The American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) named a paper published by Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine’s Orthopedic Surgery Service as 1 of the top 14 articles that represent research funded by the ACVS Foundation over a span of 20 years. The spread of articles selected cover a range of topics and species that represent the expertise of ACVS diplomates and residents.

The paper, “Mechanical Comparison of Two Small Interlocking Nails in Torsion Using a Feline Bone Surrogate,” was authored by Danielle Marturello, DVM, MS, DACVS, and Loïc Déjardin, DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, Brinker Endowed Chair of Veterinary Surgery, both of the MSU Orthopedic Surgery Service. Dirsko J.F. von Pfeil, Dr. Med Vet, DVM, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR (a former MSU resident of Dr. Déjardin and adjunct faculty) also contributed to this paper, which was funded by the MSU Endowed Research Fund and the ACVS Foundation as part of Dr. Marturello’s Master of Science.

In addition, this paper won the Bloomberg Resident Research Award and the Best Bloomberg Presentation at the 2019 Veterinary Orthopedic Society Conference. At that time, Dr. Marturello was a senior surgery resident and now is a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Déjardin, who served as Dr. Marturello’s resident advisor and mentor, continues to serve in that role following her return to MSU.

The Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Award highlights the outstanding contributions of veterinary residents to clinical and research orthopedics. By submitting research paper abstracts, one or more residents are awarded this honor, which allows them to travel to the VOS Conference to present their work. In 2019, seven residents received the award.

Congratulations, Spartans!