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23rd EFORT annual Congress

Meet the Michael Freeman Honorary Lecturer 2022

Doctor Chokotho

EFORT is honored to welcome Doctor Linda Chokotho, the first female Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon in Malawi, proud to inspire other women to embrace this path, and currently Orthopaedic Surgeon and Lecturer at the Malawi University of Science and Technology.

To highlight the urgent need of improvement in the medical surgical access and care in in low-resource settings, Doctor Chokotho, MD, PhD will be presenting the lecture Disheartening Disparities: Inequitable Access To Trauma And Orthopaedic Care In Malawi on Friday 24 June 2022. 

Doctor Chokotho has published several papers in the areas of epidemiology of trauma, fracture care, and paediatric disabilities in developing countries, often showing unacceptable outcomes in non-operative treatments and highlighted the extremely needed improvement of orthopaedic surgery which will likely require standardization of practice, advanced training of local providers, and investment in health-system resources and infrastructure.

One specific example is her work on the outcomes of femoral shaft fractures treatment with intramedullary nails, a poorly used method in low-income countries, compared to skeletal traction, which is often the only treatment available.

The research analysed the quality of life and recovery of musculoskeletal function in adults but also the cost-effectiveness of the two treatment methods. This project, the first of its kind in the country, aimed to understand the epidemiology of this trauma condition and the related burden for the different kinds of local medical facilities. Her results have shown that non operative management of these fractures results in poor quality of life and function for the patients, highlighting the urgent need to redesign, redistribute, and reallocate fracture care services throughout Malawi.

Take the opportunity to attend one of the most inspiring career experiences showing the importance of promoting Orthopaedics and Traumatology for women and supporting a shared responsibility in promoting children’s global health, and helping in addressing the inequity in access to trauma and orthopaedic services in low resource settings. Attendance to this Honorary Lecture is included in the full-congress registration.


Accepted Abstract Presenters must register for the EFORT Congress 2022!

If your submitted your work and were notified on Monday 31 January 2022 that you were accepted as an abstract author, you can be part of the 23rd EFORT Congress Scientific Programme once you have registered.

Accepted Abstracts Presenters must register for the Congress until 28 February 2022 through our online registration platform.

EFORT e-learning

Have you missed the last EFORT Webinar

& EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar?

The EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar G21 presents SpaceFlex Family: Innovation for the Treatment of Two-Stage Revision which took place on Monday 18 January 2022 is now available for replay

This webinar focused on:

  • Review on the current literature about the two-stage revision for the treatment of periprosthetic joint infection;
  • Presentation and discussion of complex cases of periprosthetic joint infection treated with antibiotic loaded cement spacer;
  • Prevention of mechanical spacer-associated complication related to the interval period of the two-stage revision;
  • Focus on cement mechanical properties and antibiotic elution.

The EFORT Webinar on Relevance of Metal Carcinogenicity for Orthopaedics: Controversies and Concerns which took place on Monday 31 January 2022 is now available for replay

The objectives were:

  • To inform Orthopaedic Surgeons about the classification of cobalt as a carcinogen on EU level and potential consequences for surgeons and manufacturers;
  • To summarize current knowledge on the carcinogenic potential of metal particles released from arthroplasty implants;
  • To announce related activities within the “EFORT Implant, Patient and Staff Safety Initiative (IPSSI)” directed towards this issue.

eScience Webcast highlights

This month's selection from EFORT comprehensive digital library

comprised of +9,000 scientific sessions recorded

Comprehensive Review Course


Diagnostic & Recognition



Bone Tumors

by Andrea Angelini

Orthopaedics: Elbow &


Management Of Complications In Elbow Surgery:

Acute And Chronic Elbow Instability

by Pierre Mansat

Orthopaedics: Pelvis, Hip & Femur

Head Size



Total Hip


by Maziar Mohaddes


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