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.

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 […]

15th EFORT Congress News: A few words from Dr. Manuel Cassiano Neves, EFORT President 2013-2014

By EFORT Head Office | What are the highlights of the 15th EFORT Congress – a combined programme in partnership with the BOA? Find out by watching the video of Dr. Cassiano Neves! More information: www.efort.org/london2014 Follow the congress: #EFORT2014

15th EFORT Congress News: A few words from Prof. Timothy Briggs, 2013/14 President of the British Orthopaedics Association (BOA)

By EFORT Head Office | Find out now some insights of the 15th EFORT Congress — a combined programme in partnership with the BOA — by watching the video of  the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) 2013/14 President, Prof. Briggs! More information: www.efort.org/london2014

15th EFORT Congress News: A few words from Prof. Dr. Enric Cáceres-Palou, Chair EFORT Scientific Committee, London 2014

By EFORT Head Office | What are the highlights of the scientific programme of the 15th EFORT Congress – a combined programme in partnership with the BOA? Find out now by watching the video of Prof. Dr. Cáceres-Palou! More information: www.efort.org/london2014

15th EFORT Congress News: A few words from Mr. Stephen R. Cannon, Chair Local Organising Committee, London 2014

By EFORT Head Office | What can you expect from the upcoming 15th EFORT Congress — a combined programme in partnership with the BOA? Find out now by watching the video of Mr. Cannon! More information: www.efort.org/london2014

Conservative hip surgery and new techniques and materials offering long- lasting, pain-free hip prostheses

EFORT ExMEx Forum Athens, Greece, April 20-21, 2012 The term “primary osteoarthritis”, utilized for years to characterize hip arthrosis of unknown origin, has tended to disappear now that we know a lot more about the mechanisms of joint destruction in the hip. Understanding hip pathology led the way to developing new treatment methods that may […]

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