Systematic Review Award


The Systematic Review award is given to the best systematic review paper submitted to the journal during a calendar year. All systematic review papers are considered, and the award is determined by the editors of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. This award was established to encourage submission of high-quality systematic review papers, which add to the current knowledge of sports medicine.
 
The Systematic Review Award is given to the author(s) of a paper chosen by a panel of AJSM editors and reviewers and receives $5,000.
 

Past Award Winners


2017

Surgical versus Nonsurgical Treatment for Midshaft Clavicle Fractures in Patients Aged 16 Years and Older: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Comparison of Randomized Controlled Trials and Observational Studies

Diederik P. J. Smeeing MD, Denise J. C. van der Ven MD, Falco Hietbrink MD, PhD, Tim K. Timmers MD, PhD, Mark van Heijl MD, PhD, Moyo C. Kruyt MD, PhD, Rolf H. H. Groenwold MD, PhD, Olivier A. J. van der Meijden MD, PhD, Roderick M. Houwert MD, PhD

2016

Risk of Secondary Injury in Younger Athletes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Amelia J. Wiggins, DO, Ravi K. Grandhi, MBA, Daniel K. Schneider, Denver Stanfield, MD, Kate E. Webster, PhD, Gregory D. Myer, PhD

2015

Posterior Instability of the Shoulder: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Clinical Outcomes

Jeffrey M. DeLong, Kevin Jiang, and James P. Bradley

2014

Transtibial Versus Independent Drilling Techniques for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review, Meta-analysis, and Meta-regression
 
Jonathan C. Riboh MD, Vic Hasselblad PhD, Jonathan A. Godin MD, and Richard C. Mather III, MD

2013

Award 1
Is Magnetic Resonance Imaging Reliable in Predicting Clinical Outcome After Articular Cartilage Repair of the Knee? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
 
Tommy S. deWindt MD, Goetz H. Welsch MD, Mats Brittberg MD, PhD, Lucienne A. Vonk PhD, Stefan Marlovits MD, MBA, Siegfried Trattnig MD, Daniel B.F. Saris MD, PhD
 
Award 2
The Influence of Age on the Effectiveness of Neuromuscular Training to Reduce Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Female Athletes: A Meta-Analysis
 
Gregory D. Myer PhD, FACSM, CSCS, Dai Sugimoto MS, ATC, CSCS, Staci Thomas, Timothy E. Hewett PhD
  

2012

In Vivo Evidence for Tibial Plateau Slope as a Risk Factor for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
 
Samuel C. Worderman BS, Carmen E. Quatman MD, PhD, Christopher C. Kaeding MD, Timothy E. Hewett PhD, FACSM

2011

The Clinical Utility and Diagnostic Performance of MRI for Identification of Early and Advanced Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review
 
Carmen E. Quatman MD PhD, Carolyn M. Hettrich MD, MPH, Laura C Schmitt PT, PhD, Kurt P. Spindler MD 
 

2010

Generalized Joint Hypermobility and Risk of Lower Limb Injury During Sports: A Systematic Review
 
Verity Pacey BAS, Leslie L. Nicholson PhD, Roger D. Adams PhD, Joanne Munn PhD, Craig F. Munns MBBS, PhD, FRACP
 

2009

Knee Osteoarthritis After Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury–A Systematic Review
 
Britt Elin Øiestad PT, MSc, Lars Engebretsen MD, PhD, Kjersti Storheim PT, PhD, May Arna Risberg PT, PhD

2008

Outcome of Single-Bundle Versus Double-Bundle Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Meta-Analysis
 
Richard B. Meredick MD, Kennan J. Vance DO, David Appleby MPH, James H. Lubowitz MD