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The 5th annual surgical training course, “New Concepts in Patellofemoral Surgery: From Instability to Arthroplasty,” a joint sponsorship of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the Patellofemoral Foundation took place on September 9, 2016 at the world-class Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

The Patellofemoral Foundation provided the Course directors which included John Fulkerson, MD (president of the PFF), Jack Farr II, MD (Vice-President), Andy Cosgarea, MD (Board Member), Jason Koh, MD (Secretary), and Bill Post, MD (Board Member). The foundation was responsible for coordinating the agenda for the lectures and the surgical demonstrations.

The hands-on patellofemoral surgery course was designed to emphasize current anatomic, diagnostic and technical pearls that will help optimize patient outcomes. Instruction and lab time was available to help the participants discover how to perform precision MPFL and MQTFL reconstructions and examine how to move the tibial tubercle safely and appropriately.

The Master Instructors included the following:

  • Elizabeth Arendt, MD - Minneapolis, MN
  • Brad Bernardini, MD - Vineland, NJ
  • James Bicos, MD - Bingham Farms, MI
  • Diane Dahm, MD - Rochester, MN
  • Cory Edgar, MD - West Hartford, CT
  • Andreas Gomoll, MD - Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Christian Guier, MD - San Francisco, CA
  • Laurie Hiemstra, MD - Banff, Alberta, Canada
  • James Kercher, MD - Atlanta, GA
  • Robert Magnussen, MD - Columbus, OH
  • Michael Medvecky, MD - New Haven, CT
  • Shital Parikh, MD - Cincinnati, OH
  • Beth Shubin-Stein, MD - New York, NY
  • Miho Tanaka, MD - Baltimore, MD 
  • Adam Yanke, MD - Chicago, IL

The Board of Directors of the Patellofemoral Foundation are appreciative for the corporate support of the course offered by RTI, Conmed Linvatec, Arthrex, Mitek, and MedShape.

The 2017 APEx Patellofemoral Course is scheduled for September 8 and 9, 2017 at the OLC in Rosemont.

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The Course Directors and Master Instructors enjoyed a meal and time together while at the September 9, 2016 course…“New Concepts in Patellofemoral Surgery: From Instability to Arthroplasty.”
 
Pictured from L to R:
 
Adam Yanke MD, Andreas Gomoll MD, Christian Guier MD, Jack Farr II  MD, Laurie Hiemstra MD, William Post MD, John Fulkerson MD, Jason Koh MD, James Bicos MD, Diane Dahm MD, Eric Dahlinger – Executive Director PFF

 

AOSSM Collaborates with PFF for Consensus Meeting

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On Friday Sept 23, 2016, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine collaborated with the Patellofemoral Foundation to sponsor an all-day consensus meeting to establish guidelines for Patellofemoral instability surgery. Experts in the field from Europe and North America participated.

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ZipLine Medical Announces Support for PFF

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ZipLine LogoThe Patellofemoral Foundation is pleased to announce that it has received a financial donation from ZipLine Medical, a California-based manufacturer of advanced, non-invasive skin closure devices. John Fulkerson, MD, president of the PFF indicated that "we are very pleased to have the support of an innovative company like ZipLine Medical."

Eric Storne, Vice President of Marketing for ZipLine Medical stated, " We recognize the organizations's many accomplishments and support the efforts of the Patellofemoral Foundation as it is focused on education and research to benefit surgeons with appropriate knowledge and options to help patients."

ZipLine Medical offers a very unique and patented adhesive-based skin closure device that is available in four different sizes and is applicable to any size incision. The company has been producing and marketing the Zip devices for over three years in the US and worldwide. Several clinical studies have been published recently that show a reduction of complications or improvement in patient satisfaction with their device over standard skin closure options. ZipLine Medical received recognition at the recent AOSSM meeting in Colorado Springs as one of the Top 11 Sports Medicine Technology Awards for 2016.

LAUREN REDLER

Dr Lauren Redler receives the AANA/PFF Patellofemoral Surgical Anatomy Excellence Award at the AANA annual meeting in Boston April 14, 2016 from Drs Fulkerson and Tokish.

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