News and events

Italian Arthroplasty Registry (RIAP): paving the way for the monitoring of implantable devices in Italy

The video describing the RIAP through a series of questions and answers is now available online. Together with Eng. Marina Torre (RIAP and RIPI Project Leader) we learn about the reasons that made RIAP a real forerunner in monitoring implantable devices, as well as its history, structure and future outlook. In 2006, the implementation of …


The European Medical Devices Regulation came into effect

On the 26th of May 2021, the new Medical Devices Regulation (EU) 2017/745 (MDR) came into effect. Medical devices placed on the EU market must now comply with the MDR. After the transitional period and a delay due to the COVID-19 emergency, this is an important date for manufacturers and their authorized representatives, as well …


10th ISAR Congress 2021 – Virtual Congress

10th International Congress of Arhtroplasty Registries

Virtual Congress – November 11-13, 2021


With CORE-MD project, EU assessment of high-risk medical devices faces in-depth review

CORE-MD, the first European project to identify ways to enable the scientific, fair, and systematic evaluation of medical devices, has been officially launched on 16 April.  More than 50% of high-risk implantable medical devices in Europe are used in cardiology and orthopaedics. The multidisciplinary project is led by the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) in …


Impact of COVID-19 on volumes of orthopedic prosthetic surgery in Italian Regions: a new report

The report “Impact of COVID-19 pandemic emergency on joint arthroplasties in seven Italian Regions. Version of March 17, 2021” (Rapporto ISS COVID-19 n. 7/2021*) is now available on the website of the Italian National Institute of Health in Italian language. The study is the result of a close collaboration between the RIAP working group, surgeons, …


Enhancing the achievements of the Italian Arthroplasty Registry: published in Notiziario ISS an overview of its development

The article “Valorizzare il patrimonio del registro italiano artroprotesi (Riap): un passo necessario per migliorare la qualità delle cure e la sicurezza del paziente” (Torre M, Urakcheeva I, Carrani E, Ciminello E) /Enhancing the achievements of the Italian Arthroplasty Registry: a necessary step to improve the quality of care and patient safety/ was published in …


9th ISAR Congress 2020 – Virtual Congress

9th International Congress of Arhtroplasty Registries

Virtual Congress – November 13-15, 2020


21st EFORT Congress 2020 – Virtual Congress

21st Annual Congress of European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Virtual EFORT Congress, October 28-30, 2020


European Commission: Italy’s CND replaces GMDN for DM nomenclature

The European Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG) plans to use Italy’s CND codes as the basis for the Eudamed device database nomenclature.