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Arthroscopy Honors Award-Winning Articles and Authors: Our Annual Research Awards

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      With genuine gratitude to the AANA Education Foundation for their unstinting support, it is our honor to announce Arthroscopy’s Annual Awards for the best Clinical Research, Basic Science Research, Resident/Fellow Research, and Systematic Reviews published in 2022, as well as the Most Downloaded and Most Cited papers published 5 years ago. And as is customary in January, our editors update their disclosures of potential conflicts of interest, as we require of authors, and we update our masthead to introduce new members of our Editorial Board and Social Media Board.
      As is customary in January, our editors update their disclosures of potential conflicts of interest, as we require of authors. We also update our masthead to introduce new members of our Editorial Board and Social Media Board.

      And now, the moment for which we’ve all been waiting!

      We are delighted to announce Arthroscopy’s Annual Awards. As always, previous award-winning papers are searchable under the Collections tab at www.arthroscopyjournal.org.

      Award Winners for Excellence in Clinical Research

      Last year’s Arthroscopy Journal Award for Excellence in Clinical Research honored “Platelet-Rich Plasma in Patients With Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears or Tendinopathy Leads to Significantly Improved Short-Term Pain Relief and Function Compared With Corticosteroid Injection: A Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial” by Cory A. Kwong, Jarret M. Woodmass, Eva M. Gusnowski, Aaron J. Bois, Justin Leblanc, Kristie D. More, and Ian K.Y. Lo.
      • Kwong C.A.
      • Woodmass J.M.
      • Gusnowski E.M.
      • et al.
      Platelet-rich plasma in patients with partial-thickness rotator cuff tears or tendinopathy leads to significantly improved short-term pain relief and function compared with corticosteroid injection: A double-blind randomized controlled trial.
      This year’s Arthroscopy Journal Award for Excellence in Clinical Research goes to “Multimodal Nonopioid Pain Protocol Provides Better or Equivalent Pain Control Compared to Opioid Analgesia Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial” by Toufic R. Jildeh, Muhammand J. Abbas, Laith Hasan, Basilios Moutzouros, and Kelechi R. Okoroha.
      • Jildeh T.R.
      • Abbas M.J.
      • Hasan L.
      • Moutzouros V.
      • Okoroha K.R.
      Multimodal nonopioid pain protocol provides better or equivalent pain control compared to opioid analgesia following arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery: A prospective randomized controlled trial.
      In the related Editorial Commentary, Akelman, Kim, and Associate Editor Brian Waterman confirm that multimodal nonopioid pain protocols show promising results after arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery. Akelman et al. conclude, “As good stewards of the musculoskeletal community, we should proactively employ evidence-based practices for establishing realistic postoperative patient expectations, common analgesic care pathways, and standardized pill counts stratified by procedure type.”
      • Akelman M.R.
      • Kim S.T.
      • Waterman B.R.
      Editorial commentary: Multimodal, opioid-free pain management after rotator cuff repair may be safe and effective, and decreases the risk of drug abuse.
      Our other finalists appear in Table 1.
      • Bisson L.J.
      • Kluczynski M.A.
      • Wind W.M.
      • et al.
      Better outcomes but no difference in joint space narrowing at five years among patients without unstable chondral lesions versus those with unstable chondral lesions (left in situ) at the time of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy.
      • Forsythe B.
      • Chahla J.
      • Korrapati A.
      • et al.
      Bone marrow aspirate concentrate augmentation may accelerate allograft ligamentization in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A double-blinded randomized controlled trial.
      • Zimmerer A.
      • Schneider M.M.
      • Sobau C.
      • Miehlke W.
      • Eichler F.
      • Wawer Matos J.
      The erector spinae plane block in the setting of hip arthroscopy: A prospective randomized controlled clinical trial.
      • Liu A.
      • Cui W.
      • Yang W.
      • et al.
      Anterior tibial subluxation of lateral compartment is associated with high-grade rotatory instability for acute but not chronic anterior cruciate ligament injuries: A magnetic resonance imaging case-control study.
      Table 12022 Arthroscopy Journal Award for Clinical Research Excellence Winner (∗) and Runners-up
      Article TitleAuthors
      ∗Multimodal Nonopioid Pain Protocol Provides Better or Equivalent Pain Control Compared to Opioid Analgesia Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial.
      • Jildeh T.R.
      • Abbas M.J.
      • Hasan L.
      • Moutzouros V.
      • Okoroha K.R.
      Multimodal nonopioid pain protocol provides better or equivalent pain control compared to opioid analgesia following arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery: A prospective randomized controlled trial.
      Jildeh TR, Abbas MJ, Hasan L, Moutzouros V, Okoroha KR.
      Better Outcomes but No Difference in Joint Space Narrowing at Five Years Among Patients Without Unstable Chondral Lesions Versus Those With Unstable Chondral Lesions (Left In Situ) at the Time of Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy.
      • Bisson L.J.
      • Kluczynski M.A.
      • Wind W.M.
      • et al.
      Better outcomes but no difference in joint space narrowing at five years among patients without unstable chondral lesions versus those with unstable chondral lesions (left in situ) at the time of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy.
      Bisson LJ, Kluczynski MA, Wind WM, Fineberg MS, Bernas GA, Rauh MA, Marzo JM, Scrivens B, Connaughton A, Zhou Z, Zhao J.
      Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate Augmentation May Accelerate Allograft Ligamentization in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Double-Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial.
      • Forsythe B.
      • Chahla J.
      • Korrapati A.
      • et al.
      Bone marrow aspirate concentrate augmentation may accelerate allograft ligamentization in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A double-blinded randomized controlled trial.
      Forsythe B, Chahla J, Korrapati A, Lavoie-Gagne O, Forlenza E, Diaz CC, Chung CB, Bae WC, Bach BR, Cole B, Yanke AB, Verma NN.
      The Erector Spinae Plane Block in the Setting of Hip Arthroscopy: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
      • Zimmerer A.
      • Schneider M.M.
      • Sobau C.
      • Miehlke W.
      • Eichler F.
      • Wawer Matos J.
      The erector spinae plane block in the setting of hip arthroscopy: A prospective randomized controlled clinical trial.
      Zimmerer A, Schneider MM, Sobau C, Miehlke W, Eichler F, Wawer Matos J.
      Anterior Tibial Subluxation of Lateral Compartment Is Associated With High-Grade Rotatory Instability for Acute But Not Chronic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Case-Control Study.
      • Liu A.
      • Cui W.
      • Yang W.
      • et al.
      Anterior tibial subluxation of lateral compartment is associated with high-grade rotatory instability for acute but not chronic anterior cruciate ligament injuries: A magnetic resonance imaging case-control study.
      Liu A, Cui W, Yang W, Li C, Yan S, Xin Z, Wu H.

      Award Winners for Excellence in Basic Science Research

      Last year’s Arthroscopy Journal Award for Excellence in Basic Science Research went to K.C. Geoffrey Ng, Hadi El Daou, Marcus J.K. Bankes, Ferdinando Rodriguez y Baena, and Jonathan R.T. Jeffers for their investigation, “Cam Osteochondroplasty for Femoroacetabular Impingement Increases Microinstability in Deep Flexion: A Cadaveric Study.”
      • Ng K.C.G.
      • El Daou H.
      • Bankes M.J.K.
      • Rodriguez Y.B.F.
      • Jeffers J.R.T.
      Cam osteochondroplasty for femoroacetabular impingement increases microinstability in deep flexion: A cadaveric study.
      This year’s Arthroscopy Journal Award for Excellence in Basic Science recognizes the article “Dynamic Assessment of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Hips” by Andrea M. Spiker, Andrew P. Kraszewski, Travis G. Maak, Benedict U. Nwachukwu, Sherry I. Backus, Howard J. Hillstrom, Bryan T. Kelly, and Anil S. Ranawat.
      • Spiker A.M.
      • Kraszewski A.P.
      • Maak T.G.
      • et al.
      Dynamic assessment of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome hips.
      The authors showed that “…subjects with symptomatic unilateral cam-type FAIS across a spectrum of provocative tasks demonstrated significant differences compared with controls in hip flexion, trunk rotation, knee flexion, and valgus. FAIS hips had significantly decreased gluteus medius and medial hamstring activity. These findings may explain altered torso-pelvic, hip, and knee mechanics in FAIS patients and suggest that evaluation of FAIS should include the patient's hip, knee, and torso-pelvic relationships and muscle function.”
      • Spiker A.M.
      • Kraszewski A.P.
      • Maak T.G.
      • et al.
      Dynamic assessment of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome hips.
      Additional finalists are honored in Table 2.
      • Kim H.
      • Shim I.K.
      • Choi J.H.
      • et al.
      Extracellular vesicles delivered by injectable collagen promote bone–tendon interface healing and prevent fatty degeneration of rotator cuff muscle.
      • Colantonio D.F.
      • Le A.H.
      • Keeling L.E.
      • et al.
      Intramedullary unicortical button and all-suture anchors provide similar maximum strength for onlay distal biceps tendon repair.
      • Callegari J.J.
      • McGarry M.
      • Crook L.
      • et al.
      The addition of remplissage to free bone block restores translation and stiffness compared with bone block alone or Latarjet in a bipolar bone loss model.
      • Schaver A.L.
      • Oshodi A.
      • Glass N.A.
      • Duchman K.R.
      • Willey M.C.
      • Westermann R.W.
      Cam morphology is associated with increased femoral version: Findings from a collection of 1,321 cadaveric femurs.
      Table 22022 Arthroscopy Journal Award for Basic Science Research Excellence Winner (∗) and Runners-up
      Article TitleAuthor
      ∗Dynamic Assessment of Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome Hips.
      • Spiker A.M.
      • Kraszewski A.P.
      • Maak T.G.
      • et al.
      Dynamic assessment of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome hips.
      Spiker AM, Kraszewski AP, Maak TG, Nwachukwu BU, Backus SI, Hillstrom HJ, Kelly BT, Ranawat AS
      Extracellular Vesicles Delivered by Injectable Collagen Promote Bone-Tendon Interface Healing and Prevent Fatty Degeneration of Rotator Cuff Muscle.
      • Kim H.
      • Shim I.K.
      • Choi J.H.
      • et al.
      Extracellular vesicles delivered by injectable collagen promote bone–tendon interface healing and prevent fatty degeneration of rotator cuff muscle.
      Kim H, Shim IK, Choi JH, Lee ES, Lee YN, Jeon IH, Koh KH.
      Intramedullary Unicortical Button and All-Suture Anchors Provide Similar Maximum Strength for Onlay Distal Biceps Tendon Repair.
      • Colantonio D.F.
      • Le A.H.
      • Keeling L.E.
      • et al.
      Intramedullary unicortical button and all-suture anchors provide similar maximum strength for onlay distal biceps tendon repair.
      Colantonio DF, Le AH, Keeling LE, Slaven SE, Vippa TK, Helgeson MD, Chang ES.
      The Addition of Remplissage to Free Bone Block Restores Translation and Stiffness Compared With Bone Block Alone or Latarjet in a Bipolar Bone Loss Model.
      • Callegari J.J.
      • McGarry M.
      • Crook L.
      • et al.
      The addition of remplissage to free bone block restores translation and stiffness compared with bone block alone or Latarjet in a bipolar bone loss model.
      Callegari JJ, McGarry M, Crook L, Adamson NA, Fraipont GM, Provencher M, Lee TQ, Denard PJ.
      Cam Morphology Is Associated With Increased Femoral Version: Findings From a Collection of 1,321 Cadaveric Femurs.
      • Schaver A.L.
      • Oshodi A.
      • Glass N.A.
      • Duchman K.R.
      • Willey M.C.
      • Westermann R.W.
      Cam morphology is associated with increased femoral version: Findings from a collection of 1,321 cadaveric femurs.
      Schaver AL, Oshodi A, Glass NA, Duchman KR, Willey MC, Westermann RW.

      Award Winners for Excellence in Resident/Fellow Research

      The 2021 Award for Excellence in Resident/Fellow Research Award went to authors Kyle N. Kunze, Evan M. Polce, Benedict U. Nwachukwu, Jorge Chahla, and Shane J. Nho for “Development and Internal Validation of Supervised Machine Learning Algorithms for Predicting Clinically Significant Functional Improvement in a Mixed Population of Primary Hip Arthroscopy.”
      • Kunze K.N.
      • Polce E.M.
      • Nwachukwu B.U.
      • Chahla J.
      • Nho S.J.
      Development and internal validation of supervised machine learning algorithms for predicting clinically significant functional improvement in a mixed population of primary hip arthroscopy.
      This year’s winner is the article, “Multimodal Nonopioid Pain Protocol Provides Better or Equivalent Pain Control Compared With Opioid Analgesia Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial” by Toufic R. Jildeh, Muhammand J. Abbas, Laith Hasan, Basilios Moutzouros, and Kelechi R Okoroha.
      • Jildeh T.R.
      • Abbas M.J.
      • Hasan L.
      • Moutzouros V.
      • Okoroha K.R.
      Multimodal nonopioid pain protocol provides better or equivalent pain control compared to opioid analgesia following arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery: A prospective randomized controlled trial.
      Patients who did not receive opioids showed significantly lower visual analog scale pain scores for the first 10 postoperative days as well as lower Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System-Pain Interference, i.e., PROMIS-PI, scores and fewer adverse drug effects. Of special significance and, as noted already, the study is also this year’s winner of the Excellence in Clinical Research Award.
      Additional finalists appear in Table 3.
      • Colantonio D.F.
      • Le A.H.
      • Keeling L.E.
      • et al.
      Intramedullary unicortical button and all-suture anchors provide similar maximum strength for onlay distal biceps tendon repair.
      ,
      • Vogel L.A.
      • Kraeutler M.J.
      • Jesse M.K.
      • et al.
      The everted acetabular labrum: Pathoanatomy, magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopic findings of a native variant.
      • Colasanti C.A.
      • Fried J.W.
      • Hurley E.T.
      • et al.
      Transosseous-equivalent/suture bridge arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in combination with late postoperative mobilization yield optimal outcomes and retear rate: A network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      • Hurley E.T.
      • Colasanti C.A.
      • Lorentz N.A.
      • et al.
      Open subpectoral biceps tenodesis may be an alternative to arthroscopic repair for SLAP tears in patients under 30.
      Table 32022 Arthroscopy Journal Award for Resident/Fellow Research Excellence Winner (∗) and Runners-up
      Article TitleAuthor
      ∗Multimodal Nonopioid Pain Protocol Provides Better or Equivalent Pain Control Compared with Opioid Analgesia Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial.
      • Jildeh T.R.
      • Abbas M.J.
      • Hasan L.
      • Moutzouros V.
      • Okoroha K.R.
      Multimodal nonopioid pain protocol provides better or equivalent pain control compared to opioid analgesia following arthroscopic rotator cuff surgery: A prospective randomized controlled trial.


      Resident/Fellow: Toufic Jildeh
      Jildeh TR, Abbas MJ, Hasan L, Moutzouros V, Okoroha KR.
      The Everted Acetabular Labrum: Patho-anatomy, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Arthroscopic Findings of a Native Variant. Arthroscopy.
      • Vogel L.A.
      • Kraeutler M.J.
      • Jesse M.K.
      • et al.
      The everted acetabular labrum: Pathoanatomy, magnetic resonance imaging and arthroscopic findings of a native variant.


      Resident/Fellow: Matthew Kraeutler
      Vogel LA, Kraeutler MJ, Jesse MK, Ho CK, Houck DA, Garabekyan T, Mei-Dan O.
      Intramedullary Unicortical Button and All-Suture Anchors Provide Similar Maximum Strength for Onlay Distal Biceps Tendon Repair.
      • Colantonio D.F.
      • Le A.H.
      • Keeling L.E.
      • et al.
      Intramedullary unicortical button and all-suture anchors provide similar maximum strength for onlay distal biceps tendon repair.


      Resident/Fellow: Donald Colantonio
      Colantonio DF, Le AH, Keeling LE, Slaven SE, Vippa TK, Helgeson MD, Chang ES.
      Transosseous-Equivalent/Suture Bridge Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in Combination With Late Postoperative Mobilization Yield Optimal Outcomes and Retear Rate: A Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
      • Colasanti C.A.
      • Fried J.W.
      • Hurley E.T.
      • et al.
      Transosseous-equivalent/suture bridge arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in combination with late postoperative mobilization yield optimal outcomes and retear rate: A network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.


      Resident/Fellow: Christopher Colasanti
      Colasanti CA, Fried JW, Hurley ET, Anil U, Matache BA, Gonzalez-Lomas G, Strauss EJ, Jazrawi LM.
      Open Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis May Be an Alternative to Arthroscopic Repair for SLAP Tears in Patients Under 30.
      • Hurley E.T.
      • Colasanti C.A.
      • Lorentz N.A.
      • et al.
      Open subpectoral biceps tenodesis may be an alternative to arthroscopic repair for SLAP tears in patients under 30.


      Resident/Fellow: Eoghan Hurley
      Hurley ET, Colasanti CA, Lorentz NA, Campbell KA, Alaia MJ, Strauss EJ, Matache BA, Jazrawi LM.

      Award Winners for Excellence in Systematic Review/Meta-analysis Research

      Last year’s Arthroscopy Journal Award for Excellence in Systematic Review/Meta-analysis Research honored “Pain Management Strategies After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review With Network Meta-analysis” by Martin S. Davey, Eoghan T. Hurley, Utkarsh Anil, Akini Moses, Kamili Thompson, Michael Alaia, Eric J. Strauss, and Kirk A. Campbell.
      • Davey M.S.
      • Hurley E.T.
      • Anil U.
      • et al.
      Pain management strategies after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A systematic review with network meta-analysis.
      This year’s winner is “Peripheral Nerve Block for Hip Arthroscopy Does Not Have Any Clinical Advantage Compared With Local Anesthetic Regarding Pain Management: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials” by Eunsoo Kim, Won Chul Shin, Sang Min Lee, Seung Yoon Ryu, and Nam Hoon Moon.
      • Kim E.
      • Shin W.C.
      • Lee S.M.
      • Ryu S.Y.
      • Moon N.H.
      Peripheral nerve block for hip arthroscopy does not have any clinical advantage compared with local anesthetic regarding pain management: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      The authors showed that local infiltration of analgesics resulted in equal pain at 1 and 24 hours postoperatively and less opioid consumption compared to peripheral nerve block.
      Other finalists appear in Table 4.
      • Belk J.W.
      • Houck D.A.
      • Littlefield C.P.
      • et al.
      Platelet-rich plasma versus hyaluronic acid for hip osteoarthritis yields similarly beneficial short-term clinical outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of level I and II randomized controlled trials.
      • Lavoie-Gagne O.
      • Fury M.S.
      • Mehta N.
      • et al.
      Double-row repair with platelet-rich plasma optimizes retear rates after small to medium full-thickness rotator cuff repair: A systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      • Fan D.
      • Liu X.
      • Ma J.
      • et al.
      Ultrasound guidance is not superior in subacromial bursa and intraarticular injections but superior in bicipital groove: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      • Recker A.J.
      • Waters T.L.
      • Bullock G.
      • et al.
      Biceps tenodesis has greater expected value than repair for isolated type II SLAP tears: A meta-analysis and expected-value decision analysis.
      Table 42022 Arthroscopy Journal Award for Systematic Review/Meta-analysis Research Excellence Winner (∗) and Runners-up
      Article TitleAuthor
      ∗Peripheral Nerve Block for Hip Arthroscopy Does Not Have any Clinical Advantage Compared With Local Anesthetic Regarding Pain Management: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
      • Kim E.
      • Shin W.C.
      • Lee S.M.
      • Ryu S.Y.
      • Moon N.H.
      Peripheral nerve block for hip arthroscopy does not have any clinical advantage compared with local anesthetic regarding pain management: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      Kim E, Shin WC, Lee SM, Ryu SY, Moon NH.
      Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Hyaluronic Acid for Hip Osteoarthritis Yields Similarly Beneficial Short-Term Clinical Outcomes: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Level I and II Randomized Controlled Trials.
      • Belk J.W.
      • Houck D.A.
      • Littlefield C.P.
      • et al.
      Platelet-rich plasma versus hyaluronic acid for hip osteoarthritis yields similarly beneficial short-term clinical outcomes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of level I and II randomized controlled trials.
      Belk JW, Houck DA, Littlefield CP, Kraeutler MJ, Potyk AG, Mei-Dan O, Dragoo JL, Frank RM, McCarty EC.
      Double-Row Repair With Platelet-Rich Plasma Optimizes Retear Rates After Small to Medium Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Repair: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
      • Lavoie-Gagne O.
      • Fury M.S.
      • Mehta N.
      • et al.
      Double-row repair with platelet-rich plasma optimizes retear rates after small to medium full-thickness rotator cuff repair: A systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      Lavoie-Gagne O, Fury MS, Mehta N, Harkin WE, Bernstein DN, Berlinberg EJ, Parvaresh K, O'Donnell E, Forsythe B.
      Ultrasound Guidance Is Not Superior in Subacromial Bursa and Intraarticular Injections but Superior in Bicipital Groove: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
      • Fan D.
      • Liu X.
      • Ma J.
      • et al.
      Ultrasound guidance is not superior in subacromial bursa and intraarticular injections but superior in bicipital groove: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      Fan D, Liu X, Ma J, Zhang S, Sun J, Li Y, Jiang B, Zhang L.
      Biceps Tenodesis Has Greater Expected Value Than Repair for Isolated Type II SLAP Tears: A Meta-analysis and Expected-Value Decision Analysis.
      • Recker A.J.
      • Waters T.L.
      • Bullock G.
      • et al.
      Biceps tenodesis has greater expected value than repair for isolated type II SLAP tears: A meta-analysis and expected-value decision analysis.
      Recker AJ, Waters TL, Bullock G, Rosas S, Scholten DJ 2nd, Nicholson K, Waterman BR.

      Most Downloaded Article and Most Cited Article

      Regarding the Most Downloaded and Most Cited Articles, we select from articles published 5 years ago to gauge usage and citations over time; this year, we choose from articles published in 2017.
      The Most Downloaded Article from 2017 is “Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction via Independent Tunnel Drilling: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Comparing Patellar Tendon and Hamstring Autografts,” by Michael C. Ciccotti, Eric Secrist, Fotios Tjoumakaris, Michael G. Ciccotti, and Kevin B. Freedman.
      • Ciccotti M.C.
      • Secrist E.
      • Tjoumakaris F.
      • Ciccotti M.G.
      • Freedman K.B.
      Anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction via independent tunnel drilling: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials comparing patellar tendon and hamstring autografts.
      “…[C]linical outcome scores and failure rates showed no differences for anatomic reconstruction using either autograft. However, in some studies, BTB-reconstructed knees experienced a greater incidence of anterior knee pain and radiographic evidence of degenerative change, and in others, HT-reconstructed knees had increased laxity and less knee flexion strength. In (the opinion of the authors), both BTB and HT autografts remain valid options for ACL reconstruction when using anatomic drilling techniques, providing a stable knee with reliable return to activity.”
      • Ciccotti M.C.
      • Secrist E.
      • Tjoumakaris F.
      • Ciccotti M.G.
      • Freedman K.B.
      Anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction via independent tunnel drilling: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials comparing patellar tendon and hamstring autografts.
      Other finalists appear in Table 5.
      • Westermann R.W.
      • Anthony C.A.
      • Bedard N.
      • et al.
      Opioid consumption after rotator cuff repair.
      • Saier T.
      • Plath J.E.
      • Waibel S.
      • et al.
      How satisfied are patients with arthroscopic Bankart repair? A 2-year follow-up on quality-of-life outcome.
      • Dai W.L.
      • Zhou A.G.
      • Zhang H.
      • Zhang J.
      Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      • Everhart J.S.
      • Cole D.
      • Sojka J.H.
      • et al.
      Treatment options for patellar tendinopathy: A systematic review.
      Table 5Most Downloaded Publication from Arthroscopy 2017 Winner (∗) and Runners-up
      Article TitleAuthor
      ∗Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction via Independent Tunnel Drilling: A Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials Comparing Patellar Tendon and Hamstring Autografts.
      • Ciccotti M.C.
      • Secrist E.
      • Tjoumakaris F.
      • Ciccotti M.G.
      • Freedman K.B.
      Anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction via independent tunnel drilling: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials comparing patellar tendon and hamstring autografts.
      Ciccotti MC, Secrist E, Tjoumakaris F, Ciccotti MG, Freedman KB
      Opioid Consumption After Rotator Cuff Repair.
      • Westermann R.W.
      • Anthony C.A.
      • Bedard N.
      • et al.
      Opioid consumption after rotator cuff repair.
      Westermann RW, Anthony CA, Bedard N, Glass N, Bollier M, Hettrich CM, Wolf BR.
      How Satisfied Are Patients With Arthroscopic Bankart Repair? A 2-Year Follow-up on Quality-of-Life Outcome.
      • Saier T.
      • Plath J.E.
      • Waibel S.
      • et al.
      How satisfied are patients with arthroscopic Bankart repair? A 2-year follow-up on quality-of-life outcome.
      Saier T, Plath JE, Waibel S, Minzlaff P, Feucht MJ, Herschbach P, Imhoff AB, Braun S.
      Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
      • Dai W.L.
      • Zhou A.G.
      • Zhang H.
      • Zhang J.
      Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      Dai WL, Zhou AG, Zhang H, Zhang J.
      Treatment Options for Patellar Tendinopathy: A Systematic Review.
      • Everhart J.S.
      • Cole D.
      • Sojka J.H.
      • et al.
      Treatment options for patellar tendinopathy: A systematic review.
      Everhart JS, Cole D, Sojka JH, Higgins JD, Magnussen RA, Schmitt LC, Flanigan DC
      The Most Cited Article from 2017 is “Research Pearls: The Significance of Statistics and Perils of Pooling. Part 1: Clinical Versus Statistical Significance,” by Associate Editor, Emeritus, Joshua D. Harris, Assistant Editor Jefferson C. Brand, Associate Editor, Statistics, Mark P. Cote, Editorial Board Member Scott C. Faucett, and Associate Editor Aman Dhawan.
      • Harris J.D.
      • Brand J.C.
      • Cote M.P.
      • Faucett S.C.
      • Dhawan A.
      Research pearls: The significance of statistics and perils of pooling. Part 1: Clinical versus statistical significance.
      “…[I]f you compare groups enough, you are bound to eventually detect a significant difference. However,…a statistically significant outcome may not be clinically relevant. Statistical significance is the direct result of a mathematical equation, irrelevant to the patient experience…Researchers and clinicians should consider clinical importance in addition to statistical significance when interpreting and reporting investigation results.”
      • Harris J.D.
      • Brand J.C.
      • Cote M.P.
      • Faucett S.C.
      • Dhawan A.
      Research pearls: The significance of statistics and perils of pooling. Part 1: Clinical versus statistical significance.
      Other finalists appear in Table 6.
      • Westermann R.W.
      • Anthony C.A.
      • Bedard N.
      • et al.
      Opioid consumption after rotator cuff repair.
      ,
      • Dai W.L.
      • Zhou A.G.
      • Zhang H.
      • Zhang J.
      Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      ,
      • Ferretti A.
      • Monaco E.
      • Fabbri M.
      • Maestri B.
      • De Carli A.
      Prevalence and classification of injuries of anterolateral complex in acute anterior cruciate ligament tears.
      ,
      • Helito C.P.
      • Helito P.V.P.
      • Costa H.P.
      • Demange M.K.
      • Bordalo-Rodrigues M.
      Assessment of the anterolateral ligament of the knee by magnetic resonance imaging in acute injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament.
      Table 6Most Cited Article Published in Arthroscopy from 2017 Winner (∗) and Runners-up
      Article TitleAuthor
      ∗Research Pearls: The Significance of Statistics and Perils of Pooling. Part 1: Clinical Versus Statistical Significance.
      • Harris J.D.
      • Brand J.C.
      • Cote M.P.
      • Faucett S.C.
      • Dhawan A.
      Research pearls: The significance of statistics and perils of pooling. Part 1: Clinical versus statistical significance.
      Harris JD, Brand JC, Cote MP, Faucett SC, Dhawan A.
      Efficacy of Platelet-Rich Plasma in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials.
      • Dai W.L.
      • Zhou A.G.
      • Zhang H.
      • Zhang J.
      Efficacy of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      Dai WL, Zhou AG, Zhang H, Zhang J.
      Prevalence and Classification of Injuries of Anterolateral Complex in Acute Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears.
      • Ferretti A.
      • Monaco E.
      • Fabbri M.
      • Maestri B.
      • De Carli A.
      Prevalence and classification of injuries of anterolateral complex in acute anterior cruciate ligament tears.
      Ferretti A, Monaco E, Fabbri M, Maestri B, De Carli A.
      Opioid Consumption After Rotator Cuff Repair.
      • Westermann R.W.
      • Anthony C.A.
      • Bedard N.
      • et al.
      Opioid consumption after rotator cuff repair.
      Westermann RW, Anthony CA, Bedard N, Glass N, Bollier M, Hettrich CM, Wolf BR.
      Assessment of the Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee by Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Acute Injuries of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.
      • Helito C.P.
      • Helito P.V.P.
      • Costa H.P.
      • Demange M.K.
      • Bordalo-Rodrigues M.
      Assessment of the anterolateral ligament of the knee by magnetic resonance imaging in acute injuries of the anterior cruciate ligament.
      Helito CP, Helito PVP, Costa HP, Demange MK, Bordalo-Rodrigues M.
      We are honored to celebrate excellent research from past years. We recognize the contributions of this year’s Research Excellence Committee: Associate Editors Nik Paschos, Clay Nuelle, Andrew Sheean, and Mark Cote, and Assistant Editor Jeff Brand. As always, Committee members recuse themselves from voting for their own research.
      In breaking news, and as further evidence of the gracious support of the AANA Educational Foundation, in 2023 we will add a 7th award recognizing the Most-Downloaded Article Arthroscopy Techniques article published 5 years prior.
      Finally, as is customary, each winner will receive a prize of $1,000 and is herein granted “everlasting glory.”

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