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Best wishes for 2014 to you and your family from SICOT!

  • SICOT Events
    - XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress combined with 46th SBOT Annual Meeting - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • SICOT News
    - SICOT/OE partnership
    - 21st SICOT Trainees Meeting
  • Worldwide News
    - Screw fixation of medial malleolar fractures: A cadaveric biomechanical study challenging the current AO philosophy

Editorial by Hatem Said - SICOT Editorial Secretary

  • The Bread Loaf vs. Gold Market Theory in Medical Training…

Some may have heard about the ‘Bread Loaf Theory’, also known in some western countries as the ‘Cake Theory’. This is a misconception that the more you teach others, the more they will grow into the market and share in your potential pool of clients and hence income. Unfortunately, this theory is widespread in developing countries, where the main source of income is private practice. It is less of an issue in areas where surgeons are on fixed salaries, and the salary is sufficient for one’s needs and requirements. Read more...

SICOT Events

XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress combined with 46th SBOT Annual Meeting
Rio de Janeiro TWC 2014
19-22 November 2014 * Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract submission is open here! Deadline: 27 March 2014
Congress registration will open shortly on the SICOT and SBOT websites.


  • SICOT/OE partnership

We wanted to send this short reminder to let you know that full free OrthoEvidence access is currently available to SICOT members through the SICOT/OE partnership. Access the promo code in the SICOT Member’s Area. The OrthoEvidence video explains this great time saving tool and how it can help with your practice! Take 2 minutes to watch the video, then sign up! Click Here To Watch The OrthoEvidence Video

  • 21st SICOT Trainees Meeting

Don't miss the 21st SICOT Trainees Meeting in London, United Kingdom, from 1 to 2 June 2014! More information at

SICOT Global Network for Electronic Learning - SIGNEL

  • Article of the Month
Platelet-rich plasma prevents blood loss and pain and enhances early functional outcome after total knee arthroplasty: a prospective randomised controlled study
Aditya K. Aggarwal, V.S. Shashikanth & Neelam Marwaha

Purpose The purpose of this study was to determine whether platelet-rich plasma (PRP) might prevent blood loss and post-operative pain and to expedite wound healing following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Read more...
  • Case of the Month
    by Syah Bahari
A 60-year-old right-hand dominant female presented to our fracture clinic with painful left wrist over 3 months. The pain became progressively worse. The pain was initially under control with over the counter pain medication, but now she has been taking regular diclofenac sodium to control the pain. Read more...

Training Around the World

  • Orthopaedic Residency Training in Nigeria
    by Amupitan Idumagbodi

Nigeria is a highly populous country blessed with many natural resources, and the health sector, which is still developing, boasts of a national medical college, the National Post Graduate Medical College (NPMCN), and also a regional college, the West African College of Surgeons (WACS), which is under the West Africa Health Organization (WAHO). Training as a specialist is being undertaken in either of these two Colleges in Nigeria. Read more...

Fellowship News

  • CHOP/SICOT Fellowship Report
    Introduction by John Dormans & Report by Indranil Kushare
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has collaborated with SICOT to form a joint fellowship and we have successfully completed the first year. The fellowship is 6-12 months and qualified applicants will have the opportunity to visit CHOP, expand their exposure in the field of Paediatric Orthopaedics and become involved in high quality clinical and/or basic research projects. The requirements to be considered for the CHOP/SICOT Fellowship include:
    • fluency in English
    • graduate from medical school and complete an Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
    • have an interest in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
    • complete application with letters of recommendation by defined deadlines
    • submit visa application on time (where applicable)
    • be an active SICOT member
    • attend a SICOT meeting within the past 4 years
    • have proper training level
Indranil Kushare has successfully completed our first CHOP/SICOT Fellowship and has written a report documenting his experience. Read more...

Articles by SICOT Members
  • Report of the Joints Surgery and Sports Medicine Congress in Tbilisi
    by Tomáš Trč 
During the weekend of 16 and 17 February 2013, the Joints Surgery and Sports Medicine Congress was organised in Tbilisi, Georgia. The main organisers were Drs Michael Zimlitski, Vaja Gaphrindashvili and Levan Natchkebia from Tbilisi. The congress was organised under the patronage of SICOT and the supervision of Prof Jochen Eulert, SICOT Secretary General. Read more...

Worldwide News

  • Screw fixation of medial malleolar fractures: A cadaveric biomechanical study challenging the current AO philosophy
    Comment by Mahmoud M. Abousayed
In this study the authors had challenged the traditional AO (Bible of Internal Fixation) Foundation principles of fixation of medial malleolar fractures. Unlike all other studies focusing on the design characteristics of the screw that optimise the pull-out strength and compressive force, they focused the site of purchase of the distal threads assuming that the physeal scar would provide a better purchase than the low density metaphyseal area proximal to it. Read more...

Industry News
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Editorial Department

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

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