The kick-off meeting of the Baltic Fracture Competence Centre (BFCC) took place on the 21st and 22nd of April. The 14 partners of the project gathered in Hamburg, Germany, in order to work out the first steps of the project.
Among other important topics, the partners wanted to learn about successfully established fracture registries. Anders Jönsson from the Sahlgrenska University Hospital presented an overview of the Swedish Fracture Registry, on which the development of the first transnational fracture registry will be based. Furthermore, Nils Reimers from Stryker Trauma GmbH, presented an overview about the proceeding within the pilot INFECTIONS. Aim of this demonstration pilot: The industry partners want to have a better knowledge about the clinical needs, the main cost drivers and how needed implant costs can be justified.