SICOT Ortho Excellence Programme (OEP)

The SICOT Ortho Excellence Programme has been one of the most successful initiatives of SICOT and of its Education Committee. Started in August 2012, the programme consists of a number of webinars with a different focus each year. The speakers are eminent orthopaedic and trauma surgeons chosen from different parts of the world for their expertise. The topics are carefully chosen for applicability to day to day practice of Orthopaedics and Trauma. The program chair is Prof Ashok Johari from Mumbai, India, who is also the Chair for the Education Committee. 

Over 7,500 orthopaedic surgeons from across the world have registered on the website: They can participate in the live webinar and also have access to all webinars which are archived on this site. 27 webinars have taken place between 2012 to 2015 and six more will take place this year (see below). This is rich educational material from world leaders covering a very wide cross section of orthopaedics and trauma and freely available to all SICOT members. During the webinar, participants can discuss their queries with the speaker and also answer MCQs related to the topic. Participants in India receive a booklet of slides of the webinar programme with the MCQs answered. Booklet and CDs of the webinar are distributed to 8,000 surgeons in India. 

The webinars are archived on the website and one can go to the website and listen to the lectures at leisure. FAQs with answers are also put up on the website for ready reference and a MCQ test can be taken. Surgeons will be able to see the webinar on their mobiles after scanning a QR code. Abbott Healthcare is the sponsor for this programme held under the auspices of SICOT.

2016-2017 Webinars - "Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery and Trauma"




Friday, 15 April 2016
16:00 IST

Cyril Mauffrey
(Denver, United States)

Ramesh Sen
(Chandigarh, India)

Pelvic Fractures – A case based discussion

Friday, 10 June 2016
16:00 IST

William Min
(Lawrenceville, United States)

D.D. Tanna
(Mumbai, India)

Tips and tricks for treating metadiaphyseal and difficult diaphyseal fractures with IMN

Friday, 12 August 2016
16:00 IST

Hans-Christoph Pape
(Aachen, Germany)

Vijay Shetty
(Mumbai, India)

Proximal Femur Fractures in the elderly

Friday, 7 October 2016
16:00 IST

Khaled Emara
(Cairo, Egypt)

Mangal Parihar
(Mumbai, India)

The Combined use of external and internal fixation in bone reconstruction (surgical techniques and tips)

Friday, 9 December 2016
16:00 IST

Peter Biberthaler
(Munich, Germany)

John Mukhopadhaya
(Patna, India)

Proximal Humerus fractures: from arthroscopic supported fracture repair until reversed fracture prosthesis

Friday, 10 February 2017
16:00 IST

Ashok Johari
(Mumbai, India)

N.K. Magu
(Rohtak, India)

Pseudarthroses of the femoral neck

Previously held webinars:

  • 24 August 2012: Ashok Johari (India)
    Orthopaedic trauma in children

  • 14 September 2012: Gershon Volpin (Israel)
    Polytrauma patients with multiple lower extremity injuries - early vs late fixations

  • 12 October 2012: Khaled Emara (Egypt)
    Fractures of the tibia

  • 9 November 2012: Pierre Hoffmeyer (Switzerland)
    Fractures of the femoral shaft - proximal and distal

  • 11 January 2013: Vilmos Vécsei (Austria)
    Trochanteric fractures

  • 8 February 2013: James Waddell (Canada) 
    Treatment of femoral neck fractures

  • 15 March 2013: Peter Biberthaler (Germany)
    Fracture around the knee

  • 28 March 2014: Matthew Abdel, Tad Mabry (United States)
    Revision TKA: Restoration of the metaphysis, reconstruction of the extensor mechanism, and overview of deep periprosthetic infections

  • 11 April 2014: David Hak (United States) 
    Pelvic ring fractures

  • 9 May 2014: Evalina Burger (United States) 
    Spinal stenosis - new surgical options

  • 13 June 2014: Matthew Costa (United Kingdom) 
    Periprosthetic distal femoral fractures

  • 11 July 2014: Cyril Mauffrey (United States) 
    The management of acetabular fractures

  • 8 August: Michael Gardner (United States) 
    Proximal humerus fractures

  • 12 September 2014: Gregory DellaRocca (United States) 
    The management of complex pilon fractures 

  • 10 October 2014: David Hak (United States)
    Post-traumatic long bone infections

  • 14 November 2014: Bruce Ziran (United States) 
    Humeral shaft fractures 

  • 12 December 2014: Ashok Johari (India) 
    Newer advances in paediatric orthopaedics and trauma

  • 13 February 2015: Peter Biberthaler (Germany)
    Complex elbow injuries

  • 13 March 2015: Hans-Christoph Pape (Germany)
    Management of major fractures in rural environment and delayed and safe definitive surgery

  • 10 April 2015: Pierre Hoffmeyer (Switzerland)
    Life threatening shoulder injuries

  • 8 May 2015: Gershon Volpin (Israel)
    ​Surgical priorities in polytraumatized patients (DCO vs ETC)

  • 12 June 2015: John Mukhopadhaya (India)
    ​Complex knee injuries

  • 10 July 2015: D.D. Tanna (India)
    ​Ankle injuries

  • 14 August 2015: James Waddell (Canada)
    Non operative management of fractures

  • 11 September 2015: Cyril Mauffrey (United States)
    ​Pelviacetabular trauma

  • 9 October 2015: Vajara Phiphobmongkol (Thailand)
    ​Minimally invasive osteosynthesis

  • 13 November 2015: Ashok Johari (India)
    Emergencies in paediatric orthopaedics & trauma

Snapshots of the webinar proceedings in a few centres, typically an orthopaedic department of medical colleges in India: