Fractures in the over-70s – staying out of care homes

Age-related injuries such as femoral neck fractures often result in care dependency. But it does not necessarily have to be that way, as confirmed by Prof. Tim Pohlemann at the 17th EFORT Annual Congress in Geneva. Thanks to multidisciplinary orthoegeriatric rehabilitation concepts, people aged over 70 can now reap the rewards of the latest advances […]

Artificial hip joints and obesity: Risk of complications rises with BMI but benefits predominate

An increasing number of obese individuals need artificial hip joints but surgery can be difficult precisely for this patient group. Experts at the 17th EFORT Congress in Geneva discussed what can be done to reduce risk factors and to ensure successful hip replacement procedures. Geneva, 2 June 2016 – Every tenth patient who receives an […]

Prevention is the key: EFORT calls for better frameworks to keep people moving and active

Prevention is better than cure: as life expectancies continue to rise, EFORT experts call for greater political will to enable everyone to enjoy an active life into old age. Early childhood education programmes promote better body awareness and enthusiasm for exercise regardless of the financial status of parents. For the elderly, environments need to be […]

Learning from actual practice: registry studies promote quality treatment

Data collections surrounding joint implants and orthopaedic interventions often do a better job than clinical studies in revealing the strengths and weaknesses of artificial joints. The data situation for endoprosthetic registries could still stand improvement, however. EFORT wants to change that with its initiative “NORE” according to EFORT experts. Geneva, 1 June 2016 – What […]

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