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Issue I - May 2024

25th EFORT annual Congress

Surgical Precision at the EFORT Marketplace

Remember the Marketplace icons and their calls for action:

I engage – I consolidate -I learn – I master.

Let’s focus on the art of “mastering”!

With the Best of World Surgery Tour

This year's during the 25th EFORT Congress, “Surgical Precision” offerings will be presented in a new format, in partnership with Rimasys, through six selected sessions* from the World Surgery Tour series.

Experience first-hand the expertise of our skilled moderators as they guide these captivating sessions live onsite, providing you with unparalleled insights into cutting-edge surgical practices worldwide.

The Marketplace will be positioned at the very heart of the exhibition.

*Featuring NuVasive & Biocomposite, Microport & Condor MedTec, Smith & Nephew, Stryker and AO Sports


With the Surgical Skills Workshops

You can attend three distinct Surgical Skills Workshops during the Congress, presented by our valued industry partners.

Want to learn more about the latest navigation technologies? 

Meet B. Braun Aesculap each day, booth C6 for 45 minutes sessions


How radiofrequency ablation can help patients with chronic pain?

Meet AVANOS on Thursday 23 May, booth F14 for 30 min. sessions


Attend MerilLife Surgical Skills Workshops

Room B03 on CCH 1st floor on Thursday 23 May

EFORT Open Reviews

High-quality instructional peer-reviewed articles

across the whole field of Orthopaedics and Traumatology


VOL.9, N° 4, APRIL 2024

📄 Artificial intelligence in diagnosing upper limb musculoskeletal disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis of diagnostic tests

Guillermo Droppelmann, 

Constanza Rodríguez, 

Carlos Jorquera,

and Felipe Feijoo

📄 Outcomes of total hip arthroplasty using collared versus collarless uncemented HA-coated stems: a meta-analysis

Tarik Ait-Si-Selmi, 

Jean-Pierre Vidalain, Sonia Ramos-Pascual, Thomas Kuratle, 

Mo Saffarini, Edouard Dejour,

and Michel P Bonnin


📄 Multidirectional instability of the shoulder: a systematic review with a novel classification

Victor Housset, Sean Wei Loong Ho, Alexandre Lädermann, Sean Kean Ann Phua, Si Jian Hui, and Geoffroy Nourissat


📄 Modified Gritti–Stokes amputation: tips and tricks

Laura Walthert, Michael Ris, Kevin Moerenhout, Sébastien Déglise, Pietro Giovanni Di Summa, and Sylvain Steinmetz

You are planning to attend the EFORT Congress from 22-24 May 2024 in Hamburg, Germany and you are interested in

  • becoming a reviewer?
  • publishing a paper?

Meet EFORT Open Reviews publisher

at the Congress on booth C12!

EFORT e-learning

Have you missed this EFORT Webinar?

Instability In Total Hip Arthroplasty the EFORT Webinar which took place on Monday 25 March 2024 is now available for replay.

Chaired by Rocco D'Apolito, Italy and José Cordero-Ampuero, Spain, the objectives of this webinar were:

  • To identify risk factors for instability and prevent it during primary hip arthroplasty.
  • To understand the imaging and how to plan a revision.
  • To be aware of the available solutions for revision surgeries.

This Webinar was organised by EFORT independent of any commercial educational support.


The Final Conference:

highlighting the key challenges still ahead

On 15 March 2024, the CORE-MD consortium organised its Final Conference in Brussels, hosted by the European Society of Cardiology in collaboration with EFORT and Biomedical Alliance in Europe

Gathering a large number of partners involved in CORE-MD, the event also attracted various stakeholders to discuss the challenges of the implementation of the Medical Device Regulation.

It brought together key players in the field of medical devices such as physicians, patients, researchers, manufacturers and regulators.

The programme was designed in four sessions covering various aspects of the challenge of the implementation of the medical device regulation:

  • The first session addressed the issue of the European Regulatory system for medical devices. Chaired by Prof. Franz Weidinger from ESC and Ass. Prof. Per Kjærsgaard-Andersen from EFORT, this session offered various viewpoints on the regulatory system.
  • The second session presented the main results of the CORE-MD projects after three years of intense activity.
  • The third session focused on science-based regulatory policy for medical devices.
  • The final session aimed at discussing the priorities to foster regulatory convergences.

Prof. Dr. Nelissen (EFORT Secretary General) and Ass. Prof. Per Kjærsgaard-Andersen (Chair of EFORT EU Affairs Committee) participated in this Final Conference on behalf of EFORT. 

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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