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  • Attend CCJR 2020 Events

    CCJR® Spring

    May 17-20, 2020
    Aria at City Center - Las Vegas, NV
    Register and find out more HERE

    CCJR® Winter

    December 9-12, 2020
    Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress - Orlando, FL
    CCJR® Winter 2020 is presented in honor of
    Charles A. Engh, Sr., MD and Gerard A. Engh, MD
    Registration will open in March!
  • Scientific Awards
  • Submission is now closed.  Winners will be announced soon.
    Award presentations will be part of The Hip Society/AAHKS Specialty Day Programming at the AAOS Annual Meeting
    To learn more, visit our EDUCATION and AWARDS pages.
  • 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
  • Your Specialty, Your Day: Attend The Hip Society/AAHKS 2020 Specialty Day Meeting
  • Saturday - March 28, 2020

    Orange County Convention Center | Orlando, FL

    Registration is managed by AAOS.  More information HERE.

  • Contemporary Approaches to Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction
  • Registration opens soon!

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

    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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    educational offerings presented by The Hip Society and its partners.  By joining our email list you agree to be receiving our email communications.  You always have an option to unsubscribe.
  • 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.  Application process for the 2021 program will open in April.
    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
  • 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

  • Contemporary Approaches to Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction
  • Registration opens soon!

  • Elevate Your Learning: JAMM 2021
  • Joint Arthroplasty Mountain Meeting® (JAMM®)

    Course Directors:  Fred D. Cushner, MD, Aaron A. Hofmann, MD, Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS, Christopher L. Peters, MD
  • Tri-Organizational Research
    • Current Studies Supported by The Hip Society
    • The Hip Society proudly participates in the Tri-Organizational Research Initiative in partnership with The Knee Society and AAHKS.

  • 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 L. Griffin, MD (Charlotte, 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 10-12, 2020 - Chicago, IL

    September 9-11, 2021 - Napa, CA

    September 8-10, 2022 - Park City, UT

  • 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.   Registration and other information will be posted on the Members-Only page.


     2020 Summer Meeting | October 1-3, 2020

    Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA


    2021 Summer Meeting | October 7-9, 2021

    InterContinental DC Wharf, Washington, DC

  • Recipient of The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • John J. Callaghan, MD

  • 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 has passed.  Winners will be announced soon.
    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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