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23rd EFORT annual Congress

Digital Transformation, Big Data And Artificial Intelligence

Shaping The Future Of O&T

Each edition of our annual congress features a Main Theme always aligned with the EFORT mission of improving patient care. For the 23rd EFORT annual Congress the chosen motto is Modern Patients Needs – Challenges And Solutions in O&T.

To further promote exchanges around this guiding formula, the EFORT Science Committee has planned the symposium entitled Digital Transformation, Big Data And Artificial Intelligence - Shaping The Future Of O&T scheduled on Thursday 23 June 2022 from 16:15 to 17:15.

With this collaborative focused programme involving the Dutch Orthopaedic Association as well as the Hungarian and Swedish National Member Societies, EFORT is convinced to bring to stage important components around the use of new technologies to improve diagnostics and secure the achievements of breakthrough treatments, recovery and rehabilitation.

Indeed, the first and major aim of new technologies is to actively influence the decision-making of physicians by giving more possibilities to overcome any limitation of the current practice. The emergence of digital analysis and multiple computer-assisted techniques, both for diagnostic and treatment, should guarantee the best outcome for patients.

This specific Main Theme session moderated by the EFORT President 2021-2022 Professor Li Felländer-Tsai from Sweden, and member of the EFORT Board & the EFORT Science Committee Doctor Katre Maasalu from Estonia, aims at guiding the O&T community towards how to adapt and use new analytical methods and technological developments becoming more and more popular due to their superiority and accuracy for creation of registries, prediction of surgery outcomes or even for setting up better research trials.

All details of this session are available within the scientific programme

Stay tuned for more scientific content hints of the EFORT Congress in Lisbon!

This Symposium can be attended by any fully-registered participant without extra fee.


Comprehensive Review Course 2022: prepare yourself for interim assessment!

A new edition of the popular Comprehensive Review Course (CRC) has been scheduled over Wednesday 22 June afternoon and Thursday 23 June morning, to provide the core theoretical knowledge expected from any O&T trainee at the end of his/her specialty curriculum.

The content of the course, outlining all topics of expertise, is also a convenient way for experienced and senior surgeons or consultants to obtain an update of current practices and state-of-the-art information encompassing the whole field of orthopaedics and traumatology.

To reach the largest target audience possible, a wide and well-balanced detailed programme articulated around 20 presentations covers sub-categories such as Biomechanics And Biomaterials; Study Design And Statistics; Childhood Fracture Treatment; Foot Disorders And Hip Diseases In The Childhood; Hip Reconstruction; Surgical Treatment For Degenerative Knee; Ankle Osteoarthrosis, Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity and Hallux Valgus; Disorders Of The Shoulder And Elbow; Knee Ligament And Menisci; Infection After Joint Arthroplasty; Diagnostic And Recognition Of Primary Bone Tumors; Treatment Options In Bone Metastasis; Paediatric Idiopathic Scoliosis; Degenerative Spine Diseases And Spine Fractures; Fractures Of The Pelvic Ring, Femur, Tibia; Acetabular Open Fractures; Fractures of The Pilon, Ankle, Talus And Calcaneus; as well as Upper Limb Trauma.

A syllabus gathering full manuscripts on each presented topic and providing key references and illustrations will be available for CRC attendees. Moreover, MCQ exam example questions prepare participants to interim assessment.

A special registration package allows participants to benefit from this educational course combined with other congress sessions. The CRC can also be booked alone. Pre-registration is mandatory.

EFORT e-learning

Save the date for the upcoming EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar (ICW)

On 12 April 2022 at 12:30 CET, the EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar on Robotics in Knee Arthroplasty: Analysis of the Experience supported by Smith+Nephew will focus on Experience with Robotic Technology.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Analyse the preliminary results
  • Discuss about alignment philosophy and personalized implant position
  • Discuss about preliminary results on extended indication of UKA Revision with Robotic.

Have you missed these EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar (ICW) ?

Rethinking Postop Recovery, the EFORT ICW supported by 3M which took place on 08 February 2022 is now available for replay

It focused on Novel techniques to manage soft tissue and closed incisions in TKA patients focusing on surgical site complication rates and innovation in incision management.

The objectives of this webinar were:

  • Ground-breaking innovation in incision management;
  • High risk incision management in patients with multiple comorbidities;
  • Peer to peer case study sharing and RCT highlighting improved post op recovery.

Money, Time and Radiation Reduction in Intramedullary Nails’ Technique - Innovative Solution Regarding Distal Locking, the EFORT ICW supported by Sanatmetal which took place on 15 February 2022 is now available for replay

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • To deepen the knowledge of different distal locking techniques;
  • To introduce the magnetic targeting system and the distal hand targeting devices ;
  • To emphasise that thanks to this unique technique not only a reduction in radiation exposure is possible but also a decrease of the OR time and costs.

eScience Webcast highlights

This month's selection from EFORT comprehensive digital library

comprised of +9,000 scientific sessions recorded




Diagnose & Treatment Of Upper Cervical Trauma In The Elderly

by Christian Garreau

De Loubresse

Comprehensive Review Course


Degenerative Diseases Of The Cuff,

Shoulder And Elbow


Luc Favard

Orthopaedics: Knee

& Lower Leg



Infected TKA 


Maziar Mohaddes


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