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St. Vincent Medical Centerís Joint Replacement Institute Receives Prestigious Frank Stinchfield Award

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From the medication that helps people cope to the advanced surgical procedures that have transformed their lives, modern medicine wouldnít be possible without clinical research. The Joint Replacement Institute (JRI) of Los Angelesí research team collaborated on an investigation into the relationship between patient aging and the wear of total hip replacement implants. This work has been awarded the Hip Societyís prestigious Frank Stinchfield Award for ground-breaking research.

The research team began working on this study during the spring of 2010, shortly after fourth-year student Andrew Battenberg arrived for his medical school rotation. He had heard me lecture at an American Academy of Orthopedics annual meeting and expressed interest in participating in our research. With a strong background in bioengineering, an innate curiosity, and a passion for advancing medical technology, Andrew was an asset to the team. He worked tirelessly alongside our joint replacement fellow, Dr. Jeff Hopkins, and undergraduate student, Andy Kupiek.

Schmalzried, M.D., Thomas


St. Vincent Medical Center Joint Replacement Institute


February 6, 2012

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