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  • SICOT Events
    - XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress combined with the 46th SBOT Annual Meeting - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    - 22nd SICOT Trainees Meeting
  • SICOT News
    - Combined 34th Annual Meeting of the Israel Orthopaedic Association & 2nd Conference of the Mediterranean Trauma Society
    - Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR)
    - OrthoEvidence - your clinical resource for evidence based orthopaedics
  • NEW! Exam Corner
    Trauma: Pelvis, Acetabulum & Shoulder
  • Fellowship News
    - Report on the 'SICOT meets SICOT' Fellowship Programme in Madrid (Spain) and Székesfehérvár (Hungary) 
  • Worldwide News
    - The Unified Classification System (UCS): improving our understanding of periprosthetic fractures
    - Increasing International Sarcoma Awareness

Editorial by S. Rajasekaran - SICOT Treasurer

  • Road Safety Through Legal Advocacy - The Indian Experience

The rising incidence of road traffic accidents is a cause of serious concern worldwide. While this is a global concern, the situation is particularly alarming in India as the country has earned the dubious distinction of having the highest number of road traffic accidents in the whole world. The recent WHO Global Safety Report 2013 states that India has a high fatality rate on roads, losing 100,000 lives to road crashes every year (139,091 in the year 2012), with a fatality rate of 10.83 deaths per 100,000 population (World Road Statistics data, 2011). The numbers have only increased since 2011 and a look at the following numbers will elaborate the gravity of the situation. 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
Online congress registration is closed. Please register on site.

  • 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...
The 'XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress combined with 46th SBOT Annual Meeting' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 21 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
  • Social Programme

Please check on site for available tickets for the Rio Scenarium Night on Friday, 21 November.

  • 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...
22nd SICOT Trainees Meeting
15 December 2014 * Cairo, Egypt
The 22nd SICOT Trainees Meeting will include presentations by young surgeons under 40 years of age and plenary lectures by senior surgeons. Three prizes of up to EGP 1,000 each will be awarded to the three best presentations and all presenters will receive certificates of presentation and attendance. Abstract submission ends on 10 November 2014. For more information, please contact Read more...

Meetings by SICOT Members

  • Singapore Trauma 2015

Singapore Trauma 2015 will take place on 18-19 April 2015 at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore. The focus of Singapore Trauma 2015 will be 'Trauma through the Ages'. The greatest challenge in orthogeriatric management, which is on the rise globally and in Asia, is to optimise function post-operatively. Maintaining mobility after a fracture through a 'stable construct' is the cornerstone to achieve these functional goals. This conference aims to review the current concepts of 'fixation' and 'arthroplasty' as an ideal construct after trauma in the elderly. It is currently open for registration and free paper submission. Read more...


  • Combined 34th Annual Meeting of the Israel Orthopaedic Association & 2nd Conference of the Mediterranean Trauma Society

Don't miss the combined 34th Annual Meeting of the Israel Orthopaedic Association (IOA) & 2nd Conference of the Mediterranean Trauma Society, which will include a SICOT Symposium, an EFORT Forum, and an AO Symposium. The meeting will take place from 26 November (starting at 09:00) to 28 November 2014 (ending at 13:00), at the David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel. Your attendance at the meeting will significantly contribute to its success and it will be a great opportunity to share your advanced experience with us. Further details about registration, accommodation, tours, and so on, can be found at: There is a special discount for members of SICOT and EFORT. 

  • Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR)

Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® (CCJR) is a unique educational format that has contributed to the education of thousands of orthopaedic surgeons around the world over the last three decades. An international faculty consisting of contemporary thought leaders discuss topics related to hip, knee and shoulder arthroplasty. Each meeting is recorded in its entirety and placed on for future reference to assist in providing the highest possible standard of care for orthopaedic patients. The 31st Annual CCJR – Winter meeting will occur in Orlando, Florida, this December with the 16th Annual CCJR – Spring meeting taking place in May in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The SICOT/CCJR Meeting Awards are sponsored by SICOT and CCJR. The best oral and poster presentations in Arthroplasty at the SICOT Congress in Rio de Janeiro will be granted this award, which includes one free registration for the Current Concepts in Joint Replacement (CCJR) Winter Course and one free registration for the Spring Course. Travel expenses up to EUR 500 will be covered by SICOT.

  • 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

Custom rotating hinge total knee arthroplasty in patients with poliomyelitis affected limbs
Jeeshan Rahman, Sammy A. Hanna, Babar Kayani, Jonathan Miles, Robin C. Pollock, John A. Skinner, Timothy W. Briggs & Richard W. Carrington

Purpose Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in limbs affected by poliomyelitis is a technically challenging procedure. These patients often demonstrate acquired articular and metaphyseal angular deformities, bone loss, narrowness of the intramedullary canals, impaired quadriceps strength, flexion contractures and ligamentous laxity producing painful hyperextension. Thus, using condylar knee designs in these patients will likely result in early failure because of instability and abnormal load distribution. The aim of this study was to assess the outcomes associated with use of the customised (SMILES) rotating-hinge knee system at our institution for TKA in poliomyelitis-affected limbs. Read more...

  • Case of the Month
    by John Mukhopadhaya, A.A. Hai, & Shalin Maheshwari

38-year-old male patient presents with pain in the left groin and thigh in the past four years. The pain has increased in intensity in the past month and inability to walk in the past four days. On examination, the patient had tenderness over left groin and trochanter. Range of motion at hip was painful and restricted. Patient had normal distal neurovascular status without any other co-morbidities. Read more...

NEW! Exam Corner

  • Trauma: Pelvis, Acetabulum & Shoulder

1. During head-on motor vehicle collisions occurring at highway speeds, airbag-protected individuals have a decreased rate (as compared to non-airbag protected individuals) of all of the following except: 

a. Severe closed head injury
b. Facial fractures
c. Splenic rupture
d. Pelvic ring injuries
e. Flail chest

Read more... (Link temporarily unavailable)

Fellowship News

  • Report on the 'SICOT meets SICOT' Fellowship Programme in Madrid (Spain) and Székesfehérvár (Hungary)
    by Maysara Bayoumy

I am really proud and honoured to have been awarded the 2014 'SICOT meets SICOT' Fellowship at Infanta Leonor Hospital, Madrid, Spain, and Centre for Musculoskeletal Disorders and Trauma, St. George Hospital, Székesfehérvár, Hungary. Read more... 

Articles by SICOT Members

  • ESWT in Orthopaedic Surgery
    by Kandiah Raveendran 

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) was first used for the disintegration of renal and ureteric calculi. In 1988, the use of these acoustic waves was tried for the treatment of non-union in Germany. In the nineties, shockwave therapy was successfully used in the treatment of patients with tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis. Read more...

  • AfricaSpine, a new star is born
    by Thami Benzakour

Since last year, many contacts have occurred among several African spine surgeons. The aim was to create a specialised association for sharing knowledge and experience in spine pathologies which can leave patients on the African continent seriously handicapped. This appeared to be an urgent necessity due to the numerous spine issues, diseases, deformities and infections. In addition, another motivation was the frequent spine traumas mainly resulting from the high rate of road traffic injuries and the lack of important spine centres. Read more...

  • WOC Surgical Training Proposals
    by Michael Laurence & Fred Otsyeno

WOC’s concern and involvement in surgical education and training is exercised at several levels, depending upon the local circumstances, local medical manpower and equipment. We suggest four categories... Read more...

History of Orthopaedics

  • Brief History of Ilizarov
    by Alexander Gubin & Shalin Maheshwari

It is impossible to briefly describe the history of Prof Gavriil A. Ilizarov (1921-1992), world-renowned orthopaedic and trauma surgeon and inventor of his own new method and device of external fixation, and his contribution to Orthopaedics. Read more...

Worldwide News

  • The Unified Classification System (UCS): improving our understanding of periprosthetic fractures
    Comment by Ahmed H. Abdel-Azeem

With more prostheses implanted every day, periprosthetic fractures are becoming a huge burden on orthopaedics and traumatology. For every anatomical area, different periprosthetic fracture classification systems are present. Some of them are really helpful and others are only available in books. For a classification system to be helpful it must combine several things like the simplicity of terminology, management relevance and prognostic value. For example, one of the most commonly used fracture classification systems (for normal fracture patterns) is the comprehensive AO classification, which is very easy using letters and numbers as well as being of great clinical relevance regardless of the anatomical region. Read more... 

  • Increasing International Sarcoma Awareness
    by Will Harrison & C.R. Chandrasekar

Sarcomas are malignant tumours of the connective tissue which forms the bulk of the human body. However, sarcomas are rare constituting about 1% of all cancers. Sarcomas can occur anywhere in the body and it can also occur in any age group. Sarcomas form 14% of childhood malignancies - this is more significant for countries with a young population and lower life expectancy. Read more...

Industry News

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