At the May 2013 ISAKOS meeting in Toronto, Dr Shinya Oka was honored with the ISAKOS/PFF Research Excellence Award for his research entitled “A Simulation of the Optimal Femoral Insertion Site in Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction.”
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Drs Bill Post and Jack Andrish presented live surgical cadaver demonstrations on, respectively, medial patella stabilization and anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer at the July 2012 American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine meeting in Baltimore. A crowd of over 250 orthopedic surgeons attended.
At its most recent board of director's meeting, the Arthroscopy Association of North America decided to co-sponsor, with the Patellofemoral Foundation, a hands-on cadaver surgery course on patellofemoral surgery for orthopedic surgeons January 20-21, 2012 at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Rosemont, IL. Dr Peter Jokl spearheaded this project. Drs Jack Farr and Jason Koh are the program directors and will join Drs Anthony Schepsis and John Fulkerson as master surgery instructors.
The Patellofemoral Foundation (PFF) Board of Directors met in San Francisco at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting on March 6, 2008. Representatives from our major benefactor, Smith and Nephew Endoscopy, attended as well as Lieve Van den Berghe, Vice Preident of DJO International and organizer of the Patellofemoral Consensus Group. The AAOS meeting was a great opportunity for Patellofemoral Board Members to fulfill part of our mission to enhance awareness of patellofemoral problems and provide focused educational opportunities for health care professionals about prevention and proper care of patients and athletes with patellofemoral pain and instability.