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Physicians at Scripps Clinic Receive the Kappa Delta Award for their Cartilage Research

Darryl D. D’Lima, MD, Clifford W. Colwell Jr, MD, from the Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education at Scripps Clinic and Martin K. Lotz, MD from The Scripps Research Institute received The Kappa Delta Award for their cartilage research. The award was presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) annual meeting in Washington DC in February 2005 for their paper: “Cartilage Injury, Chondrocyte Apoptosis and Matrix Degradation: In Vitro, In Vivo and Clinical Consequences.” The Kappa Delta Award is the highest honor in orthopaedics and is presented by the Academy to persons who have performed research that is of high significance and impact.

At the Knee Society meeting, also in Washington DC, Darryl D. D’Lima, MD received the Chitranjan Ranawat Award for the best work on surgical technique for their paper: “In Vivo Knee Forces after Total Knee Arthroplasty.” Dr. D’Lima received the award on behalf of Shantanu Patil, MD, Nikolai Steklov, BS and Clifford W. Colwell Jr, MD from the Shiley Center.