Dr. Matthew T. Provencher, is awarded the 2019 Hughston Award, given for the most outstanding paper, which appeared in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2019.

Dr. Provencher, along with co-authors, Andrew S. Bernhardson, MD, Colin P. Murphy, BA, Zachary S. Aman, BA, Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD, were awarded this very high honor by the American Journal of Sports Medicine. AJSM selects only one paper for the Hughston Award each year, out of thousands of submissions.

The Hughston Award is given annually for the most outstanding paper appearing in the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) prior to the award.

Jack C. Hughston, the founder of AJSM, is one of the pioneers in sports medicine.  Early on he recognized the need for immediate diagnosis and surgical correction of ligamentous injuries about the knee in order to achieve optimum results.  He performed numerous cadaver and clinical studies to develop the concept of anatomical repair of injured structures in the knee and developed a classification system based upon his clinical observations and studies.

Dr. Hughston was instrumental in organizing other physicians throughout the country to form AOSSM.  In the late 1970s, he developed what became AJSM, which evolved into the pre-eminent journal for orthopaedic sports medicine in the world.  For these two achievements alone, he will be forever recognized as one who had a true dedication to the field of sports medicine.

Dr.Provencher’s paper can be found here: A Prospective Analysis of Patients with Anterior Versus Posterior Shoulder Instability: A Matched Cohort Examination and Surgical Outcome Analysis of 200 Patients