B. Braun Aesculap/SICOT Orthopaedic Scholarship (closed)

Funded by SICOT & B. Braun Aesculap


The B. Braun Aesculap/SICOT Orthopaedic Scholarships are open to surgeons from eastern Europe and Asia who want to evolve their knowledge and skills into innovative concepts in orthopaedic reconstructive surgeries of the hip and knee.

The Scholarships consist of extensive exposure to innovative concepts in orthopaedic reconstructive surgery carried out at selected German hospitals with proven expertise in Short Stem THA and Computer Navigation.

Every fellow who is attached to this programme will be integrated into the surgical programme of a selected German hosting clinical institution in a daily routine by attending surgeries and clinical meetings.

  1. Duration of this scholarship will be two weeks per attachment.

  2. Fellows will receive allowance valued at EUR 2,000 per scholarship.

  3. Fellows will be paid one economy round-trip flight to Germany up to EUR 1,000.

The Short Stem Hip Arthroplasty Scholarship is aimed at orthopaedic surgeons with standard operating skills who want to understand and specialize in short stem hip arthroplasty. The two-week scholarship is intended to provide a deep understanding of the short stem philosophy & concept, surgical planning & reconstruction in primary short stem THA, clinical indication and the surgical procedure itself. It includes Short Stem Design Philosophy, Biomechanical Principles in Short Stem THA, Bone Preserving Strategies in THA, Clinical Indication & Contraindication, Surgical Approaches, and Surgical Procedure & Instrumentation. The Short Stem Hip Arthroplasty Scholarship will take place in Hannover in 2017 (for the Spring Fellowship), and in 2017 (for the Autumn Fellowship).

The Image-Free Computer Navigation Scholarship is aimed at orthopaedic surgeons who want to evolve their skills into the field of computer assisted total knee reconstruction. The clinical attachment shall be arranged at hospitals with proven expertise in the field of Image-Free Computer Navigation. The maximum two-week scholarship will provide deep insights into the benefit of Computer Navigation during primary TKA procedures, by attendance and assistance in surgical cases. Specific aspects of Image-Free Computer Navigation like patient registration, leg alignment and quantitative assessment in soft tissue management are essential parts of the clinical program. The Image-Free Computer Navigation Scholarship will take place in Hamburg in April 2017 (for the Spring Fellowship), and in September 2017 (for the Autumn Fellowship).


Eligibility Criteria:

Fellows may submit their application for scholarship participation under the following eligibility criteria:

  • Fellows should be under 45 years of age

  • Must be a resident in one of the following countries: Brazil, Poland, South Korea, Australia, India, China, Thailand, Russia, Czech Republic

  • Postgraduate degree in Orthopaedics and Traumatology

  • A minimum experience (after qualifying degree) of three years in Orthopaedics

  • Fluently speaking English language skills / B2 speaking level

  • Health insurance for duration of visit

  • Must be a SICOT member with membership dues paid two years in a row at the time of the application (the year of the application and the year before)


Please send the following documents to fellowships@sicot.org (Subject: B. Braun Aesculap/SICOT Orthopaedic Scholarships):

  • Application letter with description of the actual position in the hospital, clinical experience & description of the department itself written in English

  • CV & scientific bibliography

  • Copy of passport & medical license

  • Certificate of health & vaccination (including lab results for blood tests)

  • Recommendation letter from Head of Department


Deadline30 September 2018 (for fellowships in 2019)




  • Short Sterm Arthroplasty: Thanasak YAKUMPOR (Thailand)                                                                    

  • Image-Free Computer Navigation: Faizaan RUSHNAIWALA (India) & Vijaykumar DIGGE (India)


  • Short Sterm Arthroplasty: Saurabh AGARWAL (India), Sittichai THANUMPAI (Thailand)                                                                        


  • Short Sterm Arthroplasty: Lev Rodin (Russia), Krzystof Kmiec (Poland), Likasz Kuligowski (Poland)



  • Pat Laupattarakasem (Thailand)                         
  • Pradeep Reddy Marthala (India)                  
  • Thongek Wattanarojanaporn (Thailand)