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Issue I - January 2023

EBOT Interim & EBOT Final Exams

Apply and get your special certification in 2023!

Please note that the EBOT Board has recently decided to offer a certificate of basic training to all those candidates having successfully completed section I, the basic, written part of the exam. Successful candidates in this first part can stand alone with this certificate or proceed to section II, the advanced, oral part. Only after successful completion of both parts, candidates will be awarded with the EBOT Fellowship, FEBOT.

The EBOT Exam is a specialist exam in trauma and orthopaedics. For more than 20 years, it has been run in different European countries with the aim to improve the standard of knowledge and professional competence of surgeons. 

The EBOT Exam is not mandatory, since all European residents can choose to take their national examination, managed by their own Association, in their local language, where such an examination exists. A final examination in the Specialty is not universal, and this in turn generates an increase in the variation in terms of assessment from one country to another. However, the EBOT exam tests the generality of orthopaedics and trauma based on the syllabus of the European Curriculum as endorsed by both UEMS and EFORT in 2015.

The exam is open to certified specialists from Europe, trainees in their final year of training in a recognised European training scheme programme as well as non-EU citizen working in an EU country.

The dates for the 2023 EBOT (final) Exam are as follows:

  • Written part: Tuesday 06 June 2023 from 10:00 to 13:00 CET in different training centres around Europe or online as fully proctored exam (up each candidate to decide)
  • Oral part in English: Saturday and Sunday 07 & 08 October 2023 
  • Oral part in Spanish: Saturday and Sunday 18 & 19 November 2023 in Madrid, Spain (for Spanish residents subject to authorisation by SECOT)

Prior to being admitted to the oral part, all candidates will have to apply and successfully sit section I, the written section (in English), of the exam.

Application is open until 20 March 2023

To get acquainted with the format of the written exam and to test your level of training, we also invite everyone to participate in the EBOT Interim Exam.

Date for the EBOT Interim Exam 2023:

Thursday 30 March 2023 from 10:00 to 13:00 CET

Registration for both hospitals and candidates is open:


EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.7, N° 12, DECEMBER 2022

📄 Recurrence of instability after Latarjet procedure: causes, results and treatment algorithm

Emilio Calvo, María Valencia, Antonio Maria Foruria, and Juan Aguilar Gonzalez

📄 Global research status of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a bibliometric analysis

Tianping Zhou, Yihong Xu, Aiai Zhang, Lan Zhou, Qing Zhang, Zhou Ji, Weidong Xu


📄 Clinical effectiveness and safety of aspirin and other anticoagulants for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after major orthopedic surgery [...]

Leonard Christianto Singjie, Reynaldo Halomoan, Ifran Saleh, Endrotomo Sumargono, and Erica Kholinne


📄 Instructional review of key factors to achieve successful outcomes when using low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in fracture repair

Andrew J Harrison, Michael R Redler, David M Taylor, Ansar Mahmood, John T Jones, Yukihiro Arai, and Yoshinobu Watanabe


EFORT e-learning

Save the date for the upcoming

EFORT Webinar

On Monday 30 January 2023 at 19:00 CET, the EFORT Webinar on Floating Knee Injuries will focus on floating knee injuries and the best treatment. 

This event will be chaired by Michael Brix, Denmark.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Indications and advantages with nails, plates and frames.
  • Indications and timing: what to do first.
  • Concomitant ligamentous and meniscal injuries in the floating knee.
  • Case-based learning and evidence for the best treatment.

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

CME credits are provided for watching the LIVE webinar only.

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


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