Check the interview section where we present one-on-one personal interviews with senior European orthopaedic specialists as they offer their opinions and insight into developments and innovations that affect the European orthopaedic community.

Better know hyaluronic acid

An interview with Hyuntae Jung, Life Sciences R&D of LG Chem Hyaluronic acid is everywhere you look (literally in your eyes and your skin), and with its exponential growth as a component in treatments from cosmetics to oncological drug delivery systems, we focus on issues surrounding its clinical application for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Dr. […]

If it’s not broken don’t fix it: Top bone substitute material for effective antibiotic and bone defect treatment outcomes

A Q&A with Professor Dr. Christian Heiss We spoke recently with Professor Dr. h.c. Christian Heiss, head of the Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital of Giessen, Germany about the advantages and disadvantages of a synthetic, biodegradable and osteoconductive bone substitute material known as PerOssal® – a degradable composite of […]

Mechanisms behind chronic pain: Better understanding for better outcomes in prevention of post-surgical chronification of pain

This article is part of an ongoing series to raise awareness of a broad set of topics impacting orthopaedic practice to broaden the collaborative discussion around improving patient surgical outcomes, especially postoperative pain management and with developing solutions that improve practices across Europe. The opinions expressed in this interview are meant as an informal conversation […]

Better the devil you know: Overview of opioids in postoperative pain management

This article is part of an ongoing series to raise awareness of a broad set of topics that impact orthopaedic practice to broaden the collaborative discussion around improving patient surgical outcomes, especially postoperative pain management, and with developing solutions that improve practices across Europe. The opinions expressed in this interview are meant as an informal […]

Expert interview: Pain management treatment gap after discharge

Prof. Bart Morlion, MD, PhD, is president of the European Pain Federation EFIC. Although trained as an anesthesiologist, for the past 2 decades he has focused 100% in pain medicine. Prof. Morlion is the director of the Leuven Centre for Algology & Pain Management at the University Hospitals of Leuven. He teaches pain management and […]

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 […]

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