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Featured Article: The history of radiofrequency energy and Coblation in arthroscopy: a current concepts review of its application in chondroplasty of the knee

AdobeStock_192016766Radiofrequency energy has had widespread use for a variety of surgical procedures. Its application in orthopedic surgery initiated with shoulder instability and as surgical tool for cartilage treatment. There have been significant gains in its technology and our understanding of its potential benefits. We address its history and advancements in becoming a surgical tool for cartilage lesions along with a review of recent long-term follow up studies. Read More.


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About the Society

The European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy is a professional society that represents Europe in the fields of degenerative joint disease and sports medicine. 


ESSKA supports research

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The European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) grants 15% discount on the article-processing charges for the Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics (JEO). The offer is valid until the end of 2019 for all ESSKA members. Please ask for a discount code to enter during the submission process by contacting JEO Editorial Office at

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Aims and scope

The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics is an international journal that aims to bridge the gap between orthopaedic basic science and the clinics and publishes papers related to the entire field of experimental orthopaedics, including physiological, pathological and therapeutic aspects of cartilage, bone, tendons and ligaments and other musculoskeletal tissues. It is the official basic science journal of ESSKA, the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy. The journal ensures rapid peer-review and publication of high quality papers.

The winners, ESSKA Glasgow 2018!

New Content ItemJEO Best Paper Award 2016-2017 
Rothrauff B.B., Numpaisal P.O., Lauro B.B., Alexander P.G., Debski R.E., Musahl V., Tuan R.S.  
Augmented repair of radial meniscus tear with biomimetic electrospun scaffold: an in vitro mechanical analysis

JEO Young Researcher Award 
Jagadeesh Kumar Venkatesan 
Impact of mechanical stimulation on the chondrogenic processes in human bone marrow aspirates modified to overexpress sox9 via rAAV vectors

Best Reviewers 2017

We are happy to announce the JEO Best Reviewers 2017, please join us in congratulating Drs Laura de Girolamo, Patrick Orth and Patricia Diaz Rodriguez!

Laura de Girolamo
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Patrick Orth
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Patricia Diaz Rodriguez
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  • The Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics is the official basic science journal of ESSKA.

2017 Journal Metrics

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    65 days to first decision for reviewed manuscripts only
    65 days to first decision for all manuscripts
    95 days from submission to acceptance
    18 days from acceptance to publication 

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