• 19th EFORT Annual Congress in Barcelona: Primary shoulder osteoarthritis through the eyes of experts

    10 monthes ago - By Healio

    With the increase in life expectancy and willingness of the population to stay fit and healthy, orthopaedic surgeons now face more patients with conditions linked to degenerative articular cartilage and wear of joints. For orthopaedic surgeons focused on the upper extremities, shoulder replacement surgery has almost become a routine practice. More ambitious outcomes for shoulder joint replacement, such as a greater ability to resume sports and return to work, are in the pipeline. In the format of an Interactive Expert Exchange session, our 2018 Congress in Barcelona will showcase the
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  • 19th EFORT Annual Congress in Barcelona: Selecting an implant for total hip arthroplasty in 2018

    10 monthes ago - By Healio

    When treating a patient who is considering having his/her hip replaced with an artificial total hip arthroplasty, the main goal of any orthopaedic hip surgeon is to find the best solution for both the implant and the bearings to make the “new hip” work perfectly for the rest of the patient's life. However, evidence has shown this is an impossible promise to make to patients. Science, research and especially long-term national registry investigations have all given good guidance on when the risk of THA failure is higher compared to other implants/situations. By focusing on
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  • 19th EFORT Congress in Barcelona: Your work at the core of the congress

    10 monthes ago - By Healio

    On behalf of the EFORT leadership, we would like to thank our abstract submitters, the more than 8,100 authors from all over the world, who sent their work for possible inclusion in the scientific program of our upcoming congress in Barcelona.
    This year, the EFORT community has again demonstrated an extremely high interest in sharing orthopaedic knowledge on a European level by putting forward 3,220 free papers, posters and clinical reports in our three main categories as follows: orthopaedics 62%; trauma 30%; and general topics 8%.
    It is worth highlighting herein the top five topics and top
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  • Hip sonography: A main highlight of the 19th EFORT Congress in Barcelona

    10 monthes ago - By Healio

    An important component of each EFORT Annual Congress is the Erwin Morscher Honorary Lecture, which is held every year as a plenary session on the second day of the meeting. This year, EFORT is pleased to welcome Prof. Reinhard Graf from Graz, Austria to present a summary of his deep experience in hip sonography within the specialty of pediatric orthopaedics.
    In the recent years, the use of sonography for the diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hip in infants gained importance. Today, Graf's technique is used worldwide to correctly diagnose infant hip dysplasia as sonograms
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