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SICOT e-Newsletter

 Issue No. 33 - June 2011

  • SICOT Events
    - SICOT 2011 XXV Triennial World Congress - Prague, Czech Republic



Editorial by Tomáš Trč, Congress President, & Vojtěch Havlas, Local Scientific Programme Chair

  • Instructional Courses

On behalf of the Organising Committee, it is our pleasure to invite you to the SICOT 2011 XXV Triennial World Congress taking place in Prague on 6-9 September 2011.

Amongst more than 600 accepted oral presentations and over 700 e-posters, the Congress offers a variety of additional scientific formats. As a continuation of educational activities such as Plenary Lectures, Special Symposia, and further educational activities, we are also offering Congress participants Instructional Courses dealing with a variety of different specialised topics. Read more...



SICOT Events

SICOT 2011 XXV Triennial World Congress
6-9 September 2011 - Prague, Czech Republic

Please check the SICOT website regularly for updated information about Prague TWC 2011.

  • Scientific Programme 

The allocated presentation time during free paper sessions is six minutes, plus an extra two minutes for discussion. The scientific programme is subject to change and the final date, time, and session will be announced shortly. Please visit the SICOT website for updates.

E-posters: Only those authors who received a confirmation of their registration and payment from the SICOT Congress Secretariat by 15 June 2011 received a link to upload their e-poster file. The links were sent on 24 June 2011 to all registered authors presenting e-posters. Please check your spam/junk mail folder if you did not receive an email. The deadline for uploading your file is 25 July 2011.

  • Registration

Congress registration is open here until 25 July 2011!

As a SICOT member you can save money on your congress registration fee. If you are not already a member, click here to find out how you can join SICOT.

Special preferential membership dues are available for new members from our Friendship Nations: China, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, and member countries of the Pan Arab Orthopaedic Association (PAOA). Click here to find out how you can join SICOT. Become a SICOT member and save money!

  • Plenary Speakers

Christian Gerber (Switzerland), Pierre Hoffmeyer (Switzerland), Frédéric Picard (United Kingdom), and James Wright (Canada) will be delivering plenary lectures on various topics of interest during the Congress. Read more...

  • Presidential Speaker

Cody Bünger, SICOT President, will be delivering his Presidential Lecture at 10:00 on Wednesday, 7 September in the Forum Hall of the Prague Congress Centre.

  • Symposia

Click here for the full list of symposia which will take place during the Congress.

  • SICOT Educational Day 2011

The SICOT Educational Day is a new initiative undertaken by the SICOT Young Surgeons Committee. The aim of this day is to provide a comprehensive review course for residents and an evidence-based update for practicing surgeons on a specific theme at each SICOT meeting. The theme is selected in such a way that it is mutually beneficial to the residents in their exams and to the orthopaedic surgeons in their daily practice.

The theme chosen for this year is 'The Hip'. Great teachers from around the world are being brought together to lecture on their area of expertise. Read more... 

  • Instructional Courses

Click here to read more about the 17 Instructional Courses which will be held throughout the Congress.

  • Awards

Congratulations to the following participants for having won a SICOT Award:
Abdel Hay Mashhour/SICOT Awards: Ahmed Abo-Farha (Egypt), James Kigera (Kenya) & Vishal Kumar (India)
Korean SICOT Awards: Adeleke Olusegun Ifesanya (Nigeria), Shreenath A. Kulkarni (India) & Dushan Thavarajah (United Kingdom)
Marcela Uribe Zamudio Awards: Peace Amaraegbulam (Nigeria) & Ratna Johari (India) 
SICOT/SIROT Awards: Kamal Bali (India) & Dino Samartzis (Hong Kong) 

  • Social Programme

Read more here about our attractive social programme which includes the Opening Ceremony/Welcome Reception, Fun Night, and Presidents' Dinner.

  • Charity Run

The Charity Run will be held on Wednesday, 7 September at 06:30 (a morning run is the best way to start the day!) The funds collected will support orthopaedic treatment of children at SICOT Education Centres. Read more...

  • Accommodation & Tours

Please don't delay booking your accommodation until the last minute! Prague is very busy in early September and suitable accommodation is quickly sold out. Special prices and benefits are available for congress participants. Book your accommodation here. 

  • Exhibition & Sponsorship

    Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to promote your products and services to leading international orthopaedic surgeons, traumatologists and specialists in related fields.

Exhibition & Sponsorship Prospectus (pdf)

If you are interested in sponsoring, exhibiting, or advertising at the Congress, please contact Lina Salvati:

Lina Salvati
Linsa Inc. (Canada)
Tel.: +1 514 924 3476
Skype: ripley9423




  • SICOT Education Centre in Moscow

One of the most awaited historical events in Russian Orthopaedics & Traumatology, the official inauguration of the SICOT Education Centre, took place on 28 April 2011 at the M.F. Vladimirskiy Moscow Regional Clinical and Research Institute (MONIKI). It was inaugurated by Prof Onoprienko Gennadiy Alekseevich, Director of MONIKI, Prof Voloshin Victor Parfentevich, Chief Orthopaedist and Traumatologist of the Moscow Region, Prof Cody Bünger, President of SICOT, and Prof Tomas Trc, SICOT Vice President for Europe. Read more...



SICOT Global Network for Electronic Learning - SIGNEL

  • Article of the Month

First experiences with negative pressure wound therapy and instillation in the treatment of infected orthopaedic implants: a clinical observational study
Burkhard Lehner, Wim Fleischmann, Rolf Becker & Gerrolt N. Jukema

Purpose: Infections associated with orthopaedic implants remain a serious complication. The main objective in acute infection control is component retention, whereas this option is usually not considered for chronic infections. Read more...

  • Case of the Month

 A 49-year-old male patient was presented to our out-patient department with persistent pain in his left upper ankle joint after suffering a high-ankle sprain two weeks earlier. In 2006 and 2007 a radiosynovectomy of the ankle joint was performed due to a suspected rheumatic synovitis. This resulted in pain relief and normal function.

Physical examination of the left ankle joint revealed massive swelling and tenderness of the lateral ankle, restricted motion due to pain (20/0/10°). No pain during pro / supination.

1.) What are the most appropriate investigations after the physical examination? Read more...



Industry News

  •  Woosam Medical

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Hygia Cast

Comprised of a knitted polyester of fiberglass fabric impregnated with polyurethane resin. Finished casts produced from HYGIA Cast are lightweight, strong, radiolucent, and porous.

Hygia Splint

Intended for use in the construction of common orthopedic splints. It consists
of multiple layers of a knitted polyester fabric, impregnated
with polyurethane resin. It is covered on both sides.


New and unique splinting materials are made out of thermoplastic panels which
melt at about 90°C (190°F)
and harden in five minutes.
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