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 [...]
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
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
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 [...]
Patellofemoral Foundation sponsored ISAKOS PF traveling fellows Sheanna Maine and Mauro Nunez visit with Professor Ryosuke Kuroda, a former Patellofemoral Foundation/ISAKOS fellow, in Kobe Japan where Dr Kuroda is Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery
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 [...]
PFF traveling fellows Sheanna Maine (Australia) and Mauro Nunez (Costa Rica) have been busy traveling to University of Minnesota with Drs Arendt and Tompkins; Hospital for Special Surgery with Drs Strickland, Shubin Stein, Green, Gomoll, and Fulkerson; Johns Hopkins with Drs Cosgarea and Tanaka; and here, with Dr Laurie Hiemstra in Calgary, Canada. Dr Hiemstra is hosting the next International Patellofemoral Study Group meeting next September in Banff, Canada.
By Drs Jacqueline Munch Brady and Nicholas Paschos We began our journey in beautiful Lyon, France with Dr David Dejour. We focused on instability, discussing the principles of clinical and radiographic evaluation of the patellofemoral joint, and indications for procedures such as distalizing tibial tubercle osteotomy and trochleoplasty. Dr. Dejour explained the thought process behind identifying patella alta and/or trochlear dysplasia as the major contributing factor to instability, and correcting each accordingly. Dr. Philippe Neyret was our next host, across the city in Lyon. With him, we shifted our focus to the extensor mechanism of the knee, discussing considerations for surgical intervention in chronic quadriceps or patellar tendon insufficiency. He demonstrated a technique for complex reconstruction of a deficient patellar tendon using mesh augmentation, for instances where the native tendon is insufficient for repair. Next, we stopped in London to visit Dr. Andrew Amis. His lab at the Imperial College is equipped to study everything from soft tissue anatomy to complex joint kinematics. We discussed the difficulties in studying the patellofemoral joint biomechanically: for instance, a dearth [...]
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.
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