Dr. Bryce Gillespie and his coauthors from Boston Children's Hospital received the 2016 Sumner Koch Award, presented at the 2016 American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting. Their paper won for having the greatest future clinical application to the practice of hand surgery, as judged by the Chicago Society for Surgery of the Hand, which gives out the award.
Dr. Gillespie was chosen to present this research at the 2016 ASSH Annual Meeting in Boston and at the 2015 Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta.
The research study looked at recovery of nerve injuries that cause hand/wrist weakness as a result of supracondylar distal humerus fractures in children. These elbow fractures are the most common arm fractures in kids. The presentation was also published in the January 2015 issue of AAOS Now.