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Liverpool surgeon wins global award.

A LIVERPOOL surgeon has scooped a major prize for a groundbreaking piece of research into arthritis treatment.

Andy Molloy, consultant orthopaedic surgeon at University Hospital Aintree, has received the 2008 Roger A Mann Award for a study researching treatment for patients suffering ankle arthritis.

The award is given by the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society annually in recognition of an outstanding clinical paper.

One of the most common treatments for ankle arthritis is an ankle fusion.

Although this operation has a good success rate, a small percentage of patients go on to develop pain later in life.

Mr Molloy's study examined a large group of patients, following up their treatment and XRays of the affected area, to try and discover why some people do develop later problems.

He said: "We were thrilled to even be nominated for the award, but to win was unbelievable.

It is an extremely important award as it is judged from research submitted from hospitals across the world."

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Andy Molloy, from Aintree Hospital, receiving his Roger A Mann Award from the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society
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Date:Oct 29, 2008
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