Dear Members of European Hip Society, Dear friends,

European networking in hip surgery has been steadily growing over the past few years and we were delighted to hold the V European Joint Meeting in Madrid this month. Since the first combined meeting in January 2020, and despite holding a virtual meeting during the difficult year of 2021, the course continues to grow and each year we welcome more participants. Both the Spanish Hip Society (SECCA) and the European Hip Society (EHS) collaborate passionately with the shared purpose of improving quality on sharing scientific knowledge and education for hip surgeons. Traditional lectures on specific topics from experts were combined with clinical cases sessions and video-surgical techniques, and this evolution in the way orthopaedic surgeons interact is very popular.

This year´s meeting, held on 8th March, included a scientific programme with different sessions. First, a session with regard to “hot topics” on primary total hip arthroplasty (THA) such as the importance of patient reported outcomes, modern hip resurfacing, robotic surgery, enhanced recovery, dual mobility cups, or direct anterior approach; a session on complex primary THA including the challenge of modern cementation, severe congenital hip disease and femoral deformities; and, a session about revision THA from implant removal to reconstruction with bone grafting or other complex femoral reconstructions.

Prof Andrew Manktelow (EHS Nat Rep for United Kingdom) and Dr George Macheras (EHS Past President and former Nat Rep for Greece) were the International Speakers.

During this edition, there were two clinical cases sessions with a total of six presentations form six different Spanish surgeons. All moderators from the SECCA ExCom, Dr Jorge Albareda (SECCA President), Dr Ricardo Terré (SECCA Past President), Dr Miguel Suárez and Dr Jesús Moreta, Prof Jose Cordero (EHS Nat Rep for Spain), and the International Speakers did an excellent (albeit tough) job of encouraging discussion throughout the whole day. The participants highly appreciated this interaction.

As always, both EHS and SECCA technical secretaries closely collaborated with enthusiasm for the success of the event. Lastly, I would like to acknowledge the support from the EHS and SECCA Boards, and particulary the EHS EduCom, for giving us the opportunity to continue with this excellent combined meeting.


Eduardo García-Rey, MD, PhD, FEBOT
Vice-Chair EHS EduCom