Physician Membership Categories

Please select a category below. Completion of an application for AAHKS membership indicates your permission for the Association to investigate your credentials, including but not limited to contacting any medical society, state licensing board or the hospital where you have privileges. Your email address will be added to the AAHKS mailing list from which you will receive the weekly AAHKS News and other AAHKS correspondence with the opportunity to unsubscribe.

Fellow members are orthopaedic surgeons who are board certified by ABOS, AOBOS, or RCPSC, members of the AAOS, RCPSC or AOBOS; perform at least 50 THR/TKR or osteotomies annually.
Candidate members are board eligible in orthopaedic surgery and are members of AAOS, RCPSC or AOBOS.
AIT members are resident members of AAOS, RCPSC or AOBOS or currently in a total joint fellowship program.
Associate members are orthopaedic surgeons who do not qualify for Fellow membership status.
International members are surgeons licensed in a country outside of the U.S. and Canada whose primary practice is outside of the U.S. and Canada.
International Resident members are surgeons who are currently enrolled in training programs outside of the U.S. and Canada.

Non-physician Membership Categories

Clinical Affiliate members are allied health professional/orthopaedic team members with hip and knee surgeons (e.g., PA, ST, NP, RN or APRN) and have an interest in advancing orthopaedic knowledge of the hip and knee joint in health and/or arthritic disorders.
Non-clinical Affiliate members do not qualify for Fellow or Associate membership, but are non-surgeon professionals involved with hip and knee surgeons (e.g. researcher, engineer, scientist, hospital administrator or practice manager). They are notable for contributions in advancement of knowledge of hip and knee joints in health and disease or shall have demonstrated long-standing special interest or service to AAHKS and have an interest in the advancement of orthopaedic knowledge of the hip and knee joint in health and/or arthritic disorders. Note: membership is not open to industry representatives or sales personnel.
Fellow members who are active in the US armed services receive a discounted dues rate.
Candidate members who are active in the US armed services receive a discounted dues rate.

2018 Annual Dues Rates - FREE

Dues are waived for the remainder of the 2018 calendar year.
There is a one-time $25 non-refundable application fee.

2019 Annual Dues Rates

Fellow  $600
Fellow - Active Military $200
Associate/Non-clinical Affiliate $500
Clinical Affiliate $250
Candidate  $300
Candidate - Active Military $100
International $300
International resident $150
Arthroplasty Surgeon in Training $95*


AAHKS Membership Dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. To the extent that AAHKS engages in lobbying, ten percent (10%) of dues are not deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense. The Journal of Arthroplasty subscription price for one (1) year is included in your membership dues.

*Arthroplasty Surgeon in Training dues are not prorated.