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 [...]
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.
The PF Foundation Board of Directors has awarded a $5000 grant to Dr John Elias at Akron General Hospital to study patella articular contact pressure alteration with lateral entry of the patella into the trochlea.
Dr Matthew Bollier, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Iowa has been awarded a $5000 grant from the Patellofemoral Foundation to support a research project entitled: "The effect of patellar height on patellofemoral contact pressure and area after medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: a finite element analysis."