AOFAS Hands Out Key Awards During Annual Meeting

Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons celebrate scientific papers, posters

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 5, 2013) –  Achilles tendon regeneration, post-Bridle foot function, and blood supply concerns after total ankle replacement were among the topics recognized when the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) honored scientific papers and posters at AOFAS Annual Meeting 2013 last month.
Presented on July 19, the prestigious paper awards went to the authors of the best research paper, best clinical paper and best international paper. Honorees in each category included:
Leonard J. Goldner Award for the best research paper: Successful Achilles Tendon Regeneration Using a Bioresorbable Nanofiber Scaffold, Stem Cells, and Growth Factor in a Rat Tendon Gap Defect Model. Authors: MaCalus V. Hogan, MD; Roshan James, PhD; Gary Balian, PhD; Cato T. Laurencin, MD, PhD; A. Bobby Chhabra, MD
Roger A. Mann Award for the best clinical paper: Kinetics and Kinematics after the Bridle Procedure for Treatment of Traumatic Foot Drop. Authors: Mary K. Hastings, PT, DPT, MSCl, ATC; David R. Sinacore, PT, PhD, FAPTA; James Woodburn, PhD, FCPodMed; E. Scott Paxton, MD; Sandra E. Klein, MD; Jeremy J. McCormick, MD; Kathryn L. Bohnert, MS; Krista S. Beckert, PT, DPT; Michelle L. Stein, BS; Michael J. Strube, PhD; Jeffrey E. Johnson, MD
International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies (IFFAS) Award for the best international paper: Ankle Joint Pressure Changes in a Pes Cavovarus Model: Supramalleolar Valgus Osteotomy Versus Lateralizing Calcaneal Osteotomy. Authors: Timo Schmid, MD; Sebastian Zurbriggen; Ivan Zderic; Boyko Gueorguiev; Martin Weber, MD; Fabian G. Krause, MD
Recipients of the Goldner, Mann and IFFAS Awards were recognized with certificates and monetary awards.
In addition, the AOFAS ePoster Awards for 2013 went to the following:
1st Place: Risks to the Blood Supply of the Talus after Four Methods of Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Injection Study. Authors: Joshua Tennant, MD, MPH; John Femino, MD; Phinit Phisitkul, MD; Chamnanni Rungprai, MD; Marc Pizziment, PhD; Ned Amendola, MD
2nd Place: Medial Capsular Repair Controls First Metatarsal Mobility in Hallux Valgus Correction. Authors: Peter Briggs, BSc, MD, FRCS; Kenneth Rankin, MD, ChB, MRCS; Munir Khan, MB, BS, MRCS, PhD; Jean Jalali, MSc, SRN
3rd Place: Analysis of Retrieved Salto Talaris Total Ankle Replacement Systems. Authors: Zac Vaupel, MD; Erin Baker MS; Chris Coetzee, MD; Rebecca M Stone, MS, ATC; Meagan Salisbury, BS; Kevin Baker, PhD; Paul Fortin, MD
These annual awards support the mission of the AOFAS, which includes a commitment to the advancement of foot and ankle orthopaedics through research and education.
About the AOFAS
American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society promotes quality, ethical and cost-effective patient care through education, research and training of orthopaedic surgeons and other health care providers. The Society creates public awareness for the prevention and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, provides leadership, and serves as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities.​
The International Federation of Foot & Ankle Societies grew out of increased collaboration among international orthopaedic foot and ankle societies around the world. It is a federation of regional federations of foot and ankle organizations whose members are orthopaedic surgeons specializing in medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle. IFFAS aims include developing and spreading knowledge of all aspects of anatomy, physiology and pathology of the foot.
About Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons are medical doctors (MD and DO) who specialize in the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system of the foot and ankle. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use medical, physical and rehabilitative methods as well as surgery to treat patients of all ages. Relying on four years of medical school training, five years of post-graduate training and often a fellowship in orthopaedic foot and ankle care, orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons perform reconstructive procedures, treat sports injuries, and manage and treat trauma of the foot and ankle.
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