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Issue I - August 2023

EFORT e-learning

Have you missed this EFORT Webinar?

The EFORT Webinar Soft Tissue Sarcomas Treatment: an Update which took place on 26 June 2023 is now available for replay.

Chaired by Pietro Ruggieri, Italy and Panayiotis Papagelopoulos, Greece, it focused on soft tissue sarcomas. The objectives of this webinar were:

  • to understand issues and challenges involved in diagnostic and treatment of soft tissue sarcomas;
  • to focus on classification and principles of treatment of soft tissue sarcomas;
  • to look into the concept of orthoplastic approach.

EFORT Robotic Travelling Fellowship supported by Stryker

Three of our travelling fellows share their insights

from their visits at our centres of excellence in Germany and Austria

In February and March 2023, Dr. Matthias Luger and Dr. Max Thieme travelled together for 4 weeks and visited our host sites in Hannover, Brandenburg, Graz and Linz to gather new knowledge in the field of robotics in hip and knee arthroplasty. 

Dr. Thieme concludes his report by saying that "My technical skills have been enhanced during the fellowship, I learned to understand the different setting options of the MAKO robot and what opportunities robotics offers."

Then, in April and May 2023, Dr. Ayman Gabr was able to follow the footsteps of Dr. Luger and Dr. Thieme and repeated this 4-week fellowship programme in both countries. He says that "this Fellowship was invaluable, and it was a platform for further clinical and academic collaborative work with these great people I have met on this fellowship."  

Discover their fellowship experience through their own word.

EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.8, N° 06, JULY 2023

📄 Introduction of innovations in joint arthroplasty: Recommendations from the ‘EFORT implant and patient safety initiative’

Søren Overgaard, Thomas M Grupp, 

Rob Nelissen, Luca Cristofolini, 

Anne Lübbeke, Marcus Jäger, 

Matthias Fink, Sabine Rusch, 

Hassan Achakri, Francesco Benazzo, 

Dario Bergadano, Georg N Duda, 

Christian Kaddick, Volkmar Jansson,

and Klaus-Peter Günther


📄 Lateral hinge fracture in medial opening wedge high tibial osteotomy: a narrative review

Nicolás Franulic, José Tomas Muñoz, Francisco Figueroa, Piero Innocenti, and Nicolás Gaggero


Clinical evidence in the evaluation of high-risk medical devices:

Surveying the landscape

As part of its work, CORE–MD reviewed 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.

clinical evidence in the evaluation of high-risk medical devices

It’s very important that regulatory institutes know exactly how to evaluate implants and the CORE-MD project tried by this to improve the quality of the evidence of the implants being evaluated for the European market foreign” says Prof. Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen from EFORT & the University of Southern Denmark.

Additionally, CORE-MD partners investigated on exploring the use of real-world data to generate further evidence for HRMD. In this sense, registries may provide useful information together with the analysis of adverse events. In the context of the implementation of the medical device regulation, improving transparency and robustness of clinical evidence is key to have safe device on the market.

Ultimately, regulators and notified bodies will benefit from improved clinical evidence for the evaluation of HRMD.

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.

EOTEP Events

Save the date for the next

European Orthopaedics & Traumatology Education Platform (EOTEP) Events

18-20 September 2023 | Padova, Italy

Musculoskeletal Oncology Course Padova 2023 

03-05 November 2023 │ Online Course

EDISC Module 7: Management and prevention of disability 

The European Orthopaedics & Traumatology Education Platform EOTEP proposes a new approach in the field of the lifelong learning for Orthopaedic & Traumatology Surgeons practicing in Europe and beyond: EOTEP Courses, e-learning activities and publications are based on the syllabus as provided by the European Curriculum


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