Dear EHS Members,

The congress clock is ticking! There is just one month left to submit your abstracts!

The 12th EHS Congress Team is very busy now and I am pleased to say our hard work will show in Munich this September. Everything is coming together superbly and the preliminary programme is ready – the varied topics of the symposia are outstanding. All the big industry names will exhibit from all over the world. Our website has the info: and, most importantly of all, please do GET INVOLVED!

Your EHS President,

Prof Werner E. Siebert

The EHS is delighted to welcome an International Member from Brazil’s Salvador, Dr Adelmo Silva, as well as a new Young Member from Milan, Italy, Dr Andrea Parente. Thanks for your EHS Visiting Fellowship applications – the EduCom  will announce the chosen surgeon next month.

Thank you to all who have paid their dues. Those who have not yet, however, should do so as soon as possible. Please email Samantha our Membership Secretary to pay at your earliest convenience. Thank you.

Finally, I look forward to seeing many of you in the USA next week at the AAOS meeting in Florida, Orlando.

Assoc Prof Eleftherios Tsiridis,

EHS Secretary General


Mazhar Tokgözoğlu, MD

Prof of Orthopedics and Traumatology,
Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology
Head,  Adult Reconstructive Surgery Section

Turkey has been one of the founding members of EHS. Since the beginning, Turkey has participated in all meetings actively. In fact, I have had the honour of being the President of the EHS between 2004 and 2006. The 2006 Meeting in Antalya holds an unmatched success; in terms of attendance, number of papers presented and revenues generated to our Society. I thank all who participated in that meeting helped to catapult our Society to the position it now holds.

The Turkish members of the EHS are all prominent members of the Turkish Orthopedic community and they participate actively in all EHS and EFORT meetings presenting papers about their experience in hip surgery. Hip arthroplasty has been performed since early 1970’s and National records show that currently more than 30,000 hips and 10,000 revision surgery are performed annually in Turkey. We are especially experienced in arthroplasty in high riding hip dysplasia.


Motomi Ishibe, MD PhD

Director of Motomi Ishibe Clinic

The Specialist in Total Hip Arthroplasty, Sapporo

The population of Japan is 126 million and the number of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) and revision is 55,000 in 2014, increasing from 41,000 in 2009.

In Japan, the most common primary disease of THA is hip osteoarthritis. The prevalence rate of hip osteoarthritis is 2.0~7.5% in women and 0~2.0% in men. Hip osteoarthritis may occur secondary to developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in most cases.  There might be a genetic factor. It is not rare to use bone graft between the cup and the acetabulum because of the DDH.

The cost of primary THA with 10-day admission is about 16,000 euro for one hip and 24,000 euro for both hips. Almost all cost is covered by public health insurance and self-pay is about 400~800 euro. This low self-pay and relatively large capacity of hospital beds cause the longer stay in hospital compared to other countries.

€100 Membership fees are due for 2016