• Editorial
    - Intervention, change and quality improvement

  • SICOT Events
    - 40th SICOT Orthopaedic World Congress - Muscat, Oman​​​​
    - First International Foot and Ankle Conference of SICOT/COFAS - Suzhou, China
    - SICOT Cadaveric Course 2019 - Bangkok, Thailand
    - SICOT Diploma Exam & Review Course - Mumbai, India
    - Primary and Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Course 2019 - Istanbul, Turkey 
    - 26th International SICOT Young Surgeons' Meeting & 9th EOA Spring Meeting - Hurghada, Egypt

  • SICOT News
    - Donation to POSI by The Johari Medical & Research Foundation and The Child Care Foundation 

  • SICOT Global Network of e-Learning - SIGNEL
    - Article of the Month: International Orthopaedics Journal
    - Article of the Month: SICOT-J
    - Case of the Month

  • SICOT Around the World
    - SICOT in Egypt: A story of successful cooperation that will continue…

  • Fellowship News
    - Fellowships and grants opening and closing

  • History of Orthopaedics
    - Dr Masaki Watanabe (1911-1995) – The Father of Modern Arthroscopy

  • Exam Corner
    - Paediatrics

  • Industry News
    - Adler Ortho



Intervention, change and quality improvement

by Epaminondas Markos Valsamis & Mohamed Sukeik

Clinical governance is a systematic approach to maintaining and improving the quality of patient care. In quality improvement projects such as a complete loop audit, interventions are often evaluated retrospectively. This presents several challenges including background changes known as secular trends. Techniques to address this issue include cluster randomised controlled trials, interrupted time-series analysis and segmented linear regression methods. These have their strengths and weaknesses and it is important that orthopaedic surgeons understand their underlying principles. Read more...


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 


Join us! Registration is OPEN here!


Don't miss the application deadlines for the many awards and scholarships offering financial support to attend our meeting and recognition of the scientific value of your presentation! 

New! OREF/SICOT Travel Awards

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...

Social Programme
Social Programme

Check out our exciting social programme offering you the opportunity to meet other surgeons from around the world. Read more...

Accommodation, Tours & Visas

Book your accommodation and tours
or apply for a visa here...


Oman Air is giving SICOT delegates a
25% discount on economy class tickets and a 20% discount on business class tickets

on all their flights. Find out morehere...

 More information about the Congress is available at www.sicot.org/muscat


Don't miss the other SICOT events taking place in the upcoming months.
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26th International SICOT Young Surgeons' Meeting



Donation to POSI by The Johari Medical & Research Foundation and The Child Care Foundation 

A donation of INR 5,000,000 (equivalent to USD 72,277 or EUR 64,300) from The Johari Medical & Research Foundation and The Child Care Foundation was made to the Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India (POSI) in January 2019. The fund, which is called the Johari Education Fund, will be utilised towards the training and education of paediatric orthopaedic surgeons. Read more...


SICOT Global Network of e-Learning - SIGNEL

Article of the Month: International Orthopaedics Journal

Size of greater tuberosity fragment: a risk of iatrogenic injury during shoulder dislocation reduction
Junfei Guo, Yueju Liu, Lin Jin, Yingchao Yin, Zhiyong Hou, Yingze Zhang

PURPOSE: Shoulder dislocation with greater tuberosity fractures (GTF) is becoming increasingly common, as is the number of cases of iatrogenic humeral neck fractures (IHNF) during reduction. This study investigated the relationship between size of greater tuberosity fragment and occurrence of IHNF in patients with shoulder dislocation and GTF. Read more...

Article of the Month: SICOT-J

Periprosthetic joint infections after total hip replacement: an algorithmic approach
Mohamed Sukeik & Fares Sami Haddad

An algorithm for managing periprosthetic joint infections (PJIs) after total hip replacement (THR) surgery using a multidisciplinary approach and a clearly defined protocol may improve infection eradication rates. In this article, we present an algorithm for the management of different types of PJIs including the acutely infected cemented and cementless THRs where the components are well-fixed postoperatively and when the infection is secondary to haematogenous spread in previously well-functioning and well-fixed implants. For chronic PJIs where the components are often loose, the standard treatment includes a two-stage revision procedure. However, in a highly selected subset of patients, a single-stage approach has been utilised with high rates of eradicating infections. Read more...

Case of the Month
by Pavel Volotovski

A 25-year-old male patient involved in a road traffic accident sustained multiple injuries as follows: Closed-head injury, concussion of the brain, chest contusion, bilateral displaced fractures of the pubic and ischial bones alongside injury to the left and right sacroiliac joints, open comminuted fracture of the right femur, open comminuted fractures of the right 4th and 5th metacarpals and multiple lacerations. Damage control (DC) on admission was performed. Read more...


SICOT Around the World

SICOT in Egypt: A story of successful cooperation that will continue…
by Ahmed H. Abdelazeem

For many years, the SICOT organisation has had a very successful impact in Egypt. A continuous cooperation has been established with many Egyptian bodies that has led to mutual benefits. One example is the cooperation in the field of fellowships. SICOT approved the training of African SICOT members in two of the largest university hospitals in Egypt; Alexandria University in the north and Assiut University in the south. SICOT also granted a special fellowship programme abroad for members of SICOT and the Egyptian Orthopaedic Association (EOA). Accordingly, many young Egyptian surgeons have received an exceptional overseas training opportunity in centres of their choice. Read more...


Fellowship News

Fellowships and grants opening and closing 

The application deadline for the Research Academy Grants is 15 July 2019. These grants provide seed and start-up funding for promising collaborative research projects in any area of orthopaedics. Don't miss this opportunity to receive USD 10,000 of funding for your project.

The Casablanca University/SICOT Fellowship in Morocco and the Marmara University/SICOT Arthroplasty Fellowship in Istanbul, Turkey, are now open for application!

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


History of Orthopaedics

Dr Masaki Watanabe (1911-1995) – The Father of Modern Arthroscopy
by Gandhi Nathan Solayar 

Arthroscopic surgery is an indispensable procedure and the cornerstone of Orthopaedic sports surgery. The benefits of minimally invasive surgery and early return to function have revolutionised the treatment of common joint injuries and disabilities. In this brief article, we look back at the contributions of Professor Masaki Watanabe, who through his tireless work will forever be remembered as the Father of Modern Arthroscopy. Read more...


Exam Corner


  1. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding achondroplasia?

    1. Inheritance is autosomal dominant

    2. 80% of cases are caused by a spontaneous mutation in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3)

    3. Lumbar stenosis is the most likely cause of disability

    4. It is caused by failure in the cartilaginous proliferative zone of the physis

    5. It is a proportionate form of dwarfism caused by abnormal endochondral bone formation that is more affected than appositional growth

Read more...   


Industry News


Editorial Department

Interim Editorial Secretary: Mohamed Sukeik
Associate Editor: Ahmed Abdel Azeem
Editorial Production: Linda Ridefjord
Editorial Board: Temiloluwa Olufemi, Gandhi Solayar & Pavel Volotovski

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