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Early bird registration for ESSKA Speciality Days is open.
04 February 2019

ESSKA Members and Section members can save up to 60% when registering now for the upcoming ESSKA Speciality Days.

ESSKA-ESA Philippe Hardy Travelling Fellowship video on YouTube
10 January 2019

The fellows who participated in the ESSKA-ESA Philippe Hardy Travelling Fellowship in October 2018 made a video that gives a feel for what it was all about:


The fellowship included participation in the ESA Closed Meeting 26-27 October 2018 in Athens, Greece and took the fellows to teaching centres in the following locations:

- Munich, Germany
- Porto, Portugal
- Vienna, Austria
- Krakow, Poland
- Rome, Italy

Want to apply for an ESSKA fellowship? Go to Education / Fellowships to read more about all of them and apply for one today!  

Video from our ESA closed meeting in Athens
11 December 2018

Our ESA closed meeting was held 26-27 October 2018 in Athens, Greece.


Update on ESSKA Speciality Days
22 November 2018

The “ESSKA Speciality Days” website is now live where you can view all the latest information on this forthcoming event.

View the scientific programme overview here and view the ESA section programme here.

ESA hosts an excellent closed meeting!
 30 October 2018

ESSKA-ESA recently held its closed meeting in Athens. It was a successful event and sensational meeting with new insights and many discussions all around the AC joint.

To view the complete scientific programme, click here.


The 1st ESSKA-ESA Philippe Hardy Travelling Fellowship has started!
 11 October 2018

The first edition of the ESSKA-ESA Philippe Hardy Travelling Fellowship 2018 commenced on 9.10.2018. We wish our fellows - Frantzeska Zampeli, Ana Catarina Ângelo & Semin Becirbegovic, the very best. View these pictures from their first stop in Munich with their host Prof. Andreas Imhoff.

Update 1 - Munich: View these pictures from their first stop in Munich with their host Prof. Andreas Imhoff.

NEW: ESSKA-ESA Philippe Hardy Travelling Fellowship
 25 June 2018

Apply now for the new "ESSKA-ESA Philippe Hardy Travelling Fellowship" 8-27 October 2018.
Applications Deadline - 22 July 2018

This new fellowship run by ESA, the Shoulder Section of ESSKA was established in 2018 in memory of Prof. Philippe Hardy - a colleague, friend, who will always be remembered as a reference in shoulder surgery and academic activity in the orthopaedics’ world.

The purpose of this fellowship is to contribute to the development of skills of young orthopaedic surgeons who are already into shoulder surgery, namely arthroscopy and arthroplasty. The fellowship will cover various aspects of sports, trauma and degenerative lesions of the shoulder such as arthritis, instabilities, rotator cuff and acromio-clavicular lesions.

Three selected Fellows will visit five ESSKA Teaching Teaching Centres and attend the ESA Closed Meeting in Athens, Greece (26-27 October 2018).

For further information and to apply click here

1st ESA Closed Meeting
 04 June 2018

***This event is only open to ESSKA-ESA members. If you are interested in joining ESA, please go to ESA Membership for more details***

All ESA members are invited to attend this event.

Click on the link below for complete details on the meeting:

ESA Closed Meeting, 26-27 October 2018
Athens, Greece

Questions? Simply send an email to

Save the Date: ESSKA Speciality Days to be held 8-9 November 2019
15 March 2018

In 2019 ESSKA is launching a brand new meeting concept “ESSKA Speciality Days”. This exciting new format will bring together the four specialist Sections of ESSKA (AFAS – Ankle and Foot Associates, EKA – European Knee Associates, ESA – European Shoulder Associates and ESMA – European Sports Medicine Associates) and will take place on 8-9 November 2019 in Madrid.

This meeting will offer a ‘best of both worlds’ scenario: There will be four distinct scientific programmes for each Section, there will be zoned areas for networking within the Specialist Sections yet there will be a joint Industry exhibition and many opportunities for networking and educational exchange with your peers from all the Specialist groups.

View the programme overview here. More information will be available in due course.

Mark your calendars now for 8-9 November 2019!

Application deadline for upcoming ESSKA Shoulder Course is 11 March 2018
 18 January 2018

Don't miss the application deadline for the next ESSKA shoulder course.

Click on the link below for complete details on the course:

ESSKA Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy Course - Innovations in Shoulder Arthroscopy
14-15 June 2018 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Application deadline: 11 March 2018

For details on all upcoming ESSKA courses, go to Education / Courses on the ESSKA website.

Questions? Simply send an email to

Presentations from the ESSKA-ESA Open Meeting now available on the ESSKA Academy
 30 November 2017

ESSKA members can now view select presentations from the ESSKA-ESA Open Meeting which was held 5-7 October 2017 in Krakow, Poland simply by going to and signing in to the ESSKA Academy.

Not yet an ESSKA member but want to see the slides? Join ESSKA today to access the full "premium" content of the ESSKA Academy.

ESSKA-ESA organises its second Biennial Meeting in Krakow
 10 November 2017

The European Shoulder Associates (ESSKA-ESA) gathered for a second time, with invited guests and numerous associates, in Krakow, Poland, on 5-7 October 2017.

The format of thee Open Meetings enables them to focus on a chosen pathology of the shoulder. But this year they considered shoulder-instability in a broad sense.

305 participants from more than 30 countries attended the meeting, including attendees from other continents (Asia, Africa). ESSKA's Basic Science Committee were also part of the outstanding Faculty. Lectures and discussions were interspersed with seven live surgeries, performed at St Luke’s Hospital in Bielsko-Biala. Participants learned about the treatment of first-time shoulder dislocation, from diagnostics to conservative and operative management.

The different approaches to this problem across Europe were also discussed, and a questionnaire on the subject was held, which is currently being analysed. ESA hopes that it will create a basis for further publication. Continuing the tradition of book publishing after ESA meetings, like the recent issue “Management of Failed Shoulder Surgery”, they plan to publish a book about the treatment of shoulder instability.

Another topic we discussed was posterior and multi-directional shoulder instability. Experts described the current trends for treatment, whilst specific details and difficulties were demonstrated through live surgery. Edited videos from the operations will be available through ESSKA Academy.

After these long lectures it was time for participants to relax; to familiarise themselves with Polish culture, and with the traditional cuisine. They continued with their scientific ruminations, whilst making new friends. The atmosphere and surroundings of this medieval university city certainly enriched the meeting.

Click here to view the complete programme from the meeting. Pictures from the event are available in the Photo Gallery.

Videos from ESSKA-ESA Open Meeting 2017
 20 October 2017

The ESSKA-ESA Open meeting was held 5-7 October 2017 in Krakow Poland and we would like to thank all the participants and contributors for making it a great success.

A complete summary of the event will soon be available, but in the meantime, here are two videos for you to see what it was all about:


Images from recent ESA activities
 26 April 2017

Our ESA Section has been very active in the past months.

Click here to see some images in the ESSKA Library.

2nd Biennial ESSKA-EKA Open Meeting: 5-7 October 2017
 7 December 2016

The next ESSKA-ESA Open Meeting, titled "360 Degrees Around Shoulder Instability", will be held in in Krakow, Poland on 5-7 October 2017.

Complete details are available here: