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Issue I - November 2023

25th EFORT annual Congress

Join the family of the EFORT Awardees

“We do need awards because they allow people to dream”

―Christian Gerber, President of the Foundation Board

of the ResOrtho (“Research in Orthopaedics”) Foundation 

This feeling resonates strongly in the orthopaedic community, where numerous peers have been recognized for their exceptional efforts, fostering collaboration and innovation.

In the upcoming annual congress in Hamburg next year, alongside the esteemed Jacques Duparc and Michael Freeman Awards, EFORT takes great pride in hosting the Meyer Award ceremony. This prestigious accolade celebrates individuals who have asked questions differently and introduced solutions previously unimagined. Their groundbreaking contributions may significantly transformed the lives of orthopaedic patients.

If you share our belief in this transformative paradigm, we invite you to be part of this remarkable change.

Join us in Hamburg, Germany in 2024:

seize the opportunity to submit your abstract now and increase your chances to join the family of Jacques Duparc and Michael Freeman awardees.

The abstract submission system is accessible until Wednesday 15 November 2023, 23:59 CET.

EFORT e-learning

Save the date for the upcoming EFORT Webinar

On Monday 27 November 2023 at 19:00 CET, the EFORT Webinar will focus on Tibial Plateau Fractures Management. This event will be chaired by Vincenzo Salini, Italy and Thierry Bégué, France.

The objectives of this webinar are:

  • Indications and advantages with external fixation, plates and nailing.
  • Timing and indications
  • Case discussion
  • Case based learning and evidence for the best treatment

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 Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.8, N° 10, OCTOBER 2023

📄 Biodegradable vs nonbiodegradable suture anchors for rotator cuff repair: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Heri Suroto, Benedictus Anindita Satmoko, Tabita Prajasari, 

Brigita De Vega, Teddy Heri Wardhana, and Steven K Samijo

📄 The ‘placebo effect’ in the conservative treatment of plantar fasciitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Valentina Viglione, Angelo Boffa, 

Davide Previtali, Francesca Vannini, 

Cesare Faldini,

and Giuseppe Filardo


📄 Relationship between stomatognathic alterations and idiopathic scoliosis: a systematic review with meta-analysis of observational studies

Francisca Gámiz-Bermúdez, Alfonso Javier Ibáñez-Vera, Esteban Obrero-Gaitán, 

Irene Cortés-Pérez, Noelia Zagalaz-Anula, and Rafael Lomas-Vega


📄 A narrative review of treatment strategies for major glenoid defects during primary reverse shoulder arthroplasty, with a focus on the use of structural bone graft

Pududu Archie Rachuene, 

Roopam Dey, Sudesh Sivarasu, 

Jean-Pierre du Plessis, Stephen Roche, and Basil Vrettos

We believe the peer review process lies at the heart of journal publishing.

Should you wish to become a reviewer for EFORT Open Reviews (EOR), please get in touch with the Editorial Team.


Register for the upcoming CORE-MD Webinar

The CORE-MD Project webinar on What is the evidence for high-risk medical devices in the field of cardiovascular disease and diabetes? Results and implications of the CORE-MD systematic reviews will take place on Monday 06 November 2023 from 17:00 to 18:15 CET.

This free webinar will be moderated by Prof. Robert Byrne, Director of Cardiology and Director of the Cardiovascular Research Institute at Mater Private Network, Dublin, Ireland and will address the following topics:

  • Introduction by Moderator
  • Quality and transparency of clinical evidence for high-risk cardiovascular medical devices  
  • Quality and transparency of clinical evidence for high-risk diabetic medical devices  
  • Discussion with the audience

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.


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