Editorial by Marius Scarlat - Deputy Editor, International Orthopaedics
Sometimes in your life as a surgeon you have enchantment, you experience novelty, you understand more and eventually you see the "big picture"! That was exactly what happened when I visitedÂ the Orthopaedic Department of the Third Hospital of Hebei Medical University in Shijiazhuang, China,Â a few weeks ago. Read more...
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 is open here for all participants not residing in Brazil.
Participants residing in Brazil should register here.
Registration for the 12th SICOT Diploma Examination is now open.Â Read more...
Registration and application deadline:Â 24 March 2014
ClickÂ hereÂ to find out more about the awards which are granted to young surgeons to help them attend the Congress.
Don't miss out on exclusive hotel and tour offers in Rio de Janeiro! Click here for more information.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to promote your products and services to leading international orthopaedic surgeons, traumatologists and specialists in related fields. Read more...
21st SICOT Trainees Meeting
1-2 June 2014 * London, United Kingdom
Registration is open here!
SICOT Trainee Prizes for Best Oral Presentations will be awarded toward travel expenses to attend the next SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, as follows:
1st Prize: Â£1000
2nd Prize: Â£600
3rd Prize: Â£400
SICOT Global Network for Electronic Learning - SIGNEL
Treatment of distal tibial shaft fractures by three different surgical methods: a randomized, prospective study
Yongchuan Li, Xi Jiang, Qinghe Guo, Lei Zhu, Tianwen Ye & Aimin Chen
A few studies focused on the methods of treatment for displaced distal tibial shaft fractures have been published, all of which compared two different methods. In this randomized, prospective study, we aimed to compare minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis, locking intramedullary nail stabilization and external fixation combined with limited open reduction and absorbable internal fixation for distal tibial shaft fractures by assessing complications and secondary procedures. Read more...
- Case of the Month
by A. Najefi, M. Sukeik, K. Hasan, G. Robbins
A 51-year-old male presented recently to the emergency department with a 4-week history of progressively worsening non-specific left-sided knee pain. He had a total knee replacement done on the same knee 4 years previously and had no postoperative complications. He denied any recent trauma. On examination he had a mild effusion and held his knee in 50 degrees of flexion. Range of movement was restricted due to painful active and passive knee flexion and extension. There were no signs of instability and the leg was neurovascularly intact. There was no pain or abnormality on examination of the ipsilateral hip or ankle. He was apyrexial. His WBC, CRP and ESR were within normal limits.Â This is a radiograph of the knee. What is your differential diagnosis? Read more...Â Â
Two years have passed since I did my Assiut/SICOT fellowship. I am now at a point where I can take a glimpse at my competencies before I joined it and then after, and what has gone well since I travelled back home.Â Read more...
- A two-year post-SICOT Fellowship Evaluation Report
by Mohammed B. Abdelwahab
Training Around the World
- Orthopaedic Training in Kenya
by Mbute NamungubaÂ
The journey to become an orthopaedic surgeon in Kenya begins in a similar way as all other places. After the undergraduate training, one has to do a mandatory period of internship. This period lasts for a minimum of 52 weeks. In this period, the young doctor is expected to rotate in the four major specialties, i.e. surgery, internal medicine, paediatrics, and obstetrics and gynaecology. Read more...
- Surgical management of humeral shaft fractures
by Syah Bahari, G.N. Solayar & F.J. Shannon
When discussing the best choice for operative fixation for humeral shaft fracture, one needs to know that historically most humeral shaft fractures are treated by conservative means with satisfactory outcome. The indications for operative fixation for humeral shaft fracture are polytrauma, floating elbow, segmental fracture, pathological fracture, open fracture, non-union, malunion, progressive vascular impairment and inability to maintain reduction with conservative treatment . Humeral shaft fractures account for 3% of all fractures and 20% of all humeral fractures . The question regarding which fixation type would give the best results remains unanswered. It mostly boils down to the surgeons own preference. In this article, we convey our argument on why one should perform open fixation via plating rather than intra-medullary nailing
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