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A congress is always as good as its presentations are. In this regard the EFORT congress can ever rely on the experts all over Europe and even worldwide.

The EFORT Congress Scientific Awards are selected among the many high-quality abstracts submitted to the congress. Following the completion of the abstract review process, authors with the highest scores will be informed by the EFORT Head Office about further needs to compete for the different EFORT Awards available.

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EFORT Congress Vienna 2023 | Scientific Awards Winners

The 40 best-rated free papers, 20 each in orthopaedics and trauma, were given the option of competing for the EFORT Free Paper Award. Among all submitted presentations, the EFORT Award Committee has chosen the winners in each of the two categories. 

The EFORT Congress Vienna 2023 winners are as follows:



GOLD Orthopaedics Abstract

Clinical And Neurophysiological Outcome Of A Randomized Controlled Trial For Surgical Vs Non-Surgical Treatment Of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: The Uppsala Spinal Stenosis Trial (UppSten)
Authors: Konstantinos Pazarlis1, Arne Sandberg2, Nikos Schizas1, Bengt Sandén1, Karl Michaëlsson1, Anna Punga2, Peter Försth1

  1. Department of Surgical Sciences, Division of Orthopaedics, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
  2. Department of Medical Sciences, Clinical Neurophysiology, Uppsala University and. Uppsala University Hospital, Uppsala, Sweden

Topic: Orthopaedics / Spine / Degenerative Spine Surgery | No: N0018

SILVER Orthopaedics Abstract

Impact Of Tumour-Infiltrating Immune Cells On Oncological Outcome (Local Recurrence, Distant Metastasis, Overall Survival) In Soft Tissue Sarcoma Patients
Authors: Maria Anna Smolle1, Laurin Herbsthofer2, Barbara Prietl2, Amin El-Heliebi3, Martin Pichler4, Martina Tomberger2, Julia Feichtinger3, Claudia Baumgartner5, Andreas Leithner1, Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger6, Joanna Szkandera4

  1. Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
  2. Center for Biomarker Research in Medicine (CBmed), Graz, Austria
  3. Division of Cell Biology, Histology and Embryology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
  4. Division of Clinical Oncology, Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
  5. Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria
  6. Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria

Topic: Orthopaedics / Musculoskeletal Tumors / Malignant Tumors | No: N0589

BRONZE Orthopaedics Abstract

Surgical Reconstruction Or Rehabilitation For Non-Acute And Longstanding ACL Rupture (ACL SNNAP Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial)
Authors: David Beard1, Loretta Davies1, Jonathan Cook1, Jose Leal1, Heidi Fletcher1, Simon Abram1, Katie Chegwin1, William Jackson2, Nicholas Bottomley2, Henry Bourke3, Andrew Price1, ACL SNNAP Study Group Collective1

  1. University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
  2. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom
  3. Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust, Frimley, United Kingdom    

Topic: Orthopaedics / Knee & Lower Leg / Miscellaneous | No: N1330


GOLD Trauma Abstract

Platelet Rich Plasma For Acute Achilles Tendon Rupture: Two-Year Follow-Up Of The PATH-2 Randomised, Placebo-Controlled, Superiority Trial
Authors: Joseph Alsousou1, David Keene2, Paul Harrison3, Heather O'Connor4, Susan Wagland5, Susan Dutton6, Philippa Hulley7, Sally Lamb8, Keith Willett9

  1. Manchester University Hospitals Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom
  2. Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom
  3. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom3.    University of Birmingham, Institute of Inflammatio
  4. University of Oxford, 4Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford, United Kingdom
  5. University of Oxford, Kadoorie Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences,, Oxford, United Kingdom
  6. University of Oxford, Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit, Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford, United Kingdom
  7. University of Oxford, 5Botnar Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford, United Kingdom
  8. University of Exeter, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter, Exeter, Oxford, United Kingdom
  9. University of Oxford, Kadoorie Research Centre, Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Oxford, United Kingdom

Topic: Trauma / Foot & Ankle Trauma / Surgical Treatment | No: N2287

SILVER Trauma Abstract

Clavicle Fractures Does Not Increase The Incidence Of Later Diagnosis Of Subacromial Impingement Syndrome. A Registry-Based Case-Control Study With 15-25 Years Follow-Up Of 131.838 Persons From The Danish National Patient Register
Authors: Anne Nyholm1, Adam Witten2, Kristoffer Weisskirchner Barfod2

  1. Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, Hellerup, Denmark.  
  2. Sports Orthopedic Research Center – Copenhagen (SORC-C), Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Hvidovre, Denmark

Topic: Trauma / Shoulder & Upper Arm Trauma / Epidemiology / Prevention & Diagnosis | No: N0501

BRONZE Trauma Abstract

Virtual Children’s Fracture Clinic – A Prospective Study Of 5536 Patients Confirming That Efficiency & Cost Saving Does Not Compromise Safety
Authors: Kareem Edres, Aly Pathan, Joe Pang, Matthew Goodbun, Rajiv Merchant, Graeme Carlile, Helen Chase, Anish Sanghrajka
     Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, Norwich, United Kingdom

Topic: Trauma / Paediatric Trauma / Conservative Treatment & Rehabilitation | No: N1062


The 10 best-rated poster abstracts submitted to the Virtual EFORT Congress receive the Jacques Duparc Award, which includes a grant of EUR 500 and a certificate to acknowledge the work for each of the awarded abstract.

The EFORT Congress Vienna 2023 winners are as following:

A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis Of Operative Vs Non Operative Management For First Time Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation In Young Adults
Authors: Joe Dixon1, Joseph Cutteridge2, Pierre Garrido2, Carolyn Smith2, Alex Woods3, Steve Gwilym1

  1. Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford, United Kingdom
  2. University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
  3. John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom

Topic: Trauma / Shoulder & Upper Arm Trauma / Surgical Treatment | No: N1109

Evaluation Of Spin In Clinical Literature Of Biodegradable Balloon Spacers For Massive Rotator Cuff Tears
Authors^: Amir Fathi, Bryan Bashrum, Michael Kim, Jenny Wang, Laith Hasan, Cory Mayfield, Ioanna Bolia, Joseph Liu, Frank Petrigliano

     USC Epstein Family Center for Sports Medicine at Keck Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, United States, Los Angeles, United States
Topic: Orthopaedics / Shoulder & Upper Arm / Epidemiology, Prevention & Diagnosis | No: N2025

Low- And High-Risk Bone Stress Injuries: More Evidence To Help Guide Clinical Decision-Making. A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis Of 76 Studies 
Authors: Tim Hoenig1, Julian Eissele1, André Strahl1, Kristin Popp2, Julian Stürznickel1, Kathryn Ackerman2, Karsten Hollander3, Stuart Warden4, Adam Tenforde2, Tim Rolvien1

  1. University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany
  2. Harvard Medical School, Boston, United States
  3. MSH Medical School Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
  4. Indiana University, Indianapolis, United States

Topic: Orthopaedics / Foot & Ankle / Miscellaneous | No: N0071  

Management Of De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis: A Living Systematic Review And Network Meta-Analysis Of Randomised Studies
Authors: Dimitris Challoumas, Rohan Ramasubbu, Elliot Rooney, Emily Seymour-Jackson, Amit Putti, Neal Millar

     Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Topic: Orthopaedics / Wrist & Hand / Conservative Treatment | No: N0384

Patellar Resurfacing Is Associated With Better Knee Specific Functional Outcomes After Posterior Stabilised And Lower Rates Of Anterior Knee Pain After Cruciate Retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis
Authors: Cameron Simpson1, Evan Wright1, Jin Yap Ngee2, Nathan Ng12, Solomon Ndou2, Chloe Scott2, Nick Clement2

  1. Department of Trauma Orthopaedics, West of Scotland, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  2. Edinburgh Orthopaedics, South-East Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Topic: Orthopaedics / Knee & Lower Leg / Joint Replacement - Primary | No: N0436

Perioperative Essential Amino Acid Supplementation Facilitates Quadriceps Muscle Strength And Volume Recovery Following Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Double-Blind Randomized Control Trial
Authors: Hideki Ueyama1, Narihiro Kanemoto2, Yoshiki Taniguchi2

  1. Osaka Rosai Hospital, Osaka, Japan
  2. Tanabe Central Hospital, Wakayama, Japan

Topic: Orthopaedics / Knee & Lower Leg / Joint Replacement - Primary | No: N0503

Quality Of Orthopaedic Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) Validation Studies Is Often Insufficient
Authors: Ville Ponkilainen1, Ilari Kuitunen2, Oskari Pakarinen3, Matias Vaajala3, Rasmus Liukkonen3, Hannes Tukiainen2, Mikko Uimonen1

  1. Central Finland Central Hospital Nova, Jyväskylä, Finland
  2. Mikkeli Central Hospital, Mikkeli, Finland
  3. Tampere University, Tampere, Finland

Topic: General Topics / Methodology | No: N0987

Rate Of Total Hip Arthroplasty In Patients With Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease After Conservative Or Surgical Treatment: A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis
Authors: Federico Canavese1, Xinwang Zh2, Huimei Wu3, Chenyu Xiang3, Chun Zeng4, Hongwen Xu2

  1. Lille University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine, Lille, France
  2. Guangzhou Women and Children Medical Center, Guangzhou, China
  3. Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China
  4. Third Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Topic: Orthopaedics / Paediatric Orthopaedics / Hip | No: N0671

The Risk Of Infection With Tourniquet Use In Total Knee Arthroplasty : A Meta-Analysis Of RCTs 
Authors: Ahmed Magan, Olivia Dunseath, Panagiotis Armonis, Andreas Fontalis, Babar Kayani, Warran Wignadasan, Fares Haddad

    University College London, London, United Kingdom
Topic: Orthopaedics / Knee & Lower Leg / Joint Replacement - Primary | No: N2466

Treating Experimental Osteoarthritis And Rheumatoid Arthritis With Calcitonin – A Systematic Review And Meta-Analysis Of Preclinical Data
Authors: Mara Meyer Günderoth1, Alexandra Bannach-Brown2, Alexander Hildebrandt1, Florian Nima Fleckenstein3, Tobias Winkler1, Carsten Perka1, Ulrich Stöckle1, Georg Duda4, Serafeim Tsitsilonis1, Johannes Keller5, Robert Karl Zahn1, Tazio Maleitzke1

  1. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Berlin, Germany.  
  2. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin; QUEST - Center for Transforming Biomedical Research, Berlin Institute of Health, Berlin, Germany
  3. Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Berlin, Germany
  4. Berlin Institute of Health at Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Julius Wolff Institute, Berlin, Germany, Berlin, Germany
  5. Department of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Topic: General Topics / Basic Sciences | No: N2301

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