July 2018

LER’s Bottoni Wins AOSSM Research Award

Craig R. Bottoni, MD

Orthopedic surgeon and LER Editorial Advisory Board Member Craig R. Bottoni, MD, and colleagues John D. Johnson, DO, CPT, Liang Zhou, MD, Sarah G. Raybin, BA, MAJ, James J. Shaha, MD, COL (ret), Kenneth K. Lindell, MD, MAJ, and David D. Thoma, DO, were awarded the O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award for research titled, “Arthroscopic vs. Open Anterior Shoulder Stabilization: A Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial with 15-Year Follow-Up and an Assessment of ‘On-Track’ and ‘Off-Track’ as a Predictor of Failure.” The award, presented by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), is named after Don H. O’Donoghue, MD, who has been called the Father of Sports Medicine in the United States. His early work on knee injuries led to the development of the subspecialty and started the interest in the care of athletes. It is given annually to the best overall paper that deals with clinical-based research or human in vivo research. The award was presented at the AOSSM Annual Meeting in July in San Diego, CA.

Bottoni, who has more than 20 years of experience, specializes in osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, hand and wrist, and arthroscopic surgery at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, HI.

As a leader in orthopaedic sports medicine, AOSSM annually provides more than $300,000 to research initiatives and projects around the country.

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