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...
A combined meeting with the Pan Arab Orthopaedic Association
4-7 December 2019 – Muscat, Oman
Don't miss the other SICOT events taking place in the upcoming months.
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...
Size of greater tuberosity fragment: a risk of iatrogenic injury during shoulder dislocation reduction
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
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
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...
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...
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!
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...
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