Osteosynthesis for Surgical Management of Fractures for Orthopedic Surgeons and Biomedical Engineers.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. Leonardo da Vinci Multilateral Project "Transfer of Innovation" (LIFELONG LEARNING PROGRAMME).


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This project is aimed at adapting and integrating innovative training courses and results from previous Leonardo da Vinci project into continuing VET of medicine professionals (residents, surgeons) and professionals involved in implants development and manufacturing.

Osteoporosis is the most common cause of fractures, due to bone mass reduction and increased bone fragility. A significant increase of fracture cases is expected in the coming years as a result of population aging and increased life expectancy. A significant portion of the associated costs depends on re-interventions that are necessary to address failures of surgical techniques, usually caused by errors in the diagnosis of the fracture, in the selection of implants or preoperative planning. The increasing demand coupled with the large number of failures of surgeries determines the needs of better trained professionals able to address the growing demand in the field.

To respond effectively to these increasingly stringent demands it is essential that surgeons, biomedical engineers and residents can count on one hand on the latest knowledge in the art of biomechanics and application of implants and on another hand to upgrade their education with the objective to refine and adapt surgical techniques. 

The project objectives are:
- Identifying and analysing the needs of biomedical labour market, of biomedical engineers, orthopaedic surgeons, managers, residents in the sector.
- Selecting and analysing the e-learning innovative content to meet these needs and upgrade the content with the new developments in the sector.
- Adapting, upgrading and implementing the Osteoform e-learning materials to the legal framework, training system, and language in Bulgaria and Greece and to the needs of the target groups in all partner countries. Objetivos del Proyecto. Acompañarán a la descripción del mismo.


Fecha de inicio: 01-10-2013
Fecha de finalización: 30-09-2015
Referencia del proyecto: 2013-1-BG1-LEO05-08711

- Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria, Coordinator

- Instituto de Biomecánica de Valencia, España

- Medical Univesrity Plovdiv, Bulgaria

- Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of University of Thessalia, Grecia

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