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  • Advanced Reconstruction: Hip 2
  • Advanced Reconstruction: Hip 2
    Jay R. Lieberman, MD, and Daniel J. Berry, MD, Editors
    2017, Print
    Upgrade to the Print eBook Combo for only $50 more, click here. For the eBook only, click here.
    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
    For more information, click here.
  • 2017 Winter Meeting of The Hip Society and AAHKS
    The full-day program of Specialty Day occurred on Saturday, March 18, 2017 in San Diego, CA with a world-renowned faculty of experts with 10 sessions covering a wide range of timely and relevant topics.
    If you did not attend the event in San Diego, a registration fee of $50 gives you access to the archived content. Those who attended the program in San Diego, CA, and those who registered to view the live webcast, receive complimentary access to the archives for one full year (until March 18, 2018).
    Sign up now for access.
    Full program book available here.
  • 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

    January 21-24, 2018 -- Park City, Utah
    REGISTER -- Deadline is December 21, 2017

    Equip yourself with comprehensive approaches and contemporary techniques for complex primary and revision total knee arthroplaty and total hip arthroplasty. World-renowned faculty keep you engaged through a dynamic blend of case-based presentations, point-counterpoint debates, keynote lectures, and intimate roundtables on adult reconstruction.
    Bring your extended care team and gear up to improve your operative performance, from technique, technology and instability to post-operative dilemmas and infection
    Deadline is December 21, 2017.
    We are pleased to provide a range of exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at JAMM. For more information, download our Invitation to Exhibit and Support.
  • 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
  • The 2018 Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows are traveling across North America starting on March 10. The fellows will be announced this fall.

    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


    The 50th Anniversary Project commenced in Las Vegas, NV, with video interviews of some of the more senior members of The Hip Society who were present. This project will span over the next three years, culminating in 2018. The task force, chaired by Vincent D. Pellegrini, Jr., MD, will be working on several commemorative items to reflect the history, vision, and many important contributions of the Society and its members to research and treatment of the hip joint.


    If you have any ideas regarding the project, or would like to submit any items of historical significance (i.e., photos, letters, old program books, etc.), please email or send your items to The Hip Society, 9400 West Higgins Rd., Suite 500, Rosemont, IL 60018-4976  (All items will be returned to the original owner unharmed.)


  • Mission
  • The Mission of The Hip Society is to advance knowledge of hip disorders, promote evidence-based treatment, and refine surgery of the hip in order to improve the lives of 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 be the premier independent professional association dedicated to the pursuit of new knowledge, and dissemination of advancements in clinical practice related to disorders of the hip.
  • Values
  • Knowledge

    The Hip Society’s principal function is the pursuit of knowledge about disorders of the hip and promoting its dissemination in an unbiased and transparent manner.



    The Hip Society promotes discovery and innovation through support of research that seeks to further our understanding and treatment of disorders of the hip.




    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.




    Through active collaboration with other organizations that embrace its mission, The Hip Society will expand its sphere of influence while preserving its strategic focus.




    The Hip Society supports its members as thought leaders in the field of hip disorders who have demonstrated excellence in the domains of diagnosis, treatment, and research.


  • 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 - George Haidukewych, 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
    Kevin J. Bozic, MD, MBA 
    Craig J. Della Valle, MD
    Kevin Garvin, MD
    Don S. Garbuz, MD, MHSc, FRCSC
  • Membership Committee
  • George J. Haidukewych, MD - Chair

    Michael E. Berend, MD

    John C. Clohisy

    William A. Jiranek, MD
    Scott M. Sporer, MD
    Michael Tanzer, 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 5-7, 2017
    Hilton, Omaha
    Omaha, NE
    October 4-6, 2018
    Park Lane Hotel
    New York, NY
  • 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 2-5, 2017

    27th Annual Meeting
    Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX
  • The Hip Society Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Clive P. Duncan, MD, FRCSC
    Recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

    To say that Dr. Duncan has a deep passion for hip surgery is an understatement. Ever since becoming an orthopaedic surgeon, he has been working on improving hip health. From the time he moved to British Columbia, Canada from his native Ireland, via the United Kingdom, Dr. Duncan has been one of the leading hip surgeons in Canada. A gifted surgeon, he has dedicated his career to improving techniques of revision total hip arthroplasty. When the rest of the world regarded that an infected hip replacement bed needs to be free of any foreign material, Dr. Duncan developed the concept of a mobile spacer, which revolutionized the treatment of the infected hip replacement. He also established one of Canada’s and North America’s premier arthroplasty units, and has trained young surgeons from all over the world. The impact of his wisdom and knowledge has served to improve lives and mobility of millions of patients worldwide.
    Congratulations, Dr. Duncan!



    Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

    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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