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  • The 2019 Specialty Day
  • Your Specialty.  Your Day.

    Join The Hip Society, The Knee Society, and AAHKS for a focused all-day program on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting/Specialty Day in Las Vegas, NV. We will cover a wide range of contemporary topics in adult reconstruction. Delivered by world-renowned experts and recognized thought-leaders in the field, the program will offer insights into clinical challenges and research advancements.  Highlights will include award paper presentations and ample time for discussions. Migrate between the Hip and the Knee rooms and build your own learning experience around the topics and speakers of interest to you.

    REGISTER

    through AAOS (member and non-member registration now open).

    VIEW

    preliminary program (subject to change).

  • Scientific Awards
  • 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 subsequent Winter (Open) Meeting of The Hip Society (on the Specialty Day of the AAOS Annual Meeting).
     
    SUBMISSION FOR THE 2019 SCIENTIFIC AWARDS IS NOW CLOSED.
     
    Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ) is the official journal of The Hip Society.
  • 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 hip@aaos.org.
  • The Hip Society and The Knee Society Acquire CCJR
  • THE HIP SOCIETY AND THE KNEE SOCIETY ACQUIRE CURRENT CONCEPTS IN JOINT REPLACEMENT®
     
    Unprecedented Merger Underway
     
    Rosemont, Ill. The Hip Society and The Knee Society, in partnership, signed an agreement to acquire Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR®). This is the culmination of 18 months of feasibility study, due diligence and negotiations and the dedication of volunteer leaders appointed by both organizations to spearhead this project.
     
    For nearly 40 years, the CCJR® course has remained the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. Created by A. Seth Greenwald, DPhil(Oxon), and presented by the Current Concepts Institute, this prestigious program has taken place each December and May and includes an esteemed faculty, extensive exhibitor participation and highly anticipated educational curriculum. These two live events have consistently attracted over 3,000 delegates from more than 60 countries on an annual basis.
     
    “The significance of this milestone in the history of both organizations cannot be overestimated,” says Douglas E. Padgett, MD, president of The Hip Society. “We are embarking on a new chapter in pursuing our mission of leadership in arthroplasty education.”
    “CCJR’s legacy as the gold standard in arthroplasty education, nationally and internationally, merged with that of The Knee Society, and its partner, The Hip Society, creates an unprecedented opportunity for us to collaborate and to carry that legacy successfully well into the future,” adds Robert L. Barrack, MD, president of The Knee Society.
     
    “This is the right time and the right fit for everyone concerned”, says Dr. Greenwald. “Built upon the talents of many members of The Hip Society and The Knee Society since its inception, the legacy of CCJR is a shared legacy; its continued success – a shared success.”
     
    The Hip Society and The Knee Society will work in partnership with Dr. Greenwald and CCI’s staff over the next 18 months to ensure a full and seamless transition.
     
    “This program reflects a lifetime commitment and I am humbled to see how it has evolved into such a successful and enduring educational forum. I know The Hip Society and The Knee Society will lead us forward with renewed energy and dedication. I look forward to continuing my work with CCJR and this new partnership,” concludes Dr. Greenwald.
     
    The Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR®) meetings were initiated in 1983 by A. Seth Greenwald, DPhil(Oxon), as an alternative to writing National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to fund orthopaedic research activities focused on degenerative arthritis and joint replacement. The professional need for orthopaedic education in the then evolving practice of hip and knee arthroplasty became apparent and the CCJR meetings set about defining the template for excellence. The Current Concepts Institute has continued this initiative with the mission to provide contemporary education which assists health care professionals and the industries that support them with the ultimate aim of improving patient outcome.
     
    The Hip Society was established in 1968 by Frank Stinchfield, MD, as a by-invitation only academic society together with twenty elite hip surgeons. The mission of The Hip Society is to advance the knowledge and treatment of hip disorders to improve the lives of our patients.  The vision of The Hip Society is to lead in the discovery and dissemination of knowledge related to disorders of the hip.
     
    The Knee Society was established in 1983 as a forum for intellectual exchange of concepts in total knee arthroplasty. The main initial goal of the founding group was to bring together the scientific information related to total knee arthroplasty. The mission of The Knee Society is to advance the care of patients with knee disorders through leadership in education and research.
  • 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
    E:  hip@aaos.org

     

    Olga Foley, CAE, IOM - Society Director
    T:  1 (847) 384-4245
     
    Cynthia Garcia - Society Coordinator
    T:  1 (847) 384-4219
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  • CCJR Spring 2019
  • For more information, and to register, go HERE.

  • Your Specialty. Your Day.
  • Join us on Saturday, March 16, 2019 - on Specialty Day at the AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting - Las Vegas, Nevada. 

    Join The Hip Society and AAHKS for a focused all-day program on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at AAOS 2019 Annual Meeting/Specialty Day. We will cover a wide range of contemporary topics in adult reconstruction. Delivered by world-renowned experts and recognized thought-leaders in the field, the program will offer insights into clinical challenges and research advancements.
     
    Highlights will include award paper presentations and ample time for discussions. Migrate between the Hip and the Knee rooms and build your own learning experience around the topics and speakers of interest to you.
     

    REGISTER

    through AAOS (member and non-member registration now open).

    VIEW

    preliminary program (subject to change).

  • The Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellowship
  • Congratulations, 2019 Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows!

    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
     
    The annual deadline to apply is August 15.  More information on applying for the 2020 program will be available soon. 
     
  • JAMM 2019
  • Joint Arthroplasty Mountain Meeting
    presented by The Hip Society, The Knee Society, and the
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

    SAVE THE DATE!  February 2-5, 2020 - Park City, Utah
    Course Directors: 
    Fred D. Cushner, MD • Aaron A. Hofmann, MD •
    Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS • Christopher L. Peters, MD
     
    Download JAMM 2019 Final Program HERE.
    Registration and other information for JAMM 2020 will be available soon.  Check back for updates.

     

  • 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 www.memfna.org.

    • 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 Emil.Schemitsch@lhsc.on.ca

      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
  • DOWLOAD current committee listings.

  • 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.
     

    Innovation 

    Creating a better future and a sustainable organization for our members through innovation in every effort undertaken by The Hip Society.
     

    Collaboration

    The ability to build strategic relationships and develop knowledge exchange with other organizations within the field through the collaboration of its members.
     

    Integrity

    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.
     

    Inspiration

    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.

     

    Achievement

    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 - William A. Jiranek, MD (Durham, NC)
    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 5-7, 2019 - Cape Neddick, ME

    September 10-12, 2020 - Chicago, IL

    September 9-11, 2021 - Napa, CA

  • 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. 

     

    The 2019 Summer Meeting | September 25-27, 2019

    (Note that the meeting pattern is Wed to Fri)

    DOWNLOAD the meeting flyer for preliminary information (subject to change).

    The American Club

    Kohler, WI

     

    SAVE THE DATES!

    The 2020 Summer Meeting | October 1-3, 2020

    Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
     

    The 2021 Summer Meeting | October 7-9, 2021

    Location and venue in the DC area TBD
     
  • Recipient of The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award
  • John J. Callaghan, MD

     

    John has been involved in all aspects of hip surgery over his 34 year career including research, education and patient care. He has made major contributions to the field of hip surgery both in basic biomechanics research and clinical outcomes. Through funding, that included principle investigator funding, from the National Institutes of Health, The Veterans Administration, and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, he and his collaborators made fundamental contributions to the field of hip arthroplasty including the relationship of sliding distance to wear, impingement and dislocation mechanics, edge detection measurements of wear, acetabular preparation for cementless fixation and the contribution of third body particles to wear. The research has been recognized by multiple organizations through their society research awards including The Hip Society (6), the Orthopaedic Research Society (2 Harris Awards), the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (2) and the American Bone and Joint Surgeons (Nicolas Andry Award).
     
    On the clinical front, Dr. Callaghan has helped pioneer the reporting of long term outcomes in all areas of hip arthroplasty: primary cemented and cementless fixation, and revision cemented and cementless fixation, including functional long-term evaluation in the younger patient. In addition, he has made major contributions in outcomes research using large administrative databases. As President of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2010, he assured Academy resources were available to rejuvenate the American Joint Replacement Registry initiative. He has been involved in the development of a number of the successful second generation cementless and cemented hip implants.
     
    Dr. Callaghan’s contributions in moving and leading the field of hip surgery have been recognized by his peers electing him as President of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The Hip Society, and the International Hip Society.
  • The Hip Society Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • 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

     

    Submission is now closed.  Please check back 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 subsequent 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 deadline to submit a full manuscript is December 1, 2018.  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.
     
    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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