Amsterdam Ankle Cartilage Team: Jari Dahmen Appointed Editor KSSTA Journal and Editorial Board Member CARTILAGE Journal

Care for athletes goes hand in hand with high-quality research. At ACES, patient care is guided by ever increasing insights in diagnosis and treatment from the latest scientific research. The department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Amsterdam UMC has been officially accredited as an Expert Centre for the treatment of ankle cartilage injuries in 2018. The foundation of its clinical research is rooted in a wide network of an enthusiastic research and clinical team. Jari Dahmen currently helps to coordinate this team of researchers in the field of ankle cartilage, which led to the publication of numerous high-quality scientific reports. The continuous efforts for the best evidence are in the service of patients and their families being impacted by cartilage damage in the ankle.

The contributions of Jari to the field of ankle cartilage repair has not gone unnoticed. At the end of 2020 Jari was appointed as (web-)editor at the KSSTA journal from the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and as Editorial Board member for the CARTILAGE Journal – which is the official journal of the International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS). He is furthermore involved as a Board Member in the International Society for Cartilage Repair in the Ankle (ISCRA).

Jari emphasizes that these accomplishments are predominantly thanks to the concerted group efforts of the enthusiastic young (student) researchers, research fellows, and doctors that are all part of the Amsterdam Ankle Cartilage Team and happily works together within this team.