In the statement section we will present personal statements from senior European orthopaedic specialists as they report on developments, news and technology affecting the European orthopaedic community.


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 PRACTICES AIOT JOINT STATEMENT 27 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, […]

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), […]

New Medical Devices Regulations (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations (IVDR)

EFORT calls upon the European Commission and European Parliament to ensure that implementation of the new Medical Devices Regulations (MDR) and In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulations (IVDR) does not jeopardise the availability of high quality medical devices, which enable the safe treatment of patients and avoid compromised outcomes. EFORT is the European Federation of […]

Cobalt in Orthopaedic Implants

Joint Statement of EFORT and MedTech Europe’s Orthopaedic Sector Group 14 August 2018 Under the new Medical Devices Regulation, orthopaedic implants containing Cobalt (usually in alloy form) will most likely have to bear a label communicating the presence of Cobalt in the device. This may happen if the European Commission will adopt the proposal to […]

EFORT Open Reviews: High quality instructional review articles on all aspects of orthopaedics and traumatology

EFORT and The British  Editorial  Society of Bone & Joint Surgery are delighted to announce  a new open access journal to be launched in January 2016: EFORT Open Reviews. All articles of EFORT Open Reviews are to be made available open access, with no subscription required and in addition, there will be online CME questions and certification. The Editor-in-Chief  […]

European Arthroplasty Register Network EAR-N

The EFORT Executive Board recognizes that the European Arthroplasty Register (EAR) has been very successful in helping with the implementation of several registers in Europe. Following the increase of activities and subsequent volume, the partnership between EFORT and EAR needs to be adapted and clear reporting and communication lines must be implemented. The EFORT Executive […]

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