Meetings, Conferences and Events 

Annual Patellofemoral Foundation Board Meeting and Luncheon – San Diego, CA

2017-03-21T19:54:21+00:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , , , |

{"file":"/activities/2017_Meeting","place":"shared"} The 2017 Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting was held in beautiful San Diego this past week. The Board of Directors of the Patellofemoral Foundation recently held our board meeting and luncheon in San Diego concurrent with the 2017 AAOS meeting.  This year we met at the Oceanaire Restaurant located a few blocks from the San Diego Convention Center. Agenda items included updates on a number of ongoing projects and relationships with partners that include AANA, ISAKOS, and AOSSM.  The upcoming September 8-9, 2017 PFF/AANA Orthopaedic Learning Center course was discussed and significant time was given to ideas for providing residents and fellows with a focused course directed to teaching current and optimized options for treatment. The board was grateful and fortunate that corporate donations continue to support efforts to provide education. Dr. John Fulkerson reviewed the current list of sponsors noting especially the generous DJO Global commitment to donate $250,000 over 5 years.  Continued support from Smith & Nephew, Kinamed was gratefully acknowledged as well as the first year of support from ZipLine Medical. [...]

DJO Global announces 5-year commitment to PFF

2017-02-22T22:50:42+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , |

The Board of Directors of the Patellofemoral Foundation is pleased to announce that DJO Global has again committed to supporting the organization. Senior Vice President Michael McBrayer recently confirmed to the board that DJO Global will support the organization with a 5 year, $50,000 per year commitment. With the announcement, Mr. McBrayer added that “DJO Global is proud to continue and further our support to the Patellofemoral Foundation. The Foundation’s worldwide efforts to improve the quality of life for individuals with knee pain falls directly in line with DJO Global and our efforts to keep people in motion. Truly Motion is Medicine.” Dr. John Fulkerson, founder and President of the Patellofemoral Foundation responded that “the Foundation is grateful for all support offered to support or mission and goals, but we are extremely pleased with the relationship with DJO Global that has been generous and consistent since we formed the organization in 2003.” The PFF has partnered with major organizations to continue with their effort to provide education and support research to help surgeons with the information and [...]

Kinamed, Inc. provides grant commitment for 2017

2017-02-22T22:19:01+00:00February 22nd, 2017|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , |

The Patellofemoral Foundation Board of Directors is honored to announce that Kinamed, Inc. (Camarillo, CA) has again provided financial support to the Foundation for 2017. Vineet Sarin, Ph.D., President of Kinamed, notified the PFF Board of the grant commitment. Kinamed has developed the unique KineMatch Patello-Femoral Replacement -- a true custom implant system fabricated specifically for each individual patient suffering from isolated, end-stage patello-femoral disease. Because the device is precisely manufactured to fit the patient's anatomy using CT data, no resection of femoral bone is required, thus preserving bone stock for the future. The design of the front (articulating) and back (bone fitting) sides of the implant are "decoupled" so that optimization of an intimate, bone-sparing fit, as well as proper kinematics and control of patella tracking, can be achieved. Overstuffing is avoided with a deep groove that accomodates the patella, while thicker medial and lateral margins provide stability. Favorable long-term clinical results have been reported. More information is available at the Kinamed website.

Course 608 Emerging Concepts in Patellofemoral Surgery: From Instability to Arthroplasty – Sept 8 to Sept 9 2017

2017-01-19T15:40:23+00:00January 19th, 2017|Categories: Activities|Tags: , |

Location:the OLC in Rosemont, Ill.CME hours:15.25 Registration Fees Member: $2,499 Non-Member Orthopaedic Surgeon: $2,999 PA: $800 Residents/Fellows may be able to attend at a reduced rate if space is available. Please email Kassie at Kassie@aana.org for more information. This hands-on patellofemoral surgery course is designed to emphasize current anatomic, diagnostic and technical pearls that will help optimize patient outcomes. Participants will discover how to do precision MPFL and MQTFL reconstruction and examine how to move tibial tubercle safely and appropriately. New, proven, and safe approaches to patellofemoral surgery with hands on cadaver knees availability will be explored in depth. At the completion of this course the participant will be able to: Differentiate proper patellofemoral treatments and comprehend logical approaches to treating patients with patellofemoral pain and instability joint prevision techniques Identify the newest concepts in patellofemoral joint preservation and replacement including how to optimize patellofemoral articular loading and balance by anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer when appropriate Review and enhance patellofemoral surgical anatomy skills and biomechanics by utilizing cadaver knees Course App will be available for participants to [...]

ISAKOS/PFF traveling fellows at the University of Connecticut with Dr. Cory Edgar

2016-06-21T03:08:53+00:00June 21st, 2016|Categories: PFF/ISAKOS Travelling Fellowship|Tags: , , |

An afternoon of cadaver PF knee surgery with Dr Cory Edgar (front left) on June 14, 2016 at University of Connecticut. Dr Nikolos Paschos is behind Dr Edgar, with Dr Jacqueline Munch on the right and Dr Connor Ziegler looking on behind Dr Munch.

Dr Elizabeth Arendt receives the Patellofemoral Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award

2016-03-06T20:14:42+00:00March 6th, 2016|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , |

From left to right: Eric Jania, Eric Dahlinger, John Fulkerson MD, Elizabeth Arendt MD, Bill Post MD, Jason Koh MD, Andy Cosgarea MD From left to right: PFF Board member Dr. Joao Espreguiera , Award recipient Elizabeth Arendt, and PFF Board member Philippe Neyret. Patellofemoral Foundation Board member Dr Jason Koh with Dr Arendt. Dr Elizabeth Arendt receives the Patellofemoral Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual PFF luncheon which was attended by 35 guests. In addition to the Board of Directors, corporate benefactors John Mahoney of Smith and Nephew, Michael McBrayer of DJOrtho, Vineet Sarin of Kinamed, and orthopedic leadership Allan Anderson (President of AOSSM), Philippe Neyret (President of ISAKOS), Matteo Denti (President of ESSKA), Joao Espreguiera (past president of ESSKA) and past presidents Nick Sgaglione and William Beach of AANA attended.

New Concepts in Patellofemoral Surgery: From Instability to Arthroplasty

2016-02-04T23:22:32+00:00February 4th, 2016|Categories: Activities|

September 9, 2016 This hands-on patellofemoral surgery course is designed to emphasize current anatomic, diagnostic and technical pearls that will help optimize patient outcomes. Participants will discover how to do precision MPFL and MQTFL reconstruction and examine how to move tibial tubercle safely and appropriately. New, proven, and safe approaches to patellofemoral surgery with hands on cadaver knees availability will be explored in depth.  Course App will be available for participants to download at least 1 month prior to the course start date. The Course App will hold all course handout material, lab assignments, videos and registration lists. Maximum Enrollment: 48 Course Director: John P. Fulkerson, MD Master Instructors:             Andrew J. Cosgarea, MD             Jack Farr, II, MD             Jason L. Koh, MD             William R. Post, MD The course agenda is available here. Accreditation The Arthroscopy Association of North America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. For more information, including the course agenda, please visit http://www.aana.org/MastersExperienceCourseAgendas/509.aspx

Study Awarded 2015 Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award of ISAKOS and the Patellofemoral Foundation

2016-01-03T03:05:11+00:00January 3rd, 2016|Categories: Activities|Tags: , , |

The following study received the 2015 Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award of ISAKOS and the Patellofemoral Foundation at the Biennial ISAKOS Congress in Lyon, France: "Femoral antetorsion is related to the morphology of the femoral trochlea" Liebensteiner M, Ressler J, Seitlinger G, Djurdjevic T, El-Attal R, Ferlic P Dr. Liebensteiner and his team concluded that the morphology of the trochlea is significantly related to femoral antetorsion. Increased antetorsion is associated with a flatter, more dysplastic trochlea.

2015-17 PFF/ISAKOS Patellofemoral Traveling fellows

2015-12-04T18:04:52+00:00December 4th, 2015|Categories: PFF/ISAKOS Travelling Fellowship|Tags: , , |

The Patellofemoral Foundation is very proud to announce the 2015-17 PFF/ISAKOS Patellofemoral Traveling fellows. Dr. Munch is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, and Dr. Paschos is Fellow in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, USA. Dr. Jacqueline Munch, Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center Dr Nikolos Paschos, MD,Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis

Patellofemoral Surgery: From Instability to Arthroplasty Course at the Orthopaedic Learning Center (September 12-13, 2015)

2015-10-15T20:48:51+00:00October 15th, 2015|Categories: Conferences and Events|

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 [...]

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