Executive director Eric Dahlinger and Vice President Jason Koh represent the Patellofemoral Foundation at OSET 2021 in Las Vegas in early December 2021
Congratulations to Michael McBrayer and DJO for receiving the PFF Distinguished Service Award! The BOD of the Foundation is grateful for almost 2 decades of support for our goals!
The Board of Directors of the Patellofemoral Foundation hosted its annual luncheon on March 9, 2018, in conjunction with this year’s AAOS in New Orleans. Oceana Grill provided a great meal and wonderful New Orleans atmosphere as the PFF awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Robert Teitge of Detroit, Michigan.Dr. John Fulkerson, President of the PFF, thanked the many guests for their ongoing support of the Foundation’s goals and then introduced Dr. Teitge, while referencing a tremendous career that included many accomplishments that benefited the knowledge and treatment of the patellofemoral joint. Dr. Teitge delivered comments that reflected on his approach to research and use of technology in his practice.Also in attendance at the luncheon were prior recipients of the PFF Lifetime Achievement Award, Drs. Liza Arendt and Philippe Neyret, as well as numerous representatives from corporate sponsors. One of the goals of the luncheon is to show appreciation to those companies that have consistently and significantly supported the PFF. Next year’s luncheon will be at the AAOS meeting in Las Vegas in March 2019. [...]
Patellofemoral Surgery: From Instability to Arthroplasty Course at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (September 12-13, 2015)
The Patellofemoral Foundation partnered with the Arthroscopy Association of North America for the 4th Patellofemoral Surgery: From Instability to Arthroplasty Course at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, IL, on September 11 and 12, 2015. The event was the first patellofemoral-focused course offered at the new, world-class training facility, and marked the foundation’s 4th ”sold-out” instructional course. Master instructors for the course were PFF founder John Fulkerson, MD (Farmington, CT), Jack Farr, MD (Indianapolis, IN), Jason Koh, MD (Evanston, IL), Andrew Cosgarea, MD (Baltimore, MD), and William Post, MD (Morgantown, WV). An additional 14 instructors from across the United States assisted with the “hands on” lab sessions that allowed participants to learn and demonstrate surgical skills with close guidance from experienced surgeons whose practices include an emphasis on patellofemoral related issues. The agenda featured lectures, case presentations, the surgical skills lab, as well as quality time to interact with world renowned experts on the topic. Dr Fulkerson commented,” I am impressed with the interest and commitment of surgeons to learn more about the complexities of treating the [...]
The 2013 Orthopedic Learning Center course was sold out with 48 orthopedic surgeons attending April 12 and 13, 2013 in Rosemont, Illinois, at the Orthopedic Learning Center. All of these surgeons learned indications and techincal skills for several key patellofemoral surgery procedures. Participants uniformly reported a very favorable experience. The course was co-sponsored by the Patellofemoral Foundation and the Arthroscopy Association of North America
The PF foundation co-sponsored (with the Arthroscopy Association of North America) a hands-on cadaver PF surgery course at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Rosemont, Illinois on January 20 and 21, 2012 for orthopedic surgeons. Despite a snowstorm, 39 participants and 20 instructors showed up for this "first ever" hands on PF Surgery Course. The next course is being planned for April 12-14, 2013.
8th Biennial ISAKOS Congress • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil • May 15-19, 2011 Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award The Geometry and Function of the Patellofemoral Joint Farhad Iranpour, United Kingdom The purpose of this study was to explore the patellofemoral joint in 3 dimensions, looking at its geometry, motion and stability. Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the patellofemoral joint in 3 dimensions, looking at its geometry, motion and stability. This work aimed to establish a relationship between this joint and the tibio-femoral joint. Method: CT scans of 40 normal knees were analysed using custom designed 3D imaging software. A frame of reference was defined, the flexion and extension facets were described in terms of spheres, and the offset of the extension facet sphere centres was measured relative to predefined landmarks. The locations and orientations of the groove and the trochlear axis were examined in relation to the conventional axes of the femur. As for the patella the relationships of various patellar dimensions were studied. In the next part of this study, the [...]
On April 25th 2009, Ronald Grelsamer, MD and James Gladstone, MD hosted a Patella course at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. It was standing room only, as over 130 orthopedists, physical therapists and allied health professionals listened to a panel of experts taken mostly from the International Patellofemoral Study Group. These included Vicente Sanchez-Alfonso and Fred Almqvist (who flew in from Spain and Belgium respectively), Rick Cautilli from Philadelphia, Jack Farr (Indianapolis), Wayne Leadbetter from Baltimore, Anthony Schepsis (Boston), as well as Elliot Hershman and Eveline Erni (PT) from New York. John Fulkerson, MD, founder of the International Patellofemoral Study Group and of the Patellofemoral Foundation was the Keynote Speaker. (Submitted by Ronald Grelsamer MD)