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kinamed

Established in 1987, Kinamed designs and manufactures implantables and instruments for orthopedics and neurosurgery. Kinamed recently made a generous three-year pledge of support to the Patellofemoral Foundation. Support from Kinamed and all our donors is vital to our ability to fund innovation, research, education and awareness of patellofemoral disease. To become a Patellofemoral Foundation supporter, click here

The Patellofemoral Foundation's Board of Directors recently approved an affiliation with the Yale University Library to initiate a web-based Patellofemoral Resource Center, to be developed with the help of the Yale University Medical Library and the under the guidance of Dr. Peter Jokl, Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Yale. Dr. Tony Schepsis will oversee a video library component that is currently being developed. 

The aim of the Patellofemoral Travelling Fellowship is to promote better understanding and communication regarding patellofemoral pain. A stipend is provided by the Foundation to permit visits to several centres worldwide that offer opportunities to learn about the complexities of patellofemoral pain. This year four surgeons will be given the opportunity to benefit from this fellowship. Philip Schoettle from Germany, Petri Sillanpaa from Finland and Christian Lattermann from the USA will travel with Nicola Maffulli from England acting as their “godfather.”

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