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  • Thank You for Joining Us in New Orleans!
  • Thank you for attending the 2018 Hip Society/AAHKS Specialty Day program on March 10, 2018, in New Orleans, LA.  We hope to see you again in Las Vegas, NV, at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting and Specialty Day (March 12-16, 2019).
    The final Hip Society/AAHKS program is available here.
    The final Knee Society/AAHKS program is available here
  • Advanced Reconstruction: Hip 2
  • Editors:  Jay R. Lieberman, MD, and Daniel J. Berry, MD
    Upgrade to the Print eBook Combo for only $50 more, click here.   Expert insight and practical guidance help you master every technique and make the best decisions for each patient.
    Developed in partnership with AAOS:
    • More than 150 leading surgeons share wisdom and expertise for 70 surgical challenges.
    • Strategies and step-by-step guidance from a master of each surgical technique
    • Comprehensive start-to-finish coverage for virtually every challenge you are likely to encounter
    • Make confident decisions with the latest evidence and the rigorous AAOS peer-review process
    For more information, click here.
  • Contact Us
  • The Hip Society Management Office

    9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
    Rosemont, IL 60018 USA
    T: 1 (847) 698-1638
    F: 1 (847) 268-9745


    Olga Foley, IOM - Society Director

    T:  1 (847) 384-4245


  • The Hip Society - British Hip Society Traveling Fellowship
    The Hip Society is proud to partner with the British Hip Society to provide an exceptional exchange opportunity to two outstanding North American candidates.  Successful candidates will travel throughout the United Kingdom for a period of three-four weeks and will be hosted by world-renowned experts in adult hip reconstruction.  The program will include opportunities for scientific exchange, OR observations, close interaction with faculty, as well as social and cultural events. 
    Application and the required accompanying documents must be submitted via email (PDF format) to The Hip Society via by April 1, 2018
    Interested in reading about the 2016 Fellows’ adventures, learnings, and experiences?  Go HERE.  
  • Register for Contemporary Approaches 2018!
    presented by The Hip Society and The Knee Society.

    May 18, 2018 - IU Saxony Hospital, Fishers, IN

    Program Co-Chairs:  R. Michael Meneghini, MD and Scott M. Sporer, MD


    Register ONLINE or complete this FORM and email to / fax to (847)268-9745.  Registration deadline is May 1, 2018.  Spaces are limited!
    Program Highlights (download draft agenda HERE):
    - Pre-course live surgery video demonstration and discussion.
      This non-CME program component is sponsored by Medacta 
    - Small group / case-based format.
    - Close interaction with world-renowned faculty.
    - Key primary hip and knee arthroplasty concepts.
    - Tips on how to avoid and manage potential complications.
    - Video vignettes of select surgical techniques.
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    educational offerings presented by The Hip Society and its partners.

  • Joint Arthroplasty Mountain Meeting (JAMM)
  • Presented in partnership with The Knee Society and AAOS.
    JAMM2018 content is now available ONLINE.

    JAMM2019 - Feb 10-13 | JAMM2020 - Feb 2-5
    Park City, Utah

    Program Co-Chairs:

    Fred D. Cushner, MD, Aaron A. Hofmann, MD,

    Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, Christopher L. Peters, MD


    Why JAMM?  Attend to expand your skills and options for TKA and THA. 

    This interactive course empowers participants with comprehensive approaches

    and contemporary techniques to improve their operative performance

    in complex primary and revision TKA and THA.


    Program Highlights:

    - Faculty case presentations with strategies, tips, and pearls;

    - Small group roud tables to discuss challenges directly with recognized experts;

    - Video competion, voting, and awards.

    Registration and other related information coming soon!

  • The Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship
  • The 2018 Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows are in the middle of their amazing journey:  4 weeks, 8 cities, unparalleled opportunities for networking and professional growth.


    The 2018 Fellows are:

    Elie Ghanem, MD 
    Christopher R. Gooding, MBBS BSc (Hons), MD, MRCS, FRCS, Tr and Orth
    SM Javad Mortazavi, MD
    Benjamin M. Stronach, MD
    The 2018 Fellows visited the AAOS / Orthopaedic Headquarters in Rosemont, IL, on March 21, 2018, en route to RUSH.
    Learn about the Fellows' visit to Duke University HERE.  Follow Mr. Gooding on 
    Applications for the 2019 Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship are now being accesspted. For criteria and instructions, DOWNLOAD the 2019 application form. Deadline to submit the application is August 15, 2018 (11:50 pm CDT). With any questions, please email
  • Winter (Open) Meetings of The Hip Society and AAHKS
  • Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2019 - on Specialty Day at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting - Las Vegas, Nevada.  More information will be available soon!

  • 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

  • Journal
  • The Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ) is the official Journal of The Hip Society.

    • 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)


  • 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


  • Happy 50th Anniversary, The Hip Society!


    The Hip Society thanks the 50th Anniversary Task Force

    Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., MD - Chair

    Daniel J. Berry, MD

    A. Seth Greenwald, D.Phil. (Oxon)

    William B. Macaulay, MD

    Bert J. Thomas, MD

  • Committees
  • Updated information coming soon.

  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Board of Directors
  • 2018 - 2019

    President - Douglas E. Padgett, MD (New York, NY)

    1st Vice President - Joshua J. Jacobs, MD (Chicago, IL)

    2nd Vice President - Robert L. Barrack, MD (St. Louis, MO)

    Immediate Past President - Kevin L. Garvin, MD (Omaha, NE)

    Secretary - Don S. Garbuz, MD (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

    Treasurer - Jay Lieberman, MD (Los Angeles, CA)

    Education Committee Chair - Mathias P.G. Bostrom, MD (New York, NY)

    Membership Committee Chair - John C. Clohisy, MD (St. Louis, MO)

    Research Committee Chair - Richard Iorio, MD (New York, NY)

    Member-At-Large - C. Anderson Engh, MD (Alexandria, VA)

    Fellowship & Mentorship Committee Chair (Ex-Officio) - Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr. MD (New Albany, OH)

  • The Knee Society's Members Meetings
  • September 20-22, 2018 - St. Louis, MO

    September 5-7, 2019 - Cape Neddick, ME

    September 10-12, 2020 - Chicago, IL

    September 9-11, 2021 - TBA

  • AAHKS Annual Meetings
  • November 1-4, 2018

    28th Annual Meeting
    Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX

    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.  Abstract submission for the 2018 Summer Meeting will begin on April 4, 2018; deadline to submit your abstract(s) is Monday, June 4, 2018.  More information will be on the Members-Only page (log-in required).

    The 2018 Summer Meeting | October 4-6, 2018

    Park Lane Hotel

    New York, NY


    The 2019 Summer Meeting | September 25-27, 2019

    (Note that the meeting pattern in Wed to Fri.)

    The American Club

    Kohler, WI


    SAVE THE DATES:  The 2020 Summer Meeting | October 1-3, 2020

    Location and venue TBD

  • Congratulations, Prof. Reinhold Ganz!
  • The Hip Society Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • The Hip Society Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
    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


    Congratulations, the 2018 Award Winners!
    The Otto Aufranc Award - "The Genetics of Osteolysis After Total Hip Arthroplasty"
    Scott J. Macinnes, PhD; Konstantinos Hatzikotoulas, PhD; Anne Marie Fenstad, MSc; Karan Shan, PhD; Lorraine Southam, PhD; Ioanna Tachmazidou, PhD; Geir Hallan, PhD; Harvard Dale, PhD; Kalliope Panoutsopoulou, PhD; Ove Furnes, PhD; Eleftheria Zeggini, PhD; J. Mark Wilkinson, PhD; FRCS
    The John Charnley Award - "Analysis of US Hip Replacement Bundled Payments: Physician-initiated Episodes Out Perform Hospital-initiated Episodes"
    William S. Murphy, AB; Ahmed Siddiqu, DO; Tony Cheng, MBA; Ben Lin, BA; David Terry, MBA; Carl T. Talmo, MD; Stephen B. Murphy, MD
    The Frank Stinchfield Award - "Spino-pelvic Hypermobility is Associated with Inferior Outcome Post-THA: Examining the Effect of Spinal Arthrodesis"
    George Grammatopoulous, BSc, MBBS, D.Phil (Oxon); Wade Gofton, MD, FRCSC, Med; Zaid Jibri, MBCHb, MRCSEd, FRCR; Matthew Coyle, MD; Johanna Dobransky, MHK, BSc, Cheryl Kreviazuk, BA; Paul R. Kim, MD, FRCSC; Paul E. Beaule, MD, FRCSC
    The Hip Society Scientific 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.
    Information on how to submit a manuscript in consideration for the 2019 Scientific Awards will be available in August 2018.
  • 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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