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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.


Are Metal-on-Metal hip implants safe? The SCENIHR responds to this question

The SCENIHR responds to this question in its Opinion on “The safety of Metal-on-Metal (MoM) joint replacements with a particular focus on hip implants”, the main points of which are summarised in fact sheet attached. 


Consensus statement “Current Evidence on the Management of Metal-on-Metal Bearings”

The following recommendations are based on expert opinions of an international multidisciplinary panel endorsed by EFORT, EHS, the German AE, DAH.