The EFORT official statements webpage provides official l statements from senior European orthopaedic ad traumatology specialists as they report on developments, news and technology affecting the European orthopaedic and trauma community.

Message in support of the populations affected by the earthquake in the regions of Türkiye and Syria

EFORT Head Office | Rolle, Switzerland, 16 February 2023 The European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology EFORT expresses its sympathy and support to all those people affected by the devastating earthquake disaster in the regions of Türkiye and Syria. Our thoughts also are with physicians, rescue teams and other health professionals deployed […]

AIOT Joint Statement Against War

AIOT Joint Statement Against War | 04 March 2022 The situation that creates consequences that orthopaedic surgeons have the most difficulty dealing with in their professional lives is war. APOA, EFORT, PAOA, SICOT and SLAOT are adamantly against war. As AIOT, we express our belief in the right to sovereignty of every nation, and that […]

Message of support for Ukraine

EFORT Head Office | Rolle, Switzerland, 03 March 2022 It is with great sadness and deep concern that the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), learns of the rapidly unfolding situation and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. While we remain an apolitical federation of the national societies of orthopaedics and traumatology in […]

EFORT Statement on Cobalt in Orthopaedic implants

Update from the earlier Joint Statement of EFORT and MedTech Europe’s Orthopaedic Sector Group from the 14 August 2018. Rolle, Switzerland, 24 August 2021 The EU Commission will, after receiving guidance from the ECHA on October 1 2021, raise the concern level for Cobalt contained in medical devices. The latter has been discussed for a […]


Rolle | Switzerland | 20 January 2021 | COVID-19: EFORT’s OFFICIAL STATEMENT FOR VIENNA 2021 Dear EFORT Community, Strong from the experience of our first virtual congress last year, Vienna should have been our congress venue this year and we would have been prepared and delighted to welcome you this summer in Austria for the […]

AIOT Joint Statement – COVID-19 Best Practices

COVID-19 BEST PRACTICESAIOT JOINT STATEMENT27 April 2020 The outbreak of a novel coronavirus, referred to as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) or coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) has rapidly become a global public health threat, endangering the health and well-being of all people, but especially vulnerable populations. The pandemic has also precipitated social disruption, exceptional health-care […]

EU Commission confirms it will propose MDR deadline delay due to coronavirus

By Jillian Deutsch | POLITICO Pro | 3/25/20, 1:16 PM CET The Commission will propose a one-year delay for the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) transition deadline, Commission spokesperson Stefan De Keersmaecker said today. The Commission is still working on the proposal, De Keersmaecker said, but it aims to have it go to the Council and […]

Upcoming call for candidates to enter Expert Panel in the Medical Device Regulation process

Letter to: National Societies in EFORT – National Delegates in EFORT – European Orthopaedic and Traumatology Specialty Societies – EFORT EU Affairs Committee members – EFORT Board and Executive Committee Rolle, 9 July 2019 RE: Upcoming call for candidates to enter Expert Panel in the Medical Device Regulation process Dear Members of the EFORT Community, […]

EFORT: Are Orthopaedic and Trauma implants safe?

In the third week of November a large collective of journalists published articles about the safety of surgical implants in Europe. In both newspapers and on television they criticized the safety of some of the implants.  They also criticized the process in Europe for evaluation of implants before they are allowed onto the market. The […]

European Doctors unite to demand policymakers support for EU-Level HTA

While the European Parliament (EP) prepares to vote upon the legislative proposal on health technology assessment (HTA)*, organisations representing tens of thousands of healthcare professionals who make daily use of health technologies unite in a call for a positive legislative outcome. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) together with the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), […]

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