Issue No. 8 - May 2009
The ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine) meeting is one of the largest for arthroscopists and knee surgeons. This year it was held in Osaka, Japan. The timing was chosen correctly as the weather was excellent and it was the Cherry Blossom Season, which only occurs for 1 to 2 weeks a year. Osaka was an ideal location for the meeting and it is close to Nara and Kyoto, which are famous tourist places. It was a wonderful opportunity to get introduced to Japanese culture, with its great precision, meticulousness and courtesy. Read more...
- Prof Dr Å½ivojan BumbaÅ¡ireviÄ
It is with deep regret that we announce that Prof Dr Å½ivojan BumbaÅ¡ireviÄ has passed away. Prof Dr BumbaÅ¡ireviÄ, Distinguished Member of SICOT, was one of the pioneers of modern orthopaedic surgery in Serbia. Read more...
Sixth SICOT/SIROT Annual International Conference
29 October-1 November 2009 - Pattaya, Thailand
combined meeting with the Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand (RCOST)Â
- News from Thailand
Please click here to read the official statement on the recent political situation in Thailand issued by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB).
The current political situation in Thailand is receivingÂ our full attention and we are in permanent contact with those in charge of organising the conference. They inform us that the meeting and the participants will not be in danger. Nevertheless, we would not put anyone at risk and would cancel the meeting if the conditions on site are considered unsafe. Should this occur, your registration fee would be refunded, except a small amount of bank charges (about 5%). All participants will be continuously informed of the latest developments in the situation in Thailand.
- Scientific Programme
Abstracts: All abstracts have now been peer reviewed and notifications of abstract acceptance/rejection (except Paediatrics) have been sent by e-mail to the first authors. Please contact the Conference Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received a notification.
SICOT warmly thanksÂ all peer-reviewersÂ for kindlyÂ donating their time to review the abstracts.
Reminder: At least one author of each abstract must register and pay the conference registration fee to have his/her abstract(s) included in the Final Programme and Abstract CD-ROM.
Plenary Speakers: SICOT is pleased to announce that Dr George Thompson, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio, United States, will be delivering a plenary lecture entitled "PEDIATRIC PELVIC OSTEOTOMIES: INDICATIONS, CONTRAINDICATIONS AND TECHNIQUES". Read more...
Programme at a glance: The preliminary programme at a glance is now available on the SICOT website!
Faculty: To find out who theÂ members of the Faculty are, pleaseÂ click here.Â
Discounted registration rates are being offered until 15 May 2009. Just a few days left! Register now and take advantage of this offer. Only EUR 200 for SICOT members!Â
NON-MEMBERS: Apply for SICOT membership before 15 May 2009 and save money on your conference registration fee!
SICOT Award Winners
Australian SICOT Awards: Fernando Claros Pizarro (Bolivia) & Ndubuisi O.C. Onyemaechi (Nigeria)
Presidents' Dinner: Celebrate SICOT's 80th anniversary at the Presidents' Dinner on Saturday, 31 October 2009. It promises to be an entertaining and unforgettable evening for everyone! Click here for more information.
Make the most of your stay in Thailand and check out the tours available before and after the Conference.
Please visit the SICOT website regularly for updated information about the Conference.
A booth to boost SICOT: a key success factor to enhance relationships with the national association and to promote SICOT
Dr Thami Benzakour reportsÂ on the SICOT booth at the annual Congress of the Moroccan Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SMACOT) held in Casablanca on 16 and 17 April 2009. Read more...
SICOT German Travelling Fellowship
Congratulations to Dr Cosmas O. Ihezie from Nigeria who has been selected for the 2009 SICOT German Travelling Fellowship. Dr Ihezie will be spending three months at the Orthopaedics Department of the University of WÃ¼rzburg, Germany, working under the tutorship of Prof Dr Maximilian Rudert.
For more information about the SICOT Travelling Fellowships, please visit the SICOT website.
- SICOT Danish Travelling Fellowship Report
Click here to read the report of Dr Yu Wang, whoÂ was offeredÂ the SICOT Danish Travelling Fellowship for 2009 andÂ recently completedÂ three months of orthopaedic technique training headed by Prof Cody BÃ¼nger at Aarhus University Hospital.
- Case of the Month
A 50-year-old woman presented after an ankle sprain with pain and swelling of the left foot. Radiographs of the foot in 3 planes were taken and the lateral view showed a rare but typical lesion (Fig. 1).Â
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What is your diagnosis?
Fracture of the anterior process of the calcaneus?
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Fabricated medical results in the redesigned orthopaedic pain management protocols
The Scientific American Journal has recently published an article about an anesthetist in Springfield, Massachusetts, who admitted fabricating 21 published clinical trials in the last 12 years. Dr Scott Reuben has been in the forefront of redesigning pain management protocols. He advocated the use of the new Cox 2 inhibitors like Celebrex and Vioxx in conjunction with anticonvulants; Neurontin (gabapentin) and Lyrica (pregabalin), during the perioperative period for pain management, thus decreasing the need for opioid like analgesics. Dr Reuben received several research grants from Pfizer. The Springfield medical center has stripped Dr Reuben of his research and educational duties. Read more (Scientific American)...Â - Read more (New York Times)...
Single HA injection equal to Placebo in Hip Osteoarthritis
A recent French article, published in Arthritis and Rheumatism, compared a single Hyaluronic acid (HA) injection to placebo in symptomatic OA of the hip. They followed the patients for 3 months, and the scores were equal in both groups in regards to pain reduction. However, since most HA injection companies recommend 3-5 injections, one must wonderÂ about the clinical usefulness of this study, especially with the short follow-up. (Abstract) Read more...Â
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