The Patellofemoral Foundation

The Patellofemoral Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization supported solely by contributions from individuals and corporations. All funds are used to support research and educational efforts that help those who suffer from anterior knee pain and instability.

We welcome and appreciate all contributions.

Thank you.

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Patellofemoral Instability 2024: A Three Dimensional Problem

APRIL 17, 2024

In this composite webinar, a panel of medical experts provides an in-depth discussion of patellofemoral instability in 2024, and details the diagnostic, surgical, and treatment options available to patients and practitioners.

Dr. John Fulkerson was inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame

JUNE 19, 2023

PFF founder and President, Dr. John Fulkerson, was inducted into the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Hall of Fame at the recent annual meeting in Washington DC. Please enjoy his acceptance speech!

Jenny McConnell receives PFF Lifetime Achievement Award

JUNE 19, 2023

Jenny McConnell receives the 2023 PFF Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) meeting in Boston, MA.

Eric R. Jania receives PFF Distinguished Service Award

JUNE 19, 2023

Eric R. Jania receives the Patellofemoral Foundation Distinguished Service Award for loyal support of the Patellofemoral Foundation since its inception in 2003. Watch his acceptance speech at the Annual PFF Luncheon at the Harvard Club in Boston, MA during the ISAKOS meeting.

Sample Course: Tibial Tubercle Distalization

Click the play button to view a sample course offering from The Patellofemoral Foundation. Mobile users can swipe left or right to move through the slides.

For more information on the Patellofemoral Foundation Masters Course offerings, click here.

Patellofemoral Foundation Goals

A focused organization striving for solutions


Fund and/or reward carefully selected scientific efforts that study the causes, prevention, and treatment of patellofemoral disorders.​


Provide focused educational sports medicine meetings in various locations to educate health care professionals about prevention, proper care of patients & athletes with patellofemoral pain & instability.


Enhance awareness of patellofemoral problems, the prevalence of patellofemoral pain, and the impact on athletes, workers, and the economy.​

Healio PF Updates​

A central portal for updates on patellofemoral research, focusing on the causes, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral disorders.​