Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Recognition

The AAHKS Fellowship Recognition Program sets forth a common set of standards for adult reconstruction fellowship training programs and a process for recognizing adherence to such standards. 

Recognition Guidelines

Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Match

The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), The Hip Society (THS) and The Knee Society (TKS) have established this Fellowship Match Program to assist orthopaedic residents in obtaining fellowships in adult reconstruction and to assist fellowship programs in obtaining fellows in these specialties.

The Match is vital to the future of our specialties. The leadership of AAHKS, THS and TKS as well as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) are fully committed to ensuring the program’s success. A task force established by the three organizations developed this Match program with assistance from other orthopaedic societies, with established matches providing valuable resources as our Match program developed.

The program is governed by the Fellowship Committee composed of representatives and alternates from each of the three organizations, as well as a chair elected by the Committee.

For questions, please contact

SF Match Services

Administration of the Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Match Program is done through the San Francisco (SF) Match. Access their website ( to register for the Match, review open positions, and update program information. If you need assistance with your SF Match account, please email

For Applicants

Review the Match timeline, get answers to common questions in the FAQ, read the code of conduct, learn how to register for the Match.

For Programs

Apply as a new program, contact AAHKS, update existing information, read the code of conduct, and review the Match timeline.

Match Statistics

Prior Match statistics can be seen in the table below. The SF Match lists the open positions on their website (click the Vacancies tab), and applicants can contact those programs directly to apply.

Fellowship Program List

Review institution contact information including website addresses for details on each program.  Go to the AAHKS Hip/Knee Fellowship program listing. Detailed descriptions of these programs are also listed in the Postgraduate Orthopaedic Fellowships online directory published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

FOCAL Guidelines for Programs

Recognizing the need for a more structured fellowship education in adult reconstruction, the AAHKS FOCAL Committee created Fellowship Guidelines and a suggested curriculum for Adult Reconstruction Fellowship Programs. Access the Guidelines here.  

FOCAL Webinars for Fellows

Fellows Orthopaedic Continued AAHKS Learning is a series of online lectures for arthroplasty surgeons in training. Fellows and senior residents are invited to join this free, lecture and case-based, live webinar series aimed at supplementing the adult reconstruction fellowship curriculum. Register for these free sessions.

Fellowship Match Statistics

Year: 2017 * 2018 * 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Number of Applicants: 254 247 235 238 268 251 269 281
Number of Matched Applicants: 169 177 177 189 201 191 200 211
Positions Offered: 177 193 183 193 202 217 226 231
Positions Filled: 169 177 177 189 201 191 200 211
Positions Vacant: 8 16 6 4 1 22 26 20
Number of Programs: 90 99 90 96 102 111 114 119
* Note: 2015-2018 data also accounts for the Musculoskeletal Oncology Match results. Prior to 2018, Adult Reconstruction and MSK Onc Matches were combined.
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