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  • SICOT Events
    - XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress combined with 46th SBOT Annual Meeting - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    - 21st SICOT Trainees Meeting
  • SICOT News
    - SICOT Ortho Excellence Programme (OEP)
    - Online Lectures of SICOT Instructional Courses
  • Worldwide News
    Young Age and Total Knee Arthroplasty: What is New in Literature?

Editorial by Kenneth Cheung - SICOT Active Member

  • Should Orthopaedic Surgeons be running marathons?
This is often the first question I am asked when I tell my friends that I have, for the first time in my life, entered for the marathon in Hong Kong.

What my friends mean is that, as an orthopaedic surgeon, surely I should know better than to subject my knees and body to the constant pounding of a 42km race. Would that not just wear out my joints more quickly?

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

  • Registration
Congress registration is open here for all participants not residing in Brazil.
Participants residing in Brazil should register here.
  • Awards

Click here to find out more about the awards which are granted to young surgeons to help them attend the Congress.

  • Accommodation & Tours
Don't miss out on exclusive hotel and tour offers in Rio de Janeiro! Click here for more information.
  • Exhibition & Sponsorship
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

    Registration is open here!
  • Awards
SICOT Trainee Prizes for Best Oral Presentations will be awarded toward travel expenses to attend the next SICOT Triennial World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, as follows:
1st Prize: £1000
2nd Prize: £600
3rd Prize: £400


  • SICOT Ortho Excellence Programme (OEP)
This programme has been organised under the aegis of SICOT Education. As conceptualized, a well-known international SICOT surgeon presents a webinar on the second Friday of every month. This is open to orthopaedic surgeons in India and other parts of the world. In India it is targeted to 5,000 surgeons. For more details please visit the OEP website at or the SICOT website.
  •  Online Lectures of SICOT Instructional Courses
Lectures of the SICOT ICL held at Kochi, India are available for online viewing. The lectures were delivered by eminent faculty and emphasise on the 'Principles of Orthopaedics' including 'Best Evidence'. All aspects of Orthopaedics are covered in a series of 55 lectures. The Youtube links can be found here.

SICOT Global Network for Electronic Learning - SIGNEL

  • Article of the Month
Regulatory authorities and orthopaedic clinical trials on expanded mesenchymal stem cells
Enrique Gómez-Barrena & Cristina Avendaño Solá & Carmen Painatescu Bunu
Skeletal injuries requiring bone augmentation techniques are increasing in the context of avoiding or treating difficult cases with bone defects, bone healing problems, and bone regeneration limitations. Musculoskeletal severe trauma, osteoporosis-related fractures, and conditions where bone defect, bone collapse or insufficient bone regeneration occur are prone to disability and serious complications. Bone cell therapy has emerged as a promising technique to augment and promote bone regeneration. Read more...
  • Case of the Month
    by Ashok Gavaskar, Prasad Sorganvi & Ramakanth Rajagopalan
20-year-old male presented at the ER with a swollen knee following a MVA. Clinical examination revealed a knee locked in 50 degrees flexion; further extension or flexion not possible; absence of patella in the trochlea. What are your thoughts on the possible diagnosis? Further investigations? Read more...

Fellowship News

  • German SICOT Fellowship 2013
    by Sherif Elnikety & Andrew S.L. Yip
We would like to report our fellowship experience along with some information that was not available to us before starting the fellowship to act as a guide for the future fellows.

The fellowship was granted to us as an award for ranking top in the SICOT Diploma Examination held in Dubai during the SICOT Orthopaedic World Conference in 2012. The fellowship was first established by Prof Eulert, the previous SICOT National Delegate for Germany, whom we had the honour of meeting. The funding for this fellowship is covered by the SICOT German section. Read more...

Courses by SICOT Members
  • SICOT CTLS Course 2014
The Comprehensive Trauma Life Support (CTLS) Course for the year 2014 is scheduled to be conducted under the aegis of SICOT International at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore, India, on 30 and 31 August 2014. Read more...

Worldwide News

  • Young Age and Total Knee Arthroplasty: What is New in Literature?
    Comment by Kamal Bali
As the indications for knee replacement expand, total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in young patients is increasingly becoming an area of utmost research and discussion in the domain of joint reconstruction. The current issue of JBJS America (April 2014) carries two research articles focused on the subject. The abstracts of these articles has been summarised here.

Industry News

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