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SICOT e-Newsletter

Issue No. 51 - December 2012

Best wishes for 2013 to you and your family
from the SICOT Editorial Department

  • SICOT News
    - SICOT Award Winners at Dubai OWC 2012
    - 2012 Diploma Examination
  • Fellowship News
    - SICOT/Assiut University Training Fellowship Report
    - Clinical Research Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University

Editorial by Maurice Hinsenkamp - SICOT President

  • SICOT: steep expansion in excellence and participation

The 33rd SICOT & 17th PAOA Orthopaedic World Conference was as great as its host city, Dubai, a place of superlatives. This year, 3,856 participants coming from 104 different countries were registered for the conference. The five most represented nations were India, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Egypt and Japan. This continuous growth confirms the interest in and the need for a comprehensive international society of orthopaedic surgery. Read more...

SICOT Events

34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Conference (Hyderabad OWC 2013)
17-19 October 2013 * Hyderabad, India

  • Call for abstracts

Abstract submission is open until 10 March 2013. Please submit your abstracts in English via the SICOT website:

  • Registration

Online conference registration is open here!

Special rates are available for participants residing in the SAARC member countries.


  • SICOT Award Winners at Dubai OWC 2012

SICOT congratulates the award winners of the Combined 33rd SICOT & 17th PAOA Orthopaedic World Conference. To view the list of winners click here. 

  • 2012 Diploma Examination

Congratulations to the following successful candidates of the tenth SICOT Diploma Examination:

Karim Moh'd Saied ABDEL HADI
Ali I. Abdul Rahman ALBAKRI
Jean ‐ Emile BAYIHA
Yasser Mohammed ELREFAI
Sherif GAMIL
Mohamed Said Abdel Maksoud ISMAIL
Girgis LATIF
Paraskumar MOHANLAL
Ganapathy Raman PERIANAYAGAM
Akshay Kumar SAXENA
Gandhi Nathan SOLAYAR
Siu Leung YIP
Sherif ELNIKETY and Siu Leung YIP were granted the German SICOT Fellowship, which offers them the opportunity to visit well-known German orthopaedic centres for a period of four weeks. The fellowship is kindly provided by the German Section of SICOT.

SICOT Global Network for Electronic Learning - SIGNEL

  • Article of the Month

Tuberculosis of the entheses
Sagar Narang
Purpose Tuberculosis of the osteoarticular system usually manifests as joint arthritis. There is no available English literature on the tubercular involvement of the enthesis (tendon-bone junction). Read more...

Fellowship News

  • SICOT/Assiut University Training Fellowship Report
    by Clement Inyang

I am always eager to learn and was definitely excited when I learnt of my SICOT/Assiut University Training Fellowship. I arrived on 10 September 2011 upon my return from the SICOT Triennial World Congress in Prague, Czech Republic, and made my way to Assiut and specifically to Assiut University Hospital, Trauma Unit. "Welcome" they said, as I was received by the Assistant Lecture and Residents at the Trauma Unit. This was most reassuring and I was immediately introduced to other workers which made my integration early and quick. Read more...

  • Clinical Research Fellowship in Shoulder Surgery at The Johns Hopkins University

This one-year fellowship is designed to provide advanced exposure to shoulder conditions and operative procedures and also to provide the opportunity to do research. The fellow will observe surgery and clinic and attend educational conferences. There are many opportunities for research with the goal to publish as many worthy papers a year as possible. The fellowship is one year in length. Contact Ed McFarland MD at if interested.  

Industry News

  • Karl Storz


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Editorial Production: Linda Ridefjord
Editorial Board: Ahmed Abdel Azeem, Syah Bahari, Kamal Bali, Bassel El-Osta, Anthony Hall, Maximilian Rudert

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