Congratulations to the 2016 Poster Award Winners

This year, 576 posters were accepted for display at the Annual Meeting. The best poster in each of the 11 categories was chosen prior to the Annual Meeting by the relevant program subcommittee, and the final selection was made by members of the Program Committee.

Following is the list of winning posters and their authors.

Adult Reconstruction Hip
Poster No. P049—Effect of Smoking on Postoperative Complications after Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Propensity Score Matched Analysis. Authors: Shawn Sahota, MD; Francis Lovecchio, BA; Matthew D. Beal, MD; and David W. Manning, MD

Smoking is a modifiable factor leading to increased surgical complication, surgical site infection, sepsis, and readmission within 30 days following arthroplasty.

Adult Reconstruction Knee
Poster No. P115—The Value of Using a Skin Knife in Orthopaedic Surgery–Myth or Necessity?

Author: Oliver Schindler, FRCS, FRCS (Ortho)

The use of separate skin and inside knives should be maintained due to the potential risk of transfer of organisms into deeper tissue layers.

Foot and Ankle
Poster No. P206—Tranexamic Acid Reduces Postoperative Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Foot and Ankle Surgery. Authors: Nicholas A. Abidi, MD; Ashish Govan, BS; Clay Christensen, BS; and Jess Gifford, BS

Preliminary study results show that tranexamic acid (TXA) reduces ecchymosis, edema, and incisional bleeding after foot and ankle surgery.

Hand and Wrist
Poster No. P240—The Arkansas Hand Trauma Telemedicine System: A Review of the First Year. Authors: Wesley S. Greer, MD; John W. Bracey, MD; Mark A. Tait, MD; Sophie B. Hollenberg, BS; John M. Stephenson, MD; and Theresa O. Wyrick, MD

The Arkansas Hand Trauma Telemedicine system provides video evaluation and treatment recommendations of hand injuries allowing for appropriate management and use of resources.

Poster No. P241—Perioperative and Delayed Major Complications Following Surgical Correction of AIS in 3,530 Patients. Authors:  Carrie Bartley, MA; Burt Yaszay, MD;

Tracey Bastrom, MA; Suken A. Shah, MD; Baron Lonner, MD; Jahangir Asghar, MD; Firoz Miyanji, MD; Amer Samdani, MD; and Peter O. Newton, MD

Following surgical correction in 3,530 AIS patients, 193 major complications were observed. There was a 2.6 percent perioperative complication rate and a 4.4 percent delayed complication rate for patients with 2-year follow-up.

Practice Management/Rehabilitation
Poster No. P272—Is Aspirin Enough? Rate of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic DVT and PE After Total Joint Arthroplasty. Authors: Ritesh Shah, MD; Jeffrey M. Goldstein, MD; Wayne M. Goldstein, MD; Brandon Pardi, MD; Brian E. Schwartz, MD; Jose A. Rodriguez, MD; and David Savin, MD

The goal of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of four different anticoagulants at preventing deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism after total joint arthroplasty.

Shoulder and Elbow
Poster No. P293—Is There an Association Between the “Critical Shoulder Angle” and Clinical Outcome after Rotator Cuff Repair? Authors: Jacob Kirsch, MD; Amit Nathani, MD; Christopher B. Robbins; Joel J. Gagnier, PhD; Asheesh Bedi, MD; and Bruce S. Miller, MD, MS

A critical shoulder angle less than 38 degrees is associated with better ASES, WORC, and VAS scores in patients following surgical repair of atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tears.

Poster No. P357—Can Occult Infection be Demonstrated in the Setting of Pain in Patients Who Have Undergone Spinal Surgery? Authors: Darren R. Lebl, MD; Tucker C. Callanan, BS; Frank P. Cammisa Jr, MD; and Celeste Abjornson, PhD

Occult infections are more prevalent in patients requiring revision spinal surgery than previously identified.

Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy
Poster No. P435—A Randomized Controlled Trial with 16-Year Follow Up After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Authors: Kristian Samuelsson, MD, PhD, MSc; Haukur Bjornsson, MD; David Sundemo, MD; Neel Desai; Ninni Sernert, RPT; and Juri Kartus, MD

Only minor and mostly insignificant differences were found between the patellar and hamstrings tendon autograft groups in this true long-term randomized controlled trial on ACL reconstruction.

Poster No. P512—Experimental Modification of Masquelet’s Technique by Use of Conditioned Media Produced by Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Authors: Gabriel F. Fletscher, MD; Ricardo A. Gaona; and Enrique Vergara, MD

Experimental modification of Masquelet technique.

Tumor/Metabolic Disease
Poster No. P551—Outcomes of Distal Femur Replacement with or without Patellar Resurfacing After Resection of the Distal Femur. Authors: Mauricio Etchebehere, MD, PhD; Justin E. Bird, MD; Patrick P. Lin, MD; Robert L. Satcher Jr, MD; Bryan S. Moon, MD; Jun Yu, MS; Liang Li, PhD; and Valerae O. Lewis, MD

The outcomes of patients who underwent distal femur resection and endoprosthesis reconstruction were studied. Resurfaced and nonresurfaced patellas were compared in terms of function and complications.