Congratulations, the 2023 Scientific Award Winners!

The John Insall Award

Randomized Clinical Trial of Cementless vs. Cemented Tibial Components: Durable and Reliable at 10 Years

Emmanuel Gibon, MD, PhD

The Mark Conventry Award

Human Knee Has a Distinct Microbiome: Implications for Periprosthetic Joint Infection

Javad Parvizi, MD

The Chitranjan Ranawat Award

Tourniquet Use Does Not Impact Trajectory of Total Knee Arthroplasty Early Recovery: A Prospective 28 Randomized Controlled Trial

Charles Lawrie, MD

 Award-winning papers will be presented on March 7, 2023, in Las Vegas, NV, at The Knee Society/AAHKS Specialty Day.

The Knee Society, annually, presents three 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/AAHKS (during the AAOS Annual Meeting).Top three 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).
Submission Process
  1. Members and non-members are eligible to submit.
  2. Submit a JOA*-formatted paper as one (1) PDF document (including cover letter, title page, abstract, paper, references, and any tables and figures) to Taylor Bowen at  [email protected] (please specify in the subject line that the submission is for a Knee Society Award).
    1. Review JOA Guide for Authors
  3. Deadline for 2024 award submissions TBA.

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

The Knee Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award

The Knee Society is honored to present its 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award to

Lawrence D. Dorr, MD (posthumously)

Dr. Dorr (1941-2020) was a founding member of The Knee Society who contributed to all aspects of the organization from its inception and until his passing. He organized the closed meetings of The Knee Society and served on its board in many positions, including as its President in 1990. More importantly, Dr. Dorr was a pioneer in research and education, as well as in enhancing clinical care of patients with knee arthritis throughout his career. He is noted throughout the world for being a masterful educator, an innovator, a mentor, and a philanthropist.

“The ultimate service is unconditional giving of knowledge and skills... This is why we all chose medicine.”  Lawrence D. Dorr, MD

 More about the Award HERE.