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.”
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8th Biennial ISAKOS Congress • Rio De Janeiro, Brazil • May 15-19, 2011
The purpose of this study was to explore the patellofemoral joint in 3 dimensions, looking at its geometry, motion and stability.
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