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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 both programs.


    The Hip Society's program is available here.

    The Knee Society's parallel program is available here


    Specialty Day 2018 registration is managed by AAOS. Visit the AAOS Annual Meeting website for more information.
    For registration questions,


  • Advanced Reconstruction: Hip 2
  • Advanced Reconstruction: Hip 2
    Jay R. Lieberman, MD, and Daniel J. Berry, MD, Editors
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    Expert insight and practical guidance help you master every technique and make the best decisions for each patient.
    Developed in partnership with The Hip Society:
    • 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
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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, The Knee Society, and AAOS.

    January 21-24, 2018 in Park City, Utah
    REGISTER now! Registration is limited. 
    Registration deadline is December 21, 2017.

    Course Directors: Fred D. Cushner, MD; Aaron A. Hofmann, MD; Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS; Christopher L. Peters, MD

    Expand your skills and options for TKA and THA
    This interactive course empowers you with comprehensive approaches and contemporary techniques to improve your operative performance in complex primary and revision total knee arthroplasty and total hip arthroplasty.
    Through a dynamic blend of case-based presentations, point-counterpoint debates, keynote lectures, and intimate roundtables your world-renowned faculty explores all aspects of TKA and THA. Review technique, technology and instability to post-operative dilemmas and infection.
    VIEW the preliminary course agenda. 
    VIEW the JAMM course brochure for more details.
    DOWNLOAD fillable JAMM registration form.
    Highlights include:
    • Faculty case presentations with strategies, tips, and pearls, followed by a moderated panel discussion
    • Small group roundtables to discuss challenges directly with recognized experts
    • “Golden Hip” and “Golden Knee” Video Competition, Voting and Awards
    Bring your extended care team, PAs and nurses, to build synergy in your approaches and improve patient care at every touchpoint.
    Hotel Information
    Book your accommodations upon registration! This course takes place at the beautiful Park City Resort/Canyons Village. Housing deadline is December 21, 2017. Hotel reservations, deposit, and cancellation policies will apply.
    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Hip Society. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • To Purchase the Adult Reconstructive Surgery of The Hip and Knee Self-Assessment Examination, visit

  • The Hip Society - British Hip Society Traveling Fellowship
    APPLY BY JANUARY 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
  • The Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship
  • We are proud to announce the 2018 Rothman-Ranawat Travelling 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 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 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.
    Submissions are now open for the 2018 Hip Society Scientific Awards. Submit your paper to CORR here. Deadline is December 1, 2017.
    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
  • 2017 Scientific Award Winners

    A Randomized Clinical Trial of Direct Anterior Approach and Mini-Posterior Approach Total Hip Arthroplasty

    Michael J. Taunton, MD

    Co-Authors: Robert T. Trousdale, MD; Rafael J. Sierra, MD; Ken Kaufman, PhD; Mark W. Pagnano, MD


    Identification of the 'At-Risk' Genotype for Development of Pseudotumours around Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasties

    Andrew P. Kurmis, FRACS, MBBS, PhD

    Co-Authors: Brett KJ Kilb, MD; Michael Parry, MD, MBChB, FRCS(UK); Karen Sherwood, PhD; Paul Keown, MD, DSc, FRCP(C); Bassam A. Masri, MD, MHS, FRCS(C); Clive P. Duncan, MD, MSc, FRCS(C); Donald S. Garbuz, MD, MHSc, FRCS(C)



    A Prospective, Randomized Study of Crosslinked and Non-crosslinked Polyethylene for Total Hip Arthroplasty at 15-Year Followup

    Charles A. Engh, Jr., MD

    Co-Authors: Henry Ho, MS; Supatra Sritulanondha, MPH; Ann C. Williams, BS; Robert H. Hopper, Jr., PhD


    Dual-Mobility Constructs in Revision THA Reduced Dislocation, Re-Revision & Reoperation Compared to Large Femoral Heads

    Matthew P. Abdel, MD

    Co-Authors: Molly A. Hartzler, MD; Peter K. Sculco, MD; Michael J. Taunton, MD; Mark W. Pagnano, MD; Arlen D. Hanssen, MD
  • Past Scientific Award Winners
  • For a listing of Scientific Award Winners, 1985-2016, click here

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