European Orthopaedics and Traumatology is the official publication of EFORT, the umbrella organization of the European national orthopaedic associations. The journal is intended to function as a communications channel connecting the member societies to one another and to the organisation.
Each issue will present a collection of papers centering on a specific main topic, followed by comments and a consensus discussion and summary. The journal will publish not only peer-reviewed original papers, but also those from industry reporting on research and development.
The articles chosen for publication in the journal represent the gold standard in diagnostic and treatment in orthopaedics. These reflect the broad spectrum of European opinion on the daily practice of orthopaedics, and help to promote consensus and accepted standards among members of the various societies, and across the discipline as a whole.
In addition to research papers, European Orthopaedics and Traumatology presents review articles and meta-analyses of important clinical problems and topics under discussion, as well as case reports.
Among the other features of European Orthopaedics and Traumatology are Letters to the Editors; Responses and Possible Decisions, and Reports on the increasingly important political aspects of orthopaedics in Europe
The journal will offer a forum for discussion among orthopaedic surgeons and all those working with them, as well as a channel of communication with patient organisations.
European Orthopaedics and Traumatology provides a platform for excellent basic and clinical research in orthopaedics and related disciplines. Reflecting EFORT´s intention to connect members of its constituent societies, and its commitment to rapid dissemination of significant new research and practices, the Journal is available free of charge to all members online.