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CommentaryFrom OT Europe

New EU medical device regulation may impact orthopaedics, traumatology

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2019
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
The European Union Commission has launched a new medical device regulation for devices sold in the European Union that replaces the existing medical…
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Presidential highlights review theme, symposia at EFORT Congress in Lisbon

Orthopaedics Today Europe, June 2019
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
Another great EFORT Congress just concluded. This one, which was held in Lisbon, was the 20th EFORT Congress. As president of EFORT starting June…
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The importance of safe implants in orthopaedic and trauma surgery

Orthopaedics Today Europe, January 2019
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
Following the November 2018 “storm” that occurred before and immediately after several journalists released The Implant Files…
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Brexit unlikely to impact orthopaedic treatment, device development

Orthopaedics Today Europe, July 2016
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
The vote in favor of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union was a shock to me. Over time, the European Union (EU) has created challenges for…
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Study finds bearing type did not affect patient-reported THA outcomes

Orthopaedics Today Europe, May 2016
Patient-reported outcomes for total hip arthroplasty had little association with the bearing type used in the procedure, based on results of a…
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Challenges, risks of using 3-D printing in orthopaedics must be considered

Orthopaedics Today Europe, April 2016
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
The Cover Story in this issue of Orthopaedics Today Europe includes comments from worldwide orthopaedic experts about 3-D printing in…
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Steroids, 3-D printing among hot topics at AAOS Annual Meeting

Orthopaedics Today Europe, March 2016
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
This year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting was held in Orlando, Fla., USA, for the first time in 16 years. As an…
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Trend of 7-day full service in hospitals has started to affect orthopaedic surgeons

Orthopaedics Today Europe, February 2016
Per Kjaersgaard-Andersen, MD
The government in the United Kingdom has announced that, starting in 2020, 7 days of full service shall be implemented for general practices, as well…