The 47th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Fracture Repair
Etsuo SHODA MD, PhD
Director Department of Orthopaedic Surgery / Orthopaedic Trauma Center
Hyogo Prefectural Nishinomiya Hospital
The 47th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society for Fracture Repair will be held at Kobe International Convention Center, Kobe International Exhibition Center and The Kobe Chamber of Commerce & Industry in Kobe Port Island on July 2 (Fri) and 3 (Sat), 2021. It is a great honor for me to organize this long-established Annual Meeting.
Fracture treatment is one of the basic skills of orthopaedic surgery. Recent improvement of surgical technique and implant development are marvelous. We need to catch up these new knowledge, technique and technology. Previously, treatment is focused to only fracture repair. However, importance of soft tissue has been recognized and soft tissue reconstruction is also improved. In addition, fragility fracture including proximal hip fracture is increasing rapidly with aging society. In such fracture, not only early surgery but also prevention of another next fracture are recommended. We need to collaborate with many doctors (internal medicine, anesthesiologist, plastic surgeon etc.) and many other medical staffs in such treatment. For these reasons, we decided the theme of this annual meeting as “together”.
Spreading the infection of COVID-19 is still continuing, and resolution of this situation remains unpredictable. However, we are preparing to hold the meeting as usual style. I hope this meeting will advance the care of fracture treatment to contribute to the health of as many members of the public as possible.
Kobe is a beautiful port city and very famous with Kobe beef. There are many sightseeing places including beautiful port, mountain, and hot springs. We also have Japanese sake factory, beer factory, and wine factory. You can also enjoy professional baseball game and soccer game. We hope you will enjoy visiting various attractions in Kobe during the annual meeting, and look forward to seeing you in July 2021.