The city of Lyon, France has a rich orthopedic history that has influenced the practice of surgery all over the world. The ARTRO Group (Association for Research in Traumatology and Orthopaedics) was founded by seven orthopaedic surgeons who practiced in Lyon and Annecy, and shared a common goal of developing cementless implants.
At a recent symposium in Lyon, run by the Johnson & Johnson Institute, the ARTRO Group and international faculty, led more than 100 surgeons from 24 countries in an engaging two-day program that addressed all aspects of cementless fixation for primary hip, complex primary and simple revision THA. A key component of the learning experience was the faculty-led discussion about the design philosophy and surgical technique that supports the excellent long-term clinical results of the femoral stem.
The symposium was open to experienced surgeons performing more than 50 THA per year. The group breakout sessions were focused on practical demonstrations, debates and verbal interaction with the esteemed faculty.
"Through our long-term collaboration with the ARTRO group, we have been able to provide cutting-edge education and training to surgeons around the globe," said Adrian Smith, professional education manager. "We are honored to have their partnership as we work together to advance outcomes and restore mobility for more patients."
Dr. Julien Chouteau, France (Member of ARTRO Faculty):
"It was great to see so many surgeon delegates at the conservative THA symposium here in Lyon. We had delegates from more than 20 countries around the world and the level of interaction and number of relevant questions were very high."
Dr. T. Aït Si Selmi, France; Dr. M. Avadi, UK; Dr. B. Balay, France; Prof. D. Beverland, UK; Prof. T. Board, UK; Dr. M. Bonnin, France; Dr. JC Cartillier, France; Dr. C. Charlet, France; Dr. JC Chatelet, France; Dr. J. Chouteau, France; Prof. M. Fessy, France; Dr. D. Hardy, Belgium; Dr. L. Lacquot, France; Dr. M. Kaya, Japan; Prof. I. Learmonth, UK; Dr. A. Machenaud, France; Mr. B. Masson, France; Prof. M. Morlock, Germany; Dr. JC Rollier, France; Dr. JM Semay, France; Dr. L. Setiey, France; Dr. JP Vidalain, France; Dr. H. Wangen, Norway; Mr. S. Young, UK