J. Leonard Goldner Award Recipients

The prestigious J. Leonard Goldner Award is given in recognition of the outstanding basic science paper presented at the AOFAS Annual Meeting. Nominated studies are selected by the Program Committee from blinded abstracts submitted for consideration for the scientific program. The Award, established in 1998 with a gift from Dr. Goldner, is presented to the senior author and includes a framed certificate and monetary award.

The following is a history of award-winning papers and their authors.

2017​ ​Synovial Fluid Composition of Inflammatory Cytokines, Matrix Metalloproteinases, and Cartilage Breakdown Products Are Dependent on Time After Intra-articular Ankle Fracture
Samuel B. Adams Jr., MD; Rachel Reilly, MD; Janet L. Huebner, MSc, Virginia B. Kraus, MD, PhD; Dana L. Nettles, PhD
2016​ ​Can Initial PROMIS Scores Predict Outcome for Foot and Ankle Patients?
Bryant Ho, MD; Jeff Houck, PT, PhD; Adolph Flemister, MD; John Ketz, MD; Benedict DiGiovanni, MD; Irv​in Oh, MD; Judith Baumhauer, MD, MPH, MS
2015​ ​Inflammatory Cytokines and Matrix Metalloproteinases in the Synovial Fluid after Intra-Articular Ankle Fracture
Samuel Adams, Jr., MD; Lori Setton, PhD; Richard Bell, BS; Mark Easley, MD; Janet Huebner, MS; Thomas Stabler, MS; Virginia Kraus, MD, PhD; Elizabeth Leimer, BS; Steven Olson, MD; Dana Nettles, PhD
​2014 Correlation of Postoperative Midfoot Position with Patient Outcomes Following Reconstruction of the Stage II Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity
Matthew S. Conti, BA; Jeremy Y. Chan, BS; Huong T. Do, MA; Scott J. Ellis, MD; Jonathan T. Deland, MD
2013​ Successful Achilles Tendon Regeneration using a Bioresorbable Nanofiber Scaffold, Stem Cells, and Growth Factor in a Rat Tendon Gap Defect Model
MaCalus V. Hogan, MD; Roshan James, PhD; Gary Balian, PhD; Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD;
A. Bobby Chhabra, MD
​2012 A New Research Paradigm for Patient-Reported Outcomes Assessment in Foot and Ankle Research: Computerized Adaptive Testing
Charles L. Saltzman, MD; Man Hung, PhD; Florian Nickisch, MD; Timothy C. Beals, MD; Daniel O. Clegg, MD; Tom H. Green, PhD
​2011 ​Changes in Gait Mechanics Two Years Following Total Ankle Replacement
Robin M. Queen, PhD; Justin De Biasio, BA; Robert J. Butler, DPT, PhD; James K. DeOrio, MD;
Mark E. Easley, MD; James A. Nunley, MD
2010​ Ligament Balancing for Total Ankle Arthroplasty, An In Vitro Evaluation of the Elongation of the Hind and Midfoot Ligaments
Marc Merian, MD; Louis Defrate, PhD; Richard Glisson, MS; James Nunley, MD
2009​ Intraoperative Pedography Leads to Improved Clinical Outcome Scores in a Randomized Controlled Trial
Martinus Richter, MD; Stefan Zech, MD
​2008 Effect of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Cultured Tenocytes
Seung Hwan Han, MD; Jin Woo Lee, MD; V.S. Sinkov, MD; Gregory Guyton, MD; Brent Parks, MS;
Jean Paul Courneya, BS; Lew C. Schon, MD
​2007 Contribution of the Flexor Hallucis Longus to Loading of the First Metatarsal and First Metatarso-phalangeal Joint
James D. Michelson, MD; Yatin M. Kirane, MBBS, MS; Neil A. Sharkey, PhD
​2006 Total Ankle Replacement in Ankle Osteoarthritis: An Analysis of Muscle Rehabilitation
Victor Valderrabano, MD, PhD; Benno M. Nigg, MD; Vinzenz von Tscharner, MD; Cyril B. Frank, MD;
Beat Hintermann, MD
​2005 Chondrocyte Viability after Intra-articular Calcaneus Fractures in Humans
Michael Brage, MD; Scott Taber Ball, MD; Kyle Jadin, MD; Robert Allen, MD; Alexandra Schwartz, MD;
Robert Sah, MD
​2004 ​Cytokine Induced Osteoclastic Bone Resorption in Charcot Arthropathy: An Immunohistochemical Study
Judith F. Baumhauer, MD; Regis J. O'Keefe, MD; Lew C. Schon, MD; Michael S. Pinzur, MD
2003​ Identification of Potential Donor Rotational Bone Grafts using Vascular Territories in the Foot and Ankle
James A. Nunley, MD
​2002 Surgical Approach for Centrolateral Talar Osteochondral Lesions with an Anterolateral Osteotomy
Yuki Tochigi, MD; Annuziato Amendola, MD; Dawson Muir, MD, MBBCh, FRACS (Ortho); Charles Saltzman, MD
​2001 The Effects of Tibial Malrotation on the Biomechanics of the Tibiotalar Joint
Maj. Steven J. Svoboda, MD; Kathleen McHale, MD; Stephen M. Belkoff, PhD; Kathryn S. Cohen; LTC William R. Klemme
​2000 ​The Effects of Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity on Tibiotalar Joint Contact Characteristics
Michael E. Brage, MD; Mark A. Friedman, MD; Louis F. Draganich, PhD; Brian Toolan, MD


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