SICOT Events



A combined meeting with the Pan Arab Orthopaedic Association

4-7 December 2019    Muscat, Oman


Scientific ProgrammeScientific Programme

The Preliminary Scientific Programme
is available to download


Registration is OPEN here!

Diploma Examination
17th Diploma Examination

Registration is open until 31 May!

Exhibition & Sponsorship
Exhibition & Sponsorship

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to promote your products and services to leading international orthopaedic surgeons, traumatologists and specialists in related fields. Read more...

Accommodation, Tours & Visas

Book your accommodation and tours
or apply for a v
isa here!


Oman Air will give SICOT delegates a
25% discount on economy class tickets and a 20% discount on business class tickets

on all flights. Find out more here.

More information at


Special Issue: Coffee & Orthopaedic Surgeons

Surgeons vs. Medics: What Speciality Drinks Coffee The Most?
by Aju Boscu 

As I sat in my couch on a cold winter night after a tiring day’s work, I took a sip of the “Black elixir” from my favourite mug (the fourth for the day), to keep my neurons energized and firing. Being an orthopaedic surgeon and a coffee aficionado, I wondered how to find the unbiased answer to this question, as I got lured by its scintillating caffeinic aroma that filled the room air. Read more...

Much ado about coffee: a non-coffee drinker’s perspective
by Temiloluwa Olufemi 

Do you remember the first time you were given the ‘alien’ glare... yes, you read right! You know that ‘look’ coffee drinkers give members of the non-coffee drinking clan when you decline an invite to have coffee... Exactly!! Read more...

Coffee and Bones
by Gandhi Nathan Solayar 

Orthopaedic surgeons come out tops when it comes to coffee consumption (among other beverages one might partake) compared to our other less caffeinated colleagues in the hospital. This being the case, the question remains: is coffee good for the good orthopod? What does coffee do to our good old bones? Read more...

History of coffee
by Ahmed H. Abdelazeem & Hebat-Allah Haggag

There are many legends concerning the discovery of coffee, but no one knows the exact story. The history of coffee is a daring adventure dating as far back as the 9th century, filled with death-defying escapes, intrigue and, even more, scandalous romance! Throughout history it has raised so much controversy from being banned and feared by some to being cherished and revered by others. Read more...



SICOT Cadaveric CourseThe SICOT Education Academy
presents the


SICOT Cadaveric Course 2019

29-31 August 2019 (2.5 days)

Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand


With the success of the previous SICOT cadaveric courses held in previous years, it is our great pleasure to announce the SICOT Cadaveric Course 2019 which will be held on 29-31 August in Bangkok, Thailand.

This time the theme of our course is “Upper limb periarticular fracture and ligament reconstruction". The course is designed for practising surgeons who want to specialise in upper limb trauma. The course will provide an understanding of periarticular trauma over the upper limb. During the 2.5 day event, participants will learn, discuss and debate a highly diverse agenda on all aspects of upper limb periarticular trauma. Case discussions and highly practical hands-on cadaveric workshops will enable participants to learn from the experts’ rich experiences, tips, and tricks.

We have an excellent venue in Bangkok and participants will enjoy both the educational content and the Thai hospitality.

Frankie Leung (Hong Kong)
SICOT Cadaveric Course Director 


Tak Man Wong (Hong Kong)
& Khongkhet Riansuwan (Thailand)

Course Chairpersons



Report on the II International Student's Orthopaedic Conference
by Andrzej Bohatyrewicz

I have the pleasure to inform you that the II International Student Orthopaedic Conference took place in Szczecin, Poland, on 25-26 October 2018. The Conference was endorsed by SICOT. Read more...


Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery

Post-Graduate Diploma in Principles of Computer-Assisted Knee Arthroplasty
by Frederic Picard and Ajeya Adhikari

Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery United Kingdom (CAOS UK) is a scientific society that aims at promoting the understanding of human biomechanics using technologies from a wide spectrum of expertise. CAOS UK is a product of collaboration of people with various skills sharing ideas and research and facilitating the transfer of innovative technologies and techniques from the lab to the operating theatre. CAOS UK is committed to improving the results of operative procedures for the ultimate benefit of patients. Read more...


Fellowship News

Fellowships opening and closing

The SICOT Travelling Fellowships are now open for applications. The application deadlines for the Lagos National Orthopaedic Hospital/SICOT Fellowship in Nigeria is 31 May 2019 and the TCH/SICOT Research Fellowship Programme athe Texas Children's Hospital in the United States is 1 June 2019! Don't miss these opportunities!

2018 SICOT Danish Travelling Fellowship Report
by Prakash Sitoula 

I would like to thank SICOT for awarding me this travelling fellowship for the year 2018 and I would also like to thank Prof Cody Bünger for accepting my fellowship application. This was an invaluable learning experience for me and this will definitely make a lot of impact in my practice as a spine surgeon. I received excellent support from the SICOT Head Office as well as Prof Bünger’s secretary for making logistic arrangements for travel to and stay at Aarhus. Read more...

Check out all the fellowships that SICOT has to offer here!

Exam Corner

Lower Limb & Spine Trauma

  1. The classification of pelvic injuries based on the stability of the pelvic ring is called:

  1. Young and Burgess classification

  2. Letournel’s classification

  3. Tile’s classification

  4. Pipkin’s classification

  5. None of the above



In Memoriam

Chadwick F. Smith

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Dr Chadwick F. Smith on 7 January 2019. Dr Smith was President of SICOT from 2005 to 2008 and will be greatly missed by the Society. Read more...


Editorial Department

Editorial Secretary: Syah Bahari
Associate Editors: Ahmed Abdel Azeem & Mohamed Sukeik
Editorial Production: Linda Ridefjord
Editorial Board: Bassel El-Osta, Temiloluwa Olufemi, Gandhi Solayar & Pavel Volotovski

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