EKA Fellowships

ESSKA-EKA European Knee Arthroplasty Travelling Fellowship

This Fellowship will enhance the skills of young orthopaedic surgeons, those who are already training on knee arthroplasty.

The selected Fellows visit six to eight teaching centres, over a period of three to four weeks.
They cover various aspects of Degenerative Knee treatment and Knee Arthroplasty, such as Osteotomy,
UKA, TKA, Bi-compartmental Arthroplasty, Septic and Aseptic Revision, Reconstructive Arthroplasty for Trauma, and so on.

The Fellowship covers travel, accommodation, meals and minor expenses.

It is organised and sponsored by EKA, (a section of ESSKA), and the selection is made by EKA.

There are 3-4 positions available every year.


Upcoming Fellowship:

2019 EKA Travelling Fellowship - 20 October - 8 November 2019

The programme includes participation in the ESSKA Speciality Days, 8-9 November 2019 in Madrid, Spain.
Teaching Centres:

  • Greece: Athens
  • Italy: Milan
  • Austria: Innsbruck
  • Switzerland: Bern
  • Germany: Bad Rappenau
  • Belgium: Antwerp

Past Fellowships:

2018 EKA Travelling Fellowship - 30 September - 20 October 2018

The programme included participation in the EKA Closed Meeting, 19 -20 October 2018 in Naples, Italy.
Centres visited:

  • Spain: Barcelona
  • Germany: Bad Kreuznach & Homburg
  • Poland: Krakow
  • Austria: Innsbruck
  • Italy: Milan

Fellowship report: 2018 ESSKA-EKA Travelling Fellowship


 2017 EKA Travelling Fellowship - 20 September - 14 October 2017

The programme included participation in the EKA Open Meeting "Innovation in degenerative knee surgery", 13 -14 October 2017 in Berlin, Germany.
Centres visited:

  • Host: Nanne Kort and Ronald van Heerwaarden - The Netherlands: Mill & Sittard-Geleen
  • Hosts: Michael Hirschmann and Geert Pagenstertwitzerland - Switzerland: Basel & Bruderholz
  • Host: Enrique Gomez Barrena - Spain: Madrid
  • Host: Matteo Marullo - Italy: Milan
  • Hosts: David Dejour, Elvire Servien, Guillaume Demey - France: Lyon
  • Host: Pawel Skowronek - Poland: Krakow
  • Hosts: Henning Windhagen, Max Ettinger, Tilman Calliess and Roland Becker - Germany:  Hannover & Brandenburg

Fellowship report: 2017 ESSKA-EKA Travelling Fellowship


2016 ESSKA-EKA European Knee Arthroplasty Travelling Fellowship

11 April - 04 May 2016
Centres visited:

  • Host: Steffen Schröter - Tübingen, Germany
  • Host: Sandro Kohl - Bern, Switzerland
  • Host: Peter Koch - Winterthur, Switzerland
  • Hosts: David Dejour, Michael Bonnin, Guillaume Demey - Lyon, France
  • Hosts: Norberto Confalonieri, Alessio Biazzo - Milan, Italy
  • Host: Bruno Violante - Monza, Italy
  • Hosts: Pedro Hinajeros, Joan Carlos Monllau - Barcelona, Spain

Fellowship report: 2016 ESSKA-EKA Travelling Fellowship


2015 ESSKA-EKA European Knee Arthroplasty Travelling Fellowship

11 September - 11 October 2015
Centres visited:

  • Host: Nanne Kort - Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands
  • Host: Roland Becker - Brandenburg, Germany
  • Host: Hermann Mayr - Munich, Germany
  • Host: Sandro Kohl - Bern, Switzerland
  • Host: Stefano Zaffagnini - Bologne, Italy
  • Hosts: David Dejour and Michael Bonin - Lyon, France

Fellowship report: 2015 ESSKA-EKA Travelling Fellowship