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AJSM 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

Shoulder Stabilization Versus Immobilization for First-Time Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Level 1 Randomized Controlled Trials

John W. Belk, BA, Benjamin R. Wharton, BA, Darby A. Houck, BA, Jonathan T. Bravman, MD, Matthew J. Kraeutler, MD, Braden Mayer, MD, Thomas J. Noonan, MD, Adam J. Seidl, MD, Rachel M. Frank, MD, and Eric C. McCarty, MD


Dynamic Stabilization of Syndesmosis Injuries Reduces Complications and Reoperations as Compared with Screw Fixation: A Meta-analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials

Alberto Grassi, MD, Kristian Samuelsson, MD, PhD, Pieter D’Hooghe, MD, Matteo Romagnoli, MD, Massimiliano Mosca, MD, Stefano Zaffagnini, MD, Prof., and Annunziato Amendola, MD


Meta-analysis of the Risk of Infections After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction by Graft Type

Anchal Bansal, BA, Joseph D. Lamplot, MD, James VandenBerg, BA, Robert H. Brophy, MD


High Rates of Osteoarthritis Develop After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery: An Analysis of 4108 Patients

Mark E. Cinque, MD, Grant J. Dornan, MSC, Jorge Chahla, MD, PhD, Gilbert Moatshe, MD, Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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