A congress is always as good as its presentations. In this regard, the EFORT Congress can always rely on the experts from Europe and worldwide.
The EFORT Congress Scientific Awards are selected among the many high-quality abstracts submitted for the Congress. Among the traditional Free Paper and Jacques Duparc (poster) Awards, in 2018 EFORT introduced the Michael Freeman Award. The latter was created in memory of Prof. Michael Freeman, FRCS, one of the founding fathers of EFORT and EFORT president from 1994 to 1995, after he passed away in September 2017, to honor his lifetime contribution to both the European and the international orthopaedic community.
The 20th EFORT Annual Congress award winners are as follows.
EFORT Free Paper Awards – Orthopaedics
The 40 best-rated free papers, 20 each in orthopaedics and trauma, were given the option of competing for the EFORT Free Paper Award. Among all submitted presentations, the EFORT Award Committee chose the winners in each of the two categories. Winners also received a financial reward (gold: 1,500 euro; silver: 1,000 euro; bronze: 500 euro).
Gold Orthopaedics Abstract:
- Five-year results of a randomised trial of robotic arm assisted vs. manual unicompartmental knee arthroplasty
Abstract EFORT eScience presentation | Authors: Matthew Banger (1), Mark Blyth (2), Bryn Jones (2), Angus MacLean (2), Philip Rowe (1) | 1. University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom | 2. Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, United Kingdom.
Silver Orthopaedics Abstract:
Vitamin E diffused THA liners show less head penetration after 5 years postoperatively compared to HXLPE in a randomized controlled trial
Abstract EFORT eScience presentation | Authors: Kristian Kjærgaard (1), Ming Ding (1), Carsten Jensen (2), Charles Bragdon (3), Henrik Malchau (3), Christina M. Andreasen (4), Ole Ovesen (4), Christian Hofbauer (5), Søren Overgaard (4) | 1. Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Odense University Hospital, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark | 2. Institute of Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark | 3. Harris Orthopaedic Laboratory, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, United States | 4. Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Odense University Hospital, Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense C, Denmark | 5. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Vejle Hospital, Vejle, Denmark.
Bronze Orthopaedics Abstract:
Regional differences between the United States, Scandinavia and South Korea in patient selection and early to mid-term clinical outcomes in patients undergoing primary total knee arthroplast
Abstract EFORT eScience presentation | Authors: Nicholas Sauder (1), Vincent Galea (1), Yhan Colon Iban (1), Isabella Florissi | (1), Christian Skovgaard Nielsen (2), Andreas Kappel (1), Charles Bragdon (1), Henrik Malchau (1), Anders Troelsen (2) | 1. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, United States | 2. Copenhagen University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark | 3. Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark.
EFORT Free Paper Awards – Trauma
Gold Trauma Abstract:
Silver Trauma Abstract:
- Surgical treatment of wrist fractures — External fixation or volar locked plating? A randomized controlled trial
Abstract EFORT eScience presentation | Authors: Trine Ludvigsen (1), Jonas M Fevang (2), Kjell Matre (2), Rakel Sif Gudmundsdottir (2), Yngvar Krukhaug (2), Eva Dybvik (3) | 1. Orthopaedic department, Voss hospital, Voss, Norway | 2. Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway | 3. Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Arthroplasty and Hip Fractures, Bergen, Norway.
Bronze Trauma Abstract:
- Platelet rich plasma for acute Achilles tendon rupture: Results of the PATH-2 study, a double-blind, multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled trial
Abstract EFORT eScience presentation | Authors: Joseph Alsousou (2), David Keene (1), Paul Harrison (3), Philippa Hulley (4), Susan Wagland (4), Scott Parsons (4), Jacqueline Thompson (4), Heather O’Connor (4), Michael Schlüssel (4), Susan Dutton (4), Sarah Lamb (4), Keith Willett (4) | 1. University of Oxford, Oxford, United States | 2. University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom | 3. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom | 4. University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
THE Jacques Duparc Award
The ten best-rated poster abstracts submitted to the EFORT Congress receive the Jacques Duparc Award, which includes a grant of 500 euro and a certificate to acknowledge the work.
Endochondral bone regeneration using chondrogenically differentiated human induced pluripotent stem cells. Authors: Sang Yang Lee (1), Michio Arakura (2), Tomoaki Fukui (2), Ryosuke Kuroda (2), Takahiro Niikura (2) | 1. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Showa University Graduate School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan | 2. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe, Japan.
1-year evaluation of the uncemented echo Bi-Metric THA Stem Versus the uncemented Bi-Metric Porous Primary THA Stem in a randomized controlled trial using RSA. Authors: Karen Dyreborg (1), Gunnar Flivik (2), Mikkel Rathsach Andersen (1), Nikolaj Winther (1), Søren Solgaard (3), Michael Mørk Petersen (1) | 1. Rigshospitalet, København Ø, Denmark | 2. Skånes Universitetssjukhus, Lund, Sweden | 3. Herlev Gentofte Hospital, Hellerup, Denmark.
The Michael Freeman Award
With the Michael Freeman Award, EFORT recognizes an outstanding scientific contribution made to the EFORT Congress. This year’s award is related to knee biomechanics, kindly supported by Medacta International SA. The award comes with a financial reward of 3,000 euro.
3-D spatiotemporal parameters of gait in individuals with osteoarthritis of the knee submitted to treatment with intra-articular viscosupplementation: A prospective double-blinded randomized controlled trial
Abstract EFORT eScience presentation Instituto Brasil de Tecnologias da Saude, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | 2. Hospital da Força Aérea do Galeão, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | 3. DOT - EPM - Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (pdf) | Author(s): Leonardo Metsavaht (1), Gustavo Leporace (1), Bernardo Crespo (1), Raphael Serra Cruz (1), Gabriel Zeitoune (1), Marcelo Motta (2), Felipe Gonzalez (2), Marcelo Kubota (3), Marcus Luzo (3) | 1. Instituto Brasil de Tecnologias da Saude, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | 2. Hospital da Força Aérea do Galeão, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil | 3. DOT-EPM – Universidade Federal de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.