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Best wishes for 2015 to you and your family from SICOT!

  • SICOT Events
    - 36th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress - Guangzhou, China
    - XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress combined with the 46th SBOT Annual Meeting - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • SICOT News
    - The new SICOT website
    - SICOT launches a new Orthopaedic Journal: SICOT-J
    - OrthoEvidence - your clinical resource for evidence based orthopaedics
  • Fellowship News
    - Report on the 'SICOT meets SICOT' Training Fellowship at Århus University Hospital, Denmark 
  • Expert Corner
    - Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacements


SICOT Events

36th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress
Guangzhou OWC 2015
17-19 September 2015 * Guangzhou, China

  • Registration
Online congress registration will open shortly here. 

  • Call for Abstracts

Abstract submission is open 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...

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

SICOT thanks all delegates for their participation in the Congress!

  • Awards

Congratulations to all awardees who were granted a prize at the Congress. A full list of winners can be found here.

  • SICOT Diploma Examination

SICOT also congratulates the following successful candidates of the 12th Diploma Examination held on 19 November:

Omar Abouazza
Ibrahim Abolaji Alabi
Qasim Ajmi
Ashish Bajaj
Kishan Bhagwat
Bassel El-Osta
Opondo Everisto
Julian Gaskin
Adam Kwapisz
Namunguba Mbute
Ramakrishnan Raghavan
Femi Olu Taiwo
Rahul Upadhyay
Sujith Vellathussery Chakkalakumbil

Namunguba Mbute and Qasim Ajmi were granted the German SICOT Fellowships, which offer them the opportunity to visit well-known German orthopaedic centres for a period of four weeks. The fellowship is kindly provided by the German Section of SICOT.

Find out more about the Rio Congress in the next issue of the SICOT e-Newsletter. 


  • The new SICOT website

SICOT is pleased to present its new and improved SICOT website built with modern tools. The new website features a more modern and user-friendly design, including bigger fonts and improved structure. The new design is now also fully responsive and you can view the content more easily on smaller devices such as smartphones and tablets. The quick links at the bottom of the website also make it easier for you to find what you are looking for. We invite you to take a tour!

  • SICOT launches a new Orthopaedic Journal: SICOT-J

In early 2015, SICOT will launch a new Open Access Orthopaedic Journal: SICOT-J.

SICOT-J will accept original articles, review articles, case reports and surgical techniques. The open access will allow free access to readers all over the world thus having a wider reach to orthopaedic surgeons.

The journal is headed by Jacques Caton and Hatem Said as Editors-in-Chief, in addition to a strong Editorial Board of renowned SICOT surgeons from all over the world.

The new website: will be online in January 2015 and ready for submission. Prepare your abstracts...

  • 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
Human evolution and tears of the rotator cuff
Johnathan D. Craik, Ravi Mallina, Vijayraj Ramasamy & Nick J. Little

Purpose Humans differ from other great ape species in their propensity to develop tears of the rotator cuff. The aim of this study was to compare the anatomical risk factors for subacromial impingement and rotator cuff tears amongst the great apes and to determine which features may be accentuated in humans and therefore play a more significant role in disease aetiology. Read more...

  • Case of the Month
    by Syah Bahari & John McKenna

A 22-year-old male presented with one week's history of left ankle injury during a soccer match. According to the patient, he was tackled during the match but was able to continue playing afterwards. However, he noted that the left ankle was quite swollen after the match and was progressively getting worse. He was given anti-inflammatory medication by his team doctor, which eased the pain. He was advised to keep the leg elevated and applied an ice pack. The swelling has improved over time, but he is still complaining of pain on weight bearing. On examination, it was a closed injury. There was soft tissue swelling around the ankle joint with effusion. Alignment of the foot and ankle was satisfactory on weight bearing. The ankle range of motion was not significantly limited when compared during active and passive motions. The neurovascular examination was satisfactory. Read more...

Fellowship News

  • Report on the 'SICOT meets SICOT' Training Fellowship at Århus University Hospital, Denmark 
    by Joseph Asuquo 

My journey started when I received an email from Prof Jochen Eulert informing me that my fellowship training had been approved by the Århus University Hospital NBG, Denmark. My contact at the University was Prof Cody Bünger who is the Head of the Spine Department. We exchanged some emails where he introduced me to Lone Simonsen, his secretary. She was my contact and guided me through the process of getting my temporary work permit with the help of Inge Bachman of the International Centre. This was mired by delays due to the absence of a Danish diplomatic mission in Nigeria, so I salute their efforts. Read more... 

Training Around the World

  • Residency in the Republic of Moldova 
    by Ion Stupac

The Republic of Moldova is a developing country, famous for its wine industry and tourism located in the eastern part of Europe, between Romania and Ukraine. The health sector knowledge is based on the State University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Nicolae Testemiţanu', which was founded on the basis of the Institute of Medicine No. 1 from St. Petersburg, transferred to Chisinau together with teaching staff and students. The Institute began its activity on 20 October 1945. Read more...

Scientific Debate

  • Treatment for displaced closed midshaft clavicle fracture
    by Syah Bahari & Mohd. Yazid Bajuri 

Until recently, treatment for closed clavicle fracture had been a conservative approach by means of either immobilization in a broad arm sling or figure of eight sling. However, recent evidence suggests that open reduction and internal fixation has become the preferred treatment option. Read more...

Expert Corner

  • Direct Anterior Approach for Total Hip Replacements
    by Javad Parvizi

Physicians in general and orthopaedic surgeons in particular are innovators. Thanks to these innovations, orthopaedic procedures are now among the most rewarding, cost-effective, and successful surgical procedures. One area of innovation in total joint arthroplasty relates to the surgical approach. Total hip arthroplasty, in its early era, used to be performed through the greater trochanter osteotomy. A randomised, prospective study by Dr Rothman from the Rothman Institute showed that there was no need to perform GT osteotomy during a routine THA. Thus, abandoning the GT osteotomy during THA led to simplicity in surgical approach and improvement of the care for patients. Read more...

History of Orthopaedics

  • History of SICOT
    prepared by Shalin Maheshwari

The first reference relating to an international orthopaedic association, which eventually became SICOT, is found in a letter written by Robert William Lovett of Harvard University in Boston, United States, on 25 November 1913. Read more...

Industry News

  • Karl Storz

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, Mohamed Sukeik

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