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 patellofemoral joint. The discussion, demonstrations, and skills application of the techniques comfirmed the need and interest within the orthopaedic community for ongoing courses focused on identifying problems and treating the patellofemoral joint.”

The Patellofemoral Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose goal is to improve care of individuals through targeted education and research. The Foundation strives to achieve their goals through the generous donations of individuals and corporations. Executive Director Eric Dahlinger stated “that the organization has accomplished a great deal as it has grown over the years by sponsoring  travelling fellowships and research to recognizing quality patellofemoral focused research and lifelong accomplishments.”

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