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Issue I - September 2022

EBOT, the European Board Exam

The Interim Exam 2022

The EBOT Interim Exam is an annual assessment for all European Orthopaedic trainees. It gathers information at European level, handed over to both trainees and heads of training, regarding not only the performance of the different residents but also detailed data on how they have been doing in the five different areas assessed at the final EBOT Exam.

For the last few years, the interim exam gathers around 1000 participants annually from almost 20 European countries in more than 160 hospitals.

It is conducted once a year, usually at the end of March.

Any interested hospitals can register and participate for free.


The EBOT Final Exam 2022

The EBOT Final Exam consists of two parts, section I the written part and section II the oral part.

  • The written part of the EBOT final exam is to be completed online and consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. The exam is held in different examination centers in Europe and can in the future also be done as fully proctored online exam, which candidates can take from home or any location they like.
  • The oral examination consists of five sessions that last 30 minutes each and will test candidates in the subjects of spine, lower limb, upper limb, children’s orthopaedics and basic science related to orthopaedics.

The written part of the 2022 final exam took place on 29 June; successful candidates of this part I are moving on to section II, the oral section, which is divided into the oral part in English, and the one in Spanish for Spanish candidates only.

  • Section II in English in 2022 will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 01 and 02 October 2022; we expect around 130 candidates to sit the oral part in English this year.
  • Section II in Spanish is organised in Madrid, Spain on 19 and 20 November 2022, in conjunction with SECOT, the Spanish Society for Orthopaedics and Traumatology.

Application for the final exam usually opens in December. Interested candidates will then find more information about the 2023 edition and be able to submit their application documents online


EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.7, N° 8, AUGUST 2022

📄 Intramedullary nailing for impending or pathologic fracture of the long bone: titanium vs carbon fiber peek nailing

Elisa Pala, Alberto Procura, Giulia Trovarelli, Antonio Berizzi, Pietro Ruggieri


📄 Comprehensive management of posterior shoulder instability: diagnosis, indications, and technique for arthroscopic bone block augmentation

Abdul-ilah Hachem, Andres Molina-Creixell, Xavier Rius, Karla Rodriguez-Bascones, Francisco Javier Cabo Cabo, Jose Luis Agulló, Miguel Angel Ruiz-Iban


📄 Treatment algorithm in Vancouver B2 periprosthetic hip fractures: osteosynthesis

vs revision arthroplasty

David González-Martín, José Luis Pais-Brito, Sergio González-Casamayor, Ayron Guerra-Ferraz, Jorge Ojeda-Jiménez, Mario Herrera-Pérez


EFORT e-learning

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

On Tuesday 20 September 2022 at 12:30 CET, the EFORT Industry Collaborative Webinar on Strategies for HA Injection Therapy for Knee OA patients supported by LG Chem will focus on the therapeutic benefits of cross-linked hyaluronic acid and the intra-articular injection techniques and tips for the accurate injection.

This event will be chaired by Dr. Aree Tanavalee from Thailand.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • 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.

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

Save the date

for the upcoming

EFORT Webinar

On Monday 26 September 2022 at 19:00 CET, the EFORT Webinar on Cartilage Repair, Where are we? will focus on Cartilage, Cartilage defects, Osteoarthritis, and the attempts to repair them.  

This event will be chaired by Christoph Lohmann, Germany.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • The biology and pathophysiology of cartilage matrix.
  • The current concepts of cartilage repair after 30 years of science.
  • When to reconstruct and when to repair cartilage.
  • Novel scaffolds based on silk fibres.

This webinar has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) with 1 European CME credit (ECMEC).

This Webinar is organised by EFORT independent of any commercial educational support.


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