2017 Annual Meeting Award Winners


Congratulations to all authors of the award winning papers, posters and videos from the 2017 Annual Meeting 

Bovill Award

Best paper* from the 2017 Annual Meeting dedicated to Edwin G. Bovill, Jr., MD (1918-1986), co-founder of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.

Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Displaced Distal Clavicle Fractures: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial
(COTS) Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society; Jeremy Alan Hall, MD; Niloofar Dehghan, MD; Emil H. Schemitsch, MD; Aaron Nauth, MD; Robert Korley, MDCM; Robert G. McCormack, MD; Pierre Guy, MD; Steven Ray Papp, MD; Michael D. McKee, MD

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Memorial Award (Resident Research Award)

A Prospective Randomized Control Trial Comparing Immediate Weight Bearing

Versus Touch-Down Weight Bearing in Extra-Articular Distal Femur Fractures
Daniel Allen Bravin, MD; David F. Hubbard, MD; Lindsey Bravin, MD; John C. France, MD; Michelle A. Bramer, MD


Highlight Papers – Top scoring papers from the 2017 Annual Meeting*

A very brief synopsis of these papers will be presented at the 2018 Specialty Day by one of the co-chairs of the OTA Annual Program Committee.

A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Open Reduction and Internal Fixation, Non-Spanning External Fixation, and Closed Reduction with Percutaneous Fixation for Dorsally Displaced Distal Radius Fractures
Stephane Bergeron, MD, MPH; Rudolf Reindl, MD; Edward J. Harvey, MD, MSc; Hans J. Kreder, MD; Elham Rahme, PhD; Gregory K. Berry, MD; Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society

Improved Reduction of the Tibiofibular Syndesmosis with Tightrope Compared to Screw Fixation: Results of a Randomized Controlled Study
(COTS) Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society; David W. Sanders, MD; Prism S. Schneider, MD, PhD; Christina Tieszer, BSc, MSc; Abdel-Rahman Lawendy, MD; Michel Taylor, MD

A Prospective Randomized Control Trial Comparing Immediate Weight Bearing Versus Touch-Down Weight Bearing in Extra-Articular Distal Femur Fractures|
Daniel Allen Bravin, MD; David F. Hubbard, MD; Lindsey Bravin, MD; John C. France, MD; Michelle A. Bramer, MD

Multicenter Retrospective Analysis of Humeral Shaft Fractures:Are Sarmiento’s Results Widely Reproducible?
Rafael Serrano, MD1; Hassan R. Mir, MD; H. Claude Sagi, MD; Daniel S. Horwitz, MD; John E. Tidwell, MD; John P. Ketz, MD; Brian J. Kistler, MD; Jonathan H. Quade, MD; Michael J. Beebe, MD; Anjan R. Shah, MD

New versus Old: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing the 95° Angled Blade Plate with the Locking Condylar Plate for Distal Femur Fractures
Brendan M. Patterson, MD, MBA; Mary Alice Breslin, BA; Leanne Wadenpfuhl, BA; Heather A. Vallier, MD

Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial Evaluating Ketotifen Fumarate in Reduction of Posttraumatic Elbow Joint Contracture
Prism S. Schneider, MD, PhD; Nicholas Mohtadi, MD, MSc; Tolulope Sajobi; Meng Wang; Neil White; Alexandra Garven, BSc; Kevin Hildebrand, MD, FRCSC

Short Versus Long InterTAN Fixation for Geriatric Intertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Prospective, Multicentre Head-to-Head Comparison
Michael Edward Sellan, MD; Christina Tieszer, BSc; Diane Bryant, PhD; Steven Ray Papp, MD, MD; Abdel-Rahman Lawendy, MD; Timothy Carey, MD; J. Andrew Trenholm, MD; Mark MacLeod, MD; Darius G. Viskontas; Chad P. Coles, MD; Wade T. Gofton, MD; Trevor M. Stone, MD; Allan S.L. Liew, MD; Ross K. Leighton, MD; David W. Sanders, MD

An Immediate Weight-Bearing Protocol for the Determination of Ankle Stability in Patients with Isolated Distal Fibular Fractures
Eric Bonness, MD; Justin C. Siebler, MD; Lori K. Reed, MD; Matthew A. Mormino, MD

Timing of Definitive Fixation with Respect to Flap Coverage in Open Tibia Fractures
Paul Tornetta, III, MD1; Casey Kuripla, MD; Justin Koh, MD1; Andrew Sems, MD; Tayseer Shamaa, MD; Hassan R. Mir, MD; Benjamin D. Streufert; Clay Spitler, MD; Heather A. Vallier, MD; Debi Sorg; Brian H. Mullis, MD; Brian McGowan; John C. Weinlein, MD2; Lisa K. Cannada, MD; Jonathan Charlu; Jerald Westberg, BA; Emily Wagstrom; Saam Morshed, MD, PhD; Abigail Cortez, BA; Peter C. Krause, MD; Andrew J. Marcantonio, DO; Gillian Soles, MD; Jason Lipof, MD

Tranexamic Acid Use in High-Energy Pelvic, Acetabular, and Femoral Fractures
Clay Spitler, MD; Elliot Row; Warren E. Gardner; Michael Hankins; Rachel Swafford, MPH; Peter J. Nowotarski; Dirk William Kiner, MD

THR Versus Hemiarthroplasty for Displaced Intracapsular Fractures: Predicting Outcomes and Selecting Patients
Julie R. M. Craig, MB, BS; Sinead McDonald; R. John Barr, MB, BS

Significant Reduction of Pulmonary Embolism in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients
Adam J. Starr, MD; Zachary Shirley, MD; Michael Cripps, MD; Patrick Sutphin, MD, PhD; Gene Hu, BS; Drew T. Sanders, MD; Brigham Au, MD; Ashoke K. Sathy, MD; Aaron Gebrelul, MD; Alexander Eastman, MD

Impact of Management on Reoperation Rates in Gustillo-Anderson Grade III Open Fractures of the Lower Limb
Pieter V. Vermaak; Luke Parsons; Fergus Liggins; Miguel Fernandez, MBBS; Joseph T. Hardwicke; Jayne Ward, MBBS

NURD 2.0: Prediction of Tibial Nonunion at Any Time Within 3 Months of Injury
Robert V. O’Toole, MD; Josef Jolissaint, BS; Kevin O’Halloran, MD; Anthony R. Carlini, MS; Keir Ross, BS; Justin Fowler, MD; Renan C. Castillo, PhD

Treatment of Bone Defects in Open Tibia Fractures Treated with an Intramedullary Nail
William Obremskey, MD; Paul Tornetta, III, MD; Saam Morshed, MD, PhD; Robert V. O’Toole, MD; Joseph R. Hsu, MD; Ellen MacKenzie, PhD; Katherine Frey, MPH; Michael Bosse, MD; Jason Luly, MS;  Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium

Costs and Complications of Single-Stage Fixation Versus 2-Stage Treatment of Select Bicondylar Tibial Plateau Fractures
Walter W. Virkus, MD; Jesse Caballero, BS; Laurence B. Kempton, MD; Matthew Cavallero, MD; Rich Rosales, BS; Todd O. McKinley, MD; Greg E. Gaski, MD

Best Pediatric Paper – To be presented at the 2017 Pediatric Orthopaedic of North America Annual Meeting

Is Less More? Assessing the Value of Early Clinical and Radiographic Follow-up for Operative Supracondylar Humerus Fractures
Rachel Mednick Thompson, MD1; Elizabeth Hubbard, MD2; Marilyn Elliott, BS; Anthony Ian Riccio, MD; Daniel Sucato, MD, MS

Best Poster 

(Poster to be presented at the 2018 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting)

The Hyperextension Tibial Plateau Fracture Pattern: A Predictor of Poor Outcome
Leah Gonzalez, BS; Ariana Lott, BA; David N. Kugelman, BS; Sanjit Reddy Konda; Kenneth A. Egol, MD

Best study of the Basic Science Focus Forum 

(Poster to be presented at the 2018 Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting)

Aminocaproic Acid Inhibits Periosteal Chondrogenesis and Promotes Periosteal Osteogenesis During Fracture Healing
Dalibel M. Bravo; Anna Josephson, MS; Vivian Bradaschia Correa, PhD; Jason Huo, BS; Philipp Leucht, MD

*of papers that granted first right of refusal to the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma