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  • SICOT Events
    - XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress combined with the 46th SBOT Annual Meeting - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • SICOT News
    - Assiut Hip Arthroscopy Course: first in the Middle East
    - OrthoEvidence - your clinical resource for evidence based orthopaedics
  • Fellowship News
    - Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME) Fellowship Report
  • Worldwide News
    - The deformity index as a predictor of final radiological outcome in Perthes' disease

Editorial by Andrew Quaile - Associate Editor of ‘International Orthopaedics’ Journal

  • Common mistakes by authors

In the current academic environment clinicians and especially those undergoing training find that publishing articles in respected journals is increasingly important. It adds to the curriculum vitae leading to more success in job applications and assists career progression in each chosen field. This article hopes to assist the process of writing an article to the standard required for acceptance in International Orthopaedics. The comments in it are also likely to help in submitting an article to many other journals. Read more...

SICOT Events

XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress combined with the 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 

  • Scientific Programme

The Programme at a glance is available to download here.
SICOT and SBOT are pleased to announce that Andrew J. Carr, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Head of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences at the University of Oxford, and John P. Dormans, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), will be delivering plenary lectures at the Rio meeting. Read more...
With the experience of three successful events we are pleased to announce the 4th SICOT Educational Day in Rio de Janeiro to be held on 19 November 2014. The theme for this year is 'Shoulder & Elbow'. We have invited expert Faculty from over 10 countries to lecture on the course. Read more...
  • Social Programme

Don't miss the Rio Scenarium Night on Friday, 21 November! Tickets are limited, so please book early. Register here.

  • Accommodation & Tours

Exclusive hotel and tour offers in Rio de Janeiro can be found here.

  • 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...

International Meetings attended by SICOT 

  • 10th German Congress for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery

Don't miss the 10th German Congress for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DKOU), one of the largest congresses for Orthopaedics and Trauma worldwide, attracting over 11,000 congress delegates! The Congress will take place on 28-31 October 2014 in Berlin, Germany, and highlights include lectures by Dr Henrique Jones (Portugal) and Prof Francesco Benazzo (Italy). Further information about all sessions in English can be found here and any questions you may have will be answered if you email The organising scientific societies welcome you to Berlin in October!


  • Assiut Hip Arthroscopy Course: first in the Middle East

The Assiut Arthroscopy Sports Injuries Unit (AASIU) organised in May the first Hip Arthroscopy Course in the region. Until now, hip arthroscopy has not been as popular as shoulder and knee arthroscopy in Egypt and the region. The course was aimed to promote and create more interest in this relatively new field in Egypt. The Unit is part of the Orthopaedic Department in Assiut University, which is a SICOT Education Centre. Read more...

  • OrthoEvidence - your clinical resource for evidence based orthopaedics

At OrthoEvidence we take pride in being the global online source for timely, high quality, pre-appraised evidence based orthopaedic summaries. Our database of over 2,400 Advanced Clinical Evidence (ACE) Reports bring you the highest quality research from over 60 top orthopaedic journals. Our ACE Reports are the easiest way to consume research articles, which are designed to be 5 times faster than reading the full text. Our iOS app is coming in 2014 to put our content to the palm of your hand. 

Open your OrthoEvidence account and get the best evidence delivered to your inbox – simply go to the SICOT Members' Area to join via SICOT! We look forward to providing you the best evidence that matters.

SICOT Global Network for Electronic Learning - SIGNEL

  • Article of the Month
Neglected ununited tibial eminence fractures in the skeletally immature: arthroscopic management
Ashraf Abdelkafy & Hatem Galal Said

Purpose The purpose of this study was to prospectively evaluate outcomes of arthroscopic management of neglected ununited tibial eminence fractures in skeletally immature patients. Read more...
  • Case of the Month
    by Solayar Gandhi & Shannon Fintan 
An 81-year-old lady was admitted after a fall with injury to her right shoulder. She recently had a full course of chemotherapy for transitional cell bladder carcinoma. A plain radiograph of the shoulder was performed.

Q. What are your thoughts on the findings of the above radiograph? Read more...

Fellowship News

  • Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME) Fellowship Report
    by Prajyot Jagtap

Having worked at Hiranandani Hospital as a registrar earlier, I was well versed with the Hospital and working pattern of Dr Vijay Shetty. However, over the years the department has grown and now there are a number of young doctors working in Hiranandani Orthopaedic Medical Education (HOME), academic unit of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Dr LH Hiranandani Hospital, Powai, Mumbai, India. I was over the moon when I was selected at the interview to join this Clinical Research Fellowship. Read more...

Articles by SICOT Members

  • FIMAC in Burundi
    by Francesco Falez

Almost seven years ago I was invited by a fellow orthopaedic surgeon, Vincenzo Monti, to spend some time in Burundi, a small Central African country, for some humanitarian work he started after the ethnic-based civil war which took place in that country for so many years. Together with a Burundian nun, he reactivated the Bubanza Hospital, which was destroyed by the revolutionaries during the war, with a non-profit organisation, the International Foundation of Doctors for Central Africa (FIMAC – Fondazione Internazionale Medici per l’Africa Centrale). Read more...

History of Orthopaedics

  • History and evolution of intramedullary nailing
    by Ahmed F. Seifeldin & Ahmed Khedr

From the use of intramedullary wooden pegs by Aztecs to the use of ASLS, intramedullary nailing has passed through several stages of development. There have been periods of great enthusiasm and days when the operation was described as a “daring operation” according to Time magazine. In this article we will go through the development of intramedullary nails and highlight the important turning points in its history. Read more...

Women in Orthopaedics

  • The challenges of a female trainee orthopod
    by Peace Amaraegbulam

Residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery is a male-dominated field world over, because of the perception among many that the field requires much energy which the female folks may not possess. Female enrolment in this field has therefore always lagged behind that of females in more ‘female-friendly specialties’ like Paediatrics, Anaesthesia, Public Health, and so on. Many of the males do not relate nicely with their female colleagues whom they often regard as being too daring. This attitude and others like it make life a bit difficult for the female orthopaedic trainee. And often, she may have to combine this stress with the domestic stress of running a home. Read more...

Worldwide News

  • The deformity index as a predictor of final radiological outcome in Perthes' disease
    Comment by Shalin Maheshwari

The ultimate goal when managing a child with Perthes’ disease is to maximize congruity of femoral head and acetabulum. The premise is that by limiting the degree of deformity of the femoral head, the likelihood of premature osteoarthritis and leg length discrepancy is reduced. Deformity Index (DI) as defined in this paper is the maximal orthogonal differences in height and width between the affected and normal epiphyses summed and divided by the width of the normal growth plate. Read more...

Editorial Department

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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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