The Patellofemoral Foundation Board of Directors are delighted to announce that we will be funding Drs. Robert Magnussen and Marc Tompkins to be the 2019-20 ISAKOS/Patellofemoral Foundation Traveling Fellows. Congratulations!
Marc Tompkins, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Sports Medicine
University of Minnesota/TRIA Orthopedic Center
I am interested in the surgical treatment of patellofemoral instability as well as anterior knee pain. I have done and am currently participating in research into clinical outcomes following patellofemoral surgery. I have also done and am currently participating in radiographic and biomechanical based research around patellofemoral pathology. In addition, I have done and am currently participating in research focusing on rehabilitation following patellofemoral injury or surgery.
I am very excited about the opportunity to participate in the patellofemoral traveling fellowship. I look forward to building on the foundation of patellofemoral understanding that I currently have through observation and discussion with other patellofemoral surgeons. I also look forward to getting to know other patellofemoral surgeons better, with the hope for future collegial exchange and possible research collaboration.
— Marc Tompkins, MD.
Robert Magnussen, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Bruce and Susan Edwards Professor of Sports Medicine,
Associate Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director for Research
Department of Orthopaedics
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
My current areas of PF interested include using the power of multicenter cohort studies to answer key questions surrounding the treatment of patellar instability. Through multi-center collaboration, we can greatly shorten the time needed to collect patients and outcomes and hopefully soon provide some definitive answers to two key questions: 1. Which patients who suffer a first time patellar dislocation would benefit from early reconstructive surgery? and 2. When is an MPFL reconstruction sufficient to restore patellofemoral stability? By answering these key basic questions, we can facilitate patients’ return to activity while minimizing both potential surgical morbidity and time loss from activity.
— Robert Magnussen, MD