AOFAS Hands Out Key Awards

Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons celebrate scientific papers

ROSEMONT, Ill. (Aug. 10, 2016) –  Treating chronic lateral ankle instability and predicting outcomes for foot and ankle patients were among the topics recognized when the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) honored scientific papers at AOFAS Annual Meeting 2016 last month.
 
Presented throughout the meeting in Toronto, the prestigious paper awards went to the authors of the best basic science paper, best clinical paper and best international paper. Honorees in each category included:
 
J. Leonard Goldner Award for best basic science paper
Can Initial PROMIS Scores Predict Outcome for Foot and Ankle Patients?
Authors: Bryant S. Ho, MD; Jeff R. Houck, PT, PhD; Adolph S. Flemister, MD; John Ketz, MD; Benedict F. DiGiovanni, MD; Irvin C. Oh, MD; Judith F. Baumhauer, MD, MPH, MS
Roger A. Mann Award for best clinical paper
Comparison of All-Inside Arthroscopic and Open Techniques in Treatment for Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability: A Prospective Randomized Trial.
Authors: Young Koo Lee MD, PhD;
Eui Dong Yeo, MD; Kyung-tai Lee MD, PhD; Sun Geon Lee, MD
International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies (IFFAS) Award for best international paper
Peroneal Tendon Repairs: Can Tenodesis or Allograft Reconstruction Restore Physiologic Loading of the Peroneus Brevis and Peroneus Longus Tendons?
Authors: Manuel J. Pellegrini, MD; Richard R. Glisson, BS; Takumi Matsumoto, MD, PhD; Adam Schiff, MD; Lior Laver, MD; Mark E. Easley, MD; James A. Nunley, MD.
Podcast interviews with lead authors will be made available at the site of the AOFAS journal, Foot & Ankle International. Click here to listen to the podcast on the IFFAS paper now. Podcasts for the Golder and Mann Award papers will be available in September and October.
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
As the professional organization of orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons, the AOFAS supports the specialty and other health care providers through evidence-based and best-practice education and research. The Society provides leadership in foot and ankle surgery, serving as a resource for government and industry as well as the national and international health care communities, and promotes preventive foot and ankle care.
About IFFAS
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 sharing knowledge of all aspects of the 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 and treatment, both surgical and nonsurgical, of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries of the foot and ankle. Their education and training consists of four years of medical school, five years of post-graduate residency and often a fellowship year of specialized surgical training. These specialists treat patients of all ages and perform reconstructive surgery for deformities and arthritis, treat sports injuries, and manage foot and ankle trauma.
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