Edwin G. Bovill, Jr. MD Awards



Dedicated to Surgeon, Edwin G Bovill, Jr. MD, (1918 - 1986) traumatologist, educator, academician, and gentleman; co-founder of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association.  This award is presented annually to the author of the most outstanding OTA Annual Meeting scientific paper.



David Cinats, MD; Kelly L. Apostle, MD; Dory Boyer, MD; Alan Johnstone, MB, ChB; H. Michael Lemke, MD; Farhad Moola, MD; Bert Perey, MD; Trevor Stone, MD; Darius Viskontas, MD; Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society Group; INSURT Study Group



Noelle Lily Van Rysselberghe, MD; Ryan Seltzer, BS; Taylor Alexis Lawson, BS; Justin Paul Kuether, MD; Parker Alan White, MD; Phillip Grisdela, MD; Hayley Daniell, MD; Arya Amirhekmat, BS; Nelson J Merchan, MD; Thomas M Seaver, MD; Aneesh V. Samineni, BA; Blake Joseph Schultz, MD; Juntian Wang, MD; Gregory David Dikos, MD; Stephen James Warner, MD; Timothy S. Achor, MD; Milton Thomas M. Little, MD; Michael John Weaver, MD; Paul Tornetta, III, MD; John Alan Scolaro, MD; John J. Wixted, MD; Timothy G. Weber, MD; Michael Bellino, MD; Michael J. Gardner, MD; Julius A. Bishop, MD



Paul Tornetta III, MD; Khalid Al-Hourani, MD; Jeff J. Foote, MD, MSc; Andrew D. Duckworth, MBChB, MSc, PhD; Timothy O. White, MD; Michael Kelly MBBS, MD; Michael T. Stoddart, MBBS; Justin J. Koh, MD; Stephen A. Sems, MD; Mhd Tayseer Shamaa, MBBS; Debi Sorg, RN; Hassan Riaz Mir, MD, MBA; Benjamin D. Streufert, MD; Clay A. Spitler, MD; Brian Mullis, MD; John C. Weinlein, MD; Lisa K. Cannada, MD; Emily Wagstrom, MD; Jerald Westberg, BA; Abigail Cortez, MD; Peter C. Krause, MD; Andrew J. Marcantonio, DO; Gillian Soles, MD; Jason Lipof, MD; Ross K. Leighton, MD; Michael J. Bosse, MD; Chad Coles, MD; Jowan G. Penn-Barwell, MB ChB; Joseph R. Hsu, MD; Aleksi Reito, MD, PhD; Heather A. Vallier, MD; Saam Morshed, MD


Vitamin D3 Supplementation Does Not Improve Fracture Healing: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial
Gerard Slobogean MD; Nathan N O'Hara; Zachary Hannan BS; Sofia Bzovsky MSc; Daniel Connelly BS; Jonathan Derrick Adachi MD; Sheila Sprague PhD; Vita-Shock Investigators MD


Locked Plating versus Nailing for Proximal Tibia Fractures: A Multicenter RCT
Paul Tornetta III, MD; Kenneth A. Egol MD; Clifford B. Jones, MD, FACS; Robert F. Ostrum, MD; Catherine A. Humphrey, MD; Robert Paul Dunbar, MD; William M. Ricci, MD; Laura Phieffer, MD; David C. Teague MD; Henry Claude Sagi, MD; Andrew N. Pollak, MD;  Andrew H. Schmidt, MD; Stephen A. Sems, MD; Hans-Christoph Pape, MD; Saam Morshed, MD; Edward Perez, MD; Brian Mullis, MD


Short Versus Long Cephalomedullary Nailing of Pertrochanteric Hip Fractures: A Randomized Prospective Study
Steven Shannon, MD; Brandon Yuan, MD; William Cross, MD; Jonathan Barlow, MD; Michael Torchia, MD; Andrew Sems, MD


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

2016  Simple Decompression versus Anterior Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve for 
Distal Humerus Fractures Treated with Plate Fixation: A
Multi Centre Randomized Controlled Trial

Emil H. Schemitsch, MD; Niloofar Dehghan, MD, MS, FRCSC;
Milena Vicente, RN; Aaron Nauth, MD, FRCSC;Jeremy Hall, MD, FRCS (ORTHO), MEd; Michael D. McKee, MD;COTS (Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society)


A Multicentre RCT Comparing the InterTAN Device Versus the  Sliding Hip Screw in the Treatment of Geriatric Hip Fractures:Results Depend on Preinjury Functional Level
David Sanders, MD; Dianne Bryant, PhD; Mark MacLeod, MD;Abdel-Rahman Lawendy, MD, PhD, FRCSC; Kevin Gurr, MD; Tim Carey, MD;Christopher Bailey; Debra Bartley; Christina Tieszer, BSc, MSc; Steven Papp, MD, FRCPC;Allan Liew, MD, FRCSC; Wade Gofton, MD, FRCPC; Julia Foxall; Chad Coles, MD; Ross Leighton, MD, FRCSC, FACS; Kelly Trask, MSc; Darius Viskontas, MD;Trevor Stone, MD; Mauri Zomar; Andrew Trenholm, MD; Tracy Adams


Continuous Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block for Ankle Fractures     Reduces Postoperative    Opioid Requirements and Rebound Pain:A Prospective Randomized Comparative Trial
Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD, FRCS; David Ding, MD; Arthur Manoli III, BS; David Galos, MD; Sudheer Jain, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York, USA


Early Weight Bearing and Mobilization Vers Beaing and Immobilization After Open Reduction and Inter al Fixation of Unstable Ankle Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Niloofar Dehghan, MD1; Richard Jenkinson, MD2; Michael McKee, MD1;Emil H. Schemitsch, MD1; Aaron Nauth, MD1; Jeremy Hall, FRCSC1; David Stephen, MD2; Hans J. Kreder, MD2;1St. 
Michael’s Hospital - University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
2Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Acute Dislocations of the Acromioclavicular Joint: Results of a Multicenter Randomized, Prospective Clinical Trial
Michael D. McKee, MD; Stéphane Pelet, MD, PhD, FRCSC; Milena R. Vicente, RN, CCRP; The Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society (COTS) Group; St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Posterolateral Antiglide Versus Lateral Plating for SE Pattern Ankle Fractures: A Multicenter Randomized Control Trial
Paul Tornetta, III, MD1; Laura S. Phieffer, MD2; Clifford B. Jones, MD3; Janos P. Ertl, MD4; Brian H. Mullis, MD4; Kenneth A. Egol, MD5; Michael J. Gardner, MD6; William M. Ricci, MD6; David C. Teague, MD7; William Ertl, MD7; Cory A. Collinge, MD8; Ross K. Leighton, MD9; Ojas Joshi, MS1; 1Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; 2Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, USA; 3Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA;4Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; 5NYU Hospital for Joint Disease, New York, New York, USA; 6Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
7University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; 8Orthopaedic Associates – Fort Worth, Fort Worth, Texas, USA; 9Halifax Infirmary, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Efficacy of Popliteal Block in Postoperative Pain Control After Ankle Fracture Fixation: A Prospective Randomized Study
Rachel Y. Goldstein, MD, MPH; Nicole Montero, BA; Toni M. McLaurin, MD; Kenneth A. Egol, MD; Nirmal C. Tejwani, MD; NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York, USA


Operative versus Nonoperative Treatment of Unstable Lateral Malleolar Fractures:  A Randomized Multicenter Trial
David W. Sanders, MD; Christina A. Tieszer; Canadian Orthopedic Trauma Society; University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada


Nonoperative Immediate Weightbearing of Minimally Displaced Lateral Compression Sacral Fractures Does Not Result in Displacemnt
Gillian Sembler, MD; John Lien, MD; Paul Tornetta, III, MD; Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Piriformis versus Trochanteric Antegrade Nailing of Femoral Fractures: A Prospective Randomized Study
James P. Stannard, MD (a-Smith + Nephew, Synthes);
David A. Volgas, MD (a-Biomet (Interport-Cross), Smith + Nephew, Synthes, Pfizer);Larry S. Bankston, MD (n); Jonathan K. Jennings (n);Rena L. Stewart, MD (a-Synthes, Wyeth, OTA); Jorge E. Alonso, MD (e-Synthes The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA


A Randomized Trial of Reamed versus Non-Reamed Intramedullary Nail Insertion on Rates of Reoperation in Patients with Fractures of the Tibia.
The Study to Prospectively evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Tibial Fractures (SPRINT) Trial Co-Principal Investigators: 
Mohit Bhandari*; Gordon Guyatt*; David W. Sanders#; Emil H. Schemitsch^; Marc Swiontkowski**; Paul Tornetta III##; Stephen Walter*
* McMaster Health Sciences Centre, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada , # London Health Sciences Centre / University of Western Ontario, Canada, London, Ontario, Canada 
^ St. Michael's Hospital / University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
** Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA ## Boston Medical Center / Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.


A Multicenter Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation versus Total Elbow Arthroplasty for Displaced Intra-articular Distal Humeral Fractures in Elderly Patients
Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS(C)Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Society; (all authors a-OTA/Zimmer Grant) Christian J. J. Veillette, MD, FRCS(C), MSc; St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Multicenter Randomized Control Trial of Non-Operative and Operative Treatment of Displaced Clavicle Shaft Fractures
Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS(C); Jeremy A. Hall, MD, FRCS(C); and the Canadian Orthopaedic Trauma Association: Hans S. Kreder, MD; Robert McCormack, MD; David M.W. Pugh, MD; David Sanders, MD; Richard Buckley, MD; Emil H. Schemitsch, MD; Lisa M. Wild, RN; Scott Mandel, MD; Rudolph Reindl, MD; Edward J. Harvey, MD; Milena V. Santos, RN; Christian J. Veilette, MD; Daniel B.Whelan, MD; James P. Waddell, MD; David J.G. Stephen, MD; Terrenc, Axelrod, MD; Gregory Berry, MD; Bertrand Perey, MD; Kostas Panagiotopolus, MD; Beverly Bulmer, Mauri Zomar; Karyn Moon, Elizabeth Kimmel, Carla Erho, Elena Lakoub; Patricia Leclair; Bonnie Sobachak; Trevor Stone, MD; Lynn A. Crosby, MD; Carl J. Basamania, MD; (all authors a-OTA/DePuy Grant; Zimmer, Inc. Grant) St. Michael’s Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (OTA Administered Research Grant)


The Gold Standard in Tibial Plateau Fractures? A Prospective Multicenter Randomized Study of ATBG vs. Alpha-BSM
Thomas A. Russell, MD; Ross K. Leighton, MD; Robert W. Bucholz, MD; Charles N.  Cornell, MD; Sam Agnew, MD; Robert F. Ostrum, MD; James A. Goulet, MD; B.H. Berrey, MD; Brian Davison, MD; Thomas Gruen, MS; Mark S. Vrahas, MD; Aland L. Jones, MD; Andrew Pollak, MD; Peter O'Brien, MD; Thomas F. Varecka, MD
See membership directory for author's institutions of this mulitcenter study.


Note: Two Bovill Awards were presented in 2003 
Previously Unrecognized Deficits after Nonoperative Treatment of Displaced, Mid-Shaft Fracture of the Clavicle Detected by Patient-Based Outcome Measures and Objective Muscle Strength Testing 
Michael D. McKee, MD, FRCS (1); 
Elizabeth M. Pedersen, MD (1); Lisa M. Wild, BScN (1), Emil H. Schemitsch, MD, FRCS (1); Hans J. Kreder, MD (1); David J.G. Stephen, MD, FRCS(2) 
(1) St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Ontario Canada; 
(2) Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Science Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Syndesmotic Instability in Weber B Ankle Fractures: A Clinical Evaluation 
Paul Tornetta, III, MD; 
Erik Stark, MD; William R. Creevy, MD 
Boston Univ. Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts

2002 A Randomized Controlled Trial of Closed Reduction and Casting versus Closed Reduction and External Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures with Metaphyseal Displacement but without Joint Incongruity 

Hans J. Kreder, MD ; Douglas P. Hanel, MD; Julie Agel, MA; Michael D. McKee, MD, Thomas E. Trumble, MD.
Harborview Medical Center, Seattle WA


Note: Two Bovill Awards were presented in 2001 
Pertrochanteric Fractures: Is there an Advantage to an Intramedullary Nail? 
Richard E. Stern, MD; Christophe Sadowski, MD; Anne Lubbeke, MD; Marc Saudan, MD; Nicolas Riand, MD; Pierre Hoffmeyer, MD, University Hospital of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland 
Stress Examination of SE - Type Fibular Fractures 
Timothy McConnell, MD ; Paul Tornetta, III, MD; William R. Creevy, MD, Boston University Medical Center (all authors a-Aircast Foundation)


Prospective Randomized Clinical Multi-Center Trial: Operative versus Nonoperative Treatment of Displaced Intra-Articular Calcaneal Fractures 
Richard E. Buckley, MD ; Robert G. McCormack, MD; Ross K. Leighton, MD; Graham C. Pate, MD; David P. Petrie, MD; Robert D. Galpin, MD


The Effect of Sacral Malreduction on the Safe Placement of Iliosacral Screws 
Mark C. Reilly, MD ; Christopher Bono, MD; Behrang Litkouhi, BS; Michael Sirkin, MD; Fred Behrens, MD


A Prospective Comparison of Antegrade and Retrograde Femoral Intramedullary Nailing 
Robert Ostrum MD ; Anamesh Agarwal, MD; Ronald Lakatos, MD; Attila Poka, MD


Accelerated Bone Mineral Loss following a Hip Fracture: A Prospective Longitudinal Study 
Douglas R. Dirschl, MD , Richard C. Henderson, MD, PhD; Ward C. Oakley, MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


None Awarded


Safe Placement of Proximal Tibial Transfixation Wires with Respect to Intracapsular Penetration 
J. Spence Reid, MD , Mark Vanslyke; Mark J.R. Moulton; Thomas Mann, MD, Pennsylvania State, Hershey PA


Compartment Pressure Monitoring in Tibial Fractures 
M.M. McQueen, FRCS ; J. Christie, C. Court-Brown 
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Scotland


The Intra-operative Detection of Intraarticular Screws Placed during Acetabular Fracture Fixation 
Thomas DiPasquale, DO ; Kurt Whiteman; C. McKirgan; Dolfi Herscovici


The Intra-operative Detection of Intraarticular Screws Placed  during Acetabular Fracture Fixation 
Thomas DiPasquale, DO ; Kurt Whiteman; C. McKirgan; Dolfi Herscovici


Severe Open Tibial Shaft Fractures with Soft Tissue Loss Treated by Limb Salvage with Free Tissue Transfer or Early Below Knee Amputation 
Gregory Georgiadis, MD ; Fred Behrens; M. Joyce; A. Earle


Timing of Operative Intervention in the Management of Acute Spinal Injuries 
J. Schlegel ; H. Yuan; B. Frederickson; J. Bailey