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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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The Hartman Patellofemoral Reseach Fund was established in recognition of Mr. J. William Hartman. Mr Hartman, president of Hartman Newspapers, Rosenberg, Texas, expressed unhesitating and early support of the concept and mission of the Patellofemoral Foundation with his generous Founding Benefactor pledge.  Mr. Hartman renewed his committment to Patellofemoral Foundation in July 2007 with pledge of support for the next five years. We truly appreciate his dedication to Patellofemoral Foundation's mission. 

John J. Elias, M.D., Andrew J. Cosgarea, M.D. 
Medical Education and Research Institute of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO
Orthapaedic Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

John Elias and Andrew Cosgarea have reported new and exciting results from their PFF funded research. In a computer model of knees with dysplastic trochleas, they have established that proximal realignment (MPFL reconstruction) creates greater patellofemoral articular loads than tibial tubercle transfer. This important work helps to further clarify the need for distal alignment in controlling patellar instability when the trochlea is flat and there is lateral tracking of the patella. Click here for details.

Christiansen's PFF/ISAKOS award winning research found that there is no advantage to acute repair of the medial PF ligament after acute dislocation of the patella.
 

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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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