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Arthroscopy Association of North America Research award winners

        The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) has selected the research award winners for the year 2000. Each year, the Association accepts manuscripts and applications for awards and grants for clinical and basic science research in the field of arthroscopic surgery or disorders amenable to arthroscopic treatment. The applications are peer reviewed by the AANA Research Committee. The awards were presented April 15, 2000, in Miami, Florida during the Association's Annual Meeting.
        The prestigious Richard O'Connor Award was presented to Warren R. Dunn, M.D., for his paper, Risk Factors for Disability Discharge After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Active-Duty Army Personnel. Dr. Dunn is from Baltimore, Maryland, and his research was conducted at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Union Memorial Hospital.
        Two Resident/Fellow Essay Awards were presented. The award for a clinical paper went to Mininder S. Kocher, M.D., for his entry, The Diagnositc Performance of Clinical Examination and Selective MRI in the Evaluation of Intra-Articular Knee Disorders in Children and Adolescents. Dr. Kocher's work was performed at Harvard Medical School. Akihiro Kanamori, M.D., of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was presented the award for the basic science paper. The title of his work, conducted at the University of Pittsburgh, is The Effect of Axial Torque on Grading the Pivot Shift Test: A Biomechanical Analysis.
        Two research projects received grants. The first was awarded to Daniel A. Grande, M.D., of Manhasset, New York. The grant is $25,000 for the study of Tissue Engineered Regeneration of the Meniscus at the North Shore University Hospital, Cornell University Medical College. The second grant in the amount of $15,000 was presented to Douglas P. Dietzel, D.O. of East Lansing, Michigan for the study of The Effects of Thermal Shrinkage on the Shoulder Capsule: A Longitudinal MRI and Clinical Assessment at Michigan State University.