2013 Award Winners

Young Investigator Award
Raffi S. Avedian, MD, Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Redwood City, CA

The Effect of Anti-Rotation Pins on Stability of the Bone Prosthetic Interface of a Novel Compressive Osseointegration Implant Used for Limb Salvage Surgery: A Biomechanical Study with Clinical Outcomes

John G. Costouros, MD, Stanford University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Redwood City, CA
Inhibition of Chondrocyte and Synovial Cell Death Following Exposure to Commonly Used Anesthetics

Reza Omid, MD, Keck Medical Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
Biomechanical Comparison of the Lower Trapezius Transfer versus Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer for Irreparable Massive Posterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears

Lloyd Taylor Award
Scott Montgomery, MD
A Novel Osteogenic Oxysterol Compound For Therapeutic Development To Promote Bone Growth: Activation Of Hedgehog Signaling And Osteogenesis Through Smoothened Binding

Vernon Thompson Award
Jared A. Niska, MD
Tigecycline And Rifampin Combination Therapy Have Increased Efficacy Against An Experimental Staphylococcus Aureus Prosthetic Joint Infection

Harold and Nancy Willingham Award
Timothy B. Alton, MD
Spinal Epidural Abscesses: Risk Factors, Medical Vs Surgical Management, A Retrospective Review Of 128 Cases

Sanford and Darlene Anzel Award
Calvin C. Kuo, MD
Biomechanical Demands On Posterior Fusion Instrumentation During Lordosis Restoration Procedure

WOA/OREF Resident Awards
Joshua S. Griffin, MD
What Is The Impact Of Age On Reoperation Rates For Femoral Neck Fractures Treated With Closed Reduction Percutaneous Pinning And Hemiarthroplasty?

Orrin I. Franko, MD
Functional Significance Of Distal Brachioradialis Tendon Release: A Biomechanical Study

Philipp Leucht, MD
Comparison Of Cup Position And Limb Length In Primary THAs Performed Through The Anterior Supine And Posterolateral Approaches

Poster Award Winners

The WOF Poster Awards are an important aspect of WOA’s Scientific Program.  A First and Second and Third Place Award Winner will be identified.  The awards include cash prizes of $700, $500 and $300.

Tied for First Place
Mitchell McDowell, DO
A Comparison Of Various Contemporary Methods To Prevent A Wet Cast
Steven Nishiyama, DO, PhD
An In Vitro Characterization Of Splash Displacement In Different Lavage Systems And Effectiveness Of Lavage Shield

Third Place
Jason Jancosko, DO, MP
Magnetic Resonance Arthrography Assessment Of The Superior Labrum Using The BLC