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

The Knee Society annually presents three (3) scientific awards for papers submitted from the various training programs or from practicing orthopaedic surgeons, both members and non-members, for presentation at the Specialty Day Meeting of The Knee Society (during the AAOS Annual Meeting). The 2025 Specialty Day will be held on DATE TBD, in San Diego, CA. More about AAOS 2025 Annual Meeting.

Top 3 papers are selected for the following awards:
• The Chitranjan S. Ranawat, MD Award (with a $1,000 honorarium).
• The John N. Insall, MD Award (with a $1,000 honorarium).
• The Mark B. Coventry, MD Award (with a $1,000 honorarium).

Any and all of these awards are granted at the discretion of the Program Committee of The Knee Society.

Submission Process

  1. Members and non-members are eligible to submit.

  2. A paper submitted for consideration to The Knee Society may not also be submitted to The Hip Society, whose cycle and process is similar. If a study is relevant to both hip and knee, submitters must choose only one Society to submit to.

  3. Submitted papers must:
    • Be blinded.
    • Highlight quality basic science or clinical research specifically related to the knee joint.
    • Be completely original work and not be submitted to, and/or published in whole or in part in, any journal or via electronic media platform prior to presentation at Specialty Day.
    • May be previously presented, in whole or in part, if the new submission represents an important contribution.
    All submissions must be submitted via The Knee Society: 

  4. The deadline to submit a full manuscript in consideration for an award is November 18, 2024.

  5. Review the complete Policies and Procedures.

    *Journal of Arthroplasty (JOA) is the official journal of The Knee Society.

The 2024 Scientific Award Winners

The Knee Society Chitranjan S. Ranawat Award:
Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) to Treat Postoperative Stiffness after Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial
Presented by: Matthew P. Abdel, MD

The Knee Society John N. Insall Award:
Does Melatonin Improve Subjective Sleep Quality after Total Knee Arthroplasty? A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial
Presented by: Steven B. Haas, MD

The Knee Society Mark B. Coventry Award:
PhotothermAA Gel Combined with DAIR Significantly Decreases Implant Biofilm Burden and Soft Tissue Infection in a Rabbit Model of Knee Periprosthetic Joint Infection
Presented by:
Carlos A. Higuera-Rueda, MD