Expert interview: Wound closure and infections in orthopaedic surgery

Mike Reed, MD, FRCS, is a full-time hip and knee replacement surgeon with trauma commitments in a busy trauma unit, as well as the clinical director at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom, leading a high-performing team and supported by a group of committed and talented colleagues. His research, supported by industry, […]

Expert interview: Recent innovations and new technologies in pain management – Building a competitive advantage for hospitals

João Espregueira-Mendes, MD, PhD, is the chairman of Clínica do Dragão at the Espregueira-Mendes Sports Centre, a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence at the FC Porto Stadium. Espregueira-Mendes is also chairman and professor of orthopaedic sports medicine in the orthopaedic department of Minho University. He sits on several boards for foundations and educational institutions devoted […]

Expert Interview: Reduce length of stay through pain management: Advantages of patient information and early mobilisation

Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD, is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at South Danish University and the head of the section for hip and knee replacement working at Vejle Hospital, which is a university-associated clinic and one of three hospitals at Lillebaelt Hospital. The unit has a total of 11 surgeons performing about 2,000 joint, hip […]

Expert Interview: A paradigm shift in pain measurement from pain intensity to mobility measurement for better pain outcomes

Professor Winfried Meissner is the Head of the Pain Unit, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care at Jena University Hospital in Jena, Germany. We caught up with Prof. Meissner following a presentation on improving outcomes through pain management he gave at a meeting of German traumatologists. This article is part of our continuing series to raise […]

Expert interview: Treatment approaches for chronic pain in patients with visible brain changes

This article is part of our continuing series to raise awareness of the unmet needs in postoperative pain management (POPM) and to develop solutions that improve POPM across Europe. The opinions expressed in this interview are meant as an informal conversation to facilitate dialogue. To further discuss the opinions expressed in this article, engage on […]

Expert Interview: Preventive analgesia as part of a wholistic approach to pain management

EFORT engaged with Dr. Luis Javier Roca Ruiz of the department of orthopaedics and traumatology at Virgen Macarena University Hospital in Seville, Spain to discuss his positive views of preventive analgesia and the role it plays in avoiding the chronification of acute pain and reducing the risks of disability. During our discussions, Roca Ruiz provided […]

Expert Interview: Role of postoperative pain management programmes in restoration of function, mobilisation

EFORT conducted the following interview with Prof. Dr. Christian Simanski, chief of the department of orthopaedic trauma, hand and foot surgery at St. Martinus Hospital in Langenfeld, Germany. Prior to his role at St. Martinus, Simanski was the senior registrar for orthopaedic and trauma surgery in the department of trauma and orthopaedic surgery at the […]

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