Bill Post, chairman of IPSG proposes a toast to Dr Laurie Hiemstra, IPSG host 2019 and Patellofemoral scholar
The International Patellofemoral Study Group met in Banff Canada September 25-28. Here are (left to right): Betina Hinckel, Seth Sherman, Allan Merchant, Joan Merchant, Sylvia Sherman, Sabrina Strickland, and Andreas Gomoll
The ISMF Conference in 2019 collaborated with the Patellofemoral Foundation to develop the premier sports medicine fellows conference for patellofemoral education in the world in 2019. Drs. Seth Sherman, Jack Farr and John Fulkerson have put together a timely, balanced and comprehensive education experience for sports medicine fellows including cadaver surgery, working with Dr Bert Mandelbaum and Hilary Merliner. Executive Director Eric Dahlinger of the Patellofemoral Foundation will attend. For more information about this and future conferences, contact Hilary Merliner at International Sports Medicine Fellows ConferenceCourse Office2410 Camino Ramon, Suite 215San Ramon, CA 94583Tel: 925.807.1190 Fax: 925.807.1197Email: email@example.com/ISMF/
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 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."
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 [...]
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