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Issue II - June 2023

EFORT Robotic Travelling Fellowship supported by Stryker

Fellow shares his valuable experience from his visit in France 

The EFORT Robotic Travelling Fellowship Programme, supported by Stryker, continued throughout winter and spring 2023.

In April 2023, Dr. Angelo Vasiliadis travelled across France to visit two different centres of excellence: the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nîmes, and the Hôpital de la Croix Rousse in Lyon.

According to him, this fellowship was a giant leap in his surgical and knowledge enhancement. It was not only an opportunity to expand his orthopaedic horizons but also to understand the concept of robotic-assisted surgery. The direct interaction with our experienced surgeons helped him to understand everything about pre-operative planning in robotic surgery.

Find out how he was able to gain invaluable clinical and academic skills in our centres of excellence.

EFORT Basic Science Online Course 

Check out the 2nd edition of our

Basic Science and Research Online Course

Basic research in orthopaedics is an important part of orthopaedic education. Two separate UEMS EACCME® CME accredited course modules have been designed to provide the required basic & advanced knowledge and skills for the orthopaedic community.

Module 1

>>> Study Design (RCT Planning and Implementation)

+ Biomechanics, Engineering Biomaterials (Kinematics)

Module 2

>>> Fundamentals of General Orthopaedic Science including:

  • Risk Factors and Genetics
  • Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: From Investigations to Diagnosis
  • Orthogeriatrics: Management of Elderly Patients with Fragility Fracture
  • Tumours

It is addressed at residents and young specialists that require updated summarised concepts in orthopaedic basic science to prepare for exams (EBOT, national registration & other), orthopaedic surgeons who plan to enter research, young specialists, residents or specialists planning to start or participate in projects as well as specialists screening new hypothesis to start new projects reviewing current state of the art and research opportunities.

EFORT e-learning

Have you missed this EFORT Webinar?

Fractures around the Elbow: Floating Elbow Injuries, the ESTES/EFORT Joint Webinar which took place on 24 April 2023 is now available for replay.

Chaired by Thierry Bégué, France & Ingo Marzi, Germany, it focused on elbow injuries, which are severe joint injuries often combined with fractures, leading often to long-term joint dysfunction.

Open fractures and severe crush injuries are furthermore demanding in order to get an infect-free closure of the wounds and reconstruction of the joint.

In this webinar, the diagnosis, classification and surgical options for fracture treatment of distal humerus fractures and complex joint injuries of the elbow was discussed. The treatment concepts for ligamentous injuries was elucidated and the surgical options for soft tissue debridement and closure of high-energy injuries was clearly demonstrated.


eScience Webcast highlights

This month's selection from EFORT comprehensive digital library

comprised of +17,900 scientific sessions recorded

Proximal Femur Osteotomies

Instability of borderline dysplastic hip: role of intertrochanteric osteotomies

by Sufian S. Ahmad


Knee Arthroplasty





Jan Victor


Hip Arthroplasty

Cup placement in primary total hip arthroplasty: how to get it right without navigation or robotics

by Geert Meermans


Perceived training needs for regulators, notified bodies and clinicians:

result of CORE-MD survey

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

The combination of new materials (e.g. in tissue engineering), new methods of testing (e.g. computer-aided modelling, simulation), and new technologies (e.g. neuroprosthetics, artificial intelligence) means that regulators, staff in Notified Bodies, and clinical experts such as those acting as advisers to Notified Bodies or as members of Expert Panels, must keep pace with technological developments and continually develop their regulatory capabilities.

A recent position paper from the Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG 2022-14) recognised and emphasised the requirement to build capacity for an effective transition to the MDR and the IVDR [(EU) 2017/746 on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices]. 

An online survey was launched in summer 2022: it collected the perceived needs for training in regulatory sciences and in core methodological competencies, as well as the views of the respondents on training formats and modalities. 409 experts responded: the results are now available.


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