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Traveling Fellow Elvire Servien Visits US and South Africa for Further Study
As part of her traveling fellowship, Elvire Servien of Lyon, France visited three different surgeons in two countries on two different continents. Her report is provided below:

In June of 2009, I went to the United States to meet Dr. John Fulkerson of Farmington, CT and Dr. Anthony Schepsis of Boston, MA. I saw different surgeries, including and MPFL procedure and Dr. Fulkerson’s osteotomy. But I also saw many patella-disorders I usually do not see in my practice. Indeed, when experiencing anterior knee pain in France, patients are referred to the physician for a rehabilitation protocol. We went to the lab with Dr. Fulkerson with his fellow and did an MPFL knee dissection on a cadaver. I also saw several antero-medialization osteotomies with a repeat of the anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer with Dr. Schepsis. The second interesting point was a very high rate of patients with previous lateral retinaculum release (two or three recurrent procedures) coming to see a “patella surgeon expert.” With Professor Schepsis, the dynamic CT-scan was a very interesting exam and was performed in order to analyze patello-femoral tracking during flexion.

My second destination was South Africa , where I visited Dr. Spike Erasmus. I saw his technique for MPFL reconstruction and had an extensive discussion with him about MPFL isometry and graft fixation. The fellowship ended with an International PF Study Group meeting and fantastic Sabi Sabi

PFF has established close working relationships with the International Society of Arthorscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), the International Patellofemoral Study Group (IPSG) and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).

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Pictured: Board Members Left-Right: Philippe Neyret, M.D., Eric Dahlinger, M.D,  Jack Bert, M.D. (incoming president of AANA) Peter Jokl M.D., Jack Farr, M.D., John Fulkerson, M.D, Eric Jania,  and Anthony Schepsis, M.D.

Patellofemoral Foundation Board of Directors meeting with Jack Bert, incoming president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), in San Francisco on March 6, 2008.   The Board of Directors welcomed Jack Bert, incoming president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America(AANA), to the meeting and discussed a strategic alliance of the PFF with AANA to promote education of orthopedic surgeons about the patellofemoral joint. A proposal regarding this relationship was submitted to the AANA Board of Directors At its Board of Directors meeting April 2008, The Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) approved a formal relationship with the Patellofemoral Foundation (PFF) as a way of fostering and promoting patellofemoral research and education.

The shared goal is to foster and promote more and better education for AANA members regarding patellofemoral problems, as these can be complex and difficult to treat at times. PFF hopes to help AANA assume a leadership role worldwide in patellofemoral education, particularly as anterior knee pain (AKA patellofemoral pain) is very common among athletes and workers, as well as the elderly.

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Dr. Christina Stukenborg-Colsman, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Hannover, Germany, was awarded the 2007 PFF/ISAKOS Patellofemoral Travelling Fellowship a t the May 2007 ISAKOS meeting in Florence Italy.

Dr. Stukenborg-Colsman visited with Dr. Fulkerson in July 2007.  The following picture shows a dissection of the MPFL and an anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer osteotomy performed on a cadaver knee during Dr. Stukenborg-Colsman's visit.

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Pictured: MPFL and an anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer ostemotmy performed on a cadaver knee

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