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Issue II - January 2023

The EFORT White Book

is now available on PubMed

The new landmark publication

Now indexed on PubMed Bookshelf, the EFORT White Book is a comprehensive reference on current conditions and future needs.

This landmark publication can be used to facilitate decision making in our scientific societies as well as in European health politics.

Its overall aim is to provide information that will inform strategies to reduce the burden of musculoskeletal disorders and trauma on society, and in particular on the following topics:

  • Better prevention programmes (lifestyle).
  • Good access to care with limited waiting times to get the right care.
  • Improved efficiency of healthcare.
  • Improving outcomes and thereby quality of life.
  • Improving cost effectiveness.
  • Better information for the patient about the expected outcome of treatment.
  • Increase of treatment capacity.
  • High quality research.

eScience Webcast highlights

This month's selection from EFORT comprehensive digital library

comprised of +12,000 scientific sessions recorded

Comprehensive Review


Ankle Osteoarthrosis, Adult Acquired

Flatfoot Deformity

And Hallux Valgus

by Nikolaos Gougoulias

FORTE Session Knee:

Back To Basics

Ligament Reconstruction

In The


by André Couto

Comprehensive Review





and Open Fractures

by Cecilia Rogmark


Artificial Intelligence

and Medical Devices Regulation

Discussing the legal framework and the ethical challenges

within the CORE-MD project

Debates in the legislative and policy-making environment on Artificial Intelligence (AI) have gradually concerned the medical device field.

Where do AI-based medical devices regulation stand in the EU?

Read this blog post by Elisabetta Biasin – KU Leuven Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) which gives a short and non-exhaustive overview of the legal and ethical aspects of AI-based medical devices that are being researched and discussed in the context of the CORE-MD project.

CORE–MD is a European Union Horizon 2020 project. It reviews methods for evaluating high-risk medical devices in order to translate expert evidence into advice for EU regulators and to recommend an appropriate balance between innovation, safety, and clinical effectiveness.

Led by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT), the consortium includes 22 partners.


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