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Issue II - May 2022

23rd EFORT annual Congress

Highlights & Sessions

From Basic & Clinical science to the Expectation of New Survivors

This year’s recipe to re-unite face-to-face with our audience was to blend the ingredients of the Main Theme Modern Patient Needs – Challenges and solutions in Orthopaedics & Traumatology into the many facets of the programme highlights.

The programme highlights 2022 covers topics ranging from Basic, Clinical Science & Innovation – Computer & Data – Societal Impacts to New survivors.

Nowadays the medical experts address primary clinical needs in a rapidly increasing Ageing Population in Europe and use highly computerized solutions. Treating patients with computer assisted applications generates a sheer number of Data which needs to be kept in order and safe places. Innovative solutions such as Genetics, Biomarkers & Imaging Techniques and Machine Learning specialisation contribute undoubtedly to safer clinical practice but at the same time put Medical Ethics Under Pressure.

Add to this Precision-Based Medicine and the Impact Of Globalization & Migration, not only will public health policy need to be adapted to secure patient safety and optimal outcomes of state of the art orthopaedic and trauma care but the medical community will also face new types of patients and Expect New Survivors!

Start your search and build your congress journey with the advanced scientific programme 2022 available online!


Green Orthopaedics: Why are scissors flown in from Japan

and thrown in the trash after one cut?

'If we go on producing waste, will Mother Earth yield plastics instead of fertile soil in the end?’ This is the question that haunts Maria Koijck from Groningen in the Netherlands […] As an artist, she has been working with waste for about ten years: "I've had the opportunity to do big projects all over the world. Building big beasts out of plastic and stuff like that." Now she dedicates herself in increasing people’s awareness about street litter and its consequences for the earth and its inhabitants.

When Maria approached EFORT, she wanted to present her latest artwork, a video she has made from her surgery to show how much waste an operation produces. In that, she addressed a strange question to her surgeon: "Can I have all my surgical waste?" When she awoke from the anesthesia, six full garbage bags were standing next to her bed.

"My goal is to get the discussion going with this video and the photo. Is there any other way?", Maria says. "A lot of people have no idea how much waste is involved. The stuff has to be made differently, delivered differently. Why are scissors flown in from Japan and thrown in the trash after one cut?"

We want to help Maria in firming people’s awareness towards waste and greener surgery: Today EFORT is proud to present Maria’s new artwork.


Once in a while it is good to transition back, namely to the main theme of the VEChybrid 2021 when we discussed “Sustainable Professional Practice” and EU President Ursula von der Leyen reminded us of the principles of the European Green Deal.

Two interview sessions also showed that sustainability is, of course, a very broad concept but that focus should be on green orthopedics, mental health for medical professionals, and value-based patient care.

In addition, sustainability in O&T means seeking synergies with all partners by sharing resources and building local and large-scale networks.

EFORT e-learning

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

Intra-Articular Injection: Factors to Consider, the EFORT ICW supported by LG Chem which took place on 15 March 2022 is now available for replay.

It focused on the therapeutic benefits of cross-linked hyaluronic acid and the intra-articular injection techniques and tips for the accurate injection. The objectives of this webinar were:

  • Review on the currently available hyaluronic acid treatment options
  • Evidence on safety and efficacy of cross-linked hyaluronic acid
  • Deep dive on intra-articular injection techniques

EFORT Robotics Travelling Fellowship

Last call to apply!

Do not miss out on this opportunity and apply until 20 May 2022 for the EFORT Robotics Travelling Fellowship Programme 2022 supported by Stryker!

For fellows with an existing experience in robotics, this is an excellent opportunity to gather further knowledge and experience in this field. Whilst experience in robotics is preferred, however, it is not essential if the applicant demonstrates appropriate experience and enthusiasm for the use of robotic surgery in their future career. 

Check out the video testimonial from one of our past fellows, Veenesh Selvaratnam about the previous EFORT Robotics Travelling Fellowship.

EFORT Robotics Travelling Fellowship video testimony

Selvaratnam, originally from Malaysia, graduated from the University of Liverpool and completed his specialist trauma and orthopaedic training (CCT) in 2017 in Liverpool. He has had the opportunity to complete post-CCT fellowships at prestigious centers across the United Kingdom including the Wrightington Pelvic Trauma, Hip & Knee Fellowship, the Bristol Knee Fellowship and the Exeter Hip and Knee Fellowship. His subspecialty interests are pelvic trauma, lower limb revision arthroplasty and knee surgery.


eScience Webcast highlights

This month's selection from EFORT comprehensive digital library

comprised of +9,000 scientific sessions recorded

Advanced Concepts In TKR

The Diagnostic Algorithm of the Painful TKR

by Michael Hirschmann


& Ankle


Controversies In Ankle Fracture Treatment: Syndesmotic Injuries

by Anthony Sakellariou

Orthopaedics: Pelvis, Hip

& Femur



Hip Preservation 

by Klaus-Arno Siebenrock


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