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Issue I - February 2023

24th EFORT annual Congress

A good abstract […] has “meat on the bone”!*

The EFORT Congress 2023 in Vienna will be a prime opportunity to share advances in orthopaedic and trauma science.

We would like to thank all those authors who have submitted one or more abstracts and we are proud to announce that the submission numbers have picked up. The 2,500 submitted abstracts let us predict a promising attendance.

To highlight the best of O&T, accepted papers will be made available in several formats: from the well-established poster presentation over to the Best National Papers. Not to forget the online presence within the EFORT App and eScience platform.

Further, the free paper sessions are the perfect place to gain recognition and reward for your personal investment in improving projects and research within musculoskeletal health.

The daily organised poster walks during the congress create a conducive atmosphere for exchange between you and experts. You may have asked yourself if your chosen topic will resonate as much to the rest of the community as it does to you: air your doubts because behind your hard work, it will be confirmed that your outcomes raise attention when presenting onsite.

On this note and if you are competing for one of the EFORT Awards, let’s step behind the scene and the making of the abstract-based programme to listen to some tips and tricks from our experts and reviewers.

As an author with accepted abstract(s) you are invited to register by the 28 February 2023 at the latest. Remember, by booking early enough you will benefit from the best rates for hotels and lodging. See you all in Vienna!

*Full quote: “A good abstract is an abstract that has facts in it that has “meat on the bone!” – Prof. Pierre Hoffmeyer, Editor-in-Chief EFORT Open reviews EOR, VEC 2020.

EFORT Marketplace: bridging networking with knowledge

The EFORT Annual Congress 2023 in Vienna will offer redefined networking solutions and will launch the EFORT Marketplace, open to all. Placed at the heart of the exhibition this hub will boost 4 key activities:

Follow us in this call to action to have access to the best of what a face-to-face event has to offer.

  • Research Café: will strengthen the Research Culture and exchange with experts over round table discussions
  • Mini satellites: latest evidence to ascertain the value of medical technology
  • “Did you know spotlight sessions”: four topical sessions moving the O&T Community
  • Surgical Precision: front row access to live hands-on procedures & techniques.

EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.8, N° 01, JANUARY 2023

📄 Identification of implant outliers in joint replacement registries

Richard N de Steiger, Brian R Hallstrom, Anne Lübbeke, Elizabeth W Paxton, Liza N van Steenbergen, and Mark Wilkinson

📄 Ankle fractures of the geriatric patient: a narrative review

Patrick Ziegler, Christian Bahrs, Christian Konrads, Philipp Hemmann, and Marc-Daniel Ahrend


📄 Robotic-assisted revision total joint arthroplasty: a state-of-the-art scoping review

Xiang-Dong Wu, Yixin Zhou, Hongyi Shao, Dejin Yang, Sheng-Jie Guo, and Wei Huang


📄 Is there a relationship between surgical volume and outcome for total elbow arthroplasty? A systematic review

A Prkić, N P Vermeulen, B W Kooistra, B The, M P J van den Bekerom, and D Eygendaal


EFORT e-learning

Save the date for the upcoming

EFORT Webinar

On Monday 07 February 2023 at 19:00 CET, the EFORT Webinar on Digital Orthopaedics II - Wearables & Apps will be chaired by Bernd Grimm, Luxembourg.

The objectives of this webinar are to:

  • Know the features of a patient journey app as a digital technology.
  • Understand the benefits for patients, doctors, therapists and science deploying patient journey apps.
  • Empowerment to plan the deployment of a patient journey app in the clinic.
  • Become aware of the features, use cases and benefits of harvesting health data from trauma patients and their own devices.
  • Know the methods how to set up a patient device data harvesting infrastructure for clinical research or practice. 
  • Understand the features, use cases and benefits of using a medical device-grade wearable in remote patient monitoring.
  • Know the methods on how to deploy a medical-grade wearable in the clinic to improve patient care while reducing hospital visits. 

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.

EFORT Robotic Travelling Fellowship

supported by Stryker

Fellow shares his valuable experience from his visit to the Benelux region 

The EFORT Robotic Travelling Fellowship Programme, supported by Stryker, was resumed at the end of 2022 after 2 years of pause due the Covid pandemic.

In November and December 2022, Dr. Andreas Fontalis travelled across the Benelux region to visit five different sites: Hospital Robert Schuman in Kirchberg (Luxembourg) ; AZ Delta in Roeselare (Belgium); AZ Alma Hospital in Eeklo (Belgium); Reinier Haga Orthopedisch Centrum in Zoetermeer (Netherlands) and St Antonius Hospital in Utrecht (Netherlands)

According to him, this fellowship allowed him to explore the utility of robotic-arm assistance in arthroplasty and witness the advantages offered to orthopeadic surgeons including individualised, reproducible and accurate component positioning.

Find out how he was able to gain invaluable clinical and academic experience in our centres of excellence while reading his report as an EFORT Robotic Travelling Fellow.


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