|Best wishes for 2015 to you and your familyÂ from SICOT!
36th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress
Online congress registration will open shortly here.Â
Abstract submission is open here.
Don't miss this unique opportunity to promote your products and services to leading international orthopaedic surgeons, traumatologists and specialists in related fields.Â Read more...
XXVI SICOT Triennial World Congress combined with the 46th SBOT Annual MeetingÂ
SICOT thanks all delegates for their participation in the Congress!
Congratulations to all awardees who were granted a prize at the Congress. A full list of winners can be foundÂ here.
SICOT also congratulates the following successful candidates of the 12th Diploma Examination held on 19 November:
Namunguba Mbute andÂ Qasim AjmiÂ 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.Â
SICOT is pleased to present its new and improved SICOT website built with modern tools.Â 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!
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: www.sicot-j.org will be online in January 2015 and ready for submission. Prepare your abstracts...
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.Â
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.Â Read more...
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.Â Read more...
My journey started when I received an email from Prof Jochen Eulert informing me that my fellowship training had been approved by the Ã rhus University Hospital NBG, Denmark. My contact at the University was Prof Cody BÃ¼nger 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.Â Read more...Â
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 TestemiÅ£anu', 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...
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.Â Read more...
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...
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...
Editorial Secretary: Hatem Said
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