The 2024 Scientific Awards:  Call for Papers Now Open! Deadline to submit is December 4, 2023.

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. A copy of the complete Policies and Procedures is available, here.


2023 Award Winners

Award-winning papers were presented on March 7, 2023, in Las Vegas, NV, at The Hip Society/AAHKS Specialty Day.  The 2023 award papers will be published in The Hip Society's Proceedings in the Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA).

The Otto Aufranc Award

Intraosseous Vancomycin in Total Hip Arthroplasty - Superior Tissue Concentrations and Improved Efficiency

Katharine D. Harper, MD

The John Charnley Award

A Quantitative Fluoroscopic Tool Improves Acetabular Fragment Positioning in Periacetabular Osteotomy

Christopher L. Peters, MD

The Frank Stinchfield Award

Creation of a Patient-Specific Total Hip Arthroplasty Periprosthetic Fracture Risk Calculator

Cody C. Wyles, MD

NEW!  The 2022 award papers are summarized on The Learning SHAK(To access content in any collection, you must have a user account.  If you already have an account, please log in. To create a new user account, please complete this FORM first.   You will be redirected to The Knee Society's administrative site.  You do not need to be a member to create a user account.)