We are pleased to present the major highlights of this past academic year. This review summarizes the many activities of our Foundation and patient care Center and is a tribute to all of our staff and members.

Our Foundation and patient care Center experienced an exceedingly active year with major accomplishments in every division. The enthusiasm and continued excellence of our physician, rehabilitation, administrative and research staffs are a personal delight for me to see in action.

The highlights, new surgical approaches, and research accomplishments in each division of the Foundation and Center are presented in this monograph. Select publications are described in greater detail. New research initiatives in the shoulder, knee, foot and ankle, injury prevention and performance divisions are recounted. I hope you will enjoy this summary of the accomplishments of the Foundation and Center.

Our continued growth now numbers a total of 103 dedicated personnel in our Center and Foundation. We offer sports medicine, orthopaedic and specialty clinics at five Centers throughout the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region. Last year alone, our physicians saw more than 27,000 new and follow-up patients, while our physical therapy and rehabilitation staff managed more than 60,000 patient visits. We continued to operate and function at two research Centers within the Foundation and remain pleased to continue a collaboration with the Department of Biomedical-Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. This relationship has spanned an amazing 32 years of collaboration between scientists and clinicians. We are particularly pleased to announce that Dr. Marc Galloway and a contingent of investigators from the Biomedical-Engineering department received the 2007 Kappa Delta Award, presented by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. This constitutes the third Kappa Delta award received by physicians at Cincinnati SportsMedicine. Our research teams have also received numerous other awards from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. We were also pleased to receive the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation clinical investigator award in 2004.

Our sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship continues to attract an excellent group of orthopedists. The achievements of our fellows in 2006-07 and our new fellows in the academic year 2007-08 are provided. Our fellows work closely with our full-time staff and accept the responsibilities of major clinical and/or laboratory research studies. The list of publications provided demonstrates their involvement in achieving national peer reviewed publications. As always, we wish our departing fellows and their families the very best of luck in their new endeavors and we welcome our new class of fellows and their families to Cincinnati.

Sincerely,
Frank R. Noyes MD
Chairman & Medical Director