Reece was chosen for the 2019 award for his paper “Enhancing Mobility and Function in Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Case Report and Review of the Literature”.
Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as brittle bone disease, is a group of genetic disorders present from birth. Its primary feature is fractures usually caused by minimal impact; multiple fractures are common. During his project, which looked at the spectrum of patients seen with the condition and how it affects their mobility, Reece worked under the guidance of the paediatric orthopaedic team at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Reece described current and future treatment options and the importance of discussion and coordination with other members of a multidisciplinary team. He also recognised the need for a patient-centred empathetic approach considering what is best for the child and family.