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Issue II - April 2023

24th EFORT annual Congress

EFORT Featured Programme: sharp, progressive and controversial!

With the Advanced Scientific Programme for our upcoming annual Congress, you will be able to find out what awaits you within the EFORT Featured Programmes covering our educational objectives at different levels of knowledge: the well-known Comprehensive Review Course (CRC), the full-day programme of Advanced Concepts in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and the Interactive Expert Exchange sessions (IEE).

Brush up your basic and fundamental knowledge of Orthopaedic surgery and Traumatology by attending the CRC on Wednesday 24 May | 14:45-18:00 CET and Thursday 25 May 2023 | 08:00-12:00 CET

EFORT’s Advanced full day in Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement is considered to be an established element of training for the more experienced hip and knee surgeon. Hip and knee expert surgeons from all over Europe are contributing to this programme module and will share their experience with the participants.

Advanced Concepts in Total Hip Replacement (THR) | Morning Session | Thursday 25 May 2023 | 08:00-12:00 CET

Advanced Concepts in Total Knee Replacement (THR) | Afternoon Session | Thursday 25 May 2023 | 14:30-18:30 CET

An Interactive Expert Exchange (IEE) could be compared to an open discussion within a group of fellows confronting each other about their daily practice. By means of an interactive format including audience voting, the analysis of complex situations, which are both challenging and difficult to treat, will benefit from shared expertise. IEE Sessions in Vienna 2023 will include:

Randomized Control Trials, How Do They Influence Surgeons Practice? The Shoulder Approach

Wednesday 24 May 2023 | 16:15 18:30 CET

Nightmare Cases In Pediatric Radial Fractures

Thursday 25 May 2023 | 14:45-17:00 CET

Complex Issues In Primary TKA

Friday 26 May 2023 | 08:00-10:15

Attendance to these sessions is included in the full-congress registration.


Main Theme highlighted sessions:

from bioengineering over to regulatory science

The future of Orthopaedics and Traumatology goes through the growing need for interdisciplinary competences to link engineering, biology and medicine. The regulatory environment is the other component that we wanted to include in this second selection of sessions highlighting the future of the profession.

The advances in techniques, diagnosis & treatment as well as ensuring that regulation does not lock the potential for innovation are common ground to this set of sessions.

eScience Webcast highlights

This month's selection from EFORT comprehensive digital library

comprised of +12,000 scientific sessions recorded

Comprehensive Review



Surgical Treatment

For Degenerative Changes

by Daniel Petek

Comprehensive Review


Harmonisation & Diversity Within Evidence-Based Medicine

by ZagraSren Overgaard


Limb: The Basics


by Karl Knahr


EFORT e-learning

Have you missed this EFORT Webinar?

Digital Orthopaedics II - Wearables & Apps, the EFORT Webinar which took place on 27 February 2023, chaired by Bernd Grimm (Luxembourg) is now available for replay.

The objectives of this webinar were:

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


Medical Device for children

The CORE-MD Project aims to recommend an appropriate balance between clinical efficacy, safety, and innovation for high-risk medical devices.

Eighteen experts from various paediatric clinical specialities and European paediatric subspecialty associations, as well as regulatory authorities, attended a CORE-MD workshop on 16 January 2023 at the Dr. von Hauner Children’s Hospital in Munich, Germany.

Presentations and discussions focused on the urgent need to ensure the continued availability of high-risk medical devices for children. These experts will support the development of appropriate guidance for clinical evaluation of high-risk medical devices for children (for example at the Task Force for Orphan Medical Devices, that has been set up by the European Commission) but they also highlighted the need for political decisions to secure children’s access to healthcare.

The group will publish a scientific article summarising their recommendations, and members will work with their national and subspecialty pediatric associations to raise awareness about the impact of the EU MDR on the availability of essential medical devices for pediatric patients.


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