Award Winners 2018

The EFORT scientific awards are selected among the many high-quality abstracts submitted to the congress. Among the traditional Free Paper and Jacques Duparc (poster) Awards, EFORT last year introduced the EFORT/Medtronic Award for Excellence in Bone Repair Research and this year for the first time, the EFORT Michael Freeman Award. The latter was created in memory of Professor Michael Freeman, one of the founding fathers of EFORT and EFORT President 1994 to 1995, to honor his lifetime contribution to both the European and the International Orthopaedic Community after he passed away in September 2017.

Following are the award winners of the 19th EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 2018:

The 40 best-rated free papers, 20 each in orthopaedics and trauma, were given the option of competing for the EFORT Free Paper Award. Among all submitted presentations, the EFORT Award Committee has chosen the winners in each of the two categories. Winners also receive a financial reward (gold: EUR 1,500; silver: EUR 1,000; bronze: EUR 500).

The 19th EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 2018 winners are as follows:


GOLD Orthopaedics
Abstract: Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy in The Degenerative Knee: Why Do We Still Do It? | EFORT eScience Audio Presentation
Author(s): Victor van de Graaf, Nienke Willigenburg, Julia Noorduyn, Rudolf Poolman | OLVG, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

SILVER Orthopaedics
Abstract:  Do Trabecular Metal Acetabular Components Reduce the Risk of Re-Revision Following Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty? A Propensity Score Matched Study from The National Joint Registry for England And Wales | EFORT eScience Audio Presentation
Author(s): Hemant Pandit, Gulraj Matharu, Andrew Judge, David Murray | University of Oxford, United Kingdom

BRONZE Orthopaedics
Abstract: Outcome of Revision Surgery for Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty: Do Surgical Strategies Matter | EFORT eScience Audio Presentation
Author(s): Tesfaye H. Leta, Stein Håkon L. Lygre Pål Høvding, Geir Hallan, Jan-Erik Gjertsen, Håvard Dale, Ove Furnes | Haukeland University Hospital, University of Bergen, Norway


GOLD Trauma
Abstract: Introduction of A Restrictive Blood Transfusion Threshold for Hip Fracture Patients – A Consecutive Cohort Study Based on Complete Follow-up in National Databases | EFORT eScience Audio Presentation
Author(s): Bjarke Viberg (1), Per Hviid Gundtoft (2), Jesper Schønnemann (2), Lasse Pedersen (3), Lis Roehl Andersen (1), Kjell Titlestad (4), Carsten Fladmose Madsen (4), Jens Lauritsen (4), Søren Overgaard (4) | Denmark
1. Kolding Hospital – part of Hospital Lillebaelt, Kolding, Denmark
2. Hospital of Southern Jutland, Aabenraa, Denmark
3. Hospital of South West Jutland, Esbjerg, Denmark
4. Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark

Abstract: The Use of Augmented Reality Technology in The Treatment of Severe Intraarticular Fractures of Distal Tibia | EFORT eScience Audio Presentation
Author(s): Alexandre Sitnik (1), Gromov Roman (2), Arlou Pavel (2), Alexander Beletsky (1) | Belarus
1. Belarus Republic Scientific and Practical Center for Traumatology and Orthopedic
Surgery, Minsk, Belarus
2. ARiadna, Minsk, Belarus

Abstract: Comparison of The Clinical Effectiveness of Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP)-2 and -7 in the Adjunct Treatment of Lower Limb Non-Unions: A Matched Pair Analysis | EFORT eScience Audio Presentation
Author(s): Patrick Haubruck, Wasilios Vlachopoulos, Saskia Hagelskamp, Matthias Miska, Julian Ober, Christian Fischer, Gerhard Schmidmaier, Michael Tanner | Center for Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery and Spinal Cord Injury, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery, Heidelberg, Germany

The 10 best-rated poster abstracts submitted to the EFORT Congress receive the Jacques Duparc Award, which includes a grant of EUR 500 and a certificate to acknowledge the work.

The 19th EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 2018 winners are as follows:

With the Michael Freeman Award, EFORT recognizes an outstanding scientific contribution made to the EFORT Congress. This year’s award is related to knee biomechanics, kindly supported by Medacta International SA. The award comes with a financial reward of EUR 3,000.

The 19th EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 2018 winner is:

From the best-rated poster abstracts submitted in bone research, EFORT identified one winner of the joint EFORT/Medtronic Award. The winner or rather respective research institute will be awarded with a grant of EUR 5,000.

The 19th EFORT Annual Congress Barcelona 2018 winner is:

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