Presentation of the SOFCOT
The French Society for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery (SOFCOT) is the French learned society gathering all the orthopaedic surgeons. It plays a key role in many fields:
- training of residents, future orthopaedic surgeons
- support university courses
- trade union
- representing the speciality to the ministry
- organisation of the French annual orthopedic congress
The SOFCOT is the editor each month of Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research (OTSR) for disseminating scientific articles dealing with surgical techniques in orthopedics and traumatology. This title is the translation of the Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique (RCOT) in French.
The SOFCOT federates several « child-societies », each corresponding with an orthopedic specialisation, such as the AFCP.
Members of the SOFCOT
Dr Cyrille Cazeau is a member of the SOFCOT since 2004. He published several articles in Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research and regularly communicates at the annual SOFCOT congress. During the 2016 edition, he takes part to the hallux valgus round table.
Dr Yves Stiglitz is a member of the SOFCOT since 2014. He regularly communicates at the annual SOFCOT congress on subjects related to ankle (ankle prosthesis, ankle instability…) and forefoot (hallux valgus…). He is also member of the French College of Orthopedic Surgeons, part of the SOFCOT in charge of teaching. Finally, he is a proofreader for Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research for the foot and ankle section.
For more information on the SOFCOT, consult its website: www.sofcot.fr