Various groups within ESSKA conduct surveys to analyse the needs and priorities of our members as well as their surgical habits.
The ESSKA Orthobiologics Initiative (ORBIT) - Orthobiologics Survey
ESSKA has recently launched the “Orthobiologics Initiative” (ORBIT) to support a better knowledge of the full benefit of these therapies and to establish a structured path to improve their use.
Survey posted: 15 September 2020
Disruption of Joint Arthroplasty Services in Europe During the COVID-19 Pandemic
An Online Survey within the European Hip Society (EHS) and the European Knee Associates (ESSKA-EKA).
Summary of Survey.
ESSKA-ESMA survey on Surgeon practice patterns regarding anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and rehabilitation
Over the past few decades, there have been significant modifications in both surgical technique and in the methods of rehabilitation used for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. This trend can be aided by a number of factors including geography, level of experience, refinement of surgical technique, instrumentation and implant devices, and better understanding of ACL anatomy. ESSKA-ESMA
conducted an online survey to ESSKA members, investigating their attitudes regarding graft type, surgical method and post-operative care in ACL reconstruction.
Prophylaxis for Venous Thromboembolism and Heterotopic Ossification after Hip Arthroscopy Surveys
The ESSKA Hip Arthroscopy Committee has conducted two surveys amongst ESSKA members on Prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism after Hip Arthroscopy and for Heterotopic Ossification (HO) after Hip Arthroscopy. The surveys outcomes confirm that a consensus statement on this topic is important and that a common direction in the prophylaxis of our HA patients will be beneficial. The committee aims to achieve this goal during the next 18th ESSKA Congress in Glasgow.
Summaries of the surveys are available below:
Survey on Prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in Hip Arthroscopy
Survey on Prophylaxis for Heterotopic Ossification (HO) after Hip Arthroscopy
Degenerative Knee Survey
The first ESSKA-EKA survey on the treatment of degenerative knee involved 1,000 knee surgeons and a summary of the results is available here.
Periporsthetic Knee Joint Infection Survey
In early 2016 ESSKA-EKA conducted a survey on periporsthetic knee joint infection summary of the feedback is available here
Any future survey will also be available on this page so check back regularly if you are interested in participating.