Wim SchreursLetter from the President, Dr B Willem Schreurs

Dear All,

In the name of my EHS Presidency, I am now ready for visiting Dallas in Texas, where the AAHKS (American Association of Hip and Knee) annual meeting is being held from 2nd-5th November. As you all know, EHS is honoured to be the Guest Society this year, along with the Colombian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Society – a programme introduced to “bring international perspectives and expertise to their members – to expand the reach of arthroplasty research and exchanges internationally to the mutual benefit of all organizations involved”.

We are proud that our Guest Society Fellowship offered by AAHKS to EHS, Eduardo Garcia-Rey from Madrid, will represent “The Old World” on our behalf. With our connections, networks and friendships, we all recognise our obligation to share knowledge and work towards the worldwide advancement of hip surgery. Right now, Dr Garcia-Rey is visiting Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, then he will attend the meeting in Dallas, and afterwards he will head to the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We wish him an excellent experience and look forward to his report here in this newsletter.

EHS will present five posters in Dallas:-

  1. High proximal migration of the revised acetabular component predicts aseptic loosening, 352 acetabular revisions followed 2-20 years – by Tina Klerken, Maziar Mohaddes, Johan Karrholm (Department of Orthopaedics, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg and the Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register, Sweden)
  2. Costs analysis of femoral heads donation procedure in total hip arthroplasty and bone grafting for hip revision surgery – by Luigi Rizzi, Claudio Carlo Castelli (Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital, Bergamo, Italy)
  3. Introduction of new acetabular designs does not influence risk of early failure in hip arthroplasty – by Maziar Mohaddes, Szilard Nemes, Johan Kärrholm (Department of Orthopaedics, Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register, Gothenburg, Sweden & Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Register, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
  4. A Prospective Comparative Study Of Perioperative Local Infiltration In The Surgical Site, Of A Novel Drug Combination For The Management Of Blood Loss In Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) – by Efstathios Kenanidis, John Nakopoulos, Theodosis Stamatopoulos, Alexandros Stamatopoulos, Christos Topalis, Michael Potoupnis, Eleftherios Tsiridis( Academic Orthopaedic Unit, Aristotle University Medical School, Papageorgiou Hospital, Thessaloniki, Greece)
  5. 25-year Survival of Acetabular Reconstructions with Impaction Bone Grafting and a Cemented Cup in Young Patients – by Marloes WJL Schmitz, Gerjon Hannink, Jean WM Gardeniers, Ena Colo, Nico Verdonschot, Tom JJH Slooff, B Willem Schreurs (Department of Orthopaedics, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)

Our Nat Rep for Ukraine, Prof Bondarenko, has reported on the success of the International Educational Course “Current Issues of Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty” that his institution hosted in October, in Kharkiv – a scientific-practical conference organized by the Ukrainian Association of Orthopaedists and Traumatologists, dedicated to 110th anniversary of Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology. This was a high-profile event organized with participation of AAHKS and EHS and was honoured to feature, among others, invited speaker Prof Karachalios from EHS ExCom. As well as Europe and USA, speakers came from Chile, India and Indonesia. The event included state of the art presentations of the newest trends in total hip and knee arthroplasty and was a unique chance for hundreds of surgeons from Ukraine and all over the world to exchange opinions and best practices.

And if you were looking for an opportunity to have a stimulating experience to develop your own knowledge on the field of hip surgery, it could be your turn next: see our details of the next EHS Fellowship below. We are looking forward for candidates under 45 year who will apply for this fellowship, your chance to boost your career.

Best wishes,

Your EHS President, B Willem Schreurs

Letter from the Secretary General, Associate Prof Eleftherios TsiridisTsiridis

Dear Members,

We are now welcoming applications for the EHS Travelling Fellowship 2018, which will take place in a European member country during Spring next year.

Please visit the relevant page to see how to apply and to note the criteria. Applicants can be non-members of EHS, so you may want to tell a colleague who is not reading this newsletter. They should be a European orthopaedic specialist with academic potential and an interest in high level knowledge of hip surgery. The aim for the Fellows is to make contacts and receive comprehensive training in all aspects of hip surgery.

The two Travelling Fellows will be selected by our ExCom and will automatically become Fellowship LogoEHS members (free for a year). A Travelling Fellowship fund of up to €3,000 will be awarded by EHS to each Fellow to cover the cost of transport, accommodation, food and other essential expenses and they will be guests at our EHS Congress in 2018 in The Hague.

Application deadline is 30th November 2017. Good luck!

Meanwhile, we would like to welcome two new Full members to EHS: Dr Matthijs Somford from The Netherlands and Mr Nikhil Shah from UK. We would also like to welcome two new members to the EHS EduCom: Prof Alister Hart from UK and Dr Eduardo Garcia-Cimbrelo from Spain. Plus, we are delighted to announce that long-term member of EHS and its EduCom, Prof Bulent Atilla, will become Vice Chairman of the EduCom.

The report from our two Visiting Fellows 2017 has been published on this website and, as you will read, had an excellent experience in Germany last month.

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission to the World Arthroplasty Congress in Rome next April – supported by EHS – has been extended until tomorrow.

Finally, I look forward to welcoming those of you who will attend the MAST 4 Course in Thessaloniki at the start of December – an EFORT-approved event that is co-organized by EHS.  MIS Arthroplasty and related techniques and technologies is the focus this year and the programme also includes presentations on the full spectrum of current hip (and knee) arthroplasty and revision concepts by renowned national and international faculty.

EHS Secretary General, Associate Prof Eleftherios Tsiridis

Photo at top of page is from EHS Visiting Fellows 2017 and shows Prof Fritz Thorey performing a total hip arthroplasty with a minimally invasive Watson Jones approach