1997 Recognition Awards
Best Clinical Paper
Vicente Gomez, MD; Julyn Aguilar; MD; Rogelio Espina, MD
Surgical vs Conservative Treatment of Polls Paraplegia in Children
Best Scientific Paper
Vincent F. Deeney, MD; Jeffrey S. Shilt, MD; Kevin McKinley, MD; Cheryl Quinn, PhD
The Effect of Increasing the Frequency of Distraction During Limb Lengthening on Soft Tissues in an Animal Model
Distinguished Achievement Award
Howard Steel, M.D.
For his enormous impact on pediatric orthopaedics as a teacher, thinker and scientist. His imaginative ideas have stimulated and provoked a whole generation of orthopaedic surgeons. He has worked tirelessly to encourage young surgeons to expand beyond the horizons of orthopaedics. Above all, he has done this with infectious good humor.
Presidential Guest Speaker
Robert Hensinger, MD