Past Research Award & Grant Recipients

2016

J. Whit Ewing Resident/Fellow Essay

Clinical - Bradley Jaquith, MD - Predictors of Recurrent Patellar Instability in Children and Adolescents following First-Time Dislocation

Richard O’Connor Award

Melissa Christino, MD - Revision ACL Reconstruction in Children and Adolescents

Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award

Lauren Redler, MD - Arthroscopic Partial Rotator Cuff Repair in the Management of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Long-Term Follow-Up

Smith and Nephew/James C. Esch Award

Stephen Weber, MD - Arthroscopic Partial Rotator Cuff Repair in the Management of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Long-Term Follow-Up

Research Grants

Camila Carballo, MD - Establishing a Role for Activated Endothelial Cells in Cartilage Repair

Ian Lo, MD - Graft Reconstruction for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: Superior Capsule Reconstruction vs. Tendon Repair with Graft Interposition

Shital N. Parikh, MD - $25,000 - JUPITER Study

Alexander E. Weber, MD - $20,000 - A Functional Assessment of The Effect of Capsulotomy and Subsequent Repair on Hip Stability: A Computed Tomography and Biomechanical Analysis

 

2015

J. Whit Ewing Resident/Fellow Essay

Clinical - Rachel M. Frank, MD - Outcomes of Distal Tibia Allograft Reconstruction for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability

Resident/Fellow Essay - Basic Science

Thomas H. Wuerz, MD, MSc - Variability in the Attachment of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament

Richard O’Connor Award

Philippe Hardy, MD, PhD - Treatment of Epicondylitis by Ultrasound-Guided Local Injections of Platelet-Rich Plasma: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial with 1-Year Follow-Up

Patellofemoral Joint Surgical Anatomy Award

Jacqueline L. Munch, MD - MRI Measurements Associated with Patellofemoral Instability

Research Grants

Christopher Dechant Harner, MD - $12,500 - The Combined ACL Reconstruction with ALL Reconstruction: What is the Effect on the Lateral Compartment?

Christian Lattermann, MD - $12,500 - The Triamcinolone Treatment in Patients with Acute ACL Tear and Painful Effusions: Follow-Up 2 Years Post-ACL Reconstruction

Thomas Sean Lynch, MD - $25,000 - The Outcomes of Meniscal Surgery in Young Adults (Adolescent and Collegiate Patients): A Prospective Multi-Center Cohort Study

Benjamin Ma, MD - $25,000 - The Outcomes of Meniscal Surgery in Young Adults (Adolescent and Collegiate Patients): A Prospective Multi-Center Cohort Study

Scott D. Martin, MD - $25,000 - The Arthroscopic Labral Repair versus Physical Therapy for Tears of the Acetabular Labrum in Patients Age 40 and Older

 

2014

J. Whit Ewing Resident/Fellow Essay

Clinical - Samuel A. Taylor, MD - Standard Diagnostic Arthroscopy Fails to Fully Evaluate the Biceps-Labral Complex

Resident/Fellow Essay - Basic Science

Robert W. Westermann, MD - Mapping a Biomechanical “Safe Zone” for Femoral Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Placement: A Finite Element Analysis

Patellofemoral Joint Surgical Anatomy Award

Miho J. Tanaka, MD - Correlation Between Changes in TTTG Distance and Patellar Position During Active Knee Extension on Dynamic Kinematic CT Imaging

Research Grants

Jaskarndip Chahal, MD - $20,000 - The Effect of Knee Flexion Angle for Graft Fixation During Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Russell Warren, MD - $24,000 - The Effect of Multipotent Bone-Marrow Derived Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells on a Rotator Cuff Repair Model in an Athymic Rat: Is Regenerative Healing Possible?

Joshua A. Gordon, MD - $18,000 - Adhesive Capsulitis, Genome Wide Expression Analysis Exploring the Role of Diabetes in Pathogenesis.

Scott D. Martin, MD - $20,000 - Characterization of the Early Neurovascular Response to Arthroscopic Labral Repair: Comparison of Two Techniques

Nicolas Dedy, MD - $5,500 - Reliability and Validity of a Generic Error Rating Framework for Arthroscopic Surgery

Nikhil Verma, MD - $12,500 - Three Dimensional Analysis of Glenoid Bone Loss Utilizing MRI and CT

 

2013

J. Whit Ewing Resident/Fellow Essay

Clinical - Joshua David Harris, MD - Long-Term Outcomes Following Bankart Shoulder Stabilization - A Systematic Review

Resident/Fellow Essay - Basic Science

Ryan K. Harrison, MD - Location Dependent Progression of Traumatic and Post-Traumatic Lesions of the Knee Cartilage in a Rat Model Of Osteoarthritis

Richard O’Connor Award

David Clint Flanigan, MD - Sub-Impact Loading Differentially Damages Deep Layer of Cartilage in Medial and Lateral Condyles of Porcine Knees

Research Grants

Kevin D. Martin, DO - $7,000 - AANA Resident Education Course Validation Study Utilizing a Simulator Model

Shane J. Nho, MD - $21,000 - The Effect of Hip Capsulotomy, Capsulectomy and Capsular Repair on Hip Stability: A Biomechanical Investigation

Peter N. Chalmers, MD - $5,000 - Function of the Long Head of the Biceps Muscle in Kinematics of the Glenohumeral Joint During the Overhand Throw: Evaluation of Tenodesis for SLAP Tears

Eric Strauss, MD - $25,000 - Dose Dependence of Intra-Articular Growth Hormone Augmentation of Microfracture Surgery for the Treatment of Chondral Defects in a Rabbit Model

Peter McDonald, MD - $21,000 - Biceps Tenodesis versus Tenotomy in the Treatment of Lesions of the Long Head of Biceps Brachii in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: Randomized Clinical Trial

Scott A. Rodeo, MD - $21,000 - Cell-Based Biological Repair Approach for Partial Meniscectomy

 

2012

J. Whit Ewing Resident/Fellow Essay

Clinical - Timothy S. Crall, MD - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Primary Arthroscopic Stabilization versus Non-Operative Treatment for First-Time Anterior Glenohumeral Dislocations

Resident/Fellow Essay - Basic Science

Matthew D. Driscoll, MD - Marrow Stimulation Improves Meniscal Healing in a Rabbit Meniscal Injury Model

Smith & Nephew, Inc., Endoscopy Scholarship

Jen Lynn Bayer, MD - The Effect of Partial Labrectomy on Hip Joint and Capsular Biomechanics

Richard O’Connor Award

J. Richard Steadman, MD - Ten Year Survivorship Following Knee Arthroscopy in Patients with Moderate to Severe Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Research Grants

Kyle Anderson, MD - $6,450 - Does Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction Reduce Ulnotrochlear Gapping? An Evaluation using Dynamic Ultrasonography at a Minimum of 1 Year Follow-Up

Brian J. Cole, MD - $12,250 - The ‘Minimal Clinically Important Difference’ (MCID) and the ‘Patient Acceptable Symptomatic State’ (PASS) of the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) and International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) Subjective Knee Form in Patients Undergoing Surgery for Articular Cartilage Defects of the Knee

Michael S. Khazzam, MD - $18,500 - Acute versus Chronic (Delayed) Rotator Cuff Repair in a Rat Model

Stephen Lemos, MD, PhD - $19,250 - The Effect of Body Positions on Changes in Cerebral Blood Flow, Cognition and Motor Function in Patients Undergoing Shoulder Surgery; Lateral Decubitus versus Beach Chair Position

Jason Old, MD - $25,000 - Arthroscopic Bankart Repair with and without Arthroscopic Infraspinatus Remplissage in Anterior Shoulder Instability with a Hill-Sachs Defect: A Prospective, Multi-Center Randomized Controlled Trial

 

2011

J. Whit Ewing Resident/Fellow Essay - Clinical

Julienne Lippe, MD - Inter-Observer Agreement of the Goutallier, Patte, and Gerber Classification Scores using Preoperative MRI in Patients with Rotator Cuff Tears

Resident/Fellow Essay - Basic Science

Matthew J. White, MD - Suspensory ACL Fixation: A Biomechanical Study of Fixed and Adjustable Length Implants

Smith & Nephew, Inc., Endoscopy Scholarship

Jesse A. Shantz, MD - From Skin to Skin: The Role of Confidence, Certainty and Doubt in Orthopaedic Surgery

Research Grants

David C. Flanigan, MD - $25,000 - Radial Distribution of Chondrocyte Cell Death in Medial and Lateral Femoral Condyles in Porcine Knees After Sub-Impact Loading

Douglas Naudie, MD - $25,000 - A Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Arthroscopic Surgery to Conservative Management of Femoracetablular Impingement

Peter Millett, MD - $25,000 - Are Shoulder Kinematics Restored by Rotator Cuff Repair? A Prospective in Vivo Biplane Fluoroscopy Study

 

2010

J. Whit Ewing Resident/Fellow Essay - Clinical

Catherine A. Petty, MD - Does Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy Result in Knee Osteoarthritis? A Systematic Review with a Minimum of Eight year Follow-Up

Resident/Fellow Essay - Basic Science

Ariana M. DeMers, DO - The Anterosuperior Quadrant of the Bony Glenoid is Poorly Vascularized

Richard O’Connor Award

David C. Flanigan, MD - The Effects of Defect Size, Orientation, and Location on Subchondral Bone Contact in Oval-Shaped Experimental Articular Cartilage Defects

Research Grants

David Sheps, MD - $25,000 - Early Mobilization Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Single-Blind, Randomized Control Trial

Tony S. Wanich, MD - $25,000 - Contact Pressures in the Knee Following ACL Reconstruction

Alan BC Dang, MD - $12,500 - Cellular and Molecular Effects of Local Anesthetic and Vasoconstrictor Induced Chondrotoxicity

Michael Salata, MD - $12,500 - A Biomechanical Evaluation of the Remplissage Procedure for Engaging Hill Sachs

 

2009

Resident/Fellow Essay

Clinical - Andrew B. Wolff, MD - Acetabular Rim Reduction for the Treatment of Femoracetabular Impingement Correlates with Pre and Post-Operative Center-Edge Angle

Richard O’Connor Award

Olaf Lorbach, MD - 3D Evaluation of the Cyclic Loading Behavior of Different Rotator Cuff Reconstructions

Smith & Nephew, Inc., Endoscopy Scholarship

Jordan Louis Goldstein, MD - Comparison of Patellar Tendon Length to Patient Height-Implications for Ordering Allograft Patellar Tendon Grafts to Reduce Construct Mismatch

Research Grants

Mark A. Slabaugh, MD - $25,000 - Effects of Continuous Intra-Articular Bupivacaine Infusion on Rotator Cuff Healing: An In Vivo Rabbit Study

Daniel A. Grande, MD - $24,405 - Rotator Cuff Healing Using a Novel Cell Based Osteoinductive Augmentation Delivery System

Steven C. Chudik, MD - $20,760 - Investigation of the Tribological Behavior of Native Cartilage Against Different Artificial Surface Materials

Hasan M. Syed, MD - $3,050 - Evaluation of Bupivacaine and Triamcinolone Hexacetonide Toxicity on Human Articular Chondrocytes in Vitro in a pH Buffered and Unbuffered Environment

Directed Educational Efficacy Grants

Peter B. MacDonald, MD - $23,223.20 - Evaluation of the Use of Computer-Simulated Surgical Skills Programs on the Confidence and Skill Level of Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

Andreas H. Gomoll, MD - $25,000 - Effects of Simulator Training on Subsequent Arthroscopic Skills of Novice Orthopaedic Residents

James C .Esch, MD - $26,776.80 - The Objective Structured Assessment of Shoulder Arthroscopy CME Training

 

2008

Resident/Fellow Essay

Clinical - Cory O. Nelson, MD - Single-Row Modified Mason-Allen versus Double-Row Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Biomechanical and Surface Area Comparison

Basic Science - Venkat Seshadri, MD Cytotoxicity is Observed in IL-1 Stressed and Non-Stressed Bovine Articular Chondrocytes Exposed to DepoMedrol and Lidocaine in Vitro

Richard O’Connor Award

James H. Lubowitz, MD - Operative Versus Non-Operative Treatment of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Rupture in Patients Greater than 40 Years of Age: An Expected Values Decision Analysis

Research Grants

Anthony A. Romeo, MD - $11,300 - Normalization of Glenohumeral Articular Contact Pressures After Either Latarjet or Iliac Crest Bone Grafting Procedure

Thorsten M. Seyler, MD - $24,980 - ACL Reconstruction in a Rabbit Model using a Novel, Biocompatible Human Achilles Allograft Tissue-Derived Ligament Scaffold

James E. Voos, MD - $7,000 - Comparison of Anteromedial, Posterolateral, Oblique Mismatched, Vertical Mismatched and Double Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in a Cadaveric Model Using Computer Navigation

Kevin R. Willits, MD - $25,000 - Prevelance of MRI markers of FAI in Asymptomatic Individuals

Smith & Nephew, Inc., Endoscopy Scholarship

Mario Ferretti, MD - Osseous Landmarks of the Femoral Attachment of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: An Anatomical Study

 

2007

Resident/Fellow Essay

Clinical - Todd L. Johnston, MD - Hip Alpha Angles as Radiographic Predictors of Chondral Injury in Femoracetabular Impingement

Basic Science - Andrew J. Schoenfeld, MD - Histochemical and Biochemical Analyses of Three-Dimensional Tissue-Engineered Human Meniscus in a Nude Mouse Model

Richard O’Connor Award

Swen Scheffler, MD - Free-Tendon Allografts vs. Autografts in ACL Reconstruction: Delayed Remodeling and Inferior Mechanical Properties During Long Term Healing in Sheep

Research Grants

Patrick W. Whitlock, MD, PhD - $22,489 - A Tissue-Engineered Approach to Ligament Reconstruction

Joseph R. Carney, MD - $13,000 - Investigating the Biomechanical Basis for Double Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction: The Role of the Native ACL Bundles in the Kinematic of the Knee

Lawrence V. Gulotta, MD - $13,000 - Role of Etanercept in Tendon-Bone Healing

Carolyn M. Hettrich, MD - $13,000 - The Effect of Muscle Paralysis Using Botox on the Healing of Tendon to Bone in a Rat Model

Alexis Dang, MD - $13,000 - Effects of FGF-2 and BMP-7 on Repair of Osteochondral Defects in Rabbits

Smith & Nephew, Inc., Endoscopy Scholarship

Brett Cascio, MD - Novel Strategy for Cartilage Repair Using an Acellular Photopolymerizable Hydrogel and Marrow Stimulation in a Large Animal Model

Genzyme Biosurgery Scholarship

Yusuke Morimoto, MD - Tibiofemoral Contact and Pressure in Single and Double Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

 

2006

Resident/Fellow Essay

Clinical - Kevin Crawford, MD - Reliability, Validity, and Responsiveness of the IKDC Score for meniscus Injuries of the Knee

Basic Science - Mario Ferretti, MD - The Anterior Cruciate Ligament in Utero. Anatomical and Histological Study

Richard O’Connor Award

William J. Ciccone, II, MD - Pain Management Following Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression and Rotator Cuff Repair; Interscalene Regional Blockage

Research Grants

Daniel A. Grande, PhD - $25,000 - Cell/Gene Therapeutic Repair of the Meniscus

Andreas Gomoll, MD - $25,000 - Chondrolysis after Continuous Intra-articular Bupivacaine Infusion - An Experimental Model Investigating Chondrotoxicity in the Rabbit Shoulder

Mark W. Rodosky, MD - $12,500 - Biomechanical and Histological Evaluation of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs after Healing in a Sheep Model

Smith & Nephew, Inc., Endoscopy Scholarship

Eric Levicoff, MD - The Anterior Cruciate Ligament in Utero. Anatomical and Histological Study

Genzyme Biosurgery Scholarship

Eric Kropf, MD - Biomechanical Analysis of Hill-Sachs lesions in a Joint Compression Model: Injury and Repair Using Osteoarticular Allograft Transplantation

 

2005

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Clinical - Carl A. Deirmengian, MD - WBC Gene Expression: A Novel Approach to the Diagnosis of Joint Infection

Basic Science - Cassandra A. Lee, MD - Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Staple Fixated Achilles Tendon Allograft in an Ovine Model

Richard O’Connor Award

James H. Lubowitz, MD - Relative Importance of Variables Influencing Tissue Effect After Thermal Chondroplasty

Research Grants

Yong Kang, MD - $20,000 - A Composite Cell Construct for Cartilage Repair

Daniel J. Soloman, MD - $18,800 - In-Situ Force in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Knee Kinematics in the Posterolateral Corner Deficient Knee

Matthew T. Provencher, MD - $18,800 - Arthroscopic Closure of the Rotator Interval; Impact on Glenohumeral Kinematics

Smith & Nephew, Inc., Endoscopy Scholarship

John Costouros, MD - Suprascapular Neuropathy Associated with Massive rotator Cuff Tears: A Rationale for Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Genzyme Biosurgery Scholarship

Douglas J. Lowery, MD - Determining Positive Predictive Values in the Prediction of Meniscal Tears Based on Patient Exams

 

2004

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Clinical - Duong Nguyen, MD - Arthroscopic Release is Safe and Effective in the Management of Elbow Contracture

Basic Science - David C. Flanigan, MD - Articular Contact Pressures of Meniscal Repair Techniques at Various Knee Flexion Angles

Richard O’Connor Award

Jason Lee Koh, MD - Osteochondral Resurfacing with a Hydrogel Implant: A Biomechanical Analysis in a Porcine Model

Research Grants

Michael P. Bradley, MD, MS - $20,000 - The Effect of Initial ACL Graft Tension on Tibiofemoral Contact Pressures

Stephen Fealy, MD - $15,000 - Ultrasound Characteristics of the Vascularity of the Asymtomatic Cuff

Reuben Gobezie, MD - $15,000 - Cytokine Profiles in Rheumatoid and Osteoarthritis

Jon Sekyia, MD - $24,983 - Humeral Head Defects (Hill-Sachs Lesions) Associated with Anterior Shoulder Instability: The Effect of Defect Size, Measurement Parameters and Percutaneous Correction (Humeroplasty) on Glenohumeral Translation

HealthSouth Corporation Scholarship

Frank Alberta, MD - Arthroscopic Anteroinferior Suture Plication Results in Decreased Glenhumeral Translation and External Rotation in an Anterior Laxity Model

Smith & Nephew, Inc., Endoscopy Scholarship

Michael J. Rossi, MD - Video Informed Consent Improves Knee Arthroscopy Patient Comprehension

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Scholarship

Brett A. Freedman, MD - Prognostic Value of Magnetic Resonance Arthrography in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acetabular Labral Tears

 

2003

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Clinical - Cory Edgar - A Prospective Study Comparing Autograft vs Allograft Hamstrings for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Basic Science - David A. Abrutyn, MD - The Effects of Bipolar Radiofrequency Energy on Cellular Structural and Functional Viability in Bovine Meniscal Tissue

Research Grants

Timothy P. Fowler, MD - $1,000 - A New Model of Partial Thickness Chondral Injury

George J. Salem, PhD - $5,000 - Rehabilitative Exercise Following Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Examination

Jon J.P. Warner, MD - $2,500 - Inter and Intra-Observer Reliability of Superior Labrum (SLAP) Lesion Identification and Treatment

HealthSouth Corporation Scholarship

Ian Lo, MD, FRCSC - Arthroscopic Repair of Massive, Contracted, Immobile Rotator Cuff Tears Using Single and Double Interval Slides: Technique and Preliminary Results

Smith & Nephew, Inc., Endoscopy Scholarship

Michael Peelle, MD - Correlation of MR Arthroscopy with Hip Arthroscopy in the Evaluation of Occult Hip Disorders

Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Scholarship

Jon E. Whitehurst, MD - Arthroscopic Pan-Capsular Plication for Glenohumeral Multidirectional Instability

 

2002

Richard O’Connor Award

John C. Loh, MD - Does Lateralization of Femoral Tunnel Placement Improve Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Function?

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Clinical - Michael E. Hantes, MD - Arthroscopic Autogenous Osteochondral Transplantation for the Treatment of Knee Cartilage Defects: A 2 to 5 Year Follow-Up Study

Basic Science - Steven B. Cohen, MD - Evaluation of an Adenosine-2 Alpha Analogue in Treatment of Experimental Infectious Arthritis

Research Grants

Daniel J. Mastella, MD - $12,500 - Restoration of Anterior Shoulder Stability by SLAP Lesion Repair

Christina R. Allen, MD - $4,575 - Functional Analysis of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient Knee

John G. Costouros, MD - $15,000 - Inhibition of Chondrocyte Apoptosis in an Acute Cartilage Injury Rabbit Model

 

2001

Richard O’Connor Award

Maria Apreleva, PhD - Rotator Cuff Tears: The Effect of Reconstruction Method on Three-Dimensional Repair Site Area

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Clinical - Mininder S. Kocher, MD, MPH - Determinants of Patient Satisfaction with Outcome after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Basic Science - Cay M. Mierisch, MD - The Use of Calcium Alginate in the Treatment of Articular Cartilage Defects

Research Grants

Christopher J. Wahl, MD - $21,741 - The Effect of OP-1 on the Healing of a Standardized Defect in the Avascular Segment of the Medial Meniscus in a Rabbit Model

Andrew W. Brown, MD - $25,000 - Tenascin-C Expression During ACL Graft Healing

Anand M. Murthi, MD - $14,886 - Inflammatory Mediators in Subacromial Bursitis and Impingement Syndrome

Robert A. Pedowitz, MD - $13,550 - Development of a Virtual Reality Shoulder Arthroscopy Simulator for Surgical Education

 

2000

Richard O’Connor Award

Warren R. Dunn, MD - Risk Factors for Disability Discharge after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Active-Duty Army Personnel

Resident/Fellow Essay Awards

Clinical - Mininder S. Kocher, MD - The Diagnostic Performance of Clinical Examination and Selective MRI in the Evaluation of Intra-Articular Knee Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Basic Science - Akihiro Kanamori, MD - The Effect of Axial Torque on Grading the Pivot Shift Test: A Biomechanical Analysis

Research Grants

Daniel A. Grande, MD - $25,000 - Tissue Engineered Regeneration of the Meniscus

Douglas P. Dietzel, DO - $15,000 - The Effects of Thermal Shrinkage on the Shoulder Capsule: A Longitudinal MRI and Clinical Assessment

 

1999

Richard O’Connor Award

Andreas Weiler, MD - Tendon Healing in a Bone Tunnel-Histological Analysis after Biodegradable Interference Fit Fixation

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Clinical - John K. Sekiya, MD - The Role of Hip Arthroscopy in the Staging of Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

Basic Science - Christian Lattermann, MD - A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Gene Transfer to the Bone-Tendon Insertion Site After Ligament Replacement in a Rabbit

Research Grants

Akihiro Kanamori, MD - $19,000 - Biomechanical Analysis of a Double Bundle Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Sharon L. Hame, MD - $8,000 - The Biomechanical Effects of Rotating an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft

Stephen Fealy, MD - $13,000 - Relationship Between Repair Site Surface Area and Strength of the Bone Tendon Interface

Peter T. Simonian, MD - $8,000 - The Effect of Total Meniscectomy, Meniscal Section and Joint Motion on Articular Cartilage Deformation in the Loaded Knee

 

1998

Richard O’Connor Award

Alexandra Kirkley, MD, FRCSC - Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing the Effectiveness of Immediate Arthroscopic Stabilization versus Immobilization and Rehabilitation in First Anterior Dislocations of the Shoulder

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Clinical - Jorge I. Acevedo, MD - A New Approach for Posterior Ankle Arthroscopy: An Anatomical Study with Correlation on Twenty-Nine Patients

Basic Science - Michael J. Moskal, MD - Glenohumeral Motion after Complete Capsular Release

Research Grants

V. Franklin Sechriest II, MD - $20,000 - A Potential Scaffold for GAG-Augmented, Biodegradable, Polysaccharide Gel: Chondrocyte Transplantation

Darren L. Johnson, MD - $20,000 - MRI-Detected Bone Bruises: Are They Indicative of Irreversible Chondral Injury

David S. Ruch, MD - $10,000 - The Effect of Traction on Complications Associated with Hip Arthroscopy

1997

Richard O'Connor Award

Michael James McNicholas, BSc MB ChB FRCS - A Thirty Year Clinical and Radiological Follow-Up Study of Total Meniscectomy in Adolescence

Research Grants

Struan H. Coleman, MD PhD - $20,000 - Meniscal Repair: Tissue Welding with Fibrinogen and a Laser

David R. Diduch, MD - $20,000 - Delivery of Growth Factors by Marrow Cells for Articular Cartilage Repair

Bruce Reider, MD - $10,000 - Proprioception of the Knee Before and After Cruciate Ligament Reconstructive Surgery

 

1996

Resident//Fellow Essay Award

Clinical - Jonathan B. Ticker, MD - Recognition and Treatment of Refractory Posterior Capsular Contracture of the Shoulder

Richard O'Connor Award

Douglas T. Harryman II, MD - Arthroscopic Management of Refractory Shoulder Stiffness

Research Grants

Peter J. Fowler, MD - $15,000 - Randomized Clinical Trial Assessing the Effectiveness of Arthoscopic Subacromial Decompression Versus Ongoing Conservative Treatment in Patients' Rotator Cuff Tendinosis

Marc Galloway, MD - $15,000 - Characterization or Bone Remodeling in Response to Autogenous Versus Allogeneic Tendon Implantation

John Gerhart Lane, MD - $15,000 - Histological, Biomechanical and Biochemical Evaluation of the Holium: YAG Laser on Articular Cartilage Repair

David Simms Ruch, MD - $5,000 - The Role of Primary and Secondary Ligamentous Constraints in Wrist Instability

 

1995

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Patrick St. Pierre, MD - Tendon Healing to Cortical Bone Versus a Cancellous Trough

Research Grants

John F. Orwin, MD - $15,000 - Healing Response to Thermal Modification of Shoulder Joint Capsule in an Ovine Model

Benjamin A. Alman, MD - $15,000 - Arthrofibrosis: Regulation of Proliferation and Growth Factor Expression

Scott A. Rodeo, MD - $6,000 - Immunolocalization of Cytokines and Extracellular Matrix Components in Shoulder Capsule in Patients with Adhesive Capsulitis

 

1994

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Todd M. Swenson, MD - Insertion Site Anatomy of the Human Menisci: Gross, Arthroscopic, and Topographical Anatomy as a Basis for Arthroscopic Meniscal Transplantation

Richard O'Connor Award

D.J. Ogilvie-Harris, MB, FRCS(C) - Disruption of the Ankle Syndesmosis

Research Grants

Freddie H. Fu, MD - $15,000 - Cytokines as Prognosticators in the ACL-Deficient Knee

George A.C. Murrell, MD, PhD - $15,000 - Meniscal Healing in Vitro and in Vivo

Robert C. Schenck, Jr., MD - $15,000 - Functional Assessment of Outcomes in Arthroscopic Knee Surgery: A Prospective Study

 

1993

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Bradley M. Fideler, MD - Effect of Gamma Irradiation on the Human Immunodeficiency Virus in Fresh Frozen Allografts, and the Effects of Gamma Irradiation on the Biomechanical Properties of Human Fresh Frozen Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allografts

Richard O'Connor Award

Thomas J. Rasmussen, MD - The Effects of 4Mrad Gamma Irradiation Sterilization on the Initial Structural Properties of ACL Patellar Tendon Allografts

Research Grant

Peter Fowler, MD, FRCS(C) - $20,000 - Effectiveness of Arthroscopic Implantation of Carbon Fibre Rods in Stimulating Fibrocartilage Repair in Osteochondral Defects of the Patellofemoral and Tibiofemoral Joints

 

1992

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Owen R. McConville, MD - The Effect of Meniscal Status on Knee Stability and Function Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Richard O'Connor Award

Stephen W. Munns, MD - Effects of Pretwist on Biomechanical Properties of Canine Patellar Tendon

Research Grants

David L. Butler, MD, and Frank R. Noyes, MD - $14,397 - Effects of Gamma Irradiation Sterilization on ACL and PCL Patellar Tendon Allografts

Wayne J. Sebastianelli, MD and Kenneth E. DeHaven, MD - $14,400 - Chondrogenesis and Osteogenesis in Arthrofibrotic Tissues of the Knee

Timothy E. Foster, MD and Bertram Zarins, MD - $15,000 - LASER WELDING: Thermal and Optical Properties of Articular Cartilage

 

1991

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Jeffrey M. Spivak, MD - The Effect of Low-Level Nd:YAG Laser Energy on Adult Articular Cartilage In Vitro

Richard O'Connor Award

Mark I. Pitman, MD - The Intra-Operative Evaluation of the Neurosensory Function of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in Humans Utilizing Somatosensory Evoked Potentials

Research Grants

Edward M. Wojtys, MD - $20,000 - The Relationship of Substance P to Knee Joint Pain Inflammation and Degenerative Disease

Victoria Masear, MD - $14,000 - The Arthroscopic Creation of Wrist Instabilities; A Cadaveric Model

 

1990

Resident/Fellow Esssay Award

Daniel C. Wnorowski, MD - Anatomic and Biomechanical Analysis of the Arthroscopic Wafer Procedure

Richard O'Connor Award

Edward M. Wojitys, MD - Innervation of the Human Knee Joint by Substance-P Fibers

Research Grant

Freddie H. Fu, MD, $14,000 - Evaluation of Tendon Injury and Repair in a Rabbit Model with Magnetic Resonance Imaging & Spectroscopy

 

1989

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Drew V. Miller, MD - The Use of the Contact Nd:YAG Laser in Arthroscopic Surgery

Richard O'Connor Award

James G. Howe, MD - Arthroscopic Strain Gauge Measurement of the Normal ACL

Research Grants

Michael Heckman, MD - $10,000 - Patellar Tendon Autograft Tunnel - Tunnel Technique for ACL Reconstruction in the Adolescent with Open Physes

Arne Melby, III, MD - $7,000 - The Role of Graft Pretension on Knee Kinematics Following Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction

Randall R. Wroble, MD - $3,000 - Changes in Knee Kinematics after Application of an Articulated External Fixator in Normal and PCL Deficient Knee

 

1988

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Mark Baratz, MD - The Biomechanical Consequence of Operative Treatments of Lesions of the Meniscus

Richard O'Connor Award

Zhang Zhongnan, MD - Treatment of Longitudinal Injuries in Avascular Area of Meniscus in Dogs by Trepanation

Research Grant

Douglas W. Jackson, MD, $20,000 - The Effect of Ethylene Oxide Sterilization on Bone Tendon Allografts Used for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: An Experimental Study in Rabbits

 

1987

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Kevin R. Stone, MD - Ligament and Tendon Oxygenation Measurement Using Polargraphic Oxygen Sensois

Richard O'Connor Award

Harvard Ellman, MD - Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression: Analysis of 1-3 Year Results

Research Grants

Clay Wertheimer, MD - $5,000 - In Vivo Anterior Cruciate Ligament Strain Measurement with Functional Knee Bracing

F. Alan Barber, MD - $4,000 - The Effect of Inflammatory Synovial Fluid on the Breaking Strength of Various Absorbable Sutures for Meniscal Repair

Thomas F. Winters, Jr., MD - $5,500 - Biodegradable Staple Development for Repair of Torn Knee Menisci

 

1986

Resident/Fellow Essay Award

Garrett J. Lynch, MD - Neurovascular Anatomy and Inherent Risks

Richard O'Connor Award

James H. Roth, MD - Radio-Carpal Arthroscopy and Arthrography in the Diagnosis of Ulnar Wrist Pain

Research Grant

John P. Fulkerson, MD - $7,500 - Mussel Adhesive Protein from Mytilus Edulis: Applications in Orthopaedic Research and Surgery

 

1984

Research Grant

Mark I. Pitman, MD - The Repair of Experimentally Produced Defects in Rabbit Articular Cartilage by Autologous Chondrocyte Transplation