The Knee Society Scientific Awards


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).

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.  Please be sure to download and follow The Knee Society’s Scientific Awards Guidelines.

Bone and Joint Journal (BJJ) is the official journal of The Knee Society.

Congratulations, 2020 Award Winners!

The 2020 John N. Insall Award
Removal of Total Knee Arthroplasty from the Inpatient Only List Adversely Affects Bundled Payment
Presenter: Michael Yayac, MD
Co-Authors: Nicholas Schiller, MS, Dave Janiec, MBA, Matthew S. Austin, MD,
P. Maxwell Courtney, MD

The 2020 Chitranjan S. Ranawat Award
Perioperative Essential Amino Acid Supplementation Suppresses Rectus Femoris Muscle Atrophy
and Accelerates Early Functional Recovery Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Prospective Double-
Blind Randomised Control Trial
Presenter: Hideki Ueyama, MD
Co-Authors: Narihiro Kanemoto, MD, Yukihide Minoda, MD,PhD, Yoshiki Taniguchi, MD,
Hiroaki Nakamura, MD,PhD

The 2020 Mark Coventry Award
Microorganism-Directed Oral Antibiotics Reduce Rates of Failure Secondary to Infection after Two-
Stage Revision for Chronic Periprosthetic Joint Infection: A Multicenter, Randomized Controlled
Trial at a Minimum of Two-Years
Presenter: JaeWon Yang, BA
Co-Authors: Javad Parvizi, MD, Erik N. Hansen, MD, Chris N. Culvern, MSc, John C. Segreti, MD,
Timothy Tan, MD, Curtis W. Hartman, MD, Scott M. Sporer, MD, Craig J. Della Valle, MD,
and The Knee Society

The Knee Society’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

Presentation of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Awards will take place during The Knee Society/AAHKS Specialty Day at the AAOS 2020 Annual Meeting, on Saturday, March 28, 2020, in Orlando, FL.  More about Specialty Day HERE.

About The Lifetime Achievement Award

The Executive Board of The Knee Society recognizes the accomplishments of the distinguished persons who have created a legacy of contributions to study arthritic diseases of the knee through the Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Criteria for the Award

  1. Nominations are solicited once every two (2) years.  The frequency of solicitation may be changed at the discretion of the Executive Board, and at the recommendation of the Selection Committee.
  2. Recipient need not be a member of The Knee Society.
  3. The Award may be awarded posthumously.
  4. Contributions are durable in print, either in books or in peer‐reviewed articles.
  5. Contributions are pioneering and/or creative, with legacy value.
  6. Nominations will be received only from members of The Knee Society, with one member as the primary nominator and two members as seconders. Nominations are due by July 1st of the year that the call for nominations is sent out.
  7. The Lifetime Award Selection Committee will be comprised of five (5) members, including President of The Knee Society President, the immediate Past President, and the three Vice‐Presidents.
  8. The nominee, as selected by the Lifetime Award Selection Committee, will be presented to the Executive Board of The Knee Society at the Members’ Meeting, and approved by a simple majority vote.
  9. Upon approval of a nominee by the Executive Board of The Knee Society, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to the recipient or his/her delegate at the following Open (Specialty Day) Meeting of The Knee Society.