American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

Your Invitation to Join AAHKS

Renew Your Membership

If you are currently a member of AAHKS, you can renew your membership online.

AAHKS dues are not deductible as charitable contributions, but should be deductible as a business expense, except for the 10% used for lobbying, which is not deductible under IRS law. Please contact your tax advisor.


New Membership in AAHKS

You can join AAHKS colleagues in one of eight categories: Fellow, Candidate, International and International Resident (outside US and Canada), Arthroplasty Surgeon in Training, Associate, Clinical Affiliate and Non-clinical Affiliate.

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Membership in AAHKS provides valuable interaction with a collegial community centered around the latest innovation, challenges and opportunities to improve the overall quality of your practice. View the Member Resource Guide with information about leadership, past presidents, hip performance measurement set, upcoming events, and more.

AAHKS is the most important and influential resource for hip and knee surgeons and team members as it advocates for the profession and patients in the changing health care environment. The AAHKS Annual Meeting provides an in-depth, peer-reviewed program focusing on current evidence-based approaches to hip and knee arthroplasty care. Members find The Journal of Arthroplasty to be a valuable resource as it brings together the clinical and scientific foundations for joint replacement. With an emphasis on case reports, Arthroplasty Today is an open-access journal indexed in PubMed Central that features articles on all areas of scientific endeavor that relate to joint replacement.

Membership Policies as of November 5, 2015

Arthroplasty Surgeon in Training Membership

There are a few changes to the Resident member category now called the Arthroplasty Surgeon in Training category: 1) Fellows in training may apply, 2) members remain in this category for six years or until completion of their fellowship program, and 3) membership dues are reduced to $95, which includes a subscription to The JOA.

Affiliate Membership

There are two categories of non-physician membership: Clinical Affiliate (RN, PA, NP, etc.) and Non-clinical Affiliate (PhD, researchers, administrators, etc.). Annual dues have been lowered to $250 for the Clinical Affiliate category and includes a subscription to The JOA. Annual dues for the Non-clinical Affiliate category is $500 and includes a subscription to The JOA. 

Benefits of Membership

  • The AAHKS Annual Meeting
  • The AAHKS Spring Meeting
  • Additional CME Opportunities
  • Networking opportunities
  • The Journal of Arthroplasty subscription
  • Arthroplasty Today open-access journal
  • Premium subscription to OrthoEvidence online research summary service
  • Effective advocacy
  • Career enhancement: SF Match, Annual Resident course, Business of TJR course, online career center, active committees
  • Case sharing with AAHKS members on

AAHKS does not discriminate in membership on the basis of
race, religion, national origin, gender or disability.