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
The Patellofemoral Traveling Fellows of ISAKOS and the Patellofemoral Foundation presented a one hour patellofemoral education symposium on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 to a crowded room full of international orthopedic surgeons at the 2015 ISAKOS Congress in Lyon France. Left to right: Geraldo Schuck (Brazil), Philip Schottle (Germany), Nicola Maffulli (England), Ryosuke Kuroda (Japan), Fredrik Almqvist (Belgium), Petri Silanpaa (Finland), Elvire Servien (France), Ashraf Abdelkafy (Egypt), Shital Parikh (USA), Laurie Hiemstra (Canada), Nik Paschos (Greece, USA), Philip Neyret (France, President of ISAKOS), John Fulkerson (USA, President of the Patellofemoral Foundation), Jason Koh, (USA) not pictured.
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At the May 2013 ISAKOS meeting in Toronto, Dr Shinya Oka was honored with the ISAKOS/PFF Research Excellence Award for his research entitled “A Simulation of the Optimal Femoral Insertion Site in Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction.”
8th Biennial ISAKOS Congress • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil • May 15-19, 2011 Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award The Geometry and Function of the Patellofemoral Joint Farhad Iranpour, United Kingdom The purpose of this study was to explore the patellofemoral joint in 3 dimensions, looking at its geometry, motion and stability. Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the patellofemoral joint in 3 dimensions, looking at its geometry, motion and stability. This work aimed to establish a relationship between this joint and the tibio-femoral joint. Method: CT scans of 40 normal knees were analysed using custom designed 3D imaging software. A frame of reference was defined, the flexion and extension facets were described in terms of spheres, and the offset of the extension facet sphere centres was measured relative to predefined landmarks. The locations and orientations of the groove and the trochlear axis were examined in relation to the conventional axes of the femur. As for the patella the relationships of various patellar dimensions were studied. In the next part of this study, the [...]
At the March 2010 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons meeting in New Orleans, Dr Fulkerson hosted a luncheon for the board of directors, corporate benefactors, and the ISAKOS travelling fellows at Mr B's Bistro on Royal Street. The newly released Patellofemoral Online Education was highlighted as the fellows met to discuss their April journey to patellofemoral centers in USA, France and England. At the luncheon, Elizabeth Arendt, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Minnesota joined other individual benefactors with a major contribution to the Patellofemoral Foundation.
Dr. C. Benjamin Ma (USA) and associates received the Patellofemoral Foundation’s Research Excellence Award
Once again the Patellofemoral Foundation has generously supported the efforts of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) to encourage research and expertise in the field of patellofemoral disorders. The Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award for 2009 has been won by C. Benjamin Ma and his colleagues Choongsoo Shin, Dana Carpenter and Sharmila Majumdar from the USA for their investigation of patellofemoral joint kinematics in anterior cruciate ligament deficient and reconstructed knees. The award consists of an honorarium whereby the research was presented at the Biennial ISAKOS meeting in Osaka, Japan and may be published in the Arthroscopy journal. For both this award and the Travelling Fellowship Awards, the number and quality of applications has increased substantially compared to two years ago, reflecting the success of the Patellofemoral Foundation in encouraging research and interest in disorders of the patellofemoral joint. ISAKOS is very grateful for the ongoing support of the Foundation. — Julian Feller FRACS Chair, ISAKOS Knee Committee