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Issue I - October 2023

25th EFORT annual Congress

Collaborating for Success

EFORT, the European Federation of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, stands as the power of collaboration. It was born from the idea that surgeons, divided by nationality and subspecialty, could unite under a common purpose – to restore and secure mobility, musculoskeletal health and quality of life for the good of our patients.

Evolved from education and dissemination of research, a key role of EFORT is now the promotion of better patient care and build a protective shield, safeguarding both patients and surgeons from adverse external forces.

In a world where healthcare is often subject to political, economic, and regulatory pressures, let's work tirelessly to ensure that the best interests of patients and healthcare providers are upheld.

By submitting your abstract you help build a foundation for collaboration, allowing healthcare professionals to learn from each other's experiences.

Submit your abstract before 15 November 2023

for the EFORT annual Congress in Hamburg, Germany from 22 to 24 May 2024!

EFORT Robotic Travelling Fellowship supported by Stryker

Call for applications for the 2024 programme

Are you enthusiastic about incorporating robotic surgery into your future career and eager to receive comprehensive training in a diverse spectrum of robotic-assisted hip and knee arthroplasty procedures?

Apply today to join our Robotic Travelling Fellowship Programme 2024.

This travelling fellowship programme, supported by Stryker, is an excellent preparation for clinical practice outside of an academic environment and is designed to provide the best and widest practical experience of Mako robotic orthopaedic procedures.

Participating fellows will learn how to effectively integrate the technology into the day-to-day practice.

EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.8, N° 09, SEPTEMBER 2023

📄 Outcomes of single- vs two-stage primary joint arthroplasty

for septic arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Hua Luo, Congcong He, 

Yong Zhao, Guangyong Yang,

and Hainan Hong


📄 Mortality, patient-reported outcome measures, and the health economic burden of prosthetic joint infection

Yangqi Xu, Tony B Huang, 

Michael A Schuetz, Peter F M Choong,

and the ICARAUS group


📄 Surgical fixation of ipsilateral femoral neck and shaft fractures:

a matter of debate?

Johannes D Bastian, Silviya Ivanova, Ahmed Mabrouk, Peter Biberthaler, Pedro Caba-Doussoux, and Nikolaos K Kanakaris

EFORT e-learning

Save the date for the upcoming EFORT Webinar

On Monday 30 October 2023 at 19:00 CET, the EFORT Webinar will focus on Degenerative Spondylolisthesis. This event will be chaired by Claudio Lamartina, Italy.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • To recognise the different types of degenerative spondylolisthesis;
  • To evaluate different options for treatment;
  • To compare classic and innovative treatments.

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.


Artifical Intelligence in Health: recommendation for clinical evaluation

Artificial intelligence holds a lot of promises but also a lot of challenges when implemented in healthcare. In the regulatory field, AI is very novel and new rules are needed to accomodate those new advances.

Artifical Intelligence in Health: recommendation for clinical evaluation

CORE-MD is therefore analysing from a legal, ethical and regulatory perspective the regulation of AI in medical devices to provide evidence-based recommandation as to when and how to use AI in healthcare setting

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.


EFORT Resources

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