (Boston, MA)
    Member-At-Large - Scott M. Sporer, MD (Chicago, IL)
    Fellowship & Mentorship Committee Chair - Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr. MD (New Albany, OH)
  • About The Hip Society
  • "The concept of developing a society within the ranks of Orthopedic Surgery in North America devoted to the diseases of and the surgery of the hip joint was originated by Frank Stinchfield. As president of the American Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons (AAOS), secretary of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), president of the American College of Surgeons, and Professor and Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia’s School of Physicians and Surgeons, he was a man of broad experience and wide vision. …he saw the potential for a major role of total hip replacement surgery in the management of end-stage arthritic problems of the hip."
    William H. Harris, MD, D.Sc, Founding Member and Past President of The Hip Society


  • Mission
  • The Mission of The Hip Society is to advance the knowledge and treatment of hip disorders to improve the lives of our patients.
    View The Hip Society Bylaws HERE.
    View The Hip Society Strategic Plan HERE.
    View The Hip Society Committee Charges HERE.
  • Vision
  • The Vision of The Hip Society is to lead in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge related to disorders of the hip.
  • Values
  • Education

    The Hip Society’s principal function is to lead in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge about disorders of the hip.


    Creating a better future and a sustainable organization for our members through innovation in every effort undertaken by The Hip Society.


    The ability to build strategic relationships and develop knowledge exchange with other organizations within the field through the collaboration of its members.


    The integrity of The Hip Society is based on candid and honest discourse in an environment predicated on mutual respect and full disclosure of conflicts of interest.


    The Hip Society believes in inspiration and empowerment of others by encouraging discovery. The Hip Society will mentor the next generation of surgeons and scientists, and will inspire others to study diseases of the hip.



    The Hip Society is driven by our members' unyielding pursuit of excellence.


  • Meet Members of The Hip Society

  • This commemorative group photo was taken in October 2017, in Omaha, NE, at the 50th Anniversary Summer Meeting
  • The Knee Society's Members Meetings
  • September 5-7, 2019 - Cape Neddick, ME

    September 10-12, 2020 - Chicago, IL

    September 9-11, 2021 - Napa, CA

  • AAHKS Annual Meetings
  • November 7-10, 2019

    29th Annual Meeting
    Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX
  • Summer (Closed) Meeting of The Hip Society
  • The Hip Society's Summer Meetings are closed meetings.  Members only may attend. 


    The 2019 Summer Meeting | September 25-27, 2019

    (Note that the meeting pattern is Wed to Fri)

    The American Club

    Kohler, WI



    The 2020 Summer Meeting | October 1-3, 2020

    Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

    The 2021 Summer Meeting | October 7-9, 2021

    Location and venue in the DC area TBD
  • Recipient of The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • John J. Callaghan, MD


    John has been involved in all aspects of hip surgery over his 34 year career including research, education and patient care. He has made major contributions to the field of hip surgery both in basic biomechanics research and clinical outcomes. Through funding, that included principle investigator funding, from the National Institutes of Health, The Veterans Administration, and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, he and his collaborators made fundamental contributions to the field of hip arthroplasty including the relationship of sliding distance to wear, impingement and dislocation mechanics, edge detection measurements of wear, acetabular preparation for cementless fixation and the contribution of third body particles to wear. The research has been recognized by multiple organizations through their society research awards including The Hip Society (6), the Orthopaedic Research Society (2 Harris Awards), the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (2) and the American Bone and Joint Surgeons (Nicolas Andry Award).
    On the clinical front, Dr. Callaghan has helped pioneer the reporting of long term outcomes in all areas of hip arthroplasty: primary cemented and cementless fixation, and revision cemented and cementless fixation, including functional long-term evaluation in the younger patient. In addition, he has made major contributions in outcomes research using large administrative databases. As President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2010, he assured Academy resources were available to rejuvenate the American Joint Replacement Registry initiative. He has been involved in the development of a number of the successful second generation cementless and cemented hip implants.
    Dr. Callaghan’s contributions in moving and leading the field of hip surgery have been recognized by his peers electing him as President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The Hip Society, and the International Hip Society.
  • The Hip Society Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
  • 2019 John J. Callaghan, MD

    2018 Reinhold Ganz, MD, Professor Emeritus

    2016 Clive P. Duncan, MD, FRCSC

    2014 Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD

    2013 Charles A. Engh, Sr, MD

    2012 Thomas H. Mallory, MD

    2010 Jorge O. Galante, MD

    2008 William H. Harris, MD


  • The Hip Society Scientific Awards
  • Otto Aufranc, MD


    John Charnley, MD


    Frank Stinchfield, MD


    Deadline to submit a manuscript in consideration for The Hip Society's Scientific Awards is December 1, 2019.
    The Hip Society, annually, gives out three (3) scientific awards for papers submitted from the various training programs or from practicing orthopaedic surgeons for presentation at the 2020 Winter (Open) Meeting of The Hip Society (on the Specialty Day of the AAOS Annual Meeting).
    Award submissions are solicited from members and non-members.  The awards are named after individuals who have made outstanding contributions to reconstructive surgery of the hip and will be based on the criteria that follow:
    - The Otto Aufranc and John Charnley Awards: Papers submitted in these categories are to be based on innovative research, either clinical or basic, encompassing important advances in the management of hip disorders.
    - The Frank Stinchfield Award: This prize is given to a resident or fellow in training who submits an outstanding contribution concerning hip problems.
    Please review and follow the updated Scientific Awards GUIDELINES.  These Guidelines supersede any previously published versions.
    Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ) is the official journal of The Hip Society.
  • Past Winners of The Hip Society's Scientific Awards
  • For a listing of scientific award winners from 1985 to 2016, click HERE.

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