Samo Fokter


Samo K. Fokter obtained his medicine degree in 1985 at the Medical Faculty of Ljubljana University, where he also completed his residency in orthopaedics. He was a research fellow at the Orthopaedic Clinic of Zagreb, Croatia, and visiting fellow in Basel, Switzerland, and Koeln, Germany. He earned his PhD degree in 2006. He is currently appointed as Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Medical Faculty of Maribor University and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Medical Facuulty of Ljubljana University. He works as Head of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Trauma at Celje Teaching Hospital, and is current Immediate Past President of the Slovenian Orthopaedic Society at Slovenian Medical Association. He is a founding Member of the Board of the Slovene Spine Society and Assistant Editor in Chief, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (EJOST, Springer). He dedicated a large part of his free time to active voluntary work at the Mountain Rescue Service of Slovenia.

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The purpose of this book was to offer an overview of recent insights into the current state of arthroplasty. The tremendous long term success of Sir Charnley's total hip arthroplasty has encouraged many researchers to treat pain, improve function and create solutions for higher quality of life. Indeed and as described in a special chapter of this book, arthroplasty is an emerging field in the joints of upper extremity and spine. However, there are inborn complications in any foreign design brought to the human body. First, in the chapter on infections we endeavor to provide a comprehensive, up-to-date analysis and description of the management of this difficult problem. Second, the immune system is faced with a strange material coming in huge amounts of micro-particles from the tribology code. Therefore, great attention to the problem of aseptic loosening has been addressed in special chapters on loosening and on materials currently available for arthroplasty.

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