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ESSKA is the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy.

We bring together orthopaedic surgeons, clinicians and scientists in Europe, along with their various societies.
We foster the sharing of research, of practical techniques and experience.
We organise courses, congresses and fellowship programmes.
We publish a prestigious monthly journal, books and a newsletter, to keep our members at the forefront of developments.
Our online education is becoming sophisticated and powerful.

In all this, ESSKA’s aim is to improve our patients’ quality-of-life, by improving the quality of their treatment.

The ESSKA Congress is held every two years.
This is a major event in the pan-European calendar, which brings the leading players together so they can learn the latest techniques and research from each other.
ESSKA congresses are famous for their vibrancy. There are scientific papers, demonstrations of surgical techniques, discussions, debates, workshops, and of course, the social gatherings.
The last event was held in Glasgow and attracted over 3,200 professionals. The next congress will be held in Milan in May 2021, followed by Paris in 2022.

ESSKA fellowship programmes are a valuable tool. They select promising surgeons — our hopes for the future — and expose them to the current "stars" and to their facilities. The range of fellowships is extensive: 13 separate programmes, with more than 80 positions, ranging from one week to a month, and several of them truly international. They are eagerly contested.

ESSKA accredits teaching centres across Europe ensuring the highest of standards. Only accredited centres are allowed to take part in ESSKA’s fellowship programmes.

ESSKA has four specialised sections —  AFAS, EKA, ESA and ESMA — as well as 10 committees.

ESSKA publishes the research of its members through its monthly journal KSSTA, which has an Impact Factor of 3.210. This is a prestigious forum for scientific contribution and attracts an ever-increasing number of submissions.
The standards are stringent, with less than 30% accepted for publication.

ESSKA also successfully launched the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics (JEO), an international journal focusing on orthopaedic basic science. JEO is already indexed in both PubMed and MEDLINE.

ESSKA also publishes books, which are renowned for their academic excellence.

ESSKA works closely with affiliated societies, offering them a larger arena than their national confines. We provide expertise and organisation and a bigger forum for their members. Our sister societies overseas are AOSSM, APKASS and SLARD.

ESSKA Membership offers many benefits, apart from the comradeship of your peers.
You will have access to our KSSTA journal and online material. You can apply for fellowships and there are also various financial reductions.




ESSKA Executive Office Luxembourg
Centre Médical - FNM
76, rue d'Eich | L-1460 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 4411 7026 | Fax: +352 4411 7678



The ESSKA Foundation supports ESSKA education and both national and international research projects in the field of orthopaedic and sports medicine and surgery.