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Issue I - May 2022

23rd EFORT annual Congress

Debate Forum:

Too Young Or Too Old for THA?

“Ageing Population” as one of this year’s programme highlights, proposes dedicated sessions to describe what makes active and healthy ageing a societal challenge. From the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing we know that the European population is ageing rapidly.

The number of Europeans aged over 65 will double in the next 50 years, and the number of over 80 years old will almost triple. Life expectancy will continue to increase, yet unhealthy life years make up around 20% of a person's life. (Source)

But in advancing the mission to restore & secure mobility and especially the overall the quality of life we see, on the other hand, also younger people undergoing replacement surgery. So, between the elder and younger generation where lies the balance when it comes to indications & limitations to perform surgery?

The Debate Forum Do We Have Any Age Limit For Primary THA ? Too Young Or Too Old? moderated by Professor Theofilos Karachalios on Thursday 23 June at 08:00 CET will lift and address some its secret!

Find all the Debate Fora session details to take place during the EFORT Congress 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, from 22 to 24 June 2022 in the Advanced Scientific Programme.


Medical Devices Regulations:

Impact on your practice

An EFORT Survey to inform our response to regulatory bodies

Dear colleague,

During the last months we were notified that there were issues with the availability of certain medical devices since the MDR (medical device regulation) was put into force in May 2021 (e.g. no availability of low-volume products like snap-fit cups, some tumor implants, plates etc).

In order to have a better overview not only within the EU, but also in the rest of Europe of this (potential) problem for our patients and to discuss this with EU regulators, it is important to collect data.

In line with EFORT’s advocacy work for European healthcare and policies, we are coordinating a survey on the effect of the MDR on both elective orthopaedic and trauma surgical interventions.

The survey takes approx. 10 minutes to complete, and we would be grateful if you would help us by taking this survey.

We thank you for your collaboration.

Best wishes,

Prof. Rob Nelissen • Prof. Dr. Li Felländer Tsai • Prof. Dr. Klaus-Peter Günther


EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.7, N° 4, APRIL 2022

📄 International comparison of variation in performance between hospitals for THA and TKA: Is it even possible? A systematic review [...]

Peter van Schie, Shaho Hasan, Leti van Bodegom-Vos, Jan W Schoones, Rob G H H Nelissen, and Perla J Marang-van de Mheen

📄 Double fixation for complex distal femoral fractures

Karl Stoffel, Christoph Sommer, Mark Lee, Tracy Y Zhu, Karsten Schwieger, and Christopher Finkemeier


📄 Distal femoral fractures in children

Matías Sepúlveda, Cecilia Téllez, Víctor Villablanca, and Estefanía Birrer


📄 Neglected Monteggia fracture: a review

Rui Zhang, Xiaoyu Wang, Jia Xu, Qinglin Kang, and Reggie C Hamdy

EFORT e-learning

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

On Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 12:30 CET, the EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar on Return to Sports after Patella Luxation supported by Bauerfeind will focus on the individualized therapy after a patella luxation.

This event will be chaired Christian Teusch, Germany and Torsten Krapf, Germany.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • What kind of surgery at the right time.
  • How to manage a professional athlete in therapy.
  • What assessments to use for return to sports and why.

This Industry Collaborative Webinar is organised with the support of Bauerfeind in collaboration with EFORT.

Save the date

for the upcoming

EFORT Webinar

On Monday 30 May 2022 at 19:00 CET, the EFORT webinar on Alignment Goals in Total Knee Arthroplasty will focus on the current debate on the best alignment strategy to adopt when performing TKA.  

This event will be chaired by Sam Oussedik, UK.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Understand the three main options described for aligning prosthetic components.
  • Gain insight into the surgical techniques involved in achieving different prosthetic alignment goals.
  • Appreciate the differences in the ultimate component positioning and soft tissue tensions produced by the different strategies.

CME application in process. This Webinar is organised by EFORT independent of any commercial educational support.



Save the date for the next

European Orthopaedics & traumatology Education Platform (EOTEP) Event

06-10 June 2022 │ London, United Kingdom

IFSSH, IFSHT & FESSH Combined Congress London 2022

The European Orthopaedics & Traumatology Education Platform EOTEP proposes a new approach in the field of the lifelong learning for Orthopaedic & Traumatology Surgeons practicing in Europe and beyond: EOTEP Courses, e-learning activities and publications are based on the syllabus as provided by the European Curriculum


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