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SICOT e-Newsletter

Issue No. 33 - June 2011

SICOT Education Centre in Moscow

by Sankaranarayanan A. Saravanan
SICOT member - Moscow Regional Clinical Research Institute, Moscow, Russia


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. 

M.F. Vladimirskiy Moscow Regional Clinical and Research Institute (MONIKI)

MONIKI is one of the oldest (over 235 years old) medical institutions in Russia and the one and only clinical research institute in Russia, having the largest faculty for the postgraduate training of doctors and continuing medical education in 29 different medical and surgical specialties. It is a premier institution of the Moscow Region, where research is conducted on 40 different topics. It is also a postgraduate education centre where approximately 5,000 doctors from different countries (Syria, Pakistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Bangladesh, India, Sri Lanka and CIS countries) annually undergo continuing medical education courses in 30 different specialties. It is the multi-specialty medical institute of the Moscow region with 1,200 beds and 30 departments, 150,000 patient referrals and 23,000 patients undergoing inpatient treatment annually. 

Cody Bünger and Onoprienko Gennadiy Alekseevich signing the Memorandum of Understanding,
with Sankaranarayanan A. Saravanan and Voloshin Victor Parfentevich


Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology

Founded in 1955, the department is the chief referral centre, with more than 55 affiliated departments in the Moscow region (>3,000 beds). This department is oriented towards and serves almost 8 million people from the Moscow region. It also serves as a guide to more than 400 orthopaedic surgeons in the Moscow region and the Moscow Regional Orthopaedics & Traumatology Society.

In many aspects, our department is the pioneer of Russian Orthopaedics for the reasons mentioned below:

  • The first department to conduct extensive research in treatment methods for post-traumatic consequences, micro-circulation of bone and physiological osteosynthesis.
  • The first department in the USSR to develop new techniques in the treatment of acetabular fractures.
  • The first department in the USSR to apply the system of AO in internal osteosynthesis.
  • The first department, in association with Prof Ilizarov, to carry out research in distraction-compression osteosynthesis. Ilizarov himself confirmed the fact later.
  • One of the first departments to perform Total Hip Arthroplasty in the USSR.

Moscow Regional Orthopaedics & Traumatology Society

Founded in 1963, the Society has more than 400 members and conducts scientific and educational meetings every month of the year, except July and August. Its main aim is to facilitate the sharing and exchange of ideas and opinions of orthopaedic surgeons in the Moscow Region. 

School of Orthopaedic Surgery

The School of Orthopaedic Surgery was founded in 2005 in memory of the late Prof O.S. Buachidze. Its main goal is to educate the orthopaedic community in Russia and nearby countries and to ensure that a high level of scientific and technological advancement in our specialty reaches everyone from senior surgeons to young trainees. The School has its own ideology and has already successfully conducted six educational courses. The last two courses were conducted under the auspices of SICOT. The participants are mainly from Russia and the CIS countries.

Prof Voloshin Victor Parfentevich is the President and Dr Sankaranarayanan Arumugam Saravanan is the Coordinator of all courses. There is a technically specialised team conducting educational courses professionally.

Future Goals and Perspectives

  • Improve the standard of education by conducting educational courses, master classes and conferences, under the auspices of SICOT.
  • Actively participate in all SICOT activities.
  • Increase the number of SICOT members from Russia and CIS countries.
  • Active representation in the SICOT journal.
  • Use our official website to promote the SICOT/MONIKI collaboration.

Cody Bünger, Onoprienko Gennadiy Alekseevich, and Sankaranarayanan A. Saravanan