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Issue I - December 2023

25th EFORT annual Congress

Peek into the Scientific Programme of Hamburg 2024

Every year, the EFORT Science Committee develops a fresh, custom-tailored scientific programme. With diverse sources and always more specialised topics, connecting with the right audience is crucial.

Today, we provide a concise overview of three specific session offerings, catering to a spectrum of expertise, from young learners to seasoned experts.

CRC, the EFORT Comprehensive Review Course

Unlocking O&T Essentials

The EFORT CRC offers a concise and evidence-based overview of the fundamental principles in Orthopaedic surgery and Traumatology, providing essential information for each topic in a succinct manner.

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental principles in Orthopaedic surgery and Traumatology
  • Tackle improved problem-solving and informed judgments in professional and academic contexts
  • Equip yourself to effectively prepare the EBOT exam

Who should attend?

Early-career doctors and/or candidates ready to take the EBOT exam.


IEE, the Interactive Expert Exchange

The pivotal question is what you would do!

In these IEE sessions, we delve into the intricate thought processes that shape medical opinions. The focus is not just on the content presented, but on the participants' individual perspectives and experiences.

  • Create an environment conducive to critical thinking
  • Prompt a reflective dialogue for practical applications
  • Draw meaningful conclusions collectively
  • Assess the shifts in perspectives

Who should attend?

Confirmed specialists and senior consultants, professionals who are actively involved in making medical decisions.


Full day in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

Incorporate cutting-edge strategies for immediate impact in daily practice

A group of experts widely acknowledged in THR & TKR procedures will share their insights on critical aspects, with an emphasis on the practical aspects of primary and revision surgery, focused into day-to-day clinical practices.

  • Gain valuable updates on cutting-edge techniques & treatment options
  • Learn to assess risks in primary and revision surgeries for enhanced patient safety and outcome prediction
  • Understand factors influencing the longevity of joint implants and strategies to maximize implant durability

Who should attend?

Younger joint replacement specialists and senior consultants

The Advanced Scientific Programme for the 25th EFORT Congress will be available as of 01 April 2024

EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.8, N° 11, NOVEMBER 2023

📄 Osteotomies around the knee alter alignment of the ankle and hindfoot: a systematic review of biomechanical and clinical studies

Aline Van Oevelen, Arne Burssens, 

Nicola Krähenbühl, Alexej Barg, 

Bernhard Devos Bevernage, 

Emmanuel Audenaert, Beat Hintermann, and Jan Victor

📄 Clinical investigations to evaluate high-risk orthopaedic devices:

a systematic review of the peer-reviewed medical literature

Anne Lübbeke, Christophe Combescure, Christophe Barea, 

Amanda Inez Gonzalez, Keith Tucker, Per Kjærsgaard-Andersen, Tom Melvin, Alan G Fraser, Rob Nelissen, and James A Smith


📄 Distal biceps tendon rupture: a comprehensive overview

Markus Jaschke, 

Krzysztof Rekawek, Sebastian Sokolowski, and Lukasz Kolodziej


📄 The variability of CT scan protocols for total hip arthroplasty: a call for harmonisation

Angelika Ramesh, Anna Di Laura, Johann Henckel, and Alister Hart

EFORT e-learning

Have you missed this EFORT Webinar?

Degenerative Spondylolisthesis, the EFORT webinar which took place on Monday 30 October 2023 is now available for replay.

Chaired by Claudio Lamartina, Italy, the objectives of this webinar were:

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


The clinical evaluation of Artificial Intelligence and standalone software: keeping the balance between benefit and risk

clinical evaluation of Artificial Intelligence and standalone software

Given the challenges with Artificial Intelligence, Ethical aspects should be taken into consideration as well as a broad vision of its impact at all stages of development.

The replay for the CORE-MD consortium webinar on AI is available from the CORE-MD Youtube channel.

This webinar aimed to:

  • Understand the regulatory aspects of AI in the healthcare setting;
  • Receive the recommendation on clinical evaluation of AI;
  • Explore current challenges in AI in a medical discipline;
  • Understand Ethical aspects of AI in a 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.


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