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AOSSM Excellence in Research Award to Oslo and Vail
The AOSSM-award is given to the best paper submitted in any category to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Awards Committee, a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication, and fellowship.
The award was handed over at the AOSSM´s summer meeting in Seattle in July.
Historically, there has been a long tradition between the research teams of Lars Engebretsen from the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center in Norway and Rob LaPrade from the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, US, resulting in excellent research.
From the left: Coen Wijdicks, Lars Engebretsen, Nicholas Kennedy, Rob LaPrade og Scott Faucett.
The title of the paper is Posterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Fixation Angles: Biomechanical Evaluation for Single- and Double-Bundle Reconstruction (part 1 and part 2).
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is the largest intra-articular ligament in the tibiofemoral joint. Currently, no consensus exists for the optimal graft fixation angle for posterior cruciate ligament reconstructions (PCLRs).
Additionally, direct graft forces have not been measured. Alternative graft fixation angles and the resultant graft forces were investigated to optimize the stability of PCLRs without over-constraining the knee.
Founded in 1972, AOSSM is an international organization of orthopaedic surgeons and other allied health professionals dedicated to sports medicine. This award is a symbol of quality and research excellence.
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