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Clinical Biomechanics Award

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The winning paper will be published as the ISB Clinical Biomechanics Award paper in Clinical Biomechanics (subject to a normal peer review process). The first author of the winning paper will receive a certificate and a monetary award of US$1250.

Requirements: Any scientist may submit an abstract for the award, except members of the ISB Executive Council. The abstract must describe a study related to a clinical problem and contain some form of biomechanical analysis pertaining to the clinical problem. From the abstracts submitted, 5 are selected and nominated for the award. The authors of the 5 selected abstracts are requested to submit a full-length paper prepared according to the guidelines of Clinical Biomechanics. The paper must be entirely original, not published at the time of the ISB-congress nor submitted for publication in any book or journal other than Clinical Biomechanics. A jury will evaluate the full papers and select the winning paper. The first author of the winning paper is expected to provide a presentation on the topic of the paper at the congress. Please note: ISB has a policy that an abstract or manuscript submitted for an ISB conference award is non-identical to an abstract submitted elsewhere.


Winners of the ISB Clinical Biomechanics Award:
2023 Francesco Cenni Medial Gastrocnemius Muscle and Achilles Tendon Interplay during Gait in Cerebral Palsy
2021 Barbara Postolka (Switzerland) Tibio-femoral kinematics of natural versus replaced knees - A comparison using dynamic videofluoroscopy
2019 Stephan Bodkin (USA) Knee Extensor Fatigue Resistance in Individuals Following ACL-Reconstruction
2017 Kenton Kaufman (USA) Kaufman K.R. et. al: Functional Assessment and Satisfaction of Transfemoral Amputees with Low Mobility (FASTK2): A Clinical Trial of MPK vs. NMPK Knees. View paper.
2015 Andrew Tan (USA) Tan A. et. al: Cortical Modulation of TMS included across joint kinetic synergies in the post stroke lower limb

Sorin Siegler (USA)

Siegler S., et al. New observations on the morphology of the talar dome and its relationship to ankle kinematics, Clinical Biomechanics, 2014, 29(1), 1-6, View Paper
2011 Frances Sheehan (USA) Sheehan F.T. et al, Alterations in in vivo knee joint kinematics following a femoral nerve branch block of the vastus medialis: Implications for patellofemoral pain syndrome, Clinical Biomechanics, 2012, 27(6), 525-531. View Paper
2009 Karen Mickle (Australia) Mickle K et al Toe weakness and deformity increases the risk of falls in older people. Clinical Biomechanics, 2009, 24(10): p. 787-91. View Paper
2007 Diana Glaser (Germany) Glaser, D., et al. In vivo comparison of hip mechanics for minimally invasive versus traditional total hip arthroplasty,  Clinical Biomechanics, 2008, 23(2): p.127-134. View Paper
2005 Magnus Kjartan Gislason (UK) Gislason, M.K. et al. The three dimensional load tranfer characteristics of the wrist during maximal gripping.
2003 Behnam Heidari (Ireland) Heidari, B., et al., Modelling of annulus fibrosus imbalance as an aetiological factor in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Clinical Biomechanics, 2004. 19(3): p. 217-224.  View paper.
2001 Bert Van Rietbergen (The Netherlands) van Rietbergen, B., et al., High-resolution MRI and micro-FE for the evaluation of changes in bone mechanical properties during longitudinal clinical trials: application to calcaneal bone in postmenopausal women after one year of idoxifene treatment. Clinical Biomechanics, 2002. 17(2): p. 81-88. View paper.
1999 Michael Torry (USA) Torry, M.R., et al., Intra-articular knee joint effusion induces quadriceps avoidance gait patterns. Clinical Biomechanics, 2000. 15(3): p. 147-159. View paper.
1997 Bob Norman (Canada) Norman, R., et al., A comparison of peak vs cumulative physical work exposure risk factors for the reporting of low back pain in the automotive industry. Clinical Biomechanics, 1998. 13(8): p. 561-573. View paper.
1995 Gerald Cole (Canada) Cole, G., et al., Lower extremity joint loading during impact in running. Clinical Biomechanics, 1996. 11(4): p. 181-193. View paper.
1993 M. Adams Adams, M.A., et al., The clinical biomechanics award paper 1993 Posture and the compressive strength of the lumbar spine. Clinical Biomechanics, 1994. 9(1): p. 5-14. View paper.
1991 Peter J. McNair (New Zealand) McNair, P.J., G.A. Wood, and R.N. Marshall, Stiffness of the hamstring muscles and its relationship to function in anterior cruciate ligament deficient individuals. Clinical Biomechanics, 1992. 7(3): p. 131-137. View paper.
1989 Michael Morlock (Canada) Morlock, M. and B.M. Nigg, Theoretical considerations and practical results on the influence of the representation of the foot for the estimation of internal forces with models. Clinical Biomechanics, 1991. 6(1): p. 3-13. View paper.