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Meetings, Conferences and Events 

September 9, 2016

This hands-on patellofemoral surgery course is designed to emphasize current anatomic, diagnostic and technical pearls that will help optimize patient outcomes. Participants will discover how to do precision MPFL and MQTFL reconstruction and examine how to move tibial tubercle safely and appropriately.

New, proven, and safe approaches to patellofemoral surgery with hands on cadaver knees availability will be explored in depth. 

Course App will be available for participants to download at least 1 month prior to the course start date. The Course App will hold all course handout material, lab assignments, videos and registration lists.

Maximum Enrollment: 48

Course Director: John P. Fulkerson, MD

Master Instructors:            
Andrew J. Cosgarea, MD            
Jack Farr, II, MD            
Jason L. Koh, MD            
William R. Post, MD

The course agenda is available here.

The Arthroscopy Association of North America is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

For more information, including the course agenda, please visit

The following study received the 2015 Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award of ISAKOS and the Patellofemoral Foundation at the Biennial ISAKOS Congress in Lyon, France: "Femoral antetorsion is related to the morphology of the femoral trochlea"

Liebensteiner M, Ressler J, Seitlinger G, Djurdjevic T, El-Attal R, Ferlic P

Dr. Liebensteiner and his team concluded that the morphology of the trochlea is significantly related to femoral antetorsion. Increased antetorsion is associated with a flatter, more dysplastic trochlea.

The Patellofemoral Foundation is very proud to announce the 2015-17 PFF/ISAKOS Patellofemoral Traveling fellows. Dr. Munch is currently Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center, and Dr. Paschos is Fellow in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, USA.

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Dr. Jacqueline Munch, Assistant Professor at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center Dr Nikolos Paschos, MD,Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis

The Patellofemoral Foundation partnered with the Arthroscopy Association of North America for the 4th Patellofemoral Surgery: From Instability to Arthroplasty Course at the Orthopaedic Learning Center in Rosemont, IL, on September 11 and 12, 2015. The event was the first patellofemoral-focused course offered at the new, world-class training facility, and marked the foundation’s 4th ”sold-out” instructional course.

Master instructors for the course were PFF founder John Fulkerson, MD (Farmington, CT), Jack Farr, MD (Indianapolis, IN), Jason Koh, MD (Evanston, IL), Andrew Cosgarea, MD (Baltimore, MD), and William Post, MD (Morgantown, WV). An additional 14 instructors from across the United States assisted with the “hands on” lab sessions that allowed participants to learn and demonstrate surgical skills with close guidance from experienced surgeons whose practices include an emphasis on patellofemoral related issues. The agenda featured lectures, case presentations, the surgical skills lab, as well as quality time to interact with world renowned experts on the topic.

Dr Fulkerson commented,” I am impressed with the interest and commitment of surgeons to learn more about the complexities of treating the patellofemoral joint. The discussion, demonstrations, and skills application of the techniques comfirmed the need and interest within the orthopaedic community for ongoing courses focused on identifying problems and treating the patellofemoral joint.”

The Patellofemoral Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization whose goal is to improve care of individuals through targeted education and research. The Foundation strives to achieve their goals through the generous donations of individuals and corporations. Executive Director Eric Dahlinger stated “that the organization has accomplished a great deal as it has grown over the years by sponsoring  travelling fellowships and research to recognizing quality patellofemoral focused research and lifelong accomplishments.”

More information can be found at

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The Patellofemoral Traveling Fellows of ISAKOS and the Patellofemoral  Foundation presented a one hour patellofemoral education symposium on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 to a crowded room full of international orthopedic surgeons at the 2015 ISAKOS Congress in Lyon France. 

Left to right: Geraldo Schuck (Brazil), Philip Schottle (Germany), Nicola Maffulli (England), Ryosuke Kuroda (Japan), Fredrik Almqvist (Belgium), Petri Silanpaa (Finland), Elvire Servien (France), Ashraf Abdelkafy (Egypt),  Shital Parikh (USA), Laurie Hiemstra (Canada), Nik Paschos (Greece, USA), Philip Neyret (France, President of ISAKOS), John Fulkerson (USA, President of the Patellofemoral Foundation), Jason Koh, (USA) not pictured.

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