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DJO Global announces 5-year commitment to PFF

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b2ap3_thumbnail_dj.pngThe Board of Directors of the Patellofemoral Foundation is pleased to announce that DJO Global has again committed to supporting the organization. Senior Vice President Michael McBrayer recently confirmed to the board that DJO Global will support the organization with a 5 year, $50,000 per year commitment.

With the announcement, Mr. McBrayer added that “DJO Global is proud to continue and further our support to the Patellofemoral Foundation. The Foundation’s worldwide efforts to improve the quality of life for individuals with knee pain falls directly in line with DJO Global and our efforts to keep people in motion. Truly Motion is Medicine.”

Dr. John Fulkerson, founder and President of the Patellofemoral Foundation responded that “the Foundation is grateful for all support offered to support or mission and goals, but we are extremely pleased with the relationship with DJO Global that has been generous and consistent since we formed the organization in 2003.”

The PFF has partnered with major organizations to continue with their effort to provide education and support research to help surgeons with the information and options needed to help patients suffering from anterior knee pain. These organizations include AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America), AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) and ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine).

“The board is looking forward to continuing with a number of successful and effective programs such as acknowledging and supporting research and traveling fellowships. Donations to the foundation also provide the opportunity to expand its reach into new areas such as developing programs to benefit residents”, said Eric Dahlinger, Executive Director of the PFF. 

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.

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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