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Issue I - June 2022

23rd EFORT annual Congress

EFORT President welcomes you to the Congress 2022

Finally, after two years of virtual meetings, the EFORT President Professor Li Felländer-Tsai welcomes you to the 23rd EFORT Annual Congress in Lisbon, Portugal for a fully face-to-face meeting from 22 to 24 June 2022.

The 2022 main theme of “Modern Patient Needs – Challenges and Solutions in Orthopaedics & Trauma” features a series of dedicated sessions demonstrating that O&T care will require updated knowledge and skills.

Ranging from basic to translational science, clinical care


to innovation and ethics, it is time to delve into this year’s scientific programme.


Opening Ceremony: besides "Modern Patient Needs", focus on Integrity & Trust

EFORT invites you on Wednesday 22 June 2022 at 11:45 to attend the Opening Ceremony with Prof. Dr. Heiner Fangerau, Head of Department for the History, Philosophy and Ethics of Medicine at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany as our Guest Speaker.

Professor Fangerau does research in History of Science and Medicine and Medical Ethics and will be giving his speech on Food Is The First Thing. Morals Follow On – On The Dilemma Of Being A Good Doctor.

Join us for the Opening Session in Lisbon!


Creating a safety culture & improving system capacities

The EFORT Implant, Patient and Staff Safety Initiative (IPSSI) proposes discussions around the development, introduction and clinical application of implants with a focus on arthroplasty-related topics, and major aspects of staff safety. Today, and with the new geopolitical situation, two relevant and very timely sessions are presented in this field on Wednesday 22 June 2022:


Exactech Skills Labs during EFORT Congress 2022

Curious about the latest technology in arthroplasty? Find out more during a free 45-minutes sawbone workshop supported by Exactech*! There will be two Total Knee Arthroplasty and two Shoulder Arthroplasty workshops each day over the three days of the Congress, 22-24 June 2022.

Total Knee Arthroplasty workshop

In this course, attendees will learn from renowned surgeon faculty how the latest technologies can help augment total knee arthroplasty, featuring ExactechGPS® for primary knee replacements during a sawbone workshop.

Shoulder Arthroplasty workshop

The latest innovations in shoulder arthroplasty take center stage in this extremities-focused course. Participants will learn about the latest surgical techniques from renowned experts in the field and gain hands-on experience with the Active Intelligence® technologies and products in a sawbone workshop. 

Check the Exactech Skills Labs programme and book your attendance now, as seats are limited to 20 participants for each course!

*Any programmes brought to you by a commercial company during the EFORT congress remain the responsibility of that commercial company. Whilst EFORT fully believes and supports partnerships with 3rd party commercial providers and the business community - EFORT cannot be held responsible or guarantee the nature of such content unless otherwise stated.

National Societies and COVID:

Impact on Patients & Orthopaedic Surgeons in Training

An EFORT Survey to collect data on the effect of the Covid pandemic 

Dear colleague,

EFORT endeavours to be your advocate within the arena of European healthcare and policies.

For that reason it is important we have data on the effect of the Covid pandemic on both, elective orthopaedic and trauma surgical interventions. With these data we can alert the EU and also the non-EU institutions related to the impact of Covid on musculoskeletal care and so to our patients.

Therefore we invite you to take this survey which will not take more than 5 minutes to complete, helping us with an impact analysis on orthopaedic and trauma care.

Thank you for your participation in this important matter!

Best wishes,

Prof. Rob Nelissen • Prof. Theo Karachalios Mr. David Limb

Dr. Filipe Santos • Prof. Enrique Gómez Barrena


EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.7, N° 5, MAY 2022


📄 Tibiotalocalcaneal nailing for osteoporotic ankle fractures in the frail patient: a narrative review with a clinical score proposal for the decision-making process

Mario Herrera-Pérez, Pablo Martín-Vélez, David González-Martín, Miguel Domínguez-Meléndez, Ahmed E Galhoum, Victor Valderrabano, Sergio Tejero


EFORT e-learning

Save the date for the upcoming EFORT Webinar

On Monday 13 June 2022 at 19:00 CET, the EFORT/ESTES Joint Webinar on Floating Hip will focus on Floating Hip Injuries. This event will be chaired by Ulrich Stöckle, Germany & Ingo Marzi, Germany.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • To better understand the pathology of a “floating-hip” injury;
  • To learn more about appropriate diagnostics and treatment principles;
  • To identify specific treatment scenarios and to know how to evaluate treatment results.

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


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*This section provides news, offers and an overview of orthopaedic & traumatology-related products in form of paid advertisement plans. We believe the information to be accurate, timely and qualitatively high enough to interest the orthopaedic and traumatology community, however due to the fact that we rely on information provided by external sources we are not in a position to make any warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content at this site or other sites to which we link. Hence their scientific content is not necessarily endorsed by EFORT, unless stated otherwise.


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