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Patellofemoral Traveling Fellowship Experience 2017-2019

2021-11-24T07:45:35+00:00June 4th, 2019|Categories: PFF/ISAKOS Travelling Fellowship|

Written by Sheanna Maine, MD Mauro Núñez, MD Regardless of our background, place of training or experience, we all have a common goal, to be able to offer our patients the best in terms of diagnostic certainty, timely and adequate treatment to improve their quality of life. Fellowship programs serve this purpose by seeking expertise in a specific area within ​​our specialty. These programs have shown their value by significantly shortening the learning curve of those who have studied them. While this holds true for established academic programs that usually last for a period of one year, we did not know exactly what to expect from a Traveling Fellowship, much less what the similarities might be, nor the dissimilar areas in comparison to a formal academic programs. PFTF 2017-2019 Our itinerary included 2 continents, three countries and 5 centers, visited over 4 weeks. We started with a week-long visit to Minneapolis, Minnesota with Dr. Elizabeth Arendt, followed by a flying visit to Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, with Dr Andrew Cosgarea and Dr Miho Tanaka. In that same [...]

The 2019 ISAKOS Meeting in Cancun

2021-11-24T07:41:01+00:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Activities, PFF/ISAKOS Travelling Fellowship|Tags: , , , |

Patellofemoral Foundation board members João Espreguiera Mendes and Jason Koh hosted a luncheon for past patellofemoral foundation/ISAKOS traveling fellows and guests at the May 2019 ISAKOS meeting in Cancun. Board members Ryosuke Kuroda and Dan Green also attended Photos Courtesy of PFF Board member Lieve Vanden Berghe

PFF Board of Directors present the 2018 PF Foundation Traveling Fellows in Cancun

2021-11-24T07:50:06+00:00May 13th, 2019|Categories: News, PFF/ISAKOS Travelling Fellowship|Tags: , , , |

Congratulations to Drs Maine and Nunez who were announced as the latest 2018 Traveling Fellows by the PFF Board of Directors at ISAKOS in Cancun! In the pic: Drs Jason Koh and Ryosuke Kuroda of the Patellofemoral Foundation Board of Directors present the 2018 PF Foundation Traveling fellows, Drs Maine and  Nunez, at ISAKOS in Cancun

John Fulkerson receives the Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award at Annual Board luncheon in Las Vegas March 15, 2019

2019-03-31T02:39:54+00:00March 31st, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

John Fulkerson receives the Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award at Annual Board luncheon in Las Vegas March 15, 2019

Patellofemoral Foundation Funded Travelling Fellows

2019-02-24T21:58:57+00:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: PFF/ISAKOS Travelling Fellowship|Tags: , |

The 2017 Patellofemoral Foundation funded Travelling Fellows recently completed their fellowship with a visit to see Professor Ryosuke Kuroda and his sports medicine team at Kobe University Hospital. Not only was the trip a valuable academic experience, but also an incredible cultural immersion with hospitality second to none. From the moment we arrived in Japan, the language barrier we expected was barely noticeable as Professor Ryosuke, and Consultant Surgeons Takehiko Matsushita and Daisuke Araki were kind enough to translate for us in their clinic where a variety of Patellofemoral and Sports cases were reviewed. We had the opportunity to present our own research and were treated to a departmental dinner - the first in a week long extravaganza of Japanese culinary delicacy. Guided tours to Kyoto, Nara and Himeji castle introduced us to the concept of Wabi Sabi, a philosophical conundrum that we will continue to study and appreciate. The unit had then been instructed to present their rounds and complex cases in English and we finished our trip following a day of surgery with dinner at [...]

2019 ISMF Conference January 18-19, 2019

2019-01-07T18:20:48+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Meetings|Tags: , , |

The ISMF Conference in 2019 collaborated with the Patellofemoral Foundation to develop the  premier sports medicine fellows conference for patellofemoral education in the world in 2019. Drs. Seth Sherman, Jack Farr and John Fulkerson have put together a timely, balanced and comprehensive education experience for sports medicine fellows including cadaver surgery, working with Dr Bert Mandelbaum and Hilary Merliner. Executive Director Eric Dahlinger of the Patellofemoral Foundation will attend. For more information about this and future conferences, contact Hilary Merliner at International Sports Medicine Fellows ConferenceCourse Office2410 Camino Ramon, Suite 215San Ramon, CA  94583Tel:      925.807.1190 Fax:     925.807.1197Email: hilary@mcjconsulting.comwww.ismf-conference.com/ISMF/

2019-20 Patellofemoral Foundation/ISAKOS Traveling fellows

2018-12-27T17:00:00+00:00December 27th, 2018|Categories: PFF/ISAKOS Travelling Fellowship|Tags: , , |

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     [...]

Patellofemoral Foundation/ISAKOS Travelling Fellowship Update 2018

2018-11-12T14:13:35+00:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Activities|Tags: , |

As one of the proud recipients of the 2017 PFJ travelling fellowship, I was honoured and humbled to embark on a journey that I hoped would be the answer to all the questions I had regarding some complex and difficult patients that I accumulated over my last few years as a Paediatric and Limb reconstruction surgeon in Brisbane, Australia. The first dilemma was to try and organize a program that satisfied our learning objectives. My interest in consolidating an approach to the adolescent patient with high grade dysplasia and associated bony malalignment, led us to Minneapolis, Baltimore, Banff, NYC and Kobe… although our budget and time constraints saw us regrettably miss out on many centres that would have been valuable learning opportunities. Having arrived in Minneapolis sans luggage, I met Dr Mauro Nunez in our hotel and prepared for a 3 week immersion in all things PFJ with Dr Eliza Arendt and Dr Marc Tompkins. One of the most salient take home messages was to not get too caught up with exacting numerical assessment of common PFJ [...]

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