​​​​​​JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques Awards

JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques (EST)  and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) are pleased to announce two annual awards in the amount of $500 USD each. One award will be for the best Subspecialty Procedure (SP) article, and the other will be for the best Key Procedures (KP) video published each calendar year.


How to Enter

Orthopaedic surgeons worldwide are invited to submit Subspecialty Procedure articles to JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques using the SP submission template. For Key Procedures videos, authors are strongly encouraged to submit a storyboard prior to filming. Corresponding authors will be asked during the submission process whether they wish their article or video to be considered for the award. 

Techniques articles and videos must be submitted via the JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques Editorial Manager submission site and adhere to the requirements outlined in the Instructions for Authors.


What Makes a Good Surgical Technique Article?

Key criteria for a high-quality EST article include, but are not limited to:

  • Clearly written step-by-step instructions (for SP papers) or a comprehensive storyboard (for KP video submissions)
  • High-resolution, instructive video clips
  • Clinical relevance of technique or procedure


Questions regarding the contest and submission process can be sent to editorial@surgicaltechniques.org.


Winner Selection

Winning authors will be notified by February each following year. Their achievement will be recognized online as well as during the JBJS reception at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).​


JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques 2017 Award Winners

JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques Editor’s Choice Technique Award:

Recommendations to Reduce Risk of Nerve Injury During Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)
Morteza Kalhor, MD, Diego Collado, MD, Michael Leunig, MD, Paulo Rego, MD, Reinhold Ganz, MD
JBJS Essent Surg Tech 2017, 7(4):e34(1-14)

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JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques Editor’s Choice Video Award:

Anatomic Double-Bundle Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Jorge Chahla, MD, Gilbert Moatshe, MD, Lars Engebretsen, MD, PhD, Robert F. LaPrade, MD, PhD
JBJS Essent Surg Tech 2017, 7(1):e4(1-3)



JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques 2016 Award Winners

JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques Editor’s Choice Technique Award:

Lengthening of the Femur with a Remote-Controlled Magnetic Intramedullary Nail: Retrograde Technique
Austin T. Fragomen, MD; S. Robert Rozbruch, MD
JBJS Essent Surg Tech, 2016 May 11; 6 (2): e20. https://doi.org/10.2106/JBJS.ST.15.00069

(https://jbjs.org/reader.php?source=JBJS_Essential_Surgical_Techniques/6/2/e20/fulltext&id=29560&rsuite_id=1290343#info​)


JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques 
Editor’s Choice Video Award:

Percutaneous in Situ Fixation of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Jesse D. Chlebeck, MD; Christopher E. Birch, MD; Jennifer W. Lisle, MD
JBJS Essent Surg Tech, 2016 Mar 23; 6 (1): e11. http://dx.doi.org/10.2106/JBJS.ST.O.00013

(https://jbjs.org/reader.php?source=JBJS_Essential_Surgical_Techniques/6/1/e11/fulltext&id=29574&rsuite_id=1289183#info​)