Dear members and friends of the European Hip Society,
On November 25th and 26th, 2021, the “XXV International Course of Osteoarticular Reconstructive Surgery – Hip Surgery”  was held in Madrid – a great two-day scientific and educational event organized by The Hip Unit of Hospital La Paz (Madrid – Spain) in cooperation and with the support of the European Hip Society (EHS). Many thanks to everyone who took part.

The course was organized and co-directed by Dr Gil Garay (The Head of Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) and Dr Ana Cruz Pardos (The Chief of The Hip Unit) and was divided into several round tables whereby numerous topics were discussed:

  • Approaches
  • Morbi-mortality of THA
  • Registry Data
  • Friction couples in THA
  • Cemented THA in young patients
  • Results of primary THA in complex cases
  • Acetabular and femoral revision surgery
  • Complications in THA: instability, dislocation, infection and periprosthetic fractures.

Similarly, debates relating to specific hip pathologies were made possible thanks to three clinical case round tables.

There were 120 delegates and 20 faculty members. Thanks to the patronage of the EHS we were able to count on the excellent participation of Prof Theofilos Karachialos (Greece), co-editor of Hip International and Dr Maziar Mohaddes (Sweden); as well as other esteemed EHS members such as Dr Wim Rijnen (The Netherlands), Prof José Cordero Eduardo (Spain), Dr García-Rey (Spain), Dr Jenaro Fernández-Valencia (Spain); Dr Thorsten Gehrke (Germany); the EHS International Member Prof Martín Buttaro from Argentina and the EHS Emeritus Member Dr Eduardo García-Cimbrelo (Spain).

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Dr Martin Buttaro and Dr Wim Rijnen participated via online connection to participate in the various round tables.

Likewise, other important European hip surgeons kindly participated: Prof Bizot (Hopital Lariboisiere, France), Dr Jonathan Howell (Princess Elizabeth Hospital, Exeter, UK), Dr Laurent Jacquot (Clinique D´Argonay, France) and Prof Lee Jeys (The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, UK).

The scientific sessions were presented in Spanish but with simultaneous translation into English which allowed non-Spanish delegates to participate in the course.

We enjoyed two days of excellent presentations and very engaging discussions where we exchanged our knowledge, shared our ideas and clinical experiences on the basics, as well as the current and future practice of our surgical specialty.

Once again, I would like to thank the EHS for its patronage of this Course; a society that continues to be a firm reference in the field of hip surgery. I am proud to be its member.

Many thanks once again. We hope to count on you in future editions.

Best regards,

Dr Ana Cruz Pardos                                                                                   

The Chief of The Hip Unit                                

Hospital La Paz, Madrid (Spain)       

Member of the European Hip Society