Congress Highlights


  • Robotics & Computer-assisted surgery.
  • 3D printing.
  • Biomaterials.
  • Advanced implant technologies.
  • New tissue regeneration techniques.
  • Patient specific treatment.
  • Minimally invasive surgery.
  • New diagnostic techniques.
  • Virtual learning environment.
  • Innovative rehabilitation programmes.
  • Patient involvement in treatment & research.
  • Telemedicine.

Hand & Wrist / Hand & Wrist Trauma

  • Arthroscopy of the wrist – what is possible today?
  • News in pip-prosthesis.
  • Management fractures and ligament lesions of the wrist.

Shoulder & Elbow/ Shoulder & Elbow Trauma

  • New surgical and tissue regeneration techniques for soft-tissue repair.
  • Difficult cases with patient specific treatment using new technologies.
  • Decision making in difficult traumatic cases.
  • Osteoarthritis in young patient. How to treat it?

Musculoskeletal Tumours

  • Computer-assisted and advanced implant technologies.
  • Robotics. New tissue regeneration biomaterials.
  • Minimally invasive techniques and 3D printing.
  • Robotics: 3D printing patient-specific therapy

Foot & Ankle / Foot & Ankle Trauma

  • Minimally invasive surgery.
  • New tissue regeneration techniques.
  • New diagnostic techniques.
  • Patient-specific treatment.
  • Innovative rehabilitation programme.
  • Biomaterials in foot surgery.

Paediatrics / Paediatrics Trauma

  • Diagnostic progress for germ detection or grouping into differential diagnoses.
  • How do congress scientific knowledge influence the practice in paediatric orthopaedics?
  • Implant technology advancement and research progress for guided growth procedures.
  • Technological improvements trigger safer and more successful treatments in EOS.
  • Do long-term results requirements promote or hinder innovations?
  • Innovations in application of new biomaterials and patient-specific treatment.
  • Surgical treatment for early and quick rehabilitation vs. conservative standard treatment.

General Topics

  • Intraoperative Imaging – the future.
  • Ethics in everyday orthopaedic practice.
  • Minimal requirement in statistics for the orthopaedic surgeon

Basic Sciences & Biomechanics

  • Immune reactions and joint replacement.
  • Understanding and performing meta-analysis.
  • Clinical research on cell therapy.
  • Bioceramics to heal bone.
  • Ceramics and new polyethylenes.

Pelvis, Hip & Femur

  • Bearing surfaces in primary THA.
  • Most important choice for outcome in primary THA.
  • Innovations: how should I be validated in hip arthroplasty?

Implants, Biomaterials & Registry Study

  • Pre-operative factors as predictors for post-operative outcome in primary THA and TKA.
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19th EFORT Congress 2018 Barcelona | 30 May-01 June
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Key dates

Abstract submission opens
15 September 2017
Abstract submission closes
12 November 2017
Abstract status notification
01 February 2018
Advanced Programme online
15 March 2018