At its most recent board of director's meeting, the Arthroscopy Association of North America decided to co-sponsor, with the Patellofemoral Foundation, a hands-on cadaver surgery course on patellofemoral surgery for orthopedic surgeons January 20-21, 2012 at the Orthopedic Learning Center in Rosemont, IL. Dr Peter Jokl spearheaded this project. Drs Jack Farr and Jason Koh are the program directors and will join Drs Anthony Schepsis and John Fulkerson as master surgery instructors.
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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).
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.