Published 10/1/2010

Society News…

Adult reconstruction and tumor fellowship match
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), in conjunction with the Hip Society, the Knee Society, and the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society, has formed a fellowship match for adult reconstruction and tumor fellowships. Applications for the 2011 fellowship year are currently being accepted from fourth-year residents. To register for the match, go to

For more information, contact AAHKS Executive Director Robert A. Hall, CAE, at (847) 384-4373 or via e-mail at bob@aahks.org

Hand Surgeon-Scientist Award
The American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand, in partnership with the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation and the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, presents the Hand Surgeon-Scientist Award, designed to support young faculty members at teaching institutions with accredited programs in orthopaedic surgery who have demonstrated success in research by receiving extramural research funding—K08 or K23—awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Applications are being accepted until Dec. 1, 2010. For more information, visit www.assh.org

Hip Society seeks papers
The Otto Aufranc and John Charnley Awards recognize innovative research, either clinical or basic, encompassing important advances in the management of hip disorders. The Frank Stinchfield Award is given to a resident or fellow in training who submits an outstanding contribution concerning hip problems. The awards will be presented at the 2011 Hip Society meeting, Feb. 19, in San Diego.

For more information, including guidelines and instructions, click on Awards at www.hipsoc.org

Register for AANA complications study
Surgeon recruitment for the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Complications Study (KSAC) is currently underway. The study is designed to capture knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgery data, including patient demographics, type of surgery, and complications occurring within the first 6 weeks after surgery.

To participate, surgeons must be board-certified in the United States, perform a minimum of 10 knee and shoulder arthroscopic surgeries per month, and be AAOS members. Participants need not be members of AANA. To register for the study, visit www.zoomerang.com

For more information, contact Julie A. Dodds, MD, at julie.dodds@ht.msu.edu

ORA erry and Nickel Awards
The Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association (ORA) annually presents the Jacquelin Perry and Vernon L. Nickel awards for excellence in research conducted by a resident or fellow. The resident or fellow must be the primary author of the paper, and the topic of the project must concern the preservation or restoration of musculoskeletal function.

Papers must be submitted electronically and include a complete manuscript of the research with illustrations. The submission deadline is Nov. 1.

For more information, visit www.orthorehabassoc.org