American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine—July 2, 2009
Aircast Award for Basic Science
Voted by the AOSSM’s Fellowship Committee, this year’s recipients are David Kovacevic, MD, Asheesh Bedi, MD, Alice J. Fox, MSc, Xenghua Deng, MD, Russell F. Warren, MD, Scott A. Rodeo, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery for their paper “The Effect of TGF-B3 on Tendon-to-Bone Healing in a Rotator Cuff Repair Model.” The authors found that augmentation with the human gene TGF-B3, during a rotator cuff repair improves the strength of the repair more than surgical repair alone. Awardees receive a monetary compensation of $1,500.