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PFF Holds Annual Board Meeting in New Orleans

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The Patellofemoral Foundation held its annual board meeting at the recent AAOS in New Orleans on March 9, 2018. Oceana Grill hosted the event which occurs prior to the annual luncheon and serves to acknowledge and celebrate the accomplishments of PFF Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. This year the award was presented to Dr Robert Teitge of Detroit, Michigan.

The Board continues to focus on education related specifically on diagnostic and treatment options for patellofemoral patients. Ample time was devoted to developing an effective, comprehensive, and high quality online education series.  The task is supported with the excellent volunteer support of several members of the International Patellofemoral Study Group (IPSG) that include Drs. Beth Shubin Stein (NYC), Seth Sherman (Columbia, MO), Jackie Munch (Portland, OR), and Adam Yanke (Chicago).

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The PFF Foundation Board of Directors at Oceana Grill in New Orleans.

 

The Board of Directors of the Patellofemoral Foundation hosted its annual luncheon on March 9, 2018, in conjunction with this year’s AAOS in New Orleans. Oceana Grill provided a great meal and wonderful New Orleans atmosphere as the PFF awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Robert Teitge of Detroit, Michigan.

Dr. John Fulkerson, President of the PFF, thanked the many guests for their ongoing support of the Foundation’s goals and then introduced Dr. Teitge, while referencing a tremendous career that included many accomplishments that benefited the knowledge and treatment of the patellofemoral joint. Dr. Teitge delivered comments that reflected on his approach to research and use of technology in his practice.

Also in attendance at the luncheon were prior recipients of the PFF Lifetime Achievement Award, Drs. Liza Arendt and Philippe Neyret, as well as numerous representatives from corporate sponsors. One of the goals of the luncheon is to show appreciation to those companies that have consistently and significantly supported the PFF.  

Next year’s luncheon will be at the AAOS meeting in Las Vegas in March 2019.

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Dr. John Fulkerson, right, with 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winner Dr. Robert Teitge.

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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. 

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