The Hippocratic Oath and Surgeon Burnout: when the doctor becomes the patient

by Temiloluwa Olufemi

Everyday across the world, thousands of young doctors graduate from medical school after years of rigorous training. As a tradition in most institutions, the Hippocratic Oath is recited as a symbol of dedication to a new journey of changing patients’ lives. Daily, doctors live up to the tenets of this oath, often to the detriment of their own health. Read more...


SICOT Events



A combined meeting with the Pan Arab Orthopaedic Association

4-7 December 2019    Muscat, Oman


Scientific ProgrammeScientific Programme

The Scientific Programme
is available to download

Below are just some of the exciting features of our scientific programme:
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 more here...

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


SICOT Around the World

Primary & Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty Course 2019
by Fatih Kucukdurmaz

The SICOT Marmara University Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Courses have been conducted for the last 2 consecutive years. The first primary and revision THA course was conducted in September 2018 followed by a primary and revision TKA course in March 2019. The second primary and revision THA course was recently conducted between 6-7 September 2019, at the Marmara University cadaveric lab. Read more...

Report on the African SAFO Congress
by Thami Benzakour

I had the honour and pleasure of representing SICOT at the Combined 13th African and 3rd Burkinabe Orthopaedic Congress held last February, in the famous and traditional city of Bobo-Dioulasso. Read more...


Expert Corner

Column Osteotomies for Complex Spinal Deformities: Vertebrae Column Resection (VCR)
by Oheneba Boachie-Adjei

Patients with complex spinal deformities present with a very difficult and challenging problem and potential surgical risks. However, when the benefits outweigh the risks due to patient’s symptoms of pain, neurological deficit and spinal imbalance; complex procedures have to be undertaken to realign patients’ spine, provide balanced correction and also provide pain relief and improve function. Read more...


History of Orthopaedics

Themistocles Glück (1853-1942): Pioneer of Total Joint Arthroplasty
by Temiloluwa Olufemi

The art and science of medicine is dynamic, with every field evolving over the years. In Orthopaedic Surgery, total joint arthroplasty is widely considered as one of the major revolutions of the twentieth century with a proven track record of pain relief, improved functional outcome and quality of life. While Sir John Charnley is widely acclaimed as the Father of Modern Total Hip arthroplasty, Professor Themistocles Glück is credited with performing the first joint replacements in the knee, wrist, hip and shoulder. Read more...


SICOT Global Network of e-Learning - SIGNEL

Article of the Month: International Orthopaedics Journal

Exposure of the brachial plexus in complex revisions to reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
by Rojas J, Familiari F, Borade AU, Joseph J, Deune EG, Ingari JV, McFarland EG

Background: Excision of extensive scar tissue (EEST) may be required in certain cases of revision reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RTSA). Neurovascular structures are at a higher risk of iatrogenic direct injury in these cases. We describe a technique to expose and protect the musculocutaneous and axillary nerves in a series of revision RTSA cases that required EEST. Read more...

Case of the Month
by Mohammad Arshad Ikram & Gandhi N. Solayar

A 6-year-old girl fell on an outstretched hand and sustained an injury to her right elbow. She presented with gross swelling and deformity of the elbow. On examination, there was no neurovascular deficit. A radiograph revealed Gartland type 3 supracondylar fracture of the right elbow. Read more...


Fellowship News

Report of the SICOT meets SICOT (2018-2019) Fellowship at St. George University Teaching Hospital

I was pleasantly surprised when, one fine afternoon of 2018, I received an email congratulating me for being a successful applicant for the prestigious SICOT meets SICOT fellowship, to be pursued at my preferred choice of center: St. George University Teaching Hospital situated at Székesfehérvár, Hungary. After a few email communications with the SICOT Head Office and Prof László Bucsi (my mentor for the fellowship and Head of Department of Orthopaedics of the Institute) I could prepare well for my intended travel in the month of April 2019. Read more...


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


Exam Corner


  1. Which of the following statements is incorrect regarding sickle cell anaemia??

    1. Sickle cell disease is more common than sickle cell trait

    2. Bone infarction is more common than acute osteomyelitis in children with sickle cell disease who present with acute musculoskeletal pain

    3. Salmonella infection is more commonly seen in children with sickle cell disease

    4. Dactylitis (acute hand/foot swelling) is common

    5. Staphylococcus aureus infection is the most common cause of osteomyelitis in affected patients

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