Tribology Day

By Prof. Karl Knahr. The annual EFORT Congress has become one of the most important global meetings for orthopaedic surgeons. One of the reasons is the huge effort that this federation puts in to steadily improving their events. At the coming meeting in June 2010 in Madrid the organisation again will once again be offering […]

On the way to Asia – EFORT forges links with the Far East

BEIJING – EFORT and the Chinese Orthopaedic Association aim to hold joint training events. By Prof. Dr. Wolfhart Puhl, Immediate EFORT Past President Our first contact with China dates back to 1981. A small wooden bridge led out of Hong Kong into this enormous country. In my memory, parallel lines of cyclists dominated the streets. […]

WHO: Orthopaedic surgeons must engage pro-actively in promoting all aspects of surgical safety

By Pierre Hoffmeyer, EFORT Vice President. In January 2009, the New England Journal of Medicine published a special article describing a study taking place in eight hospitals in eight different cities, spanning the five continents, and representing a variety of socio-economic circumstances.  1. All the complications occurring within 30 days of surgery in these hospitals […]

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