Dr Henrik Aagaard is an orthopaedic surgeon, with expertise in the fields of the knee, ligament and meniscus, shoulder, sports and dance medicine.
He completed his MD, University of Copenhagen, in 1988 and his PhD, University of Copenhagen in 1998. His PhD thesis on meniscus transplantation was published in1998. He has published 15 papers in peer reviewed papers in international journals and 50 abstract presentations in scientific associations.
He has been as surgeon-in-chief at Sports Trauma section, University Hospital Seeland, Koege, since 2017. He has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Copenhagen since 2017.
He has been an active member in the following societies: Danish Society of Sports Medicine, Danish Orthopaedic Society, European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, Danish Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology, Dance Medicine and Science.
Dr Bogdan Ambrožič received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1995 and he finished his residency in orthopaedics in 2001.
In 2009, he received a master’s degree in medical science and in 2017 he finished the PhD, analysing the influence of medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) on patellar stability.
His practice is based on arthroscopic and minimally invasive surgical treatments of injuries and diseases of the shoulder, knee joint and ankle, also through the use of computer technology.
In the shoulder joint, he most often intervenes in arthroscopic stabilization of the joint and in the reconstruction of the rotator cuff. In the case of the knee joint, he performs meniscus and cartilage repair, reconstruction of ligaments, including multi-ligament injuris and osteotomies around the knee. In these procedures, he uses navigation and 3D printed guides for each patient’s and its individual anatomy. In addition, he performs stabilization of the patella by reconstructing the MPFL, the transposition of the tibial tuberosity and trochleoplasty. In the ankle, in addition to normal arthroscopic procedures, he performs arthroscopic stabilization of the joint and tendinoscopies.
In addition, he uses biological methods for treating damaged joints and tendinopathies with thrombocyte plasma (PRP), stem cells and amniotic membranes.
In Slovenia, he introduced the method of stabilising the patella with the reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), the method of reconstructing the anterolateral ligament (ALL) and he performed the first meniscus transplantation. He also started performing osteotomies in the knee joint by means of navigation and patient specific guides. He organized numerous arthroscopic symposia and workshops, and he is visiting lecturer at conferences and symposiums in Slovenia and abroad. He is a member of the European Committee for Osteotomy, and an active member of the Slovenian Association for arthroscopy and sports injuries.
Paulo H. Araujo
Dr Peter Balcarek studied at the Universities of Magdeburg, Canberra – University of Sydney, and Göttingen. He received his MD at the University Medical Center of Göttingen (UMG) in 2002 and completed a specialisation in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Prof. K.M. Stürmer/Prof. K.-H. Frosch) in 2010. He acquired further knowledge during his specialty training including an AO fellowship at the Rashid Trauma Center, Dubai (Prof. Peter Messner/Prof. Bernd Claudi) and attained additional qualification in Special Trauma Surgery in 2015. From 2010 to 2015 he headed the Division of Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Sports Traumatology at the Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Göttingen. In 2013 Dr. Balcarek earned a PhD for his work on patellofemoral instability. Currently, he works as a Senior Consultant for Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery at the Arcus Sports Clinic in Pforzheim, Germany.
His clinical and scientific interests focus on reconstructive knee surgery with special interest related to the patellofemoral joint. Dr. Balcarek has authored and co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters. He has given over 100 national and international conference presentations, lectures and demonstrations. He is also an established member of the following professional associations and serves as an active member in committees of the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), the Association for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA), and he is a certified Board Member of the German Knee Society (DKG). He received the “Alwin-Jäger-Award” 2013 (AGA) and the 1. Poster Price of the German Congress for Traumatology and Orthopaedics in 2009. Since 2013 he serves as an Editorial Board Member of KSSTA.
Enrique Gomez Barrena
Prof. Enrique Gómez-Barrena is full Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon and Associated Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Hospital Universitario La Paz, Madrid, Spain, since 2010.
He completed his training in Orthopaedic Surgery in Madrid in 1992, and received an Orthopaedic Research Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, USA.
He has worked in different Hospitals in Madrid, and is involved in different European organisations related to Orthopaedic Research. He is principal investigator on experimental and clinical studies and trials in different orthopaedic fields, including the coordination of a H2020 project.
Currently, he is member of the EKA section and Basic Science Committee of ESSKA, Chair of Education and Board Member at EFORT.
Dr Mike H. Baums is currently head of the Department of Orthopaedics, Trauma Surgery and Sports Traumatology at St. Elizabeth-Hospital in Dorsten, Germany. He is also a lecturer/Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics at University of Goettingen Medical Center. He earned his degree in medicine at Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and specialised, amongst others, in Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Rheumatology.
His interest is on shoulder and knee surgery from joint preservation and sports traumatology to arthritis and arthroplasty where he got several grants. His research skills are based on investigations of shoulder and knee surgery including experimental studies on rotator cuff pathologies and fixation techniques. Furthermore, he works on injury prevention in handball players.
This effort has led to more than 80 authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and over 140 presentations and lectures at national and international conferences. Additionally, he earned the Richard B. Caspari Award of ISAKOS and Best-Paper Award of DVSE referring to his work on rotator cuff healing.
Dr Baums joined Dr Freddie H. Fu at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center during his AGA-Fellowship and received several more travelling fellowships (ESSKA Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship; ESSKA-SLARD Fellowship, Godfather J. Espregueira-Mendes; ESSKA-Alwin-Jäger Fellowship).
He is a member of ISAKOS and AGA-Shoulder Committee, is appointed to an ESSKA Teacher and his Department is privileged to be an ESSKA as well as ISAKOS Teaching Center. Since 2019 he is an honorary member of SLARD-Society.
Dr Baums joins review boards of several scientific journals – KSSTA since 2013. His work as consultant reviewer was respected to “Reviewer of the Year” and “Certificate of Excellence in Reviewing” of the Journal of Arthroscopy and related Surgery. He joined ESSKA in 2002 and additionally is a member of numerous scientific societies including ISAKOS, AGA and ESSKA-Sections ESA and EKA.
Dr Knut Beitzel is a specialist in orthopedic surgery, who works as the Head for shoulder surgery, arthroscopy and sports orthopaedics at the ATOS Orthoparc Clinic in Cologne, Germany. In addition, he is affiliated as a scientific consultant to the Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine at the University Hospital Munich “Rechts der Isar” (Germany).
His clinical and scientific interests focus on reconstructive shoulder and knee surgery. He completed a research fellowship at the Musculoskeletal Institute of the University of Connecticut Health Center (Farmington, USA) with Prof. Augustus D. Mazzocca and Prof. Robert A. Arciero. He acquired further knowledge during his specialty training at the University Hospital Munich with Prof. Andreas B. Imhoff following his residency. Dr Beitzel obtained both his degrees in Medicine (MD) and his Master in Sports Science (MA) from the University of Bonn, Germany.
His research interests focus on topics related to reconstructive shoulder- and knee surgery as well as biologic approaches to enhance tendon and cartilage healing. He has authored and co-authored a multitude of internationally published and peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and regularly attends international conferences and meetings as an invited speaker and instructor.
He is an established member of the following professional associations and serves as an active member in committees of: International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), the Association for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA), the German Association for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (DVSE).
He received the “medi Award” 2013 of the German Society for Arthroscopic Surgery for his paper entitled “Structural and Biomechanical Changes in Shoulders of Junior Javelin Throwers – A Multimodal Evaluation as a Proof of Concept for a Preventive Exercise Protocol” besides other awards for scientific papers and presentations.
Michel van den Bekerom
Dr Michel van den Bekerom, after completing his residency at the Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam (under Prof. CN van Dijk), he did a fellowship on shoulder and elbow surgery. (Prof. D Eygendaal).
Since 2012, he has been working as a staff orthopedic surgeon at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis in Amsterdam and focuses mainly on (arthroscopic) treatment of shoulder and elbow pathology and sports injuries.
He contributes to the training of physiotherapists, residents and fellows. He combines his clinical practice with performing scientific research.
He has published over 200 articles, given more than 100 national and international lectures and is, currently, involved in several student and resident PhD projects.
He plays a part in the scientific collaboration of the department of Movement Sciences, Orthopedic Surgery of the Academic Medical Center of Amsterdam with Boston (US) and Adelaide (Australia). He was a member of the scientific committee of the ESSKA congress in Glasgow and Barcelona, is an editorial board member of the KSSTA journal and member of the ESSKA-Elbow and Wrist Committee. As treasurer for the Dutch Association for Arthroscopy he also collaborates with ESSKA.
Dr Annelie Brorsson has been working as a physical therapist for over 30 years and her focus as a clinician is sports-related injuries, with a special interest in Achilles tendon injuries and other injuries in the foot and ankle.
She received her PhD in 2017 at the Department of Orthopaedics, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University in Sweden after defending her thesis “Acute Achilles tendon rupture: The impact of calf muscle performance on function and recovery”.
Currently, she combines clinical work at IFK Kliniken Rehab, Gothenburg, Sweden, with research at the Department of Orthopaedics at Gothenburg University. Her research mainly focuses on tendon injuries in lower extremity with a special interest in rehabilitation and evaluation after Achilles tendon injuries, and the research questions are inspired of situations encountered in everyday clinical life.
Dr Brorsson has authored and co-authored 13 articles in high impact journals and also several book-chapters. She has given around 20 national and international conference presentation and is a member of ESSKA-AFAS and also of the Swedish Association for Physical Activity and Sports Medicine.
Dr Enric Castellet is currently the Head of the Knee Surgery Unit in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology in Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, in Barcelona.
He received his medical degree in Universidad de Barcelona and completed the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Programme at the Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron. He completed his PhD, focused in the prevention of deep venous thrombosis in Orthopaedic Surgery, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He is Associate Professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Currently, he is a President of the Spanish Knee Society (SEROD) (2019-2021).
His primary interest is knee surgery from sport medicine to arthritis. He is principal investigator on experimental and clinical studies and trials in different orthopaedic fields.He has authored and co-authored several articles and also book-chapters. Currently, he is reviewer of the journal of the Spanish Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society (SECOT).
He is member of the EKA section of ESSKA.
Dr Antonia F. Chen is an accomplished orthopaedic surgeon and researcher. She is currently the Director of Research, Arthroplasty Service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School, USA. She was the Associate Director of Research at the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, an Associate Professor at Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and the Director of Medical Education Curriculum, Musculoskeletal Studies at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and Thomas Jefferson University.
She received her BS from Yale University and her MD from Rutgers Medical School, where she graduated with Distinction in Research and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.
Dr Chen received her MBA from Rutgers Business School and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She completed her orthopaedic residency at the University of Pittsburgh and her fellowship in hip and knee arthroplasty at the Rothman Institute.
She is on the editorial board of six journals, and is the president of the Musculoskeletal Infection Society. She has authored over 100 publications, 35 book chapters, and two books, has won multiple research awards, and has presented all over the world.
She specialises in the research and treatment of periprosthetic joint infection and arthrofibrosis. Her interests lie in the perioperative management of total joint arthroplasty patients. She has been a reviewer for the KSSTA journal for many years, and serves on the board of EKA.
Dr Martin Clauss started his post-graduate training at the Orthopedic University Hospital in Heidelberg in 2002, and became a resident at the KantonsspitalBaselland (Liestal, CH) with Prof. PE Ochsner and Prof. W Zimmerli in 2003.
After completing his board examinations in Orthopedics and Traumatology (FMH) in 2009, he started a Research Fellowship on “Infected Bone Grafts” with Prof. Trampuz (CHUV Lausanne, Switzerland) in 2010.
Returning to Liestal, he became a consultant in Hip and Knee arthroplasty. In 2015, he completed a “Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship” with Dr G Hellemondt at the St Maartenskliniek (Nijmegen, The Netherlands).
Dr Clauss is currently working as the Head of the Interdisciplinary Septic Surgical Unit and Consultant for Hip Arthroplasty at the University of Basel and KantonsspitalBaselland, Switzerland.
His major scientific interest is long-term results of hip and knee arthroplasty as well as the treatment of infections with a special focus on infected bone grafts. After finishing his thesis on infected bone grafts by 2016-end, he became an Assistant Professor at the University of Basel.
He is currently the president of the combined Expert Group “Infection” of Swiss Orthopedics and Swiss Society for Infectious Disease.
Since September 2017, he has been part of the ExCom of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS) in the position of a treasurer.
Pim A. van Dijk
Mahmut Nedim Doral
Prof. Mahmut Nedim Doral, MD, is internationally recognised for his expertise in orthopaedic sports medicine. He has authored over 150 scientific articles (more than 110 international and 200 national publications) in peer-reviewed journals and over 15 book chapters in internationally-published books and he acts as a referee in six international and four national journals.
His last book Sports Injuries: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation was published by Springer in 2012 with the second edition published in 2015. Hıs new book on intararticular fracture will be published by Springer in 2018.
His major research interests are in the knee, shoulder, ankle, hip sports injuries and rehabilitation, arthroscopic and endoscopic surgery, basic science research in tendons and tendon injuries and knee arthroplasty since 1984.
He is Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology since 2011 and the Chairman of the Department of Sports Medicine since 2001 at the University of Hacettepe, School of Medicine, Turkey. He currently works at the UFUK University, Dr Ridvan Ege Hospital as Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology since January 2018.
Prof. Doral was the medical chief-of-staff of Galatasaray Sportive Club U20 in 2012-2014 and also the director of Hacettepe University Sports Medicine Centre between 1995-2017.
He was Board member (2003-2009), programme committee member and membership committee chairman (2007-2011) of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and also on the scientific board of European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA).
He was the president of TUSYAD (Turkish Society of Sports and, Knee, Arthroscopy) between 2002-2004 and currently serves on the Executive Council of the Turkish National Olympic Committee.
Prof. Doral served as the the president of the Turkish Society of Orthopaedics & Traumatology (TOTBID) between 2010-2011. He is the past-president of the European Federation of Orthopaedic Sports Traumatology (EFOST 2000-2003), Asia-Pacific Knee Society (APKS/Knee Section of APOA 2004-2006) and the Turkish Society of Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery (2002-2004), and the past chief-of-staff of the Medical Committee Turkish Federation of National Basketball Team.
He is the founder and current President of the Turkish Society of Sports Traumatology. He was honoured as the distinguished Visiting Professor to University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering in 2006 and Kentucky University in 2009. He is the current elected president of APOA (Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association).
Jon Olav Drogset
Prof. Jon Olav Drogset is Chair at the Institute of Orthopedics and Rheumatology at the Medical Faculty of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
Prof. Drogset is also an orthopedic surgeon at the Section for Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Trondheim University Hospital in Norway.
He has US high school diploma from Wilmington High School, Wilmington Delaware, USA, in 1977. He graduated from the medical school at the University of Oslo in 1985 after premedicine in Bochum, Germany.
He is a specialist in general surgery from 1995, sports medicine from 1995 and orthopedic surgery from 1998. His thesis was on results after surgical treatment of anterior cruciate ligament injuries at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in 2006.
His main research interests are knee injuries with several publications on ACL injuries and cartilage repair. Prof. Drogset is the former President of the Norwegian Arthroscopy Association, the Norwegian Association of Sports Medicine, Scandinavian Foundation of Medicine and Science in Sports and the Norwegian Orthopedic Association.
Prof. Drogset is also a member of the ACL Study Group and he is the Team Doctor for Rosenborg FC. He was awarded the KSSTA Best Reviewer in 2016. He is a member of ESSKA and a member of the upcoming ethical committee in ESSKA.
Prof. Drogset is the Scientific President of the Centennial Congress of the Nordic Orthopedic Federation in Trondheim, Norway, scheduled for 2020.
Dr Felix Dyrna completed his medical school at the University of Leipzig, in 2014 and started his orthopedic career under guidance of Prof. Andreas B. Imhoff at the technical University Munich, Germany, with early clinical and research focus on shoulder and elbow.
From 2015-2016, he did an international research fellowship at the Musculoskeletal institute at the University of Connecticut learning from Prof. Augustus D. Mazzocca and Prof. Robert A. Arciero expanding his knowledge on upper extremity biomechanics and biologics.
Since 2018, he has been working in the Trauma- and Hand department at the University Hospital Muenster, Germany, led by Prof. Michael J. Raschke.
Dr Dyrna’s major research interests focus on understanding and improving upper extremity biomechanics by developing new techniques and set-ups to simulate complex joint mechanics. Further, he is working on biologic augmentation option for rotator cuff repair and biologic fundamentals of tendon healing.
Dr Dyrna is a member of the regenerative Medicine committee of the AGA – Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He joined the ESSKA in 2017 and serves as an active member of the ESA. He regularly reviews for KSSTA and other scientific journals since 2015.
Carola F. van Eck
Dr Carola F. van Eck earned her medical degree from the University of Amsterdam in 2008. She joined Dr Freddie H. Fu and his research team at the University of Pittsburgh as a post-doctoral research associate. Her research efforts resulted in a PhD degree in 2011. She stayed at the University of Pittsburgh for her orthopaedic residency training and subsequently completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California, under the direction of Dr Neal El Attrache.
Currently, she holds a position as assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr van Eck’s major research interests lie in the field of orthopaedic sports medicine and her research efforts have resulted in nine awards and honors, 68 national and international presentations, and 102 peer-reviewed and non-peer reviewed publications and book chapters.
Dr van Eck serves as an Editorial Board member of KSSTA, JISAKOS and AOJ. She is on the ISAKOS Publications Committee. She is also the Sports Medicine Section Editor of AP-SMART and she is a member of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) Social Media Advisory Board and Digital Product Users Group. She also serves as a peer reviewer for these and various other journals. She is an active member of ESSKA, RJOS, ORS, AANA, AAOS, NVA, AAHKS, AO Trauma, AOA, AOSSM and KJOC Alumni Foundation.
However, Dr van Eck’s true passion is being a team physician. She has served on the medical team for the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Los Angeles Rams, the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Oakland Athletics, the Los Angeles Kings, the Anaheim Ducks, Fullerton College Football, West Los Angeles College Football, Loyola Marymount University Athletics, Banning High School Football, and the United States Hockey League.Currently, she works as team physician for Robert Morris University with its 16 NCAA division I sports teams, as well as for the Pittsburgh Passion professional women’s football team, who have won the national championship two years in a row.
Prof. Lars Engebretsen is currently the Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Oslo University Clinic and Head of Medical Sciences in the International Olympic Committee. Professor Engebretsen has published over 400 articles and book chapters, with a citation index (H-index) of 56.
He is among the world’s most productive in clinical, epidemiological and basic science research in the areas of general sports medicine, knee ligaments, cartilage and prevention of sports injuries and illnesses. He has received research grants and awards from many agencies and associations, including the National Institutes of Health, the Norwegian Council for Research in Science and Humanities, the Norwegian Ministry of Health, the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the International Olympic Committee. He and his group have won several research awards around the world, and he was inducted into the AOSSM Hall of Fame in July 2015 and became an ESSKA Honorary member in 2016 and ISAKOS Honorary member in 2017. He received the Nordic Prize in Medicine in 2016.
Prof. Engebretsen is involved with three research groups: Knee ligaments together with May Arna Risberg in Oslo and Robert LaPrade in Vail, Colorado, the Oslo Sports Trauma Research Center co-chaired with professor Roald Bahr and emphasizing prevention of injuries and diseases in sports, and the Oslo Cartilage Group, which encompasses research from the cell to rehab after surgery, involving molecular biologists, pathologists, radiologists, physiotherapists and orthopedic surgeons.
In 1997, the cartilage group performed the first knee joint chondrocyte transplantation in Norway. Since then, the group has had major emphasis on translational research. The group works closely with the Stem Cell group led by dr Brinchmann and has optimized chondrocyte and stem cell cultivation while at the same time developing surgical techniques for implantation. Professor Engebretsen has been the President of the Norwegian Sports Medicine Society, the Scandinavian Foundation of Sports Medicine and European Society of Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy (ESSKA).
Prof. Engebretsen is or has been a board member of many other societies including, but not limited to, the Norwegian Society of Sports Medicine, the Scandinavian Foundation of Medicine & Science in Sports, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), the Orthopedic Research Society and International Knee Society. He is the Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (IPHP edition), Associate Editor of Journal of Bone and Joint (the most prestigious journal in orthopedics) and on the editorial board of American Journal of Sports Medicine, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology, and The Knee and is a regular reviewer for all the major orthopedic and sports traumatology journals.
Laura de Girolamo
Dr Laura de Girolamo, PhD, was born and grew up in Italy, where she received her MSc in Biology and PhD from the University of Milan. She got her post-doctoral training between the Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute and other international centers.
She is currently the Director of the Orthopaedic Biotechnology Laboratory of the Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute in Milan and of the platform RE.GA.IN® (Regenerative Galeazzi Institute).
Her basic and translational research focus is on mesenchymal stem cells, particularly derived from adipose tissue and tendons. The goal of Dr de Girolamo’s laboratory is to derive biological solutions aimed to promote cartilage, tendon and bone regeneration by improving activity and clinical therapeutic potential of MSCs.
She served as PI or co-PI in several research projects collaborating with national and international research centers. She is author of more than 80 papers and 10 book chapters in orthopedic regenerative medicine, and has been invited speaker at several national and international congresses and courses.
She is Chair of the Basic Science Committee of the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and Chair of the Research Committee of Italian Knee Surgery Arthroscopy Sports and Cartilage Society (SIGASCOT). She was co-founder of the Italian Mesenchymal Stem Cell Group (GISM) and currently member of the Executive Committee. She is reviewers for many journals in both Orthopaedics and Basic Science field.
Dr Francesco Giron received his medical degree with honors from the University of Padova in 1990 and his PhD n “Clinica e Patologia degli Organi di Movimento” at the University of Firenze in 2004.
He was the Director of Orthopaedic Service of Villa Salus Hospital, Venezia, from January- July 2017. He has been an MD and Residency Thesis advisor for students/residents since 1995.
He is a member of the Italian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society (SIOT), International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). International member, Italian Society of Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy, Sports Traumatology, Cartilage, and New Technologies (SIGASCOT). AO Alumni Association (AOAA), European Society of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy, EKA (European Knee Associates).
He is on the editorial board of various journals such as: Journal of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy and Joints.
Andreas H. Gomoll
Dr Andreas Gomoll is an Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Cornell Medical School.
Born and raised in Munich, Germany, he received his medical degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, with additional training in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in Cape Town, South Africa, and Oxford, UK.
Dr Gomoll completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, before joining the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. He subsequently completed a Fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at Rush University.
After fellowship he joined the Cartilage Repair Center and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he rose to Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the Orthopedic Program at the BWH Center for Regenerative Medicine. He moved his practice to the Hospital for Special Surgery in 2018.
Dr Gomoll specialises in arthroscopic and open procedures of the knee and shoulder, such as ACL reconstruction, osteotomy, meniscus and cartilage transplantation, rotator cuff and instability repair. He has lectured and published extensively on the topic of biologic joint reconstruction and joint preservation through cartilage and meniscus transplantation. His main clinical and research interest lies in emerging technologies for joint preservation, most recently investigating the use of stem cells both in the lab and through randomized clinical trials.
Dr Alberto Grassi is an orthopaedic surgeon, with expertise in the fields of the knee, ligament and meniscus and sports traumatology.
He completed his MD at the University of Bologna, Italy, in 2010 and his Medical School Thesis was published in 2012. He completed his residency in Orthopaedics and Traumatology at Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute of Bologna, Italy, in 2016 and he did a PhD in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bologna.
Since 2009, he collaborated with Prof. Stefano Zaffagnini and Prof. Maurilio Marcacci in clinical and research setting, which allowed him do publish over 90 papers in peer-reviewed and indexed journals, over 30 books chapters, surgical videos and abstract for International congresses.
His major research interests are meniscal allograft and scaffold replacement, biomechanics of knee ligament reconstructions, non-invasive assessment of knee laxities, and evidence based medicine and meta-analysis on sports trauma conditions.
He has been a Fellow of Dr Annunziato “Ned” Amendola at Duke University, North Carolina, USA, in 2016, and winner of the European Arthroscopy Fellowship in 2018, visiting European centres of arthroscopic surgery in Germany, France, Denmark, Italy, Spain and Portugal.
He is an active member of the Italian Society of Knee surgery and Arthroscopy (SIGASCOT), where he has a relevant role in the Sports Committee (2014-2016) and Arthroscopy Committee (2016-2018 and 2018-2020). He is also an active member of ESSKA and ESMA, and member of the ESSKA Arthroscopy Committee (2018-2020).
In 2018, he received the National Qualification for the role of Associate Professor in Orthopaedics.
Dr Daniel Günther is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in knee surgery at Cologne-Merheim Medical Center, Germany.
Dr Günther graduated from the University of Münster, where he received his MD, and was trained at the Trauma Department, Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany. He performed two one-year fellowships at the Helios ENDO-Klinik Hamburg, Germany and at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. In addition, he was a fellow of the Schulthess Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland and the Methodist Hospital – The Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Houston, Texas, USA.
Dr Günther is a member of ISAKOS, ESSKA, ESSKA-ESMA, ESSKA-EKA, AGA, DKG, GOTS, DGSP, DGOU, DGOOC, and DGU. He serves on the Research Committee of AGA, the German clinical tissue regeneration study group of DGU, and the Pivot Study Group.
He is a certified arthroscopist of the AGA-Society for Arthroscopy and Joint-Surgery, certified Knee Surgeon of the German Knee Society (DKG), and a provider of Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS).
His main focus in clinical and research work lies on arthroscopic knee preserving and knee replacement surgery. During the last years he published multiple studies especially on individualised knee surgery, the anterolateral complex of the human knee, and the influence of patients’ individual anatomy on arthroplastic treatment.
Dr Günther was granted his “Venia legendi” in Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery in 2017. He received multiple awards for his research work worldwide.
Hanna Cecilia Bjornsson Hallgren
Dr Bjornsson Hallgren is an orthopaedic consultant and upper extremity surgeon working at the University Hospital of Linköping, Sweden. Her special scientific interest and PhD is in the field of shoulder pain and dysfunction. She supervises several PhD students investigating upper extremity surgery and active in presenting at both national and international conferences.
She has been a reviewer for the KSSTA journal since 2015 and an Editorial Board member since 2016.
She was awarded by the Swedish orthopaedic society, SOF, for the best orthopaedic PhD thesis 2012 and the best national paper by the European elbow and shoulder society, SECEC, 2013.
She has been the Secretary of the Swedish shoulder and elbow society since three years and involved in the process of writing national Swedish guidelines considering subacromial pain and rotator cuff tears.
She is also the co-founder of a Nordic scientific collaboration network performing randomised multicentre studies on shoulder pain, calcific tendinitis and rotator cuff tears.
She has published 12 articles in high impact journals, including BMJ on the subject of subacromial pain, specific exercises, different aspects of rotator cuff tears and outcome measures. Board member of the PARCS steering committee in Oxford, a study on patch augmented rotator cuff surgery since 2017.
She is a current member and former secretary of the Swedish orthopaedic trauma society with experience of both trauma related fractures and soft tissue injuries. Clinically, she focuses on both open and arthroscopic upper extremity surgery and ultrasound scanning as a diagnostic tool for shoulder pain.
Prof. Michael E. Hantes is a professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Thessaly, Larissa, Greece.
The clinical practice and research of Prof. Hantes focuses on knee, shoulder, and ankle. He was the president of the Greek (Hellenic) Arthroscopic Association and Sports Medicine (2012-2014). For over 20 years, Prof. Hantes has been an active member of ESSKA, where he served as Treasurer (2014-2018) and he is the current ESSKA General Secretary.
Prof. Hantes is the team physician for the National Greek Volleyball team. He completed his medical degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1990 and trained in orthopaedic surgery at the Ioannina University Hospital followed by fellowship training in sports medicine and knee arthroscopy with Prof. Hans Pässler (ATOS Klinik Center for Knee, Foot Surgery and Arhroscopy, Heidelberg- Germany) and Upper Extremity and Knee Arthroscopy with James Chow (Orthopaedic Center of Mount Vernon IL, USA).
Prof. Hantes received the Resident/Fellow Essay Award in 2002 from AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America). He was selected for the ESSKA-APKASS (Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society) travelling fellowship in 2006 and was the Godfather for the 2018 ESSKA-APKASS Travelling Fellowship. Prof. Hantes has authored over 70 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters.
He is the founder of the Larisa Arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Centre (LAMILC) http://www.ortho-uth.org/lamilc/ and organises seminars in arthroscopic surgery with the aim of educating young physicians in the field of arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine on a regular basis.
He is member of many scientific societies and is on the editorial board of KSSTA, AJSM and an associate-editor of JBJS Case Connector.
Petra Heesterbeek (PhD) is a scientist in the field of clinical orthopedics. After finishing her study Biomedical Health Sciences in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, she started to work at the Research department of the Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen. She finished her PhD on clinical and technical aspects of balanced gap total knee replacement in 2011, supervised by Dr Ate Wymenga, Dr Noël Keijsers and Prof. Dr Nico Verdonschot.
With her never-ending fascination about human movement and passion for clinical research, she is at the right place as senior researcher and head of the OrthoResearch team of the Sint Maartenskliniek. With her team of researchers she initiates innovative clinical research on fixation methods, function and kinematics of primary and revision total knee replacements, personalized implants, and diagnostics in prosthetic joint infections. She truly believes that teamwork of orthopedic surgeons with researchers work together makes the dreamwork in clinical orthopedics.
She has a position in the board of the working group Orthopedic Research of the Dutch Orthopaedic Association and is reviewer for several international journals.
Dr Pedro Hinarejos completed his degree in medicine at the University of Barcelona and his doctoral thesis “Heterotopic ossification in Total Hip Arthroplasty” at the University Autònoma Barcelona, Spain.
His residency in orthopedic sSurgery was at the Hospital Vall d’He¬bron, Barcelona. He has been an orthopedic surgeon consultant at Parc de Salut Mar (Barcelona) since 1997 and also the Head of the Knee Unit in the Orthopedic Surgeon Department, Parc de Salut Mar since 2011.
His area of expertise is knee surgery, specially the degenerative knee. He has published widely in national and international journals as well as 14 book chapters. He has also presented at national and international courses and congresses.
Since 2009, he has been an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery in Hospital del Mar. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona- Universitat Pompeu Fabra. From 1999-2012, he was the Residents’ Responsible of Teaching in Orthopedic Surgery Hospital del Mar Barcelona.
He is a member of the Spanish Society of Orhtopedic Surgery (SECOT), de la Spanish Society of Knee (SEROD) and European Society of Sports Medicine, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA). He is the current President of SEROD (Spanish Knee Society) 2017-2019.
Dr Anna Hirschmann leads the musculosketal radiology devision at University Hospital of Basel in Switzerland. She was fellowship-trained in musculoskeletal radiology at University Hospital Balgrist in Zurich/Switzerland and completed a one-year research fellowship at New York University, New York/USA and Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum in Leiden/Netherlands.
Her main clinical interests are sport-related injuries, bone tumors and rheumatological diseases. She lectures at national and international radiology and orthopedic conferences.
Her research focuses on biomechanics of joint imaging and correlations of MR and SPECT/CT, in particular the knee joint. Her MSK unit closely collaborates with the nuclear medicine departement, orthopedic surgeons and MR physicists.
A summary of her research projects can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=hirschmann+a+OR+kerner+a.
Dr Yuichi Hoshino graduated from Hokkaido University School of Medicine in 2000 and then completed his orthopaedic residency and postgraduate education at Kobe University, earning his PhD in 2008.
From 2009 to 2011, he did an international research fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. He, then, worked as deputy director at Kobe Kaisei Hospital until he moved back to Kobe University as an assistant professor in 2017.
His clinical practice focuses on sport- related knee injuries. He performs around 100 ACL reconstructions per year mainly using the double bundle technique. In addition to his clinical duties, he has served as the team physician for several sports teams.
His research interests include knee biomechanics and kinematics, especially after ACL and other related injuries. He has developed some in-vivo knee kinematics measurement systems for the pivot-shift test and used them for several clinical researches, including an international multi-center study, named the PIVOT study which was funded by an ISAKOS/OREF grant. He also performed several in-vitro studies to advance the arthroscopic surgical techniques related to the ACL reconstruction.
He has authored 52 peer-reviewed articles and four book chapters. He has given over 70 international meeting presentations since 2007. He received the Best Poster Award in 2017 at the ORS annual meeting and the Jan I. Gillquist Scientific Research Award at the 11th Biennial ISAKOS Congress. He is an editorial board member of the KSSTA journal and an active member of several international orthopaedic societies, including AAOS, ORS, ISAKOS, ESSKA, APKASS and ACL study group. He has also served as a scientific committee member at the ISAKOS meeting since 2015.
Miguel Ruiz Iban
Dr Miguel A. Ruiz Ibán is currently the Head of the Shoulder and Elbow Unit in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology in Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, in Madrid, Spain.
He received his medical degree in Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and completed the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Programme at the Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal. He completed his PhD, focused in the biomechanics of the lower lumbar spine and pelvis, at the Universidad de Alcalá de Henares, Madrid. He also obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Management of Specialist Care Units at the European Institute of Health and Social Wellbeing. He is an active ESSKA member since 2010.
His current research interests include both basic and clinical research in two main topics: shoulder surgery and musculoskeletal pain management. His shoulder research currently focuses on epidemiology and outcomes of shoulder instability surgery and rotator cuff disease. He has also extensive research background in stem cell therapies, meniscal repair and regeneration, growth factor expression and effects in the healing tissue, knee and hip injuries in the young population and tromboprofilaxis in the orthopedic and trauma patient.
He has also taken part in many randomized controlled trials as principal investigator and has been the recipient of different research grants by private and public institutions.
Dr Ruiz Ibán has lectured extensively at national and international meetings. He has authored numerous books, chapters and abstracts. He has published more than 50 papers in indexed, international peer reviewed journals, including Arthroscopy, American Journal of Sports Medicine, KSSTA, Clinical Drug Investigation, Orthopedics and others. He currently serves on the editorial board of KSSTA and World Journal of Orthopedics; he also regularly reviews for many other journals.
Prof. Andreas Imhoff graduated from Basel University in 1980. He started his residency in General Surgery and Traumatology in Davos, Switzerland, under the guidance of Prof. Peter Matter and in general surgery, traumatology and knee surgery at the University Hospital Bruderholz-Basel under the guidance of Prof. Werner Müller in 1982.
He completed his Orthopedic Residency at the Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich under the direction of Prof. Adam Schreiber, Prof. Hans Zollinger, Prof. Christian Gerber between 1983 and 1996, after 1987 as a head of different departments for knee, shoulder and sports medicine. A one year exchange fellowship brought him to the department of orthopedic surgery in the Center of Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA, under the direction of Prof. Freddie Fu, Prof. Jon JP Warner, Prof. Chris Harner but also at the Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Professor Savio LY Woo between 1994 and 1995.
He was elected as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Arthroscopy at the faculty Medical school and faculty School of Sport Science and Health, Technical University, Munich, to serve as director and chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine since 1996.
Prof. Imhoff is an active member of the AGA (German Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery) who has now 4,500 members. He was a founder in 1983, congress chairman 1999, president 2000-2003, general secretary and now still member of the executive board. He will be again congress chairman 2017.
He is on the board of directors of the DGOOC (German Society of Orthopaedics), DGOU (German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) since 1996. He is also member of ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine), started as founding member of IAA/ISK in October 1994, now member of the board and different committees since 1996.
He is the chairman of the ISAKOS shoulder committee since 2015. He is also member of several societies like SGO (Swiss Society for Orthopaedics), ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy), SESEC (European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow), AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine), DVSE (German Society for Shoulder and Elbow), DGU (German Society for Traumatology), SICOT (Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie), AFOR (Association of Orthopedic Research) member of the board since 2010, DKG (German Knee Society) member of the board since 2012.
Since 1999, he has received various awards from all over the world.
He is honorary member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America AANA since 2004, Miembro Honorario, Sociedad Argentina de Cirurgia de Hombro y Codo 2006, Malaysian Federal Honorary Award 2010, honorary member of AGA 2013, honorary member of Indian Arthroscopic Society IAS 2014.
He serves as on the editorial board of journals like Arthroscopy, Operative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA), American Journal of Sports Medicine and Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine as an editor in chief. He edited 35 books and published over 386 journal articles, cited in pubmed.
Dr Eivind Inderhaug is a consultant orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee surgery and sports medicine at Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
Dr Inderhaug graduated from the University of Oslo and has done his post-graduate training in Bergen. In addition to his medical degree, Dr Inderhaug has a Master in Health Economics, Policy and Management from the University of Oslo. A special interest is in cost-efficiency analyses and evaluation of health-care programmes.
Dr Inderhaug defended his PhD thesis Changing paradigms of ACL surgery in 2015 and later undertook a post-doctoral research fellowship at Imperial College, London, under the supervision of Prof. Andrew A. Amis. His research interests include clinical studies on the knee and shoulder surgery and has lately expanded to include anatomical and biomechanical perspectives.
Directing a group of researchers from orthopaedics, radiology, physiotherapy and engineering, Dr Inderhaug is supervising medical and PhD students.
He is a member of NOF, AAOS, ESSKA and ACL Study Group. He has received several prizes and grants for past and ongoing research projects. With an extensive list of publications and book-chapters, he regularly attends international conferences and meetings as an invited speaker and instructor. In addition being a KSSTA editorial board member, Dr Inderhaug also serves on the AJSM editorial board for social media.
Prof. Takanori Iriuchishima specialises in knee surgery, ACL anatomy, ACL surgery, arthroplasty and sports medicine.
He was assistant professor at the Department of Functional Morphology, Nihon University School of Medicine, Japan, and also visiting professor at the Tokyo Metropolitan University.
He is a member of ISAKOS, JOA (Japan Orthopedic Association), JOSKAS (Japanese Orthopedic Society of Knee Arthroscopy, and Sports Medicine) and also on the Editorial Board of the KSSTA journal.
Prof. Mislav Jelic graduated at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia, where he obtained his PhD in 2001. Between 1996 and 1999, he was a postdoctoral associate at the Laboratory for Mineralized Tissues, and a teaching assistant at Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Zagreb.
He finished his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Zagreb, in 2003 where he works as a staff member since.
He obtained an Assistant Professor title in 2009 and Associate Professor title in 2015. His research interest is related to biological reconstruction of the bone and articular cartilage.
He published some of the first clinical cases of the biological reconstruction of the skeleton with BMPs. He received several awards in the field including the ESSKA Best Poster Award in 1994 and the Hughston Award in 2009 together with a group of authors.
His clinical interest includes knee surgery with the greatest scientific interest in the regeneration of the articular cartilage. Prof. Jelic is the head of the biological reconstruction unit at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Zagreb. He was also selected for four travelling fellowships: EFORT in 2001, ICRS in 2004, ESSKA-AOSSM in 2011 and Knee Society Insall TF in 2014.
His publications have been cited more than 2,000 times. As a part of his scientific work, he has been or currently is a leader of several projects mostly focusing on ACL reconstruction and articular cartilage repair for which he has received grants such as the Croatian Institute of Technology Grant, FP-7, etc. He is a co-inventor on four patent applications.
Prof. Mustafa Karahan is an internationally-active orthopaedic surgeon working mainly on sports traumatology, knee surgery, shoulder surgery and arthroscopy. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Orthopedics at the Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University, Istanbul, where he is actively involved in CASE (Centre for Advanced Simulation and Training) which hosts the European Basic Arthroscopy Course and the European Basic Arthroplasty Course.
After graduating from Hacettepe University in Ankara, Prof. Karahan completed his residency at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. He worked at the university from 1988 to 2012 until achieving full professorship where he founded the Marmara University Sports Sciences and Health Research Centre in 2004.
He is well-known for implementing a teaching method in arthroscopic surgery on bovine knee and is the current President of the Turkish Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Society, as well as the past-president of the Turkish Sports Traumatology Association.
Prof. Karahan is an executive Board Member of ESSKA as well as the editor of the ESSKA Academy, ESSKA’s online teaching portal. He has published more than 70 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and has made over 150 scientific presentations. He has authored multiple book chapters and was chief editor of the ESSKA-Springer book Effective Training of Arthroscopic Skills and co-editor of Knots in Orthopedic Surgery—Open and arthroscopic.
He was Godfather of the ESSKA-APKASS Travelling Fellowship in 2016. He is on the executive Board of ESA, ESSKA’s shoulder and elbow section and member of the EKA and ESMA Sections. He is an Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), the Journal of Arthroscopy, KSSTA and Journal of ISAKOS.
Dr Gunnar Knutsen is currently a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the University Hospital North Norway. He was registered as a specialist in general surgery in 1990 and in orthopaedic surgery in 1994.
He has been an Assistant Professor 1999- 2008 and Associate Professor 2008-2016 at the Academic: UIT the Arctic University of Norway.
His main interests are osteochondral repair, arthroscopic surgery, sports traumatology, osteoarthritis and knee replacements including revision surgery. He has been working clinically and scientifically with cartilage injuries and repair since the mid nineties and is the leader of a Norwegian randomized trial comparing ACI and microfracture.
Further, his supervised a PhD candidate in another cartilage RCT comparing AMIC and ACI-C.
He was on a sabbatical from my post in Norway 2002-2003 working with Prof. James Richardson in Oswestry UK (Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and Hospital.
Dr Elizaveta Kon is an orthopaedic surgeon, the Chief of Translational Orthopaedics Unit of the Center of Functional and Biological Reconstruction of the knee, Humanitas Research Hospital, and Associated Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Humanitas University, Milan. She is also Full Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Sechenov University of Moscow, Russia.
She performs numerous teaching activities and is also the Director of Master Degree “Regenerative Medicine in Orthopedics” Humanitas University, Milan.
Till 2017, she was the Director of the Nano-Biotechnology Laboratory and orthopedic surgeon at the Rizzoli Orthopedic Institute and Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna, Italy.
She is strongly involved in various scientific societies, as Vice-President of the International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS); the Scientific Chair for the 2021 ESSKA Congress and the Past-President of ESSKA’s Cartilage Committee; Chair of Scientific Committee and Past-President Cartilage Committee of SIGASCOT; Past General secretary, Past-President of the Educational and Meeting Committee and Fellowship Scholarships and Grants Committee of ICRS.
She is strongly involved in clinical and pre-clinical research regarding biotechnology applications in orthopaedics and joint preservation techniques. She is co-ordinator of numerous research projects and clinical trials in the framework of European and national research.
She has authored over 250 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals (H-index 76) and over 40 chapters in textbooks in orthopedic surgery. She is also editor of 5 orthopaedic surgery textbooks and has participated in more than 400 society meetings all over Europe, Asia and America.
She was a Travelling Fellow ESSKA/AOSSM European/North American Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship, 2009 and ICRS Travelling Fellowship, North America, 2004
She is the winner of several awards as most-cited and most-downloaded publication 2011-2016 in Arthroscopy Journal, leading article Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy Journal 2013 and 2016, Poster Award Cum Laude ICRS World Congress 2015 and 2013, most-cited publication 2009-2010 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Scientific exhibit award of excellence at the AAOS Annual Meeting 2011.
Dr Robert F. LaPrade is a complex orthopaedic knee and sports medicine surgeon who practices at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado, USA. He serves as the chief medical officer and co-director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.
Dr LaPrade is known as a specialised clinician scientist who has utilised his comprehensive research on sports medicine injuries to improve patient care and invent novel ways to treat knee problems. Many of the surgeries that he has devised have been performed worldwide.
Dr LaPrade has special expertise in treating posterolateral knee injuries, PCL tears, revision ACL reconstructions, meniscal repairs and transplants, MCL injuries, knee dislocations, knee osteotomies, fresh osteoarticular allografts, and other difficult complex and revision injuries.
Dr LaPrade has published more than 425 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, 100 book chapters, and has given over 1,000 professional presentations, symposia, and instructional course lectures. Dr LaPrade has been on the AJSM Editorial Board since 1998 and the KSSTA Editorial Board since 2007. He and his team have won many awards, including the Trillat Young Investigator Award from ISAKOS (twice), J. Albert Key Research Award from the Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, 3M Excellence in Clinical Research Award from the AOSSM, Excellence in Research Award from the AOSSM (3 times), Achilles Award from ISAKOS (twice), Cabaud Award from the AOSSM (twice), Nicola Foundation Young Investigator, Best Meeting Poster and Best Paper in Ligaments and Biomechanics awards from ESSKA, and an OREF Kappa Delta Award, considered the “Nobel Prize of Orthopedics”.
In addition, Dr LaPrade is recognised internationally as an outstanding mentor and teacher, having been awarded several teaching awards, including four annual teaching awards given by fellows of the Steadman Clinic Sports Medicine Fellowship programme and has mentored international fellows from all continents.
Dr Pisit Lertwanich is an Associate Professor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, in Bangkok, Thailand. He is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee and hip.
He was a team physician for the Thai national team athletes in many international sport events.
Dr Lertwanich completed his training in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University in 2005. From 2008-2010, he did an international research fellowship in sports medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and subsequently completed a research fellowship in hip arthroscopy and orthopaedic biomechanics at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.
His main focus in clinical and research work lies on conservative and surgical treatment for knee and hip disorders, arthroscopic surgery of the knee and hip, and patient-reported outcomes measures.
Dr Lertwanich has authored and co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed publications. He has been a KSSTA reviewer since 2011.
Dr Bruce Levy was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada and received his medical degree from the University of Montreal. He then completed his Orthopedic Surgery Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He performed an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Dr Levy now holds the rank of Professor of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota. Since completing his fellowship in 1999, Dr Levy’s clinical and research interests have focused largely on complex knee trauma with a particular emphasis on knee dislocation and multi-ligament knee reconstruction.
He has served on the AAOS Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee and is the Mayo Clinic principal investigator for several multi-center trials funded by the NIH and Department of Defense.
Dr Levy is on the editorial board for several journals, served on the Board of Trustees for the Journal Arthroscopy and is the Sports Medicine Deputy Editor for Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.
Dr Levy has chaired numerous AAOS, AOSSM and AANA symposia and instructional course lectures on complex knee injuries. He was the Director of the Mayo Clinic Knee Dislocation Surgical Skills Course which won the 2015 Mayo CME course of the year, chosen from over 300 CME events.
D. Levy is a member of the prestigious Herodicus Knee Society and serves on the NBA/NBPA Second Opinion List. He has published over 200 papers in the scientific literature, countless book chapters, and lectures extensively nationally and internationally.
Dr Michael Liebensteiner completed his Study of Medicine at the Innsbruck Medical University and Study of Sport Sciences at the Innsbruck University with MSc degree (Thesis on ‘Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome’).
He then completed his PhD study at the Innsbruck Medical University module ‘musculoskeletal sciences’ with PhD degree 2010 (Thesis on ‘Brake response time’. He pursued his Residency at the Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Innsbruck Medical University.
He has been awarded various national and international awards, grants and fellowships including AO–Spine Young Researcher Award (Silver), the Tyrolean Science ‘Scientific Award’ of the Austrian Spine Society, ‘President’s-Award’ from the Austrian Society of Orthop. Surgery and the ‘Basic Scientist Award’ from ESSKA, among others.
He has at least 60 peer-reviewed publications as well as contributed to over 100 lectures, posters at various congresses.
He is a reviewer for several peer – reviewed journals (AJSM, KSSTA, AOTS).
He is a member of various orthopaedic societies such as ESSKA, AGA, ISAKOS, AAHKS.
Dr Albert Lin is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Associate Chief of Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, USA. He specialises in the care of athletes and shoulder conditions, and has extensive experience with shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder arthroplasty, and complex reconstructive and open surgery of the shoulder as well as arthroscopy of the knee.
He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, as a well as fellowships in Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Shoulder Surgery at Harvard University.
Dr Lin is an active member of AAOS, AOSSM, ASES, and ISAKOS, and is an active committee member of the shoulder and elbow committee of AAOS and the education committee of ASES. He is a regular invited faculty member for AAOS, ASES, AOSSM, AANA, ISAKOS, and MASES. In addition, he currently serves on the editorial review board of KSSTA as well as Annals in Joint and is a reviewer for JAAOS, JSES, AJSM, KSSTA, and TSES.
Dr Lin has published more than 75 articles, abstracts, and book chapters related to shoulder instability, rotator cuff pathology, shoulder arthroplasty, and complex shoulder conditions, and regularly presents his research at international and national meetings.
He is actively involved in residency and fellowship education and currently serves as the Associate Program Director of the UPMC Sports Medicine Fellowship.
Additionally, he is the head orthopaedic team physician for Duquesne University and Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School. His current research interests include clinical research related to rotator cuff and shoulder instability surgery as well as shoulder arthroplasty, and basic science research in the areas of robotics and biomechanical research following shoulder instability and in vivo kinematics of the shoulder following superior capsular reconstruction and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.
Prof. Mari Lundberg is professor in physical therapy, and she holds a PhD in orthopaedics. She is head of the department for health promoting sciences at Sophiahemmet University in Stockholm Sweden.
Her research focus is pain, and she runs the interdisciplinary research group Back in Motion which aims to improve the functioning of people with pain. The research group covers clinically relevant research questions throughout their lives, from children to older adults.
In addition, she is an active educator and is supervising on all academic levels. She is on the editorial board for the American Physical Therapy Journal and she has a vast experience of reviewing others work.
Prof. Sebastien Lustig began his practice in Lyon in 2006 at the Albert Trillat Center with his mentor, Prof. Philippe Neyret, specialising exclusively in the disorders of hip and knee joint.
He has a specific interest in research and completed his PhD in biomechanics in 2010, thanks to his research on Computer Assisted Surgery and Total Knee Arthroplasty.
He has had over 100 original research presentations, and over 80 invited presentations at national and international conferences. He has published over 150 studies in prestigious orthopaedic journals indexed on
Pubmed and 60 chapters in orthopaedic textbooks.
He is involved in four academic formations (bone and joint infection, arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery and sports medicine).
Prof. Lustig is actively involved in a number of international orthopaedic organisations, including committee appointments for ISAKOS (International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, chair of Knee Arthroplasty Committee), ESSKA (European Society
of Sports Traumatology, Knee surgery and Arthroscopy), EKS (European Knee Society, chair of Travelling Fellowship Committee) and EHS (European Hip Society). Thanks to these achievements, Prof. Lustig was named as Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Lyon in 2014. He has been in charge of the orthopaedic programme in Lyon University since 2016.
Performing over 800 arthroplasties per year, Prof. Lustig’s current practice is focused on hip and knee joint replacement. He has a special interest in rapid recovery, robotic assisted surgery, and revision surgery.
Prof. Jörg Lützner completed his medical studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany in 1991. He received his MD degree in TU Dresden in 1998 and professorship in 2016.
1997 – 2000 Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery in Dresden, Kantonsspital Liestal (Switzerland) and Klinikum Weiden
since 2000 Orthopaedic Dep., University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
2004 Board Certification Orthopaedics
since 2008 Leader Clinical Epidemiology of Degenerative Joint Diseases
2008 Board Certification Orthopaedics and Traumatology
2008 Board Certification Special Orthopaedic Surgery
since 2011 Head Knee Department
since 2014 Head Joint Arthroplasty Center
He has also received the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Epidemiology and Biostatistics
(Universities in Basel, Bern, Zürich, Switzerland)
He was awarded the AGA-Aircast Pittsburgh Clinical Fellowship in 2009, the DGOU Award for Evidence-based Medicine in 2016 and DGOU Health Services Research Award in 2017.
Prof. Nicola Maffulli is a Consultant Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Surgeon who has published more than 1,100 peer reviewed articles and 12 books on Orthopaedic Surgery and in Sports Medicine.
Prof. Maffulli is particularly interested in the physiopathology of sports injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament and tendon injuries, and great expertise in knee and foot and ankle arthroscopy.
An ESSKA Travelling Fellow in 1997, he was Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at Keele University School of Medicine (2001-2008), Centre Lead and Professor of Sports and Exercise Medicine, at Queen Mary University of London, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London (2008-2013), and has now taken up the Chair in Trauma and Orthopaedics in Salerno University School of Medicine, Italy, maintaining an Honorary Professorships at Queen Mary University of London and at Keele University School of Medicine.
A keen athlete in his younger days, his old dream of going to the Olympics has been granted in London: he was the Field of Play doctor for the Olympic Wrestling Tournament, and lead a group of seven orthopaedic surgeons to administer the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle care for both the Olympics and the Paralympics.
A Past President of the Sport and Exercise Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (2011-2012), and of the European Federation of the National Societies of Orthopaedic Sports Trauma (EFOST) for the period 2012-2014, at present he leads the Italian Muscle Ligaments and Tendons Society.
Prof. Maffulli has described more than 40 new surgical techniques in knee, foot and ankle and sports surgery. Many have now become standard practice.
Soft tissue problems constitute the major focus of Prof. Maffulli’s research, which has resulted in him being awarded the title of ‘King of Tendons’ by the Italian lay press.
Prof. Hermann Mayr graduated from the Medical School, University of Munich, in 1983. During his residency, he was trained at the Hospital Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany, the Klinikum Bogenhausen, Munich, Germany, and the University Hospital Basel, Switzerland.
In 1989, Prof. Mayr received his board certification as an orthopaedic surgeon and was then promoted to a consultant one year later.
Since 1991, he has headed the medical staff for the German National Alpine Ski Team. Prof. Mayr joined the Orthopaedic Surgery Munich Centre as a founding partner and senior specialist from 2003 to 2015.
In 2007, he acquired the PhD and postdoctoral lecture qualification.
Between 2007-2009, he was assistant professor at Halle University. He then became a research associate at the Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Freiburg, in 2010, and was appointed professor in 2012.
To date, he is in charge of various scientific projects and holds numerous patents. One of his surgical specialties is ligament surgery and endoprosthetics of the knee joint. In this field, he has multiple research projects and a variety of peer-reviewed publications.
Prof. Mayr was president of the Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA) from 2009 to 2011 and president of the German Knee Society from 2012 to 2015.
From 2016–2018, he was an ESSKA Board member and Chair of the European Sports Medicine Associates (ESMA Section).
In January 2016, Prof. Mayr became Chief Physician of the Department of Knee, Hip and Shoulder Surgery at the Schoen Clinic, Munich, Harlaching, as well as Head of the Medical Care Centre, Munich, Harlaching.
Dr Khaled Meknas has broad experience in arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, ankle, and elbow. His special interest is in sports injury treatment, tendon disorders, shoulder and knee arthroplasty. Currently, he is associate professor at the Arctic University of Norway and consultant orthopedic surgeon at the University Hospital of North Norway.
He has several publications on tendinopathy and its relation to osteoarthritis in the hip, shoulder and knee. Additionally, he has published on the surgical treatment of tendinosis of the elbow, shoulder and Achilles tendon using microtenotomy. Retro-trochanteric pain syndrome and its ethological factors related to tendinopathy is a focus of his research.
He has made innovative contributions to his own field such as his team’s work from 2003 was the first publication that ascribed the role of internal obturator tendon in retro-trochanteric pain syndrome.
He worked with the development of surgical technique from open surgery to endoscopic surgery and discovered the usefulness of microtenotomy of the small rotators in the hip in patients with retro-trochanteric pain syndrome.
He has been a KSSTA reviewer since 2009.
Dr Caroline Mouton studied biomedical engineering in Nancy, France and achieved her PhD at the Sports Medicine Research Laboratory, Luxembourg Institute of Health. She defended her thesis in 2016 at the Medical Faculty of Saarland University, Germany, on multi-directional knee laxity measurements in healthy subjects and ACL-injured patients.
Dr Mouton currently works as the scientific co-ordinator of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg, headed by Prof. Romain Seil and Prof. Dietrich Pape. She is in charge of organising clinical research from idea to publication. Hence, an important part of her work consists of conducting clinical studies and educating young clinicians. Other responsibilities include standardisation of patients follow-up, certifications and partnerships.
Dr Mouton’s scientific work deals with various aspects of ACL injuries including the improvement of their diagnosis, the understanding of patient profiles with a recent focus on children and concomitant injuries. She has published almost 30 publications and made 50 communications in national and international congresses. She performs more than 10 reviews yearly for three of the top-10 orthopaedic journals, is an editorial board member of the KSSTA and was awarded the Best Reviewer Award of Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics in 2016.
In 2018, her team was nominated for the Theo van Rens Best Paper Award at the 18th ESSKA Congress in Glascow for their work on ramp lesions of the medial meniscus. The same year, Dr Mouton started to act as co-chair of a multi-centric symposium for the French arthroscopic society (SFA) and as a vice-chair of the Basic Science Committee of ESSKA. With the latter that she integrated in 2016, she edited the booklet Clinical Research Tool Kit aiming to provide surgeons and researchers with advice to build and complete clinical studies. At the latest biannual congress, the committee was awarded as the most active group award for the period 2016-18.
Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli
Dr Giulio M.M. Muccioli’s clinical and/or scientific interests are: Knee and Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopy and minimally-invasive surgery, Prosthetic surgery (standard and Computer Assisted), Biological joint reconstructions and Meniscal Transplantation, Sports Traumatology.
He is an author/co-author of 244 publications: 73 scientific papers published in international journals (65 with Impact Factor), 19 scientific papers published in Italian national journals, 92 abstracts presented in international meetings, 39 abstract presented in Italian national meetings and 21 book chapters. He is an author/co-author of four scientific videos. He has presented in more than 100 international and Italian national meetings. He is reviewer for more than 10 international orthopaedics journals and a member of more than 10 international scientific societies (ESSKA, ISAKOS, EFFORT, etc).
He was awarded his MD degree by the University of Bologna in 2006, specialisation in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, awarded by the University of Bologna in 2012.
PhD in Surgical Sciences awarded by the University of Bologna in 2016 regarding Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction.
University Researcher, Faculty of medicine at the University of Bologna in 2018.
Master in Biomechanics, pathology and treatment of upper limb pathology in 2018.
IFMSA Research Exchange Fellow at the Deparment of Anatomy, University of Malta in 2005, under Prof. Camilleri — one of the founders and the first president of the AISOT (Italian Orthopaedic and Trauma Residents Association).
ESSKA Shoulder Arthroscopy Fellow at the Upper Limb Unit, Wrightington Hospital, Wigan, UK in 2014, under Prof. L. Funk.
SIGASCOT-JOSKAS Travelling Fellow, Japan in 2015.
Dr Takeshi Muneta is professor emeritus, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. He ran the Department of Joint Surgery and Sports Medicine, Graduate of Medical School, Tokyo Medical and Dental University from 2000 to 2017.
Dr Muneta specialises in knee and sports medicine. He emphasises the importance of the muscle skeletal pain and the subjective evaluation from the patient. He moved to one of the Disaster Medical Center in Japan as the director, however, he is still active in clinics and surgeries.
Dr Muneta graduated from Tokyo Medical and Dental University in 1979. He also completed his primary medical education at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Medical Hospital. He worked as the chief of knee and sports medicine group at the Medical Hospital of Tokyo Medical and Dental University from 1992 to 2017. He studied at University of Minnesota from 1990-1991 as a research fellow with the research theme of the effect of dynamic loading on healing tendon. Dr Muneta was selected as an AOA/JOA Travelling Fellowship in 1999.
Dr Muneta’s major research interest lies in ACL injury and surgeries, clinical outcome from the patient’s aspect, meniscus preservation and pain management. Dr Muneta is author of over 240 peer-reviewed articles. He started a two-bundle hamstring ACL reconstruction using Endobuttons in 1994, and reported his preliminary clinical outcome in the Journal of Arthroscopy in 1999.
He is involved in the Editorial Boards of KSSTA, JISAKOS, Journal of Orthopaedic Science and AP-AMART, the Journal Annals of Joint.
He worked as the congress president of the Japanese Arthroscopy Association in 2008, Japanese Society of Cartilage Metabolism in 2015, Japanese Society of Clinical Biomechanics in 2015, and Japanese
Society of Clinical Sports Medicine in 2016. He was also president the congress of Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine in 2018.
Dr Kanto Nagai is an orthopaedic surgeon who specialises in knee surgery, arthroscopy, and sports medicine. He is currently working at Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, as a staff member. In addition to being on the Editorial Board of KSSTA, he is a principal reviewer for Am J Sports Med.
He received his MD in 2007 at Kobe University School of Medicine, Japan. He completed orthopaedic residency in 2014 at Kobe University Hospital and affiliated hospitals under the supervision of Prof. Masahiro Kurosaka and Prof. Ryosuke Kuroda. He received his PhD with the research of articular chondrocyte biology at Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine in 2016. From 2016 to 2018, he pursued research related to the ACL, in vivo knee kinematics, and knee biomechanics for two and half years as a research fellow at University of Pittsburgh, USA under Prof. Freddie Fu.
Dr Nagai is an active member of ISAKOS, Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS), The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), The Japanese Orthopaedic Society of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS), The Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA), and many other Japanese Societies.
His main research interests include both clinical and basic researches related to knee ligaments, cartilage, meniscus, arthroscopic knee surgeries, and osteotomy around the knee in order to improve the treatments and outcomes of knee injuries and osteoarthritis. He has received several awards for his research works as well as traveling fellowships from ISAKOS and JOSKAS.
Dr John Nyland is a sports-certified physical therapist, athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist. He is a member of ESSKA, the Sports and Orthopaedic Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He currently serves as professor and Program Director for the Master of
Science in Athletic Training Program at Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
He is an International Editorial Review Board member for KSSTA, the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT), Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, the Journal of Athletic Training, the Turkish Journal of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, and Case Reports in Orthopedics.
Dr Nyland is President of the JOSPT — Movement Science Media Board of Directors and serves as a rehabilitation consultant with the International Grande Hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is a past recipient of the Excellence in Education Award from the Sports Section of the American Physical Therapy Association and the John Joyce Award from the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
He has authored or co-authored 180 peer reviewed papers and 35 book chapters, developed the books Clinical Decisions in Therapeutic Exercise: Planning and Implementation and Innovations in Knee Rehabilitation and authored a home study course entitled Therapeutic Strategies for Developing Neuromuscular Control in the Kinetic Chain.
Dr Nyland served on the 1996 and 2008 USA Paralympic games sports medicine staff as an athletic trainer and physical therapist, and as an International Para-Archery Classifier in 2012 and 2016.
Dr Matthieu Ollivier is Associated Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the institute of movement and locomotion (Chairman: Pr Jean-Noel Argenson) in Aix-Marseille university hospital, Marseille, France.
He was trained in both Aix Marseille University and Versailles Hospital.
His clinical practice is dedicated to knee-related procedures, with a special focus on osteotomies and sports (meniscus, ligaments) injuries.
He is engaged in an academic field at Aix-Marseille University; teaching medical students, interns, orthopedic residents and fellows.
Dr Ollivier graduated with his MD and PhD (biomechanics) at Aix-Marseille university. He did post-graduate fellowship in Rochester Mayo clinic.
He’s been published more than 90 peer-reviewed papers with a special focus on Basics sciences, sport’s medicine and knee procedures.
He is 2015 AAHKS’s John Insall award recipient.
Dr Ollivier is a reviewer of AJSM, KSSTA, BJJ and OTSR.
He has presented at over 50 meetings across the world, giving lectures on sports’ medicine and knee surgery related topics.
Dr Geert Pagenstert studied in Munich (LMU) and Boston (Harvard) and received the German and US- Medical (ECFMG) License in 2000. He became board certified Orthopedic Surgeon of Switzerland in 2005. I
n 2009, he was elected Vice-Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Clinics of Basel, Switzerland. His main clinical and research interests are the knee and lower extremity. He published more than 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters and received the “Venia legendi” (Professorship) of the University of Basel in 2013. For more effective specialized clinical care, he changed in 2018 to the Clarahof Clinic and Merian-Iselin-Hospital of Orthopaedic Surgery in Basel. Since years, this high-volume hospital is listed number one or two in performing orthopaedic surgical procedures in Switzerland.
Half of Dr Pagenstert’s work time is dedicated to orthopaedic basic and clinical research as group leader of the Department of Clinical Research, University of Basel, member of the Laboratory of Biomechanics, University of Basel, and Director of the Knee Institute Basel.
He is currently co-editor of the international Journal Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery and an active member of other editorial boards of international journals. He was president of the Swiss Society of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 2012-2016 and is continuously active in the board of several other national and international orthopedic societies.
Dr Andreas Persson is currently a fellow with Prof. Lars Engebretsen at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital Ullevål / Oslo Sports Trauma Research center at the Norwegian School of Sports Science. He is specialising in knee surgery and sports medicine, serving as the team physician for the Norwegian national snowboard team.
Dr Persson graduated from the University of Bergen and has done his post-graduate training in Bergen and Oslo. He defended his PhD thesis “Risk factors for revision after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction” in 2019, and is mainly involved in ACL register research. He is currently participating in a project developing register-based RCTs in the Norwegian National Knee Ligament register where he is also a member of the steering committee.
Prof. Pietro S. Randelli is Chairman of the 1st University Department of the Orthopaedic Institute Gaetano Pini, Milano (Department of Biomedical Science of Health, University of Milan). This Unit has been approved as an ESSKA official teaching centre.
Additionally, he became Full Professor of Traumatology and Orthopaedics at the University of Milan in October 2015.
As of July 1st 2012, he is Director of the 2nd Orthopaedic Department of San Donato Policlinic Hospital IRCCS, under the University of Milan.
From March 1st 2006 until 2015, he was Assistant Professor in Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University Study of Milan and within the same University he has been Proctor/ Co-proctor in Master Science Theses for Medicine and Surgery, as well as for the Residency Program in Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
Prof. Randelli completed his Master degree in Medicine and Surgery Cum Laude in 1994 at the University of Milan, after which he specialised Cum Laude in Orthopaedics & Traumatology in 1999, also at the University of Milan.
Since 2015, Prof. Randelli has performed more than 6,000 surgeries as primary surgeon, mainly in hip, knee and shoulder prostheses and arthroscopy.
As a Chairman, President and board member in Orthopedic Associations, Prof. Randelli is actively involved in SIGASCOT and ESSKA. He is an honorary member of the AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine). Additionally, he has been an associate editor for multiple journals (EFORT Orthopedics Today, Joints, Journal of orthopedics and traumatology) editorial board member for KSSTA and a reviewer for AJSM and KSSTA.
During his career he has been awarded several times in national and international meetings.
Dr Claudio Rosso is currently Medical Director of ARTHRO Medics in Basel, Switzerland, specialised in shoulder and elbow surgery. He is Private Docent at the University of Basel and thus involved in teaching and research.
He is also Deputy Chief Medical of the Swiss Karate Federation and served as a MD at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games during the athletics competitions.
He learned shoulder and elbow surgery during his fellowships with Drs Lafosse and Toussait (one year) and Prof. JP Warner as well as Prof. Luke Oh. He is the winner of many national and international research prices (EFORT poster price, DKOU basic research poster price, EFORT fellowship, AGA fellowship, GOTS Asia Fellowship, etc.).
He currently serves in the ESA Board of ESSKA after having served at the ESSKA Elbow Committee for two years (2016-2018).
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Dr Patrick Sadoghi finished his tenure track as associated Professor for Orthopedics and orthopedic Surgery at the Medical University of Graz in Austria, where he currently works as the head of the division of knee surgery at the Depatment of Orthopaedics and Trauma.
He trained at Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany, the Medical University of Graz, Austria, and attended various clinical fellowships in the United States.
He finished his PhD thesis on Platelet-rich Plasma in collaboration with the Childrens’ Hospital Boston and his MBA masterthesis on cost-effectiveness in arthroplasty in collaboration with the school of public health at Harvard T.H. Chan.
He specialises in all aspects of reconstructive knee surgery with a very high clinical and academic background, combining over 350 knee arthroplasty procedures per year with renowned research in the fields of knee implant, joint preservation, and orthopedic sports medicine.
He has been granted all relevant national and several international awards and is editorial board member of the most renowned journals in his expertise such as the Journal of Arthroplasty, Arthrosopy, and KSSTA. He lives with his wife Birgit Sadoghi, a dermatologist, and his son Lorenz in Graz, Austria.
Dr. Gonzalo Samitier develops his practice at the Instituto Cugat, Hospital Quironsalud, Barcelona, a multidisciplinary Sports Medicine Private Group where a multitude of professional soccer players and many others sports professional and recreative practitioners look for medical and surgical advice.
His previous role was as the Head of the Upper Extremity and Sports Medicine Division at Hospital General de Villalba in Madrid before joining the Instituto Cugat in 2019.
Dr Samitier has a previous formal fellowship training in the US for two years (University of Florida and Henry Ford) and stayed for 1 year in France (Annecy) with Laurent Lafosse specialising in the treatment of advanced shoulder and knee problems, and particularly in young active patients with a focus on regenerative medicine and biologic alternatives to surgery.
He also serves as the head of the Orthopedic Master’s Arthroscopy Training Program of the Spanish Arthroscopy Association and trains residents and fellows in sports medicine and research.
He lectures nationally and internationally and holds several leadership positions in prominent sports medicine societies and journals as ISAKOS, ESSKA and KSSTA, he is also European Board Examiner.
Through his basic science and clinical research, he has developed several innovative techniques for the treatment of shoulder and knee conditions. He has published more than 35 articles and book chapters related to knee, shoulder and sports injuries.
Dr Mikael Sansone is an orthopaedic sports medicine surgeon in the Department of Orthopedics at Sahlgrens University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Clinical and research interests for Dr Sansone include the treatment of sports medicine injuries in all areas of the body with his practice focus on complex reconstructive surgery in the knee and hip arthroscopy. He has widely published in these areas in the orthopedic sports medicine literature.
Dr Sansone is an active member of many national and international orthopedic organisations, a reviewer for several orthopedic journals, and has been involved in on field sports medicine at all levels of sports.
Eric Hamrin Senorski
Dr Eric Hamrin Senorski is a researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and works clinically as a physical therapist at Sport Rehab Sports Medicine Clinic in Gothenburg.
At the clinic and in research, he focuses primarily on sports-related injuries to the lower extremities. He is a clinical researcher and has several different types of methodology including register-based studies and systematic reviews. His PhD-Thesis was entitled ‘Predictor of Outcome after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction’.
Prof. Gunter Spahn completed his study in medicine from Jena, Germany, in 1985 and since 2016 has been Assistant Professor for surgery at the Jena University Hospital.
He is an active member of the following societies: ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine), ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy), AGA (Gesellschaft für Arthroskopie und Gelenkchirurgie), ICRS (International Cartilage Repair Society), DGOU (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie), DGfAM (Deutsche Arthrosegesellschaft).
Dr Katja Tecklenburg is an orthopaedic surgeon, with expertise in the fields of the knee (ligament and meniscus), sports medicine and traumatology of the upper and lower extremities.
She completed her MD at the Medical University of Innsbruck in 2003 and her PhD at the Medical University of Innsbruck the same year. Studies of her PhD thesis on anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction were published in several international journals. She has published 21 papers in peer-reviewed papers in international journals and over 50 abstract presentations in scientific associations. Her habilitation treatise, which was published 2011, also focused on pathologies around the knee with a focus on ACL reconstruction and patellofemoral instability.
Dr Tecklenburg has been working as consultant in traumatology and orthopaedics at the Medalp Sportclinic Imst in Tirol, Austria, since 2011. Before, she graduated from her residency at the University Hospital Innsbruck, Austria, and at the Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic Munich, Germany. Part of her residency was also completed in Switzerland at the Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
She has gained more specialist experience during several international rotations and fellowships, among them a 3-month working experience in rural South Africa, the European Travelling Fellowship in 2007 and a 6-month fellowship with Prof. Julian Feller in Melbourne, Australia.
She has been an active member in the following societies: German Speaking Arthoscopy Society (AGA), Austrian Society for Trauma Surgery (ÖGU), European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA), Austrian Society for Mountain and Expedition Medicine (ÖGAHM).
She is also working as team physician for the Austrian Alpine Ski team and is Vice-President of the Tyrolean Ski Federation. She loves to travel, play all kindsof sports – mainly alpine and water sports – and likes music.
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Dr Marc Tompkins is an orthopedic sports medicine surgeon and Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedics at the University of Minnesota and also serves as fellowship faculty for the Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship at TRIA Orthopedic Center. Clinical and research interests for Dr Tompkins include the treatment and rehabilitation of sports medicine injuries in all areas of the body with his practice focus on complex reconstructive and joint preservation surgery in the knee and shoulder. He is widely published in these areas in the orthopedic sports medicine literature.
Dr Tompkins is an active member of many national and international orthopedic organisations, a frequent reviewer for orthopedic journals, and has been involved in on field sports medicine at all levels of sports.
He is an American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine traveling fellow and Patellofemoral Foundation/ISAKOS traveling fellow. He serves as the Costa Rica country director for Health Volunteers Overseas. He is married with three young children, and enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family.
Mr Mihai Vioreanu is a highly experienced, Dublin-based Consultant Knee & Hip Surgeon with expertise obtained in Canada and Australia.
After graduating from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy ‘Victor Babes’ Timisoara, Romania, Mihai moved to Dublin where he completed his Specialty Training in Orthopaedic Surgery in RCSI. He pursued further sub-specialised training in Primary, Complex and Revision Hip and Knee Replacement at the world-renowned Arthroplasty Centre in Vancouver, Canada. He then travelled to Sydney, Australia during 2013 and 2014 to perform sports knee surgery along expert surgeons: Prof. Justin Roe and Prof. Leo Pinczewski.
In 2014 Mr Vioreanu was awarded the Asia Pacific ESSKA–APKASS Travelling Fellowship facilitating him to visit the best centers in Sports Knee Surgery in Asia-Pacific to learn, discuss and share advanced surgical techniques and participate in academic symposia.
More recently, in 2017, Mr Vioreanu was awarded the European ESSKA Osteotomy Traveling Fellowship where he visited high volume joint preserving centers in Europe (Munich, Amsterdam, Lyon and London).
Along with developing his orthopaedic surgical career Mihai also played international rugby and represented Romania at two Rugby World Cups, 1999 in Ireland and 2003 in Australia.
Mr Vioreanu is highly involved in clinical research. He regularly attends and lectures at international courses and meetings. Mr Vioreanu has published a number of high quality clinical studies, book chapters and surgical techniques. A keen teacher, Mr Vioreanu was the first Orthopaedic Lecturer in RCSI where he designed and delivered a musculoskeletal program for medical students.
Mr Vioreanu is a member of the following national and international organisations: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS – member of the Knee Arthroplasty Committee), Magellan Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS) and European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA).
Mr Vioreanu joined Sports Surgery Clinic and Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, in 2014.
Prof. Piero Volpi received his MD from the University of Perugia in 1979 and successively he completed his residency in orthopaedic and traumatology and in sport medicine.
He became Director of Knee Surgery and Sport Traumatology Unit at Istituto Clinico Humanitas – IRCCS, Milan, Italy in 2010. He was also a Teaching Professor at the Specialty School of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Milan from 2001- 2015.
He has authored more than 300 publications and over 500 contributions, including book chapters, articles and presentations to scientific National and International meetings.
Over the years, his interests have been in sport traumatology, arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery and cartilage repair.
He was President of SIA (Società Italiana di Artroscopia) from 2015 to 2017 and Secretary EFOST (European Federation of National association of Orthopaedic Sport Traumatology) from 1998 to 2002.
He was a member of the Sports Committe ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) from 2006 to 2010.
He was President of the Sport Commitee in SIGASCOT (Societa’ Italiana Ginocchio Artroscopia Sport Cartilagine e Tecnologie Ortopediche) from 2004 to 2008, Member Executive Committe 2008-2010 and President of Scientific Committe from 2010 to 2012.
He is a former professional football player (1972-1985).
He is currently the Head of Medical Staff FC Internazionale Milan from 2014 after his previous appointment from 1995 to 2000.
He was Responsible Physician of Italian Association Football Players ( AIC ) from 2000 to present and Member UEFA Medical Committee from 2015 to 2017.
Lieven De Wilde
Prof. Lieven De Wilde studied medicine at the Universiteit van Gent. From June 1983 to June 1985-86, he worked with doctors without frontiers in Tjsaad and in 1986-87 in Thailand with the same organisation.
He then started training as an orthopedic surgeon and traumatologist at UZ Gent. He started with the shoulder and elbow surgery unit at the department of orthopedics and traumatology at the University Hospital Gent in 1992.
He obtained his PhD doctorate in 2004 and was appointed clinical professor in shoulder and elbow surgery in 2008. In 2014, he became his full professorship.
He has published more than 65 articles and more than 12 chapters in various orthopedic books. He presented more than 400 oral papers at international shoulder conferences whole over the world.
He also has 14 patents on shoulder inventions in both Europe and the US. In addition to organisng various conferences, he is an active member of the BVOT (Belgian Association for Orthopedics and Traumatology), BELSS (Belgian Elbow and Shoulder Society), ESSKA (European Society of Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy, SECEC / ESSE (European Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery) and the ASES (American Shoulder and Elbow Society).
He is reviewer for 15 peer-reviewed international orthopedic journals and is associate editor of three journals. He is consultant for three orthopaedic companies and receives royalties for the Delta Xtend (DePuy-Synthes) reverse shoulder prosthesis. His main area of interest is the shoulder (prosthetic) surgery and functional anatomy of the shoulder.
Prof. Kazunori Yasuda completed his Orthopaedic Residency at Hokkaido University Hospital, Sapporo, in 1980. He became a Professor and Chairman of Sports Medicine and Knee Joint Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, in 1997. He served as Dean of Hokkaido University School of Medicine from 2009 to 2011, and as an Executive and Vice-President of Hokkaido University from 2013 to 2017.
Since 2017, he has been a Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University. Currently, he performs many knee surgeries at the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Center in Yagi Orthopaedic Hospital as a Director, and continues his research activities in Hokkaido Universityas an an Invited Professor.
Prof. Yasuda is best known for his contribution to the progression of anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction using the hamstring tendon. Two of his clinical articles on “anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction” were selected as the top 1% of highly-cited articles in the entire scientific field. He is a skillful knee surgeon as well as a distinguished scientist in the field of biomechanics and biomaterials. He has published over 250 journal articles, which have been cited over 5,000 times.
Prof. Yasuda has been an active member of ISAKOS and ESSKA. He contributed to ISAKOS as a Member at Large from 2005 to 2009, a Deputy Chair of Program Committee from 2005 to 2007, and a Chair of Program Committee from 2005 to 2007. He has contributed to many Japanese societies taking on the role of the president.