Sponsored by The Patellofemoral Foundation, Inc.
History of the Award
The Patellofemoral Research Excellence award was conceived in 2005 by the Patellofemoral Foundation and ISAKOS to
encourage outstanding research leading to improved understanding, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral pain or instability.
2019 Cancun, MEXICO
Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction versus Tibial Tuberosity Transfer for Patellar Instability
Alessandra Berton, MD ITALY
2017 Shanghai, CHINA
Comparison of Soft Tissue and Bone Graft Fixation for Reconstruction of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament. A Randomized Controlled Trial
Martin Lind, Prof., MD, PhD DENMARK
2015 Lyon, LYON
Femoral Antetorsion is Related to the Morphology of the Femoral Trochlea
Michael Christian Liebensteiner, MD, PhD AUSTRIA
2013 Toronto, CANADA
A Simulation of the Optimal Femoral Insertion Site in Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction
Shinya Oka, MD JAPAN
2011 Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL
The Geometry and Function of the Patellofemoral Joint
Farhad Iranpour, MD UNITED KINGDOM
2009 Osaka, JAPAN
Three‐Dimensional in Vivo Patellofemoral Kinematics and Contact Area of ACL Deficient and ACL
Reconstructed Subjects Using MR Images
C. Benjamin Ma, MD USA
Purpose of the Award
The Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award was established to encourage outstanding research leading to improved understanding, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral pain or instability.
To be considered for the Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award, applicants must first submit an abstract related to Patellofemoral research for the ISAKOS Congress followed by the online award application.
Applicants are required to provide their curriculum vitae, and agree to provide a manuscript following
Journal of ISAKOS criteria if selected as a finalist.
Abstracts and award applications must be submitted before March 10, 2021.
All applications submitted for the Patellofemoral Research Excellence Award will be reviewed by members of the ISAKOS Knee: Sports & Preservation Committee, The International PF Study Group and The Patellofemoral
Foundation. Five finalists will be chosen based upon a 20 point grading scale scoring the quality of the topic (5 points), clarity of writing (5 points) and scientific quality (10 points). The five finalists are
required to submit a manuscript following Journal of ISAKOS criteria by the deadline
given. The committee will review the manuscripts based upon the same scoring system and will select a winner based on those results.
Registration to the ISAKOS Congress will be waived for the winner. The winner will present the paper after receiving a framed certificate and a cash honorarium of US $3,000 at the ISAKOS Congress. The winning manuscript will
also be submitted to Journal of ISAKOS for possible publication.
Note: Individuals are only permitted to receive one award per Congress, per abstract. ISAKOS award recipients, if not already an ISAKOS Member, are required to become an ISAKOS Member prior to receiving their award. One year
of Membership dues will waived.