Award-winning paper explores in vivo tendon regeneration

Mary Ann Porucznik

Early in his career, his interest in regenerating injured tendon tissue won MaCalus V. Hogan, MD, a Resident Clinician Scientist Training Grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation. This year, a study that he and longtime collaborator Roshan James, PhD, developed on Achilles tendon regeneration in a rat model won them theJ. Leonard Goldner Award from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS). Dr. Hogan presented the results of his research at the 2013 AOFAS annual meeting.

Dr. Hogan noted that Achilles tendon injuries can be both acute and chronic in nature and are increasing in incidence. Management of these injuries is controversial, and recovery is not always guaranteed.