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Issue II - July 2022

EFORT Survey

or when your input becomes reliable data to publish!

We have launched 2 major surveys, one on MDR and the other on Covid-19 and its impact on Patients and Orthopaedic Surgeons in Training.

As we all know Covid has not disappeared, it is simply less present in the news. But it keeps affecting both, elective orthopaedic and trauma surgical interventions. 

At EFORT, we take you input very seriously. One good example is the recently published article in EOR following a survey on Personal protection equipment for orthopaedic and trauma surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study design was a prospective online survey sent to orthopaedic and trauma surgeons (expert opinion) practising both Orthopaedics and Traumatology. All signed up to receive EFORT communication.

Approval from an institutional review board was received from two different countries (Sweden ref. n° 2020-06288 and Greece ref. n° 20/11/2020-02585) despite the fact that no patient data or personal records were involved.

All respondents were anonymous. So from an initial lack of data your contribution enabled the writing of an article and the advancement of science.

If you want to be a change influencer in your profession help us, by taking action, and complete the survey. Thank you.

EFORT e-learning

Have you missed these EFORT Webinars?

Alignment Goals in Total Knee Arthroplasty, the EFORT Webinar which took place on 30 May 2022 is now available for replay.

It focused on the current debate on the best alignment strategy to adopt when performing TKA. The objectives of this webinar were:

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

Floating Hip, the EFORT/ESTES Joint Webinar which took place on 13 June 2022 is now available for replay.

It focused on Floating Hip Injuries and addressed definition & literature overview; which part should be fixed first; associated injuries; and case discussions.

The objectives of this webinar were:

  • 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.

eScience Webcast highlights

This month's selection from EFORT comprehensive digital library

comprised of +11,500 scientific sessions recorded


Review Course: Basic Science

Biomechanics And Biomaterials For Musculoskeletal Application

by Bernd Grimm

Erwin Morscher Honorary Lecture

Megaprostheses And 3D-Printed Implants

In Tumours And Revision Arthroplasty

by Reinard Windhager

Orthopaedics: Knee &

Lower Leg

Extraarticular Deformities Including Additional Osteotomies, Recurvatum & Severe Varus 

by Sébastien Lustig


Industry O&T Product News

Better know hyaluronic acid*

An interview with Hyuntae Jung, Life Sciences R&D of LG Chem

Hyaluronic acid is everywhere you look (literally in your eyes and your skin), and with its exponential growth as a component in treatments from cosmetics to oncological drug delivery systems, we focus on issues surrounding its clinical application for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Dr. Hyuntae Jung who works in drug development at LG Chem in South Korea gave information to EFORT about the history, use, safety and efficacy of hyaluronic acid as an injectable treatment for osteoarthritis viscosupplementation of the knee.

LG Chem manufactures high-purity/sterile HA for medical use controlling quality throughout the entire manufacturing process from raw material to final product. The company maintains such high manufacturing standards to best achieve efficient cross-linking and high viscoelasticity to simulate normal synovial fluid.


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