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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 a Kobe beef restaurant. The experience has primarily reinforced to us that the mission for which the Patellofemoral Foundation and International Patellofemoral Study Group were  founded, being a collegial family of surgeons with a common interest in furthering understanding of the PFJ, is still alive and well. We sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity to return the hospitality of our Japanese family in the future and we look forward to presenting a summary of our travels at the ISAKOS meeting in Cancun.

ISAKOS PF traveling fellows

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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!
 
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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
 

 
 
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Robert Magnussen, MD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedics
Bruce and Susan Edwards Professor of Sports Medicine
Associate Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director for Research
Department of Orthopaedics
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
 
My current areas of PF interested include using the power of multicenter cohort studies to answer key questions surrounding the treatment of patellar instability. Through multi-center collaboration, we can greatly shorten the time needed to collect patients and outcomes and hopefully soon provide some definitive answers to two key questions: 1. Which patients who suffer a first time patellar dislocation would benefit from early reconstructive surgery? and 2. When is an MPFL reconstruction sufficient to restore patellofemoral stability? By answering these key basic questions, we can facilitate patients' return to activity while minimizing both potential surgical morbidity and time loss from activity.

— Robert Magnussen, MD

 

 

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