Important Announcement: ESSKA Journals transit to John Wiley & Sons, Inc publishing company

ESSKA’s official journals KSSTA and JEO will be transitioning from Springer to John Wiley & Sons, Inc. from January 1st 2024. This decision is part of our ongoing strategy to enhance the quality and accessibility of our scientific publications.

Wiley, founded in 1807 in New York City, holds a remarkable legacy of over 200 years in helping individuals and organizations develop the skills and knowledge they need to unlock human potential. With more than 7,000 colleagues in 40+ countries, Wiley’s scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, books, and other digital content build on a strong heritage of quality publishing.

Wiley is the world’s largest association publisher, having partnerships with more than 600 scholarly and professional organizations, and more than 800 of their journals, positioning Wiley to provide exceptional support and service to ESSKA.

In a culminating expression of gratitude, we extend our profound appreciation to our former publisher, Springer. Their contributions and collaborative partnership have played an indelible role in shaping the current standing of our journals.

Congratulations: JEO Fellows 2023

We are pleased to announce the first fellows of the ESSKA JEO Editorial and Research Fellowship at the Rizzoli Institute in Bologna, Italy, under Prof Stefano Zaffagnini’s mentorship:

Barbara Boer, the Netherlands

Angelo Vasiliadis, Greece


The Editorial and Research Fellowship received an overwhelming response, and we would like to extend our gratitude to everyone who applied. Due to the unprecedented level of participation and the exceptional quality of applicants, the fellowship positions were expanded to two deserving candidates.

In light of the enthusiastic response, we are pleased to announce that the ESSKA JEO Editorial and Research Fellowship will be offered again next year; two fellowships will be available at Rizzoli Institute with JEO’s Editor-in-Chief, and one in Basic Science with our Associate Editor, Laura de Girolamo in Milan, Italy (September 2024, 9-13).

Congratulations to the selected fellows, and stay tuned for next year’s application details!

Celebrating JEO’s Inaugural Impact Factor!


We are thrilled to announce that the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics (JEO) has acquired its very first Impact Factor of 1.8! This incredible milestone would not have been possible without the valuable contributions of all our authors.

In recognition of the hard work and dedication of all the JEO authors, we are pleased to offer 20 vouchers worth 200 EUR each. These vouchers can be used towards the payment of the Article Processing Charges (APC) for a new submission to JEO.

If you have published your research in JEO, please click on the link below to access the shortlist of suggestions on how to promote your JEO paper.  Once you have completed 2 of these promotional activities, kindly return the form to us at If done so by August 31, 2023, you will receive a 200 EUR voucher as a reward for your next submission to JEO. The voucher will remain valid for 12 months.

Let the world see the incredible work you’ve accomplished with us.

Together, let’s celebrate this milestone and continue pushing the boundaries of scientific excellence!

JEO Promotional Activities

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Editors’ Picks

Our editorial team has carefully curated a collection of articles that we believe showcase the most exciting and innovative research published in JEO.

From groundbreaking studies on new surgical techniques and implant materials, to cutting-edge discoveries in the fields of biomechanics and regenerative medicine, our Editors’ Picks highlight the best of the best from our publication.

We hope you find our Editors’ Picks both informative and engaging, and we encourage you to explore our full range of articles to discover even more exciting research in the field of orthopaedics.

Sufian S. Ahmad, MD, Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery (CMSC) Charité  Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

Lindman, I., Nikou, S., Öhlin, A. et al. Evaluation of outcome reporting trends for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome- a systematic review. J EXP ORTOP 8, 33 (2021)


The bibliometric analysis described in this manuscript evaluates the trends in the literature regarding surgical treatment for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome.

According to Dr. Ahmad,”This article provides us with valuable bibliometric information that are very useful in the planning and formulation of clinical study designs.”

Jon Olav Drogset, Prof, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Trondheim University Hospital and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Trondheim, Norway

Hyodo, K., Kanamori, A., Watanabe, R. et al. Does loop length change after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with adjustable loop cortical suspension device?: Observation of the hamstring graft completely filling the femoral tunnel. J EXP ORTOP 10, 67 (2023).

According to Prof Drogset this is a well performed study that describes the concerns many scientists have regarding the use of adjustable loop cortical suspension devices.

“May that be something we shouldn’t be worried about?”, Prof Drogset questioned himself.


Laura de Girolamo, PhD, IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopaedic Institute, Milan, Italy

Pan, R.L., Martyniak, K., Karimzadeh, M. et al. Systematic review on the application of 3D-bioprinting technology in orthoregeneration: current achievements and open challenges. J EXP ORTOP 9, 95 (2022). DOI: 10.1186/s40634-022-00518-3

3D bioprinting (3DBP) is a computer-assisted technology that involves the rapid printing of biofunctional materials and their supporting components in a layer-by-layer manner on a substrate or a tissue culture dish to create complex living tissues and organs.

Dr de Girolamo stated: “As a cell biologist, I am deeply fascinated by this approach which combines so many abilities and skills with a common scope, which is to advance tissue regeneration to provide our patients with a more physiological treatment. I enjoyed very much reading this systematic review which gives a well-structured overview of the current status of 3DBP in orthogeneration, with a focus on cartilage, bone, vasculature, and their osteochondral and vascular bone composites.”


Miguel Ruiz Iban, MD, PhD, Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Spain

Hochreiter, B., Meisterhans, M., Zindel, C. et al. Computer-assisted analysis of functional internal rotation after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: implications for component choice and orientation. J EXP ORTOP 10, 23 (2023). DOI: 10.1186/s40634-023-00580-5

Dr Miguel Ruiz Iban was impressed by the fact that the authors have made use of state-of-the-art virtual reality tools to simulate many different reverse shoulder arthroplasty designs and find out how design and component selection impact the expected internal rotation. This can help the surgeon in day-to-day decision-making.

According to Dr Ruiz Iban this is not an “easy to read” paper, but its in-depth analysis of this clinical issue is definitely worth the effort. And it is readily available to anyone, free to read, from JEO!

Yuichi Hoshino, JEO Associate Editor, MD, PhD, Kobe University, Japan

Harato K, Iwama Y, Kaneda K, Kobayashi S, Niki Y, Nagura T. Pain detect questionnaire and pain catastrophizing scale affect gait pattern in patients with knee osteoarthritis. J EXP ORTOP 9, 52 (2022). DOI: 10.1186/s40634-022-00492-w

Dr Hoshino commented that this study clearly demonstrated how subjective pain affected the knee movement. The relationship between pain and movement is fairly understandable but has not been well examined.

The study be Harato et al. might pave the way to further studies about the relationship between subjective assessments and physical movements.

Thank You JEO Reviewers 2022

A Hachem
Achilleas Boutsiadis
Adamu Abdul Abubakar
Adrian Deichsel
Alberto Bazzocchi
Alberto Grassi
Alberto Vascellari
Alejandro Espejo-Reina
Alessandro Carrozzo
Alessandro Marinelli
Alessandro Russo
Alexander Derksen
Alireza Moharrami
Amanda Magosch
Amit Meena
Ana Catarina Angelo
Andreas Martin Seitz
Angelo Boffa
Anna Schreiner
Antonio Klasan
Antonio Mazzotti
Barbara Arianna Lovati
Baris Kocaoglu
Bastian Welke
Benedetta Spazzoli
Benjamin Rothrauff
Camilo Helito
Carlos Maia Dias
Carlotta Perucca
Caroline Mouton
Casey Imbergamo
Chih-Kai Hong
Christian Carulli
Christian Konrads
Christian Pfeifer
Christoph Becher
Claudio Belvedere
Constant Foissey
Cristina Asenjo Gismero
Cristina Delgado
Davide Cucchi
Davide Reale
Domenico Alesi
Edoardo Monaco
Eirik Solheim
Elia Bari
Elizaveta Kon
Elmar Herbst
Emmanouil Brilakis
Enrico Tassinari
Enrique Gómez-Barrena
Fabio Galbusera
Fabio Sciarretta
Fabrizio Vincenzi
Ferran Abat
Filippo Calanna
Floris van Rooij
Francesc Soler
Francesca Libonati
Gabriel Oliver
George Mihai Avram
Georgios Komnos
Giacomo Dal Fabbro
Gian Andrea Lucidi
Gian Luigi Canata
Gil Rodas Font
Giovanni Barbanti Brodano
Giuseppe Filardo
Giuseppe Gianluca Costa
Giuseppe Rovere
Gonzalo Humada
Günther Maderbacher
Hasan Aydin
Håvard Østerås
Hélder Pereira
Horea Rareș Ciprian Benea
Hugo A. Ubillus
Ignacio De Rus Aznar
Ismail Hadisoebroto Dilogo
James B Doub
Jari Dahmen
Joan C. Monllau
Joao Novaretti
Joao Vide
John Nyland
Jorge Diaz Heredia
Juan Sarasquete
Julian J. Hollander
Kanto Nagai
Kazumi Goto
Ladislav Kovacic
Lars Goebel
Laura Barrachina
Laura De Girolamo
Luca Ambrosio
Lucca Lacheta
M. Enes Kayaalp
MA Frankle
Magnus Forssblad
Maksym Golovakha
Manoj Kumar
Manuel Fernando Mosquera
Manuel Vieira da Silva
Marc Ahrend
Marco Haertle
Marco Viganò
Maria Perosyan
Maria Valencia Mora
Marko Ostojic
Marta Navarro Bosch
Martijn Dietvorst
Martina Archinà
Matteo Denti
Matthew D. Johnson
Matthias Brockmeyer
Mattia Radici
Maxime Moreillon
Michael Hantes
Michael Iosifidis
Miguel Angel Khoury
Miguel Angel Ruiz Iban
Miguel García Navlet
Mireille van Beekvelt
Mo Saffarini
NIamh Brady
Nicola Maffulli
Nicola Pizza
Niklas Stachel
Nobuaki Miyaji
Nuno Camelo Barbosa
Nuno Sampaio Gomes
Octav Russu
Oladimeji Ranti Babalola
Olufemi R Ayeni
Orth Patrick
Pablo Cañete San Pastor
Paolo Ferrua
Paolo Spinnato
Patricia Díaz Rodríguez
Patrick Orth
Paul Yerys
Pedro Diniz
Peter Savov
Philipp W. Winkler
Piero Agostinone
Pierre Gillet
Punyawan Lumpaopong
Quinten Rikken
Raymond Yeak
René Verdonk
Riccardo Compagnoni
Robert F. LaPrade
Roland Becker
Romain Seil
Ryuzo Arai
Sandra Giannone
Sanjiv Rampal
Santos Moros Marco
Sebastian Kopf
Sebastian Meller
Selim Ergün
Sherwan Hamawandi
Simone Cerciello
Sohrab Keyhani
Stefan Stanciugelu
Stefania Setti
Stefanie Donner
Stefano Di Paolo
Stefano Fratini
Stefano Ghirardelli
Steffen Schroeter
Sufian Ahmad
Sverre Loken
Syed Imran Bukhari
T Matsushita
Takeshi Muneta
Theodorakys Marin Fermín
Theofylaktos Kyriakidis
Thilo Hotfiel
Thomas Tischer
Tiberiu Bataga
Tim Spalding
Tobias Fritz
Tomoya Iseki
Toru Omodani
Truls Martin Straume-Næsheim
Uros Meglic
Vincent Leopold
Wouter Beel
Yuya Ueda
Zahra Ismaeli

Peer-Review Twitter Chat with JEO

In honour of Peer Review week, the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics is excited to organise two Twitter Chats  on Monday, September 19, 1 pm CET and on Friday, September 23, 5 pm CET.

Luca Machiarola (JEO Best Reviewer 2019) and Edna Iordache (KSSTA Best Reviewer 2021) will be on hand to answer questions and share their knowledge and experiences regarding the peer-review process.

You can submit your questions ahead of the hour-long events via Twitter, using the hashtag #AskJEO.

Make sure you are following JEO on Twitter to be part of the conversation.


Congratulations: Winner announcement of JEO Awards 2020-2021

The ceremony for the JEO Awards 2020-2021 took place during the 20th ESSKA Congress, in Paris.




JEO Award for Young Researcher (Clinical & Basic Science Papers) winners

Clinical Science:  Caroline Mouton (Luxembourg)

Basic Science: Hans van Eetvelde (Belgium)

JEO Best Paper Award winners

Fucentese SF, Meier P, Jud L, Köchli GL, Aichmair A, Vlachopoulos L, Fürnstahl P. Accuracy of 3D-planned patient specific instrumentation in high tibial open wedge valgisation osteotomy

For more information about the JEO Awards, please click here.

Journals Methodological Course for Evidence Synthesis in Medicine


The ESSKA Journals, KSSTA and JEO, are offering the 2nd edition of the ONE-DAY ONLINE Methodological Course for Evidence Synthesis in Medicine. The course discusses the importance of Systematic Reviews for analysing evidence-based medicine in orthopaedics and will help authors improve their knowledge in performing reviews and meta-analyses in a more methodological and standardised way.

ONLY 40 SEATS available on a first-come-first-served basis
When: 18 March, 09:00-17:30 CET
Fee: ESSKA members 50 €, Non-members 70 €
More details and registration here


Thank You JEO Reviewers 2021

Stefano Di Paolo
Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli
Domenico Alesi
Piero Agostinone
Giacomo Dal Fabbro
Nicola Pizza
Zsolt J. Balogh
Nobuaki Miyaji
Jorge Diaz Heredia
Constant Foissey
Horea Rareș Ciprian Benea
Francesco Della Villa
Shinya Oka
Akhilesh Kumar
Joao Novaretti
Simone Cerciello
Andrea Sessa
Gian Andrea Lucidi
Alessandro Russo
Amit Meena
Luca Ambrosio
Kanto Nagai
Tiberiu Bataga
Filippo Calanna
Paolo Ferrua
Thomas Tischer
Matthias Brockmeyer
Nicola Francesco Lopomo
Carlotta Perucca
Achilleas Boutsiadis
Stefan Stanciugelu
Marko Ostojić
Barbara Arianna Lovati
Thomas Neri
Giuseppe Filardo
Martin Lind
Baris Kocaoglu
Paolo Spinnato
Angelo Boffa
Safa Gursoy
Christian Carulli
Patricia Díaz Rodríguez
Maria Joao Leite
Hasan Aydin
Silvio Caravelli
Manuel Fernando Mosquera
Emmanouil Brilakis
Enrica Torretta
Quinten Rikken
Georgios Komnos
Allison Ezzat
Milan Wolf
Ladislav Kovacic
Nuno Camelo Barbosa
Jonathan Kusins
Nicolas PUJOL
Sherwan Hamawandi
Alberto Righi
Piyush Mahapatra

Exclusive ESSKA Virtual Congress Gift

ESSKA Virtual Congress 2021 delegate special discount of 50% off the publication fee for publishing in JEO, ESSKA’s official open access journal.

Valid for papers submitted to JEO between 15 May-15 September 2021 (12.00pm CET).


Journals Methodological Course for Evidence Synthesis in Medicine

The ESSKA Journals, KSSTA and JEO, are offering a ONE-DAY ONLINE Methodological Course for Evidence Synthesis in Medicine. The course discusses the importance of Systematic Reviews for analysing evidence-based medicine in orthopaedics and will help authors improve their knowledge in performing reviews and meta-analyses in a more methodological and standardised way.

ONLY 40 SEATS available on a first-come-first-served basis

When: 9 April 2021, 09:00-17:00 CET

Fee: ESSKA members 50 €, Non-members 70 €

More details and registration here


CME credits for 53 JEO reviews!

We have GREAT news! Our recently-launched CME credit for reviewers was a big success with 610 reviews for KSSTA and 53 reviews for JEO receiving credits for the first-half of 2020.

We thank our reviewers for all their contributions. Register or encourage a colleague to become a reviewer for ESSKA journals by completing the KSSTA online form or JEO online form.

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Despite the lockdown, we still held our Editorial Team meeting online!