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  • 2018 Winter Meeting of The Hip Society and AAHKS



    On March 10, 2018, The Hip Society will be hosting its open Winter Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana in cooperation with AAHKS at the AAOS Annual Meeting Specialty Day. The program offers 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ through accreditation for each program.


    The final Hip Society's program is available here.
    The final Knee Society's program is available here


    Specialty Day 2018 registration is managed by AAOS. 
    Visit the AAOS Annual Meeting website for more information.
    Please note there will not be any live-streaming of the programs this year.
    For registration questions,


  • Advanced Reconstruction: Hip 2
  • Advanced Reconstruction: Hip 2
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  • Contact Us
  • The Hip Society
    Management Office

    9400 West Higgins Road, Suite 500
    Rosemont, IL 60018
    Tel: 1-847-698-1638
    Fax: 1-847-823-0536

  • Register for Upcoming Educational Events
    presented by The Hip Society and The Knee Society.

    May 18, 2018 in Fishers, IN
    Register ONLINE
    or complete this FORM.
    --Small group case-based format
    --Close interaction with world-renowned faculty
    --Key primary hip and knee arthroplasty concepts
    --Avoid and manage potential complications
    --Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, outpatient arthroplasty, bundled payment models
    --Expert panel on modern perioperative management
    --Video vignettes of select surgical techniques and tips

    Program Co-Chairs: Scott M. Sporer, MD and R. Michael Meneghini, MD
  • To Purchase the Adult Reconstructive Surgery of The Hip and Knee Self-Assessment Examination, visit

  • Register for JAMM 2018!
  • Joint Arthoplasty Mountain Meeting (JAMM) 2018
    Jan 21 – 24, 2018 in Park City, UT

    Expand your skills and options for TKA and THA! World renowned faculty share comprehensive approaches and contemporary techniques to help you improve your operative performance.


    Registration is now CLOSED.


  • The Hip Society - British Hip Society Traveling Fellowship
    APPLY BY APRIL 1, 2018.
    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. 
    • The program is open to board-certified practicing orthopaedic surgeons, permanently based in the United States or Canada.
    • Applicants must be hip fellowship-trained orthopaedists within one (1) to five (5) years of completing fellowship.
    • Applicants must be able to take 3-4 weeks away from home and practice in August-September 2018.
    • Applicants must be committed to the practice of hip surgery.
    • Applicants must demonstrate documented interest in advancing hip surgery via publications, presentations, research.
    • Former HS-BHS Traveling Fellows are INELIGIBLE to reapply.
    Applications and accompanying documents must be submitted via email (PDF format) to The Hip Society at  With any questions, please contact The Hip Society at ( 1) 847.698.1638 or
    Interested in reading about the 2016 Fellows’ adventures, learnings, and experiences?  Go HERE.
  • The Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship
  • The Hip Society congratulates the 2018 Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows and wishes them on a successful journey as they begin their travels in New Orleans, LA, on March 10, 2018.

    Elie Ghanem, MD 
    Christopher R. Gooding, MBBS BSc (Hons), MD, MRCS, FRCS, Tr and Orth
    SM Javad Mortazavi, MD
    Benjamin M. Stronach, MD

    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
    The Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship is made possible through generous donations from the following:


    Diamond Level ($1,000,000)

    The Rothman Institute:
       Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD
       William J. Hozack, MD
       Peter F. Sharkey, MD
       Javad Parvizi, MD
       William V. Arnold, MD
       James J. Purtill, MD
       Matthew S. Austin, MD
       Alvin C. Ong, MD
       Fabio R. Orozco, MD
       Gregory K. Deirmengian, MD
       Jess H. Lonner, MD
       Carl A. Deirmengian, MD
       Eric B. Smith, MD
       Zachary Post, MD
       Michael Harrer, MD
       Robert P. Good, MD
       Eric A. Levicoff, MD
       H. William Schaaf, MD
       Antonia F. Chen, MD, MBA




    Platinum Level ($750,000)

    Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD


    Silver Level ($250,000)

    Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS
    DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction
    Biomet, Inc.
    Smith & Nephew, Inc.
    Stryker Orthopaedics
    Zimmer, Inc.

    Bronze Level ($100,000)

    Douglas A. Dennis, MD
    Lawrence D. Dorr, MD
    CeramTec GmbH

    Anderson Clinic Post-Graduate
    Medical Education Foundation:
       Charles A. Engh Sr., MD
       Gerard A. Engh, MD
       C. Anderson Engh, Jr., MD
       William G. Hamilton, MD
       Kevin B. Fricka, MD
       Nitin Goyal, MD
  • European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction

    European Fellowship in Hip Reconstruction sponsored by the M. E. Müller Foundation of North America

    Program description 

    Deadline to submit application - TBA
    • Research
    • As was announced at the Business Meeting in Boston, The Hip Society’s Research Committee voted to endorse the RCT from OTA submitted by Emil Schemitsch concerning ORIF of B1 periprosthetic fractures.  This study is already funded by OTA, but participation by The Hip Society members is encouraged. 

      Interested centers are asked to contact Dr. Schemitsch at


      Thank you for your support of The Hip Society and its research initiatives.



  • 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

  • 50th Anniversary Project


    1968 – 2017

    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

  • Mission
  • The Mission of The Hip Society is to advance the knowledge and treatment of hip disorders to improve the lives of our patients.
    For The Hip Society Bylaws click here
    For The Hip Society Strategic Plan click 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
  • President - Kevin L. Garvin, MD

    1st Vice President - Douglas E. Padgett, MD

    2nd Vice President - Joshua J. Jacobs, MD

    Secretary - Craig J. Della Valle, MD

    Treasurer - Jay Lieberman, MD

    Immediate Past President - Harry E. Rubash, MD

    Education Committee Chair - Scott Sporer, MD

    Membership Committee Chair - John C. Clohisy, MD

    Member-At-Large - Andy Engh, MD

    Fellowship & Mentorship Committee Chair (Ex-Officio) - Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr. MD
  • Education Committee
  • Scott M. Sporer, MD -- Chair
    Mathias P.G. Bostrom, MD
    Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA 
    Craig J. Della Valle, MD
    Kevin L. Garvin, MD
  • Membership Committee
  • John C. Clohisy, MD - Chair

    Michael E. Berend, MD

    George J. Haidukewych, MD

    William A. Jiranek, MD
    Scott M. Sporer, MD
  • Fellowship & Mentorship Committee
  • Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD - Chair

    Craig J. Della Valle, MD

    Andy Engh, MD

    Richard H. Rothman, MD, PhD

    Chirtanjan S. Ranawat, MD

    Scott M. Sporer, MD

    Lawrence D. Dorr, MD

    William J. Hozack, MD
  • Summer Meeting (Closed) of The Hip Society
  • Members Only May Attend


    October 4-6, 2018
    Park Lane Hotel
    New York, NY
    September 25-27, 2019
    The American Club
    Kohler, WI
    (Note it is Wednesday-Friday)
  • The Winter (Open) Meeting of The Hip Society and AAHKS
  • March 10, 2018

    (at the AAOS Annual Meeting)
    New Orleans, LA


    March 16, 2019

    (at the AAOS Annual Meeting)
    Las Vegas, NV
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • November 1-4, 2018

    28th Annual Meeting
    Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX

    November 7-10, 2019

    29th Annual Meeting
    Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX
  • The Hip Society Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
    2016 Clive P. Duncan, MD, FRCSC
    2014 Chitranjan S. Ranwat, 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


    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.
    TO BE CONSIDERED, submitted manuscripts must:
        • Highlight quality basic science or clinical research specifically related to the hip joint;
         Be completely original work, and not be published in part or in whole,
           in any print publication or electronic media platform;
        • Be blinded;
        • Be in publishable format.
    Any or all of these awards are granted at the discretion of the Education Committee of The Hip Society. The presenting author of each winning    Award Paper will receive a $2,000 honorarium and a commemorative certificate. His or her co-authors will receive certificates. Award paper  presentations will take place during The Hip Society/AAHKS Winter (Open) Meeting on March 10, 2018, in New Orelans, LA (at the AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting).
    Questions? Contact The Hip Society at 1 (847) 698-1638 or email
  • Past Scientific Award Winners
  • For a listing of Scientific Award Winners, 1985-2016, click here

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