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Meetings, Conferences and EventsĀ 

The Hartman Patellofemoral Reseach Fund was established in recognition of Mr. J. William Hartman. Mr Hartman, president of Hartman Newspapers, Rosenberg, Texas, expressed unhesitating and early support of the concept and mission of the Patellofemoral Foundation with his generous Founding Benefactor pledge.  Mr. Hartman renewed his committment to Patellofemoral Foundation in July 2007 with pledge of support for the next five years. We truly appreciate his dedication to Patellofemoral Foundation's mission. 

John J. Elias, M.D., Andrew J. Cosgarea, M.D. 
Medical Education and Research Institute of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
Orthapaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

John Elias and Andrew Cosgarea have reported new and exciting results from their PFF funded research. In a computer model of knees with dysplastic trochleas, they have established that proximal realignment (MPFL reconstruction) creates greater patellofemoral articular loads than tibial tubercle transfer. This important work helps to further clarify the need for distal alignment in controlling patellar instability when the trochlea is flat and there is lateral tracking of the patella. Click here for details.

Christiansen's PFF/ISAKOS award winning research found that there is no advantage to acute repair of the medial PF ligament after acute dislocation of the patella.
 

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Dr. Christina Stukenborg-Colsman, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Hannover, Germany, was awarded the 2007 PFF/ISAKOS Patellofemoral Travelling Fellowship a t the May 2007 ISAKOS meeting in Florence Italy.

Dr. Stukenborg-Colsman visited with Dr. Fulkerson in July 2007.  The following picture shows a dissection of the MPFL and an anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer osteotomy performed on a cadaver knee during Dr. Stukenborg-Colsman's visit.

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Pictured: MPFL and an anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer ostemotmy performed on a cadaver knee

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Dr. Ryosuke Kuroda is a leading Japanese knee surgeon from Kobe, Japan.

Dr. Kurosaka and manages a stem cell laboratory as well as a busy clinical practice.
He is at the cutting edge of cartilage resurfacing research using stem cells.

Dr. Kuroda visited Dr. Jack Farr and Dr. John Fulkerson in March of 2006 then continued his  fellowship with a visit to Dr Philippe Neyret and Dr. David Dejour in Lyon France in September of the same year.

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Picutured: Dr. Ryosuke Kuroda with Dr. John Fulkerson, Dr. Phillippe Neyret and Dr. David Dejour in 2006.

 

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Dr. Fred Almqvist of the University of Ghent, Belgium was the 2005 Travelling Fellow.  Dr. Almqvist's fellowship allowed him to study with Dr. John Fulkerson (Connecticut, USA), Dr. Phillippe Neyret (Lyon, France) and Dr. Chris Ackroyd and Dr. Andrew Aims (United Kingdom). 

Read about his experiences by clicking A personal review of the Patellofemoral Travelling Fellowship 2005

With the support of DJOrtho, Dr. Almqvist organized an international consensus validation meeting on patellofemoral pain in Florence on May 26, 2007.

 

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Dr. Jason Koh was sponsored by the Patellofemoral Foundation to do educational travel regarding the patellofemoral joint, as the 2004 Travelling Fellow. 

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He visited with Dr. Donald Fithian in San Diego, Dr. Chris Ackroyd and Dr. Andrew Aims in the United Kingdom and attended the 2005 meeting of the International Patellofemoral Study Group (IPSG).

 

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