The 2025 Scientific Awards:  Call for Papers is Now Open! Deadline to Submit is November 18, 2024.

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 AAOS Annual Meeting, during The Hip Society/AAHKS Specialty Day Programming. 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:

  • The Otto E. Aufranc, MD Award and the Sir John Charnley, CBE, FRS Award: Manuscripts 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 E. Stinchfield, MD Award: This award is given to a resident or a fellow in training for an outstanding contribution to the study of hip problems



Otto Aufranc, MD          

John Charnley, MD


Frank Stinchfield, MD

 Submission Process

  1. Members and non-members are eligible to submit.
  2. A paper submitted for consideration to The Hip Society may not be submitted also to The Knee Society, whose award cycle and process is similar.  If a study is relevant to both hip and knee, submitters must choose only one Society for their submission.

  3. Submitted papers must:
    • Highlight quality basic science or clinical research specifically related to the hip joint. 
    • Be completely original work and may not be submitted to, and/or published in part or in whole in, any journal or electronic media prior to presentation at Specialty Day. 
    • Be in publishable form and adhere to the Journal of Arthroplasty manuscript guidelines. 
    • Be blinded.   

  4. All submissions must be submitted via The Hip Society:

  5. Review the complete Policies and Procedures.

The 2024 Scientific Award Winners

The Hip Society Otto E. Aufranc Award:
Does hip arthroscopy improve the clinical outcome of a Periacetabular Osteotomy for the treatment of Hip Dysplasia? A Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trial
Presented by: Paul E. Beaule, MD

The Hip Society Sir John Charnley Award:
The Impact of HLA Genotype on Bacterial Infection Rates and Successful Eradication in Total Hip Arthroplasty
Presented by: Michael E. Neufeld, MD, MSc, FRCSC

The Hip Society Frank E. Stinchfield Award:
Assembly and Dissociation Forces Differ Between Commonly Used Dual Mobility Implants: A Biomechanical Study
Presented by: Katherine E. Mallett, MD