Siebert 1Letter from the President, Prof Werner Siebert

Dear Members,
The highlight for me at the EHS congress will certainly be hosting the legend of orthopaedics, Dr Reinhard Graf from Stolzalpe in Austria. As well as speaking at our openeing ceremony, he will also lead the Refresher Course on Sonography of the Infant Hip on Tuesday 6th September. Space is limited, so if you want the seal of the master, get your ticket now.

Another excellent opportunity for our visitors is the Hands-On Hip Arthroscopy Course with cadaveric specimens on Friday 9th September – you will work in small groups with internationally renowned experts covering all levels of hip arthroscopy.

The Early Bird discounts will finish at the end of June, as you know. So I hope most of our members have already registered. If not, click this link now. You still have a few hours!

Your EHS President, Werner Siebert

Letter from the Secretary General, A Prof Eleftherios TsiridisLefteris smaller

Good to meet many of our members at the European Hip Society’s booth at the EFORT Congress earlier this month. I hope to see many more of you in Munich in two month’s time.

In this month’s newsletter, we are very excited to launch the EHS Travelling Fellowship 2017. See how to apply here. This is an excellent opportunity for two young hip surgeons, so spread the word to your young colleagues because you don’t have to be an EHS member to apply.

On behalf of the ExCom, I would like to warmly welcome our new members. Full members from Europe include Dr Oleksii Dudko from Chernivtsy in Ukraine, Dr Giovanni Pignatti from Bologna in Italy, Dr Yuriy Prudnikov from Kaluga Region in the Russian Federation and a new Young Member, Mr Walid Elnahal from Bristol in the UK.

Meanwhile, from outside Europe, we welcome our new International Members Dr Emadeldin Elbushra from Alamarat in Sudan, Mr Khalid Maaita from Amman in Jordan.

Below, we have words from our President Elect, Prof Wim Schreurs, who will be hosting the EHS Congress in The Hague in 2018. And to continue the International flavour of our society, some words from our Nat Rep in New Zealand, Dr Bill Farrington.

EHS Secretary General, A Prof Eleftherios Tsiridis

The National Joint Registry of NZ has been recording all hip arthroplasty for over 17 years

Bill Farrington, Nat Rep for NZ


Mr Bill Farrington MBBS, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Tr&Orth), FRACS
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon -North Shore hospital, Auckland
Honorary Senior Lecturer -Auckland University

New Zealand is commonly known for its All Blacks Rugby Team, spectacular natural scenery and adrenalin sports. The Orthopaedic community is very collegial, embraces practical solutions and takes great pride in its excellent Registrar training scheme.

The New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) supports our professional activities extremely well and there are a number of specialist societies, including a hip society.

The National Joint Registry has been recording all hip and knee arthroplasty undertaken throughout the country for over 17 years. There are over 100,000 hip arthroplasties registered with over a million “observed component years – OCYs”. One of it’s strengths as a registry is the recording of patient generated outcomes post-operatively (Oxford Hip score and various complications).

Half of all primary arthroplasties are performed in the public health system, the other half in private, and most revision surgery performed in the public system.

The ERAS philosophy has been embraced over the last few years with a National ERAS program and collaborative groups ensuring dissemination and uptake of the new gold standard in patient care.

EHS Travelling Fellowship 2017