Issue: August 2017
August 01, 2017
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Awards from the 18th EFORT Annual Congress: Authors and presentations

Issue: August 2017
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The EFORT Congress Awards are selected among the many high-quality papers and posters presented at the congress. The best-rated free papers had the opportunity to compete for the “EFORT Free Paper Award.”

For the first time, in 2017, EFORT divided the Free Paper Award competition into orthopaedics and trauma, and presentations were rated by the audience during two respective Free Paper Award Sessions. For the chance to be awarded for your work, abstract submission for the 19th EFORT Congress in Barcelona begins on 15 September 2017.

The following are the winners and presentations from the 2017 EFORT Free Paper Award competitions.

Gold medal

Free Paper Award Orthopaedics

GOLD: Why should unplanned excisions best be avoided in soft tissue sarcomas? Results of a multi-centre study including 728 patients | Audio Presentation

Author: Maria Anna Smolle (1)Co-authors: Per-Ulf Tunn (2), Elisabeth Goldenitsch (3), Florian Posch (4), Joanna Szkandera (5), Marko Bergovec (6), Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger (7), Andreas Leithner (8)

(1) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graz, Austria | (2) Medical University of Graz, Berlin, Germany | (3) Department of Orthopaedic Oncology, Vienna, Austria | (4) HELIOS Klinikum Berlin-Buch, Graz, Austria | (5) Orthopaedic Hospital Gersthof, Graz, Austria | (6). Division of Clinical Oncology, Graz, Austria | (7) Internal Medicine, Graz, Austria | (8) Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

SILVER: Does cortical activation hold the key to shoulder instability? | Audio Presentation

Author: Anthony Howard (1)Co-authors: Joanne Powell (2), Jo Gibson (3), David Hawkes (3), Omid Alzadehkhiyat (4), Graham Kemp (5)

(1) Leeds University, Leeds, United Kingdom | (2) Edge Hill University, Edge Hill, United Kingdom | (3) Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, United Kingdom | (4) Hope University, Liverpool, United Kingdom | (5) Liverpool University, Liverpool, United Kingdom

BRONZE: Supramalleolar osteotomy: A joint-preserving option for advanced ankle osteoarthritis | Audio Presentation

Author: Prasad Karpe

Co-authors: Ravishankar Tangirala, Rajiv Limaye

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS, Stockton On Tees, United Kingdom.

Free Paper Award Trauma

GOLD: Weight-bearing radiographs vs. gravity stress radiographs for stability of supination-external rotation fractures of the ankle | Audio Presentation

Author: Fabian Krause (1)

Co-authors: Angela Seidel (1) and Martin Weber (2)

(1) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Inselspital, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland (2) Siloah Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

GOLD: Odontoid type II fractures in the elderly – Complications and mortality | Audio Presentation

Author: Hassaan Qaiser Sheikh

Co-authors: Arpan Doshi, Lee Breakwell, Neil Chiverton, Ashley Cole, Michael Athanassacopoulos, Antony Louis Rex Michael

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, Sheffield, United Kingdom


SILVER: The purpose of use of a targeting exercise program to minimize the post-operative strength deficit of abductors muscles after hip fracture | Audio Presentation

Author: Sofia Stasi (1)

Co-authors: George Papathanasiou (2), Nikolaos Papaioannou (3), Efstathios Chronopoulos (4)

(1) Laboratory of Research of the Musculoskeletal System (LRMS), Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece

(2) Technological Educational Institution, Physical Therapy Department, Athens, Greece

(3) Laboratory of Research of the Musculoskeletal System (LRMS), Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University, Athens, Athens, Greece

(4) Faculty of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Jacques Duparc Award 2017

The winners for the 10 best-rated posters submitted are as follows:

Reversibility of MoM wear products related decrease in the osteogenic capacity of mesenchymal stromal cells in vitro

Anastasia Rakow (1), Georg Duda (2), Carsten Perka (1), Janosch Schoon (2)

(1) Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany, Berlin, Germany

(2) Julius Wolff Institute, Charité – Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany, Berlin, Germany

Hip stress after bilateral periacetabular osteotomy based on medialization of the hip centre

Klemen Straar (1), Jure Leban (2), Stig Storgard Jakobsen (3), Kjeld Søballe (3)

(1) Orthopaedic Clinic, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

(2) University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

(3) Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

The effect of primary diagnosis on the survival after total hip arthroplasty

Stefan BT Bolder, Elsa A. Spaans, Koen LM Koenraadt, Joost AAM Van Den Hout, Robert Wagenmakers

Amphia Hospital, Breda, The Netherlands

Does lumbar arthrodesis compromise outcome following hip arthroplasty? A case control study

Simon Parker (1), George Grammatopoulos (2), Kam Dhaliwal (2), Rajib Pradhan (2), Rob Marshall (2), Tony Andrade (2)

(1) Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom

(2) Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, United Kingdom

Outcome of primary one-stage total hip arthroplasty for patients with tuberculosis of the hip

Jorge Nuñez Camarena (1), Elio Filomeno (2), Joan Minguell (1), Alejandro Hernández Martínez (1)

(1) Vall d’Hebron Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

(2) Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen Hospital, Lima, Peru

Diagnostics of staphylococcus spp. prosthetic joint infections with bacteriophage K

Katja uster, Ingrid Miloev, Andrej Cör

Valdoltra Orthopaedic Hospital, Ankaran, Slovenia

Hip spine syndrome: Cross-sectional-study of spinal alignment in patients with coxalgia | Audio Presentation

Masayuki Miyagi, Kensuke Fukushima, Gen Inoue, Shintaro Shoji, Toshiyuki Nakazawa, Takayuki Imura, Takeaki Yamamoto, Mitsutoshi Moriya, Wataru Saito, Eiki Shirasawa, Kentaro Uchida, Katsufumi Uchiyama, Naonobu Takahira, Masashi Takaso

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kitasato University, School of Medicine, Sagamihara, Japan

Decreasing predictive power of co-morbidity on mortality after total hip arthroplasty over time

Erik Bülow, Ola Rolfson, Peter Cnudde, Cecilia Rogmark, Göran Garellick, Szilard Nemes

Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register, Göteborg, Sweden

Evaluation of a navigation system for re-orientation rotational acetabular osteotomy (RAO)

Satoshi Nagoya, Daisuke Suzuki, Kenji Tateda, Shunichiro Okazaki, Ima Kosukegawa, Junya Shimizu

Sapporo Medical University, Sapporo, Japan


Three-dimensional, CT-assisted planning aid in primary hip arthroplasty

Sebastian Radmer (1), Julian Ramin Andresen (2), Reimer Andresen (3)

(1) Centre for Orthopaedics, Berlin, Germany

(2) Sigmund Freud University, Vienna, Austria

(3) Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology/Neuroradiology, Westkuestenklinikum Heide, Academic Teaching Hospital of the Universities of Kiel, Luebeck and Hamburg, Heide, Germany

Medtronic Award

From the best-rated poster abstracts submitted in the area of bone research, EFORT identified a winner of the joint EFORT/Medtronic Award. The winner, which in this case is a department, is awarded with a grant of 5,000 euros.

In vitro stimulation of endochondral ossification of the growth plate using an ex vivo 3-dimensional organotypic culture model | Audio Presentation

Author: Sriveena Srinivasaiah

Co-authors: Nicole Gabriele Grün, Guiseppe Musumeci, Johannes Eichler, Ute Schäfer, Annelie-Martina Weinberg

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery of the Medical University of Graz, Austria