Mats Brittberg, ortoped och tidigare överläkare på ortopedkliniken Kungsbacka och Varberg samt adjungerad professor vid Göteborgs universitet fick vid ett internationellt möte i Warsawa (9th Joint Preservation meeting) motta »the British Association of surgergy of the knee (BASK) Presidential medal«.

I motiveringen skrev man: »Your scientific, surgical and teaching expertise has resulted in improvements in pain and function for millions of patients. With responsible innovation and objective scientific reporting at the heart of your practice, you have the respect of the profession. Your wilingness to teach with patience and party with enthusiasm ensures our respect is matched by our affection for you.«