Newswise — SEATTLE, WA – Steven P. Arnoczky, DVM, prominent sports medicine researcher from Michigan State University (MSU) was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine’s (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at its’ Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on Friday, July 11th. AOSSM Hall of Famers are individuals in the sports medicine community who have contributed immensely and set themselves apart from others in the field. Dr. Arnoczky is currently the Director of the Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research at MSU and the Wade O. Brinker Endowed Professor of Veterinary Surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine. He also holds appointments in the College of Human Medicine and the College of Osteopathic Medicine at MSU.

Dr. Arnoczky was born in Lorain, Ohio and received his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Ohio State University in 1972. Dr. Arnoczky was appointed as a research scientist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1977 and was named the Director of the Laboratory for Comparative Orthopaedic Research in 1979. In 1992, Dr. Arnoczky was named as the first Wade O. Brinker Endowed Professor of Surgery in the College of Veterinary Medicine at MSU.

Dr. Arnoczky is a member of multiple professional societies, including the AOSSM, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), American College of Veterinary Surgery (ACVS) and American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation (ACVSMR). He is also a founding member of the International Olympic Committee’s Olympic Academy of Sciences and an honorary member of the Herodicus Society. Dr. Arnoczky has received numerous awards, including:

• AAOS, Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research • AOSSM, Cabaud Award (4 times)• AOSSM, O’Donoghue Award (2 times) • AOSSM, Excellence in Research Award• AOSSM, T. David Sisk Award for Best Original Research• American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Neer Award • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Joseph H. Boyes Award• Academy of Surgical Research, Jacob Markowitz Award for Surgical Research• Werner Muller International Knee Prize• Orthopaedic Research Society, Pioneer of Innovation• ACVS, Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Arnoczky has also published more than 185 scientific articles, 150 scientific abstracts, and has written 78 book chapters. He has co-edited three books on basic science topics related to sports medicine. Dr. Arnoczky has given more than 800 invited research lectures around the world.

###The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) is a world leader in sports medicine education, research, communication and fellowship, and includes national and international orthopaedic sports medicine leaders. The Society works closely with many other sports medicine specialists, including athletic trainers, physical therapists, family physicians, and others to improve the identification, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. AOSSM is also a founding partner of the STOP Sports Injuries campaign to prevent overuse and traumatic injuries in kids.