Course Faculty Details


John P. Fulkerson, MD

Yale University Orthopedics

John P. Fulkerson Birthdate: December 9, 1946, New York, New York Married: 1968 to Lynn Mary Brennan Children: Phoebe and Brad Address: 176 Clark Road, Litchfield, CT 06759 (home) Orthopedic Associates of Hartford, PC, Suite 300, 499 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032 (work) Phone: (860) 549-8269 (work) Assistant- Donna Wasowicz Williams College, B.A., Cum Laude 1968 Yale University M.D. with Honors, 1972 Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital, 1972-1973 Government Service: U.S. Public Health Services Fort Defiance, 1973-1975 Residency – Orthopedic Surgery, Yale University, 1975-1978 Full Time Faculty: University of Connecticut Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, 1978-1995 Current: Orthopedic Associates of Hartford P.C. Academic Appointment: Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery University of Connecticut Sport Teams: Team Physician, Trinity College, 1978-1989 Head Team Physician NHL Hartford Whalers, 1989-1997 Team Physician U.S. Olympic Ice Hockey, 1994 Head Team Physician AHL Hartford Wolfpack, 1997-2006 Leadership Positions (Past): Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Arthroscopy Association of North America 6 years Secretary, Arthroscopy Association of North America, 3 years President, Herodicus Society 2001 Editor, Sports Medicine Update (AOSSM) Associate Editor, Arthroscopy (Journal) Board of Trustees, Arthroscopy (Journal) Master Instructor, Arthroscopy Association Committees: AANA: Research (Chairman), AOSSM-Program Committee, Publications Committee (Chairman) AAOS-Program Committee, Sports Medicine Committee ISAKOS: Knee Committee International Knee Documentation Committee Site Director, Tobago Mission, Orthopedics Overseas Warden of St Albans and Trinity (Torrington) Episcopal Churches Greater Hartford Orthopedic Research Foundation President 2008- (Current): President and Founder: The Patellofemoral Foundation (est 2002) Litchfield Land Trust Board of Directors, President 2008-2010 Founder: Sports Medicine Program at University of Connecticut (1981) Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Connecticut, 1989 Founding Board of the Orthopedic Learning Center, Chicago Orthopedics Overseas Arthroscopy Mission Tobago,West Indies International Patellofemoral Study Group(with Jean Yves Dupont) The Patellofemoral Foundation(2002) ISAKOS Patellofemoral Traveling Fellowship AWARDS: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society Bantam Award, Trinity College Honorary President, Turkish Arthroscopy Association Lifetime Achievement Award, San Francisco Bay Knee Society Best Doctors- US News and World Report, Connecticut Magazine Tennis Doubles Champion-New Haven Lawn Club Tennis Men’s and Mixed Doubles Champion Litchfield CC Orthopedist of the Year, Connecticut Orthopedic Society 2016 VISITING LECTURESHIPS Over 200 Worldwide PUBLICATIONS: Over 100 scientific articles and chapters ORTHOPEDIC AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST: Arthroscopic Knee & Shoulder surgery Patellofemoral Surgery Clinical & Research Aspects of Sports Medicine The Patellofemoral Foundation PERSONAL and COMMUNITY INTERESTS: Litchfield Land Trust – Land Preservation (Past President) Litchfield Community Center Board of Directora Viticulture & Wine making, Merlin Meadows Vineyard Athletics – skiing, hiking, biking and tennis Western Lands Trio-vocals and rhythm guitar PATENTS: Tru Pull Patellofemoral Brace (Patent # 5,873,848) BOOKS: Disorders of the Patellofemoral Joint-Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Fourth Edition, 2004 Patellofemoral Pain Monograph of AAOS, 2005 OTHER MAJOR PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS: Created and popularized Anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer for relief of patellofemoral pain related to lateral patella tracking and articular breakdown Identified nerve injury in the patella retinacular support as a cause of pain (1985) Introduced the quadriceps free tendon graft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction Introduced Medial Quadriceps Tendon-Femoral Ligament Reconstruction for patella stabilization

11:20 - 11:30
Grand Pacific Ballroom B Session III: Patellofemoral Lectures
Complications and How to Avoid Them
07:00 - 12:30
Grand Pacific Ballroom A Hands-On Lab: Cartilage Restoration and Patellofemoral



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