Research Grant

SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant

SECEC/ESSSE offers two research grants that are intended to promote and support either basic or clinical research related to shoulder and elbow pathologies. The primary purpose of these grants is to foster projects that provide useful information and/or develop and provide methodological tools for the benefit of our society. The obtained knowledge will be at free disposal for SECEC/ESSSE members.


Application Info 14th SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2020

Methodological and epidemiological projects will be favoured. Funding for a maximum of 20,000 Euro will be provided for a project in either clinical or basic research. Only ordinary, associate- or corresponding members are eligible for application. The application can be authored or co-authored by non-members provided that there is at least one SECEC/ESSSE member in the author's list. The written application should include a description of the project, the involved persons and institutions as well as a financial and time plan. Only written applications in English are accepted.

The recipient of the grant will be asked to produce a progress report to the Research & Development Committee, due one month prior to the SECEC/ESSSE or ICSS meeting. When an oral and/or written publication results from the supported research, acknowledgment using a SECEC/ESSSE logo or text is required.

Please, download the application form, fill out all the fileds and send back to sececoffice@gmail.com.

The next deadline for submission is June 30, 2020. Applications will be reviewed and selected by the Research & Development Committee.

The decision will be communicated at the following SECEC/ESSSE meeting in Poznan 2020.


List of Research Grant winners

  • 1st SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2006

Jean Grimberg (France) Study Title: In vitro biomechanical comparison of three different types of single and double - row arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: analysis of continuous bone-tendon contact pressure and surface during different simulated joint position.

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  • 2nd SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2007

Markus Scheibel (Germany) Study title: Influence of growth factors in local application on rotator cuff tendon tissue regeneration

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  • 3rd SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2008

Matthias Zumstein (Switzerland) Study title: Tendon repair technique using Platelet rich fibrin as an autologous augmentation in repair of chronic rotator cuff tendon tears


  • 4th SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2009

Derk Van Kampen (The Netherlands) Study title: Evaluation of diagnostic and prognostic performance of patient history, orthopaedic shoulder tests and shoulder-specific questionnaires

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  • 5th SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2010

Basic Science: Denise Eygendal (The Netherlands) Study title: Functional treatment versus plaster for simple elbow dislocations: a randomized study

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  • 6th SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2011

Clinical: Helena Boström Windhamre (Sweden) Study title: Operative or conservative treatment for acute dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint- a prospective randomized trial

Basic science: Umile Giuseppe Longo (Italy) Study title: Sheep model of shoulder osteoarthritis and regeneration of the articular surface by cell homing


  • 7th SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2012

Clinical: Ville Aarima (Finland) Study title: Treatment of atraumatic rotator cuff ruptures in elderly patients.

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Basic Science: Alexandre Lädermann (Switzerland) Study title: Kinematic modeling of the human shoulder

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Basic Science: Karlmeinrad Giesinger (Switzerland) Study title: Development of an item list to assess the forgotten joint concept in shoulder patients

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  • 8th SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2014

Clinical: Natasha Kraus (Germany) Study title: Biologic, biomechanic and imaging properties of acromioclavicular joint instability

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Basic Science: Dominique Rouleau (Canada) Study Title: Treatment of complex III and IV-part proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients: a prospective randomized study comparing hemiarthroplasty and total reverse arthroplasty.


  • 9th SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2015

Clinical: Ariane Gerber Popp (Switzerland) Study title: Impact of Fracture Pattern on Functional Outcome after Conservative Treatment of Proximal Humeral Fractures

Basic Science: Philipp Moroder (Austria) Study Title: Effect of patient-specific factors on the degeneration of the rotator cuff :A histochemical and immunohistochemical analysis in humans

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  • 10th SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2016

Clinical: Robert Tashjian ( USA) , Matthijs Jacxsens (Switzerland) Morphology of the anteriorly unstable shoulder with Hill-Sachs lesions

Basic Science: Joanna Walecka (Poland) Clinical and morphological evaluation following treatment of lateral epicondylar tendinopathy with PRP or L-PRP randomized controlled trial


  • 11th SECEC/ESSSE Research Grant 2017

Clinical: Bakir Kadum (Sweden) Study Title: Hemiarthroplasty versus reverse shoulder arthroplasty for communited displaced proximal humeral fractures in elderly patients: a multicentre randomised controlled trial

Basic Science: Björn Salomonsson (Sweden) Study Title: A new diagnostic technique, using computer tomography for assessment of glenoid component loosening.


  • 12th SECEC / ESSSE Research Grant 2018

Clinical: Jörn Kircher (Germany) Study Title: Clinical results and PROM's after rotator cuff reconstruction with an autologus hamstring tendon patch

Clinical: Edoardo Franceschetti (Italy) Study Title: Clinical validation of On/Off track treatment algorithm for shoulder instability: a prospective cohort study

Basic Science: Robert Hudek (Germany) Sudy Title: Identification and tissue localisation of Cutibacterium Acnes subtypes foundon implants in shoulder surgery for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients


  • 13th SECEC / ESSSE Research Grant 2019

Clinical: Karl Wieser (Switzerland) Study Title: The natural history of rotator cuff tears: a prospective quantitative MRI and clinical analysis

Basic Science: Alexander Vervaecke (Belgium) Study Title: Tendon progenitor cells for rotator cuff regeneration and repair