In the statement section we will present personal statements from senior European orthopaedic specialists as they report on developments, news and technology affecting the European orthopaedic community.

Upcoming call for candidates to enter Expert Panel in the Medical Device Regulation process

Letter to: National Societies in EFORT – National Delegates in EFORT – European Orthopaedic and Traumatology Specialty Societies – EFORT EU Affairs Committee members – EFORT Board and Executive Committee Rolle, 9 July 2019 RE: Upcoming call for candidates to enter Expert Panel in the Medical Device Regulation process Dear Members of the EFORT Community, […]

EFORT: Are Orthopaedic and Trauma implants safe?

In the third week of November a large collective of journalists published articles about the safety of surgical implants in Europe. In both newspapers and on television they criticized the safety of some of the implants.  They also criticized the process in Europe for evaluation of implants before they are allowed onto the market. The […]

European Doctors unite to demand policymakers support for EU-Level HTA

While the European Parliament (EP) prepares to vote upon the legislative proposal on health technology assessment (HTA)*, organisations representing tens of thousands of healthcare professionals who make daily use of health technologies unite in a call for a positive legislative outcome. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) together with the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), […]

New Medical Devices Regulations (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations (IVDR)

EFORT calls upon the European Commission and European Parliament to ensure that implementation of the new Medical Devices Regulations (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations (IVDR) does not jeopardise the availability of high quality medical devices, which enable the safe treatment of patients and avoid compromised outcomes. EFORT is the European Federation of […]

Cobalt in Orthopaedic Implants

Joint Statement of EFORT and MedTech Europe’s Orthopaedic Sector Group 14 August 2018 Under the new Medical Devices Regulation, orthopaedic implants containing Cobalt (usually in alloy form) will most likely have to bear a label communicating the presence of Cobalt in the device. This may happen if the European Commission will adopt the proposal to […]

EFORT Open Reviews: High quality instructional review articles on all aspects of orthopaedics and traumatology

EFORT and The British  Editorial  Society of Bone & Joint Surgery are delighted to announce  a new open access journal to be launched in January 2016: EFORT Open Reviews. All articles of EFORT Open Reviews are to be made available open access, with no subscription required and in addition, there will be online CME questions and certification. The Editor-in-Chief  […]

European Arthroplasty Register Network EAR-N

The EFORT Executive Board recognizes that the European Arthroplasty Register (EAR) has been very successful in helping with the implementation of several registers in Europe. Following the increase of activities and subsequent volume, the partnership between EFORT and EAR needs to be adapted and clear reporting and communication lines must be implemented. The EFORT Executive […]

Proceedings of the International Consensus Meeting on Periprosthetic Joint Infection

By Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, Secretary General, EFORT. A group of over 400 orthopaedic surgeons from world wide, mostly USA, with interest in periprosthetic joint infections meet at the end of July 2013 in Philadelphia for two days to create a consensus statement on the topic. Under the leadership of Thorsten Gehrke, Germany and Javad Parvizi, USA […]

Horizon 2020 integrates research and innovation

Horizon 2020 aims to stimulate growth and jobs across Europe from 2014 to 2020. In comparison to its predecessor, the socalled Framework Program 7 (FP7), Horizon 2020 will make it easier to participate in EU-funded research and innovation projects through a simplified procedure, thus slashing red tape for researchers who want access EU financing. The […]

EFORT 2013: Many highlights, many registrations

The 14th Congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) takes place this year in Istanbul, from June 5 to 8. A city of growing prominence, with a magnificent history and rapidly developing economy, is the ideal location for a congress dedicated to a particularly dynamic field. Appropriately for such […]

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