Dr. Scott Wolfe awarded for wrist kinematics research


Scott Wolfe, MD, of Hospital for Special Surgery Outpatient Center in Stamford, Conn., was recently honored with the Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award at the AAOS Annual Meeting in San Diego, according to the Stamford Patch.

Here are five things to know:


1. The award is presented to investigators whose discoveries lead to key orthopedic advances.


2. Dr. Wolfe studies wrist kinematics and is chief emeritus of the hand and upper extremity service at Hospital for Special Surgery.


3. Dr. Wolfe and his research partner Joseph (Trey) Crisco, PhD, of Warren Alpert Medical School at Providence, R.I.-based Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital have studied the wrist since the 1990s.


4. Dr. Wolfe said, "In our third decade of research, we have been using the knowledge we've gained to craft solutions that would enable the wrist to move more normally during ordinary and high-demand activities."


5. Wrist arthritis affects 4.8 million Americans and is one of the most common conditions treated by hand surgeons.


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