Paulo Rego Co-author of Best 2017 Article in JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (JBJS) and JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques, considered to be the publications of greater scientific impact at world level in the area of orthopaedics, awarded the distinction of best 2017 paper on Essential Surgical Techniques to a study co-authored by Paulo Rego, coordinator of Hospital da Luz Lisboa Orthopaedics Service and director of Hospital Beatriz Ângelo Orthopaedics Service. The distinction was announced during the annual congress of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), which took place between 6 and 10 March, in New Orleans, USA.

The paper, published in the end of 2017, resulted of an anatomical study on the potential neurologic complications of a surgical technique for the correction of hip dysplasia and how to prevent them.
The publication – “Recommendations to reduce risk of nerve injury during Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)” – was elaborated by surgeons Morteza Kalhor (Tehran University of Medical Sciences), Diego Collado (Hospital Universitário Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona), Michael Leunig (Schulthess Klinic, Zürich), Paulo Rego and Reinhold Ganz (University of Bern). “Your article meets brilliantly the objectives established for JBJS articles on Essential Surgical Techniques and sets, for the future, a very high standard of quality for other authors”, state the chief editor of the magazine, Marc F. Swiontkowski, and the editor for surgical techniques themes, Edward Y. Cheng.

JBJS is a North-American publication, already with 125 years of history, which publishes exclusively articles resulting from research based on evidence, with great impact in terms of healthcare improvement in the area of surgery of the musculoskeletal system.

See the award announcement