The importance of safe implants in orthopaedic and trauma surgery

Following the November 2018 “storm” that occurred before and immediately after several journalists released The Implant Files Investigation, which contained data they collected about problems with orthopaedic implants, various reactions to this information were published. Among them was a statement from the EFORT leadership. Certainly, orthopaedic surgeons care that the best and safest implants are used in patients. No patient should ever question that. However, we, as surgeons, also must ensure we do some self-examination whenever we begin to use a new product or when the outcome