Welcome to ISHA

Our Society has been the creation of many individuals, each united by a common interest in the expanding arena of hip arthroscopic surgery. Officially formed in Paris (France) in May 2008, ISHA’s Founding Members represent but a few of the many individuals around the world who are interested in this evolving area of hip surgery.

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How many of our members see patients who are diagnosed as having chronic hip flexor tendinitis, but their actual diagnosis is different?

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Latest ISHA News

ISHA Newsletter, Summer 2021 – Now published

Catch up on all the latest Society news, enjoy article submissions from the Hip Preservation community from around the globe, and find out about plans for the rest of 2021 and into next year.

Get a preview of this newsletter edition.

Full access is available to ISHA members in good standing and can be found in the Newsletter section of the website in the “Members Area”



You can now access the ISHA Vimeo Channel via the Education page on this website.  Enjoy lerning more about ISHA, member benefits as well as access some past scientific meeting content.


Donations to ISHA are greatly appreciated.  This enable us to continue to extend our education offering and support research.  You can donate via the donation page on this website.  We have also created some new flyers in different languages which you may want to make available in your clinics or hospitals, should patients wish to show their appreciation. Printable flier versions can be downloaded from the donation page on this website.


Join Us For Our 1st Live Surgery Broadcast in 2021

Diamond Partner Smith + Nephew Sponsored Live Surgery

Hip Preservation Primary – Capsule Considerations, Labrum Repair + FAI

Thursday 18th February 2021

09:30 EST / 15:30 CET / 14:30 UTC (GMT) /23:30 JST

Operating Surgeon: Dr Anil Ranawat, HSS, New York USA

Moderator: Dr Samuel “Cliff” Willimon, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, USA

This is an Open Access / Free to Participate event. 

Click Here to register your participation and receive the login access details.

Seasons Greetings From all at ISHA

ISHA Virtual Education Programme 2020/2021

Diamond Partner Arthrex Sponsored Webinar


The Role for Biologics in Hip Preservation

Saturday 5th December 2020, 10:00 EST / 16:00 CET / 15:00 UTC (GMT)

Join us for this open access webinar produced in collaboration with our Diamond corporate partners Arthrex.

Hear from esteemed international faculty about the role of biologics in hip preservation.



ISHA and CONMED Co-sponsored Live Surgery Broadcast


Live Surgery – Skills Training & Expert Techniques using Augmented Reality
Gluteus Medius and Minimus Repair with Allograft Augmentation and High Grade Partial Hamstring Tendon Tear Endoscopic Repair

Monday, 16 November 2020, 09:30 EDT / 15:30 CET / 14:30 GMT

Join ISHA and Dr Jovan Laskovski in the OR for this open access Live Surgery online augmented reality Masterclass with international experts in collaboration with our industry partner CONMED. Be part of the discussion and view the latest techniques with moderators Dr Ajay Lall and Dr Benjamin Domb of the American Hip Institute, Illinois, USA.

Dr Jovan Laskovski, Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center, Ohio, USA will present the following two cases:

The first case will be a gluteus medius and minimus repair with allograft augmentation utilizing acellular dermis. The dermal graft will help to reinforce the repair at time zero and a provide a long term biologic effect to the repair site.

Our second case will be a high grade partial hamstring tendon tear which will be repaired endoscopically. This will provide overall less morbidity and pain with an anatomic repair being
achieved with the endoscope.

This is a free to attend for ISHA Members and non members.  CLICK HERE to register and receive the access link.

ISHA Virtual Education Programme 2020/ 2021

1-4 October 2020

Have you registered?  Not too late to join our virtual Annual Scientfic Meeting, visit the information page on this website in the Meetings and Event Section.  CLICK HERE to view the latest programme. CME Accreditation points of 24.5 hours available. Get a flavour of what is planned.

ISHA Newsletter, September 2020 – Now published

Catch up on all the latest Society news.  Enjoy article submissions from the Hip Preservation community from around the globe.  Learn more about national and regional experiences in patient care during the Covid-19 pandemic

Get a preview of this newsletter edition.

Full access is available to ISHA members in good standing and can be found in the Newsletter section of the website in the “Members Area”

ISHA 2020 / 2021 Virtual Education Programme Webinar

CME Accreditation Awarded

We are delighted to announce that participants joining the ISHA 2020 / 2021 will Virtual Education Programme will be able to obtain CME / CPD credits from their participation.  The 9-month programme running from September 2020 until May 2021 has been awarded 24.5 hrs of learning credits by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC). Points awarded by RCPSC can also be recognised for international attendees via the RCPSC International CPD/MOC recognition agreements.  Further information on agreements currently in place can be found at http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/cpd/providers/international-accreditation-agreements-e#ama.

Virtual participants wishing to collect CME credits will be asked to complete online surveys and have their online viewing time tracked through the virtual event analytics.

For further information, please contact the ISHA Administrative office at E: info@ishaconference.com

Next ISHA 2020 / 2021 Virtual Education Programme Webinar

Dates and Programme Announced

Saturday 19th September 2020

From Start to Finish: The Utilization of Multi-Phase Physiotherapy in Hip Arthroscopy

CLICK HERE to Download Programme Flier.

For registration information email: info@ishaconference.com

ISHA 2020 / 2021 Virtual Education Programme

In place of a physical Annual Scientific Meeting in 2020, we will run a 9-month programme of virtual hip preservation masterclasses

and Live Surgery Expert Technique seminars including our virtual 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting  from 1 – 4 October 2020.

This programme of activities is free to access for ISHA Members in good standing and their is a pay-to-participate option for ISHA Non-members.  Engage with industry partners during Industry sponsored webinars and via the virtual exhibition hall.

The programme will enable participants to join live streamed webinars in real time, or view at a time of their choosing “on-demand”.

Latest research can be enjoyed through best paper and eposter sessions.

For more information on how to register or for partnership opportunities, email: info@ishaconference.com.

Virtual Webinar – Register Now

Navigating Through the Covid Cloud: How the Novel Coronavirus Has Changed Hip Preservation Practice

Saturday 15th August 2020 – 10:00 EDT  New York / 16:00 CET Paris

Join our esteemed international faculty to discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had hip preservation surgery and rehabilitation, and what can be learned as elective surgery recommences.


ISHA Virtual Educational Programme 2020 / 2021

Saturday August 15th 2020, sees the launch of the ISHA Virtual Education Programme 2020 / 2021, a 9-month programme of virtual education in lieu of a physical Annual Scientific Meeting being held in 2020.

The educational programme will consist of monthly live webinar broadcasts on the 3rd Saturday of each month with additional live surgery expert technique sessions taken place from November – April.

Our industry partners will be running sponsored sessions from November – January, updating on the latest product and technique innovations.  ISHA members will also be able to engage with industry partners via or virtual exhibition which will be launched at our virtual Annual Scientific Meeting which will be held from the 1-4 October 2020.

ISHA members will be able to access live and on demand content over the 9-month period. Watch out for further announcements on the launch of the virtual Annual Scientific Meeting platform.

ISHA- May Blitz on Hip Preservation – Open Access

“Techniques and Trends in Labral Reconstruction”

Friday 15th May 2010, 14:00 EDT, New York / 20:00 CET, Paris

Sponsored by Arthrex

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  (Registration is required to access)



ISHA- May Blitz on Hip Preservation


CLICK HERE for further information

REGISTER HERE for Saturday May 9th 2020 Masterclass sponsored by CONMED

LOGIN HERE on your mobile device to engage live with the session faculty


ISHA 2020 Postponement Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

Message from the ISHA President – COVID-19 Pandemic

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ISHA Mid-year Newsletter, March 2020

Catch up on all the latest Society news.  Enjoy the the new format newsletter.  You can preview using the link below.  Full access available to ISHA members in good standing.

Click here to get a flavour of what’s inside.

Review of ISHA 2019 Madrid

Thanks to Professor Damian Griffin for his excellent summary of ISHA 2019 in Madrid.  Get a flavour of what to expect at ISHA 2020 in Ottawa.

ISHA 2020 Ottawa

Abstract Submission and Call for Interactive Course Lectures

Abstract Submission for ISHA 2020 is now open.  If you are interested in submitting an Instructional Course Lecture aligned to the ISHA 2020 conference topics, please contact the conference office at E: info@ishaconference.com.

Conference Theme

The Science of Hip Preservation

Conference Topics

  1. FAI (intra-articular and extra-articular)
  2. Instability (dysplasia)
  3. Labrum (repair, biology, biomechanics)
  4. Hyaline cartilage (repair, biology, biomechanics)
  5. Capsule (repair, biology, biomechanics)
  6. Arthroplasty in young and after preservation
  7. Extra-articular conditions
  8. Rehabilitation
  9. Hip-spine interplay/conditions
  10. Treatment complications
  11. Outcome measures
  12. Osteonecrosis and biologics

ISHA 2020 Ottawa

It was wonderful to see so many of the Hip Preservation family in Madrid this week.

We look forward to welcoming you to Ottawa for ISHA 2020, 1 – 3 October 2020.

As well as engaging with peers to discuss and debate the latest research, best practice and education in hip preservation and to get a flavour of what this incredible city has to offer ISHA 2020 attendees

ISHA2020_Ottawa from Caroline Mackenzie on Vimeo.

Virtual Surgery Simulation Sessions at ISHA 2019

We are delighted to be offering Virtual Surgery Simulation sessions again at ISHA 2019, in partnership with VirtaMed and 3D Systems. Don’t miss out – places are limited!

Book your session today.

Watch our video about the VSS sessions:

ISHA 2019 Newsletter

Catch up on all the latest Society news.  Enjoy the the new format newsletter.  You can preview using the links below.  Full access available within this website member area for ISHA members in good standing.

Click here to get a flavour of what’s inside.

ISHA 2019 – Come to ISHA in Madrid

Join the international hip preservation community in Madrid. For the latest programme information, visit https://ishaconference.com/scientific-programme/program-at-a-glance.

End of early registration 31 July 2019.


FAIT Study Group Results Have Now Been Published In The British Medical Journal

Click on image below to read full publication.

Santander HIP Meeting 2019

14 and 15 February, Santander, Spain

Post-Meeting Summary

The 10th International Santander Hip meeting and 5th Course Video Technique GIPCA group, which took place on February 14-15,  brought together world renowned experts in hip surgery over a two day conference to deliver presentations and video techniques on the most advanced care for patients with hip pathology.

Read more in the post meeting summary.

A great prelude to returning to Spain for the ISHA 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting which will be held in Madrid from 17 – 19 October.