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Kinamed, Inc. provides grant commitment for 2017

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b2ap3_thumbnail_kinamed.pngThe Patellofemoral Foundation Board of Directors is honored to announce that Kinamed, Inc. (Camarillo, CA) has again provided financial support to the Foundation for 2017. Vineet Sarin, Ph.D., President of Kinamed, notified the PFF Board of the grant commitment.

Kinamed has developed the unique KineMatch Patello-Femoral Replacement -- a true custom implant system fabricated specifically for each individual patient suffering from isolated, end-stage patello-femoral disease. Because the device is precisely manufactured to fit the patient's anatomy using CT data, no resection of femoral bone is required, thus preserving bone stock for the future. The design of the front (articulating) and back (bone fitting) sides of the implant are "decoupled" so that optimization of an intimate, bone-sparing fit, as well as proper kinematics and control of patella tracking, can be achieved. Overstuffing is avoided with a deep groove that accomodates the patella, while thicker medial and lateral margins provide stability. Favorable long-term clinical results have been reported. More information is available at the Kinamed website.

Location:
the OLC in Rosemont, Ill.
CME hours:
15.25

Registration Fees

Member: $2,499
Non-Member Orthopaedic Surgeon: $2,999
PA: $800

Residents/Fellows may be able to attend at a reduced rate if space is available. Please email Kassie at Kassie@aana.org for more information.

This hands-on patellofemoral surgery course is designed to emphasize current anatomic, diagnostic and technical pearls that will help optimize patient outcomes. Participants will discover how to do precision MPFL and MQTFL reconstruction and examine how to move tibial tubercle safely and appropriately.

New, proven, and safe approaches to patellofemoral surgery with hands on cadaver knees availability will be explored in depth.

At the completion of this course the participant will be able to:

  1. Differentiate proper patellofemoral treatments and comprehend logical approaches to treating patients with patellofemoral pain and instability joint prevision techniques
  2. Identify the newest concepts in patellofemoral joint preservation and replacement including how to optimize patellofemoral articular loading and balance by anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer when appropriate
  3. Review and enhance patellofemoral surgical anatomy skills and biomechanics by utilizing cadaver knees

Course App will be available for participants to download at least 1 month prior to the course start date. The app contains:

  • handout materials
  • lab assignments
  • videos
  • registration lists

http://www.aana.org/detail/course/course-608-emerging-concepts-in-patellofemoral-surgery-from-instability-to-arthroplasty

Tagged in: AANA Courses

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

 

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