Roli Jakob Joint Preservation Award
The Ortho-Trauma Foundation and the ON Foundation are proud to announce the establishment of a scientific award in honor of Professor Roland Jakob, one of the most renowned orthopedic surgeons of our time.
Objective: The prize will be awarded for the best manuscript in the field of Orthopaedic Joint Preservation, an area in which Professor Jakob has made pioneering contributions.
Scope of the award: The award is open to both original research articles or review articles that explore the idea of preserving one's own joint for as long as possible through surgical or non-surgical means. We encourage submissions that cover a wide range of topics related to joint-preserving therapy, including but not limited to new surgical techniques, innovative treatments, rehabilitation protocols, and long-term outcomes.
Value: The prize is endowed with 5’000 CHF provided by Professor Roland Jakob and the Ortho Trauma Foundation..
Eligibility criteria: We welcome scientific contributions from individuals of all ages and professional backgrounds.
Manuscripts (original articles or reviews) should follow the author guidelines of the Journal of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA): https://www.kssta.org/authors-homepage/
Use section 4 in the application form (poster or publication) to upload your manuscript.
Deadline: December 1st, 2023.
Jury: The jury consists of the organization committee of the Roli Jakob Anniversary Colloquium and Prof. Roli Jakob himself.
Announcement of the winner: The winner of the competition will be announced before December 31st.
Publication: The winning manuscript will undergo final peer-review and will be published in the prestigious KSSTA-Journal with an impact factor of 4.
About Professor Jakob:
Professor Roli Jakob is widely recognized as a visionary and pioneer in the fields of joint-preserving surgery, sports surgery, and traumatology. With a passionate dedication to preserving joint function, he has made numerous contributions to these fields that have advanced our understanding and treatment of joint diseases. Professor Jakob's work reflects a commitment to promoting a more holistic and patient-centered approach to joint preservation, which has had a transformative effect on his peers and patients alike.
At the core of Professor Jakob's philosophy is a patient-centered approach to joint preservation combatting the critical phenomenon of "Orthopaedic Myopia", a newly denominated and self-created term used to describe the tendency in orthopedic surgery to focus solely on treating joint pathology with joint replacements, often without considering the potential of joint-preservation techniques.
Through his research and advocacy, Professor Jakob has opened the eyes of many younger colleagues to the benefits of joint preservation, helping to shift the field towards a more patient-centric model of care.