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ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book

Milan 2021

  • Michael Tobias Hirschmann
  • Elizaveta Kon
  • Kristian Samuelsson
  • Matteo Denti
  • David Dejour

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Nicolas Pujol, Lukasz Lipinski, Seong Hwan Kim
    Pages 1-5
  3. Max Ettinger, Tilman Calliess
    Pages 11-25
  4. Sufian S. Ahmad
    Pages 27-28
  5. Pascal Gleyze, Nikos Tzanakakis, Tina Moraiti
    Pages 29-38
  6. Sverre Løken, Olufemi R. Ayeni
    Pages 39-41
  7. Anna Nordström, N. Feddermann-Demont, Peter Nordström
    Pages 47-51
  8. R. Barco, A. Muller, K. Wegman, A. C. Watts, M. van den Bekerom, D. Eygendaal et al.
    Pages 53-59
  9. Christian Fink, Elisabeth Abermann
    Pages 61-73
  10. Christian Fink, Elisabeth Abermann, Robert Smigielski, Rainer Siebold, Mirco Herbort
    Pages 81-89
  11. Asif Parkar, Philip Pastides, Raghbir S. Khakha, Matt Dawson
    Pages 91-100
  12. M. Clarius, L. M. Clarius
    Pages 101-108
  13. Francesc Soler
    Pages 115-119
  14. Karadi H. Sunil Kumar, Z. H. Khokher, Vikas Khanduja
    Pages 121-125
  15. Gilbert Moatshe, Lars Engebretsen
    Pages 133-138

About this book


This book, comprising the Instructional Course Lectures delivered at the 19th ESSKA Congress in Milan in 2021, provides an excellent update on current scientific and clinical knowledge in the field of orthopaedics and sports traumatology. It addresses a variety of interesting and controversial topics relating to the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee and foot, all of which are highly relevant to orthopaedic surgeons’ daily practice. Featuring contributions written by leading experts from around the globe, it enables readers to gain a better understanding of pathologies, which in turn can lead to more individualized treatments for patients. The book is of interest to clinicians and researchers alike.


Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery Arthroscopy Diagnosis Outcomes

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Tobias Hirschmann
    • 1
  • Elizaveta Kon
    • 2
  • Kristian Samuelsson
    • 3
  • Matteo Denti
    • 4
  • David Dejour
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and TraumatologyKantonsspital Baselland (Bruderholz, Liestal, Laufen)BruderholzSwitzerland
  2. 2.Center of Functional and Biological Reconstruction of the KneeHumanitas University, Humanitas Research HospitalMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of OrthopaedicsSahlgrenska University HospitalGothenburgSweden
  4. 4.Istituto Ortopedico GaleazziMilanoItaly
  5. 5.Department of OrthopaedicsLyon Ortho ClinicLYONFrance

About the editors

David Dejour is a surgeon working at the Lyon-Ortho-Clinic. His field of excellence is knee surgery – from sports medicine to degenerative pathology (osteoarthritis). He has published numerous articles on knee pathologies, particularly in relation femoral-patellar problems, ranging from patella dislocations to the onset of osteoarthritis. A consultant to various professional and amateur clubs on the management of sports joint pathologies, he is a member of several national   and international scientific societies (SOFCOT, SFA ESSKA, ISAKOS, AOSSM).

Matteo Denti is Chief of the Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopic Surgery Unit at the Galeazzi Institute in Milan, Italy, and a Professor at the University of Milano Bicocca. His research Interests include open and arthroscopic surgery for treating disorders of the shoulder and knee. He is the author of over 120 scientific papers published both in Italian and international orthopaedic journals and is on the editorial board or is a consultant reviewer of several journals. He is a member of the major societies and associations in the field of orthopaedics, such as ISAKOS, AOSSM, ESSKA, SIGASCOT, Herodicus Society, ACL Study Group).

Elizaveta Kon is an Associate Professor at Humanitas University and Humanitas Research Hospital in Milan. Her research interests mainly focus on regenerative medicine, clinical and pre-clinical stem cell research, and the use of growth factors in orthopaedic disease. She has published over 140 articles in various scientific journals, many of which have received international recognition.

Michael T. Hirschmann is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at University of Basel. He also serves as chief of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology at Kantonsspital Baselland (Bruderholz, Liestal, Laufen). As head of knee surgery Prof. Hirschmann focuses on the treatment of complex knee injuries as well as the degenerative knee, including osteotomy and partial and total knee arthroplasty. He has been awarded more than 40 different national and international awards for his research activity. Prof. Hirschmann is deputy editor in chief of the KSSTA journal and serves on the editorial board of many others. He published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in these areas and has been an active member of numerous societies, such as  ESSKA, AAOS, ACL Study Group, AGA, DGOOC, DKG, EKA, EORS, GOTS and ISAKOS.

Kristian Samuelsson is a Professor of Orthopaedics at the Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. His current research reflects the vast variability of conditions, patients and tissues that orthopaedic surgeons encounter in their clinical practice. He has written over 140 scientific papers that have been published in various scientific journals (ResearchGate, PubMed).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book
  • Book Subtitle Milan 2021
  • Editors Michael Tobias Hirschmann
    Elizaveta Kon
    Kristian Samuelsson
    Matteo Denti
    David Dejour
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ESSKA 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-61263-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-61266-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-61264-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 325
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgical Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine
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