John Fulkerson receives the Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award at Annual Board luncheon in Las Vegas March 15, 2019
Ongoing & Focused
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).
The PFF Foundation Board of Directors at Oceana Grill in New Orleans.
The Patellofemoral Foundation extends particular gratitude to DJO Global and Smith and Nephew for their loyal support to the Patellofemoral Foundation since 2003! We sincerely hope that those who benefit from the educational offerings on our website and of our educational activities will consider their products, knowing the commitment they have made to the Patellofemoral Foundation.
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:
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.
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
On Friday Sept 23, 2016, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine collaborated with the Patellofemoral Foundation to sponsor an all-day consensus meeting to establish guidelines for Patellofemoral instability surgery. Experts in the field from Europe and North America participated.