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SICOT e-Newsletter

Issue No. 53 - February 2013 

34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress - Hyderabad
Don't miss the abstract submission deadline: 10 March 2013!

  • SICOT Events
    - 34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress - Hyderabad, India
  • SICOT News
    - Report on the Young Surgeons Committee Symposium held during the Dubai OWC 2012
  • Fellowship News
    - Report on the 2012 NUH/SICOT Trauma Fellowship Award
    - HKU/SICOT Fellowship
    - Winners of the 2013 Fellowship Awards in Singapore
  • Worldwide News
    - Effectiveness of multimodal pain management after bipolar hemiarthroplasty for hip fracture. A randomised control study

In Memoriam

  • Béatrice Chaidron

It is our sad duty to inform you of the death of Béatrice Chaidron on 18 December 2012 after a long illness. Béatrice joined SICOT in 1998 as the Assistant to the Treasurer until 2005 when she became Executive Director. She left SICOT in 2010. Many of you will remember the time and attention she gave to the SICOT Members and especially to the National Representatives. She was fully dedicated to our Society and took care of every detail at the Head Office and during our annual meetings. All who knew her will miss her constant care and unfailing attention.

Editorial by Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran - SICOT Treasurer

  • The Published Paper – Is it sacred anymore?

The sacred phrase in medical practice today is ‘Evidence based medicine’. To the scientific community, ‘evidence’ comes in the form of a published paper in a peer reviewed journal or a podium presentation abstract at an international meeting. The practicing surgeon bases his clinical decisions in day to day practice on a published paper. The published paper is also the basis on which academic debates are settled, new trends in practice are accepted and even government policies on health issues are made. It is also the basis on which selections are made to academic positions, promotions are decided and major research awards are granted. In fact, the number of published papers has become the basis on which the scientific worth of an individual or an institution is decided. Read more...

SICOT Events

34th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress (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 congress registration is open here!

  • Diploma Examination

Registration for the eleventh SICOT Diploma Examination is now open. Read more...

Registration and application deadline: 28 February 2013


  • Report on the Young Surgeons Committee Symposium held during the Dubai OWC 2012
    by Ahmed H. Abdel-Azeem

The Young Surgeons Committee (YSC) headed by Hatem Said has proven to be one of the most successful and active committees in the SICOT organisation. Before the SICOT Orthopaedic World Conference held in Dubai, we had a discussion on how we can promote and advertise this Committee and its work as well as how we can attract other young surgeons affiliated to this great society to get involved and contribute to it. Accordingly, we asked to hold a YSC/Fellowships symposium to present our activities and work. Read more...

SICOT Global Network for Electronic Learning - SIGNEL

  • Article of the Month

Comparative study between mono-bundle bone-patellar tendon-bone, double-bundle hamstring and mono-bundle bone-patellartendon-bone combined with a modified Lemaire extra-articular procedure in Anterior Cruciate Ligament reconstruction
David Dejour, Wilson Vanconcelos, Nicolas Bonin & Paulo Renato Fernandes Saggin

Purpose The aim of the study was to compare three different procedures performed by the same surgeon: mono-bundle patellar tendon reconstruction (bone-patellar tendon-bone, BPTB), double-bundle hamstring reconstruction (DBH) and mono-bundle patellar tendon combined with extra-articular reconstruction (Lemaire) (BPTB + L). Read more...

  • Case of the Month
    by Jason Werle & Kamal Bali

A 45-year-old female police officer underwent Right Birmingham Hip Resurfacing (BHR) in October 2005 and Left BHR in January 2008 secondary to bilateral primary osteoarthritis. Post-operative course was uneventful and patient was able to return to martial arts/judo after the second surgery. The patient returned back in January 2010 with a painful left hip and limitation in activity. Read more...

Fellowship News

  • Report on the 2012 NUH/SICOT Trauma Fellowship Award
    by Mohammad Farooq Butt

I had the honour of being awarded the 2012 NUH/SICOT Trauma Fellowship Award which gave me the opportunity to visit the National University Hospital, Singapore. I was delighted to receive the communication in this regard from Ms Linda Ridefjord. I thank her for her help and support. I deeply thank SICOT for this wonderful experience and for giving me the opportunity to meet lively people who were so willing to teach and share their knowledge. Read more...

  • HKU/SICOT Fellowship

The HKU/SICOT Fellowship will be awarded to one orthopaedic surgeon from Asia and one from the rest of the world to undergo a twelve-week training programme in the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong. Read more...

  • Winners of the 2013 Fellowship Awards in Singapore

SICOT congratulates Vikas Bachhal from India on receiving the NUH/SICOT Trauma Fellowship Award and Laxman Rijal from Nepal for winning the TTSH/SICOT Trauma and Hand Fellowship Award in Singapore. Vikas Bachhal will spend six weeks at the National University Hospital, Singapore, in May and June 2013. Laxman Rijal's 2013 fellowship at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital will last six months.

Worldwide News

  • Effectiveness of multimodal pain management after bipolar hemiarthroplasty for hip fracture. A randomised control study
    Comment by Syah Bahari

This is a very well-designed randomised control study that highlighted an optimised postoperative pain management after bipolar hemiarthroplasty for hip fracture. The authors acknowledged the need for an evidence-based approach in optimising postoperative pain after bipolar hemiarthroplasty for hip fractures. Elderly patients are likely to have significant co-morbidities and on multiple medications, thus their pain management is likely to be sub-optimised due to possible side effects or drugs interaction that may affect respiratory, cardiac, renal or cognitive functions. Read more...

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