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EFORT Implant and

Patient Safety Initiative

Three working groups have been continuing their activities:

preliminary results of the initiative are already available

Based on systematic literature reviews, final EFORT recommendations for Introduction of innovations in artificial joint arthroplasty as well as Off-label use, Mix & Match and Mismatch could be developed during a consensus conference at Dresden University on 22-23 June 2021.

More than 70 clinicians, scientists, industry representatives, EFORT National Delegates and members of European Specialty societies participated in the working process and contributed with their expertise. The results of the consensus conference are currently condensed in a manuscript, and will soon be published in EFORT Open Reviews.

Regarding the Collection and Analysis of revised Implants, a study protocol was developed in order to prospectively document retrieval procedures and analysis techniques, which currently show large heterogeneity throughout Europe. 

European Medical Organisations’ Joint Statement on Violence Against Doctors and Other Health Professionals 

The right to health is a fundamental pillar of human rights.

It remains applicable in all circumstances and doctors have an ethical duty to ensure they treat the injured and sick.

European Medical Organisations reaffirm that physicians’ safety at work is the basis of quality healthcare. European as well as international medical organisations observe that doctors and other health professionals, working in hospitals, general and private practice, are increasingly confronted with situations of violence, sometimes extreme, in their daily practice, outside any context of conflict.


EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.6, N° 8, 10 AUGUST 2021

📄 Should we routinely prescribe proton pump inhibitors peri-operatively in elderly patients with hip fractures?

Mabua A. Chuene, Jurek R.T. Pietrzak, Allan R. Sekeitto, Lipalo Mokete


📄 Aspiration or arthrotomy for paediatric septic arthritis of the shoulder and elbow: a systematic review

Anne J. Spaans, C.M. Donders, J.H.J.M. Bessems, Christiaan J.A. van Bergen


EFORT e-learning

Save the date for the upcoming EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar

The webinar on New Spinopelvic Solutions In High And Low Energy Fractures & Optimizing Spinal Deformity will take place on Tuesday 14 September 2021 at 19:00 CET. It will be chaired by Charles Moon, USA.

This free EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar supported by SI-BONE will focus on the possible complications and prevalence of SIJoint pain after pelvic fracture treatment as well lumbopelvic spinal fixation.

It will demonstrate different new MIS approaches to stabilize the SI Joint and potentially minimise common complications associated with adult spinal deformity surgery. Prevalence Literature, Diagnosis and Indications will be reviewed as well several cases will be demonstrated and discussed.


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