EFORT Expert Meet Expert Forum
Osteoporosis in general
Management of periprosthetic fractures
Fractures of femur, upper extremity and spine
The management of osteoporosis has developed enormously in terms of scientific research, modern treatment and appropriate rehabilitation. Osteoporosis in the elderly is a growing challenge for quality care. Owing to demographic shifts, with an increasing number of elderly in the European population and a longer life expectancy, osteoporotic fractures account for a significant proportion of patient volume in trauma departments and university centres. These increasing numbers must be met by a greater quality of care. The Semmelweis University Department of Trauma and the Uzsoki Hospital Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma appreciate the opportunity to welcome orthopaedic surgeons from around Europe to this EFORT ExMEx Forum. The Forum will be held at the Uzsoki Hospital, in Hungary’s wonderful capital of Budapest. The Semmelweis University Department of Trauma has become one of the main centres for joint reconstruction surgery by means of primary trauma reconstruction – based upon a long tradition of trauma patient care – and for arthroplasty, including revision arthroplasty techniques in both degenerative and trauma cases. The collaboration between these centres enjoys significant support from conservative and rehabilitation treatment facilities. Our EFORT ExMEx Forum should facilitate the sharing of expertise and a deeper understanding of current knowledge on the conservative and operative aspects of osteoporosis. The course is designed to be interactive, with national and international faculty, and audience participation and workshops. Participants will benefit in particular from watching two demonstration surgeries.
EFORT and the Local Organising Committee offer you a cordial welcome to this ExMEx Forum, which we are honoured to host at the Uzsoki Hospital – the perfect environment for a stimulating course. We trust your stay will be enjoyable and your expectations will be met in full not only by the Semmelweis University Department of Trauma and the Uzsoki Hospital, but also by the attractive city of Budapest, with its many cultural sights.
Chairman ExMEx Budapest
EFORT President 2012 -2013