Wright, Brophy, Matava, Smith receive 2014 O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award


Rick Wright, MD
, along with colleagues Matthew Matava, MD,  Robert Brophy, MD, and Matthew Smith, MD, was awarded the 2014 O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicince (AOSSM) for his research entitled: “Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Choice Impact on Outcome in the Multi-Center ACL Revision (MARS) Cohort.”

This significant award is given annually to the best overall paper that involves clinical based research or human in-vivo research. This study demonstrated improved results with the use of autograft in the setting of revision reconstruction for return to sports and risk of graft rerupture.

Dr. Wright, who is the Principle Investigator of the study, stated: “I congratulate all of my colleagues whose work has led to critical and groundbreaking research in sports medicine.  It is a great honor to have led the winning team for the O'Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award. I am proud to have worked with such a talented and dedicated group and I am humbled to have this sort of recognition from our peers.”

The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Washington University in St. Louis, MO was the coordinating center. The study included a research group of 83 surgeons at 52 sites that enrolled 1,205 revision ACL patients.

To learn more about the O'Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award, click here.

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