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J Bone Jt Infect. 2018 Apr 19;3(2):73-79. doi: 10.7150/jbji.22291. eCollection 2018.

The History of the European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS).

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Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Maastricht University Medical Centre, The Netherlands.


The European Bone and Joint Infection Society (EBJIS) was founded by a French initiative as a Study Group in 1982. The group of 26 founding members increased to around 60 members in 1992, and membership was limited to surgeons from Europe, experienced in orthopedic infections. In 1993, a transformation to a Society was performed with a more open structure for all kind of doctors and scientists. Annual meetings, a Travelling Fellowship, research projects and instructional courses were organized. Professional support and improved publicity has resulted in an increase to more than 400 members, from worldwide.


EBJIS; history; orthopedic bone and joint infections; society

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