Dear friends & colleagues,

Prof. Dr. N. Reha Tandoğan The Turkish Society of Preventive Hip Surgery is an active multi-disciplinary organization of orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine specialists, radiologists and physiotherapists, collaborating for the advancement of science on joint preserving hip surgery. Since its inception 4 years ago, our membership has grown to 70 active members and our financial status is robust.

Our society has organized several local and national meetings covering a wide range of topics on open and arthroscopic hip surgery. Our 3 day symposium “From Arthroscopy to Arthroplasty: Current Concepts in Hip Surgery” in Northern Cyprus this year was a huge success with 110 participants. The next meeting will take place between April 13-16th, 2017 again in Northern Cyprus.

Our society pioneered the first hip arthroscopy course in Antalya, and went on to organize 3 consecutive meetings on the diagnosis and treatment of femoro-acetabular impingement. We actively took part in the National Orthopedic Congress and Turkish Arthroplasty Congress; organizing sessions on joint preserving surgery. This January we published a focus issue of the Turkish Journal of Orthopedics & Traumatology on the clinical diagnosis and imaging of femoro-acetabular impingement. Our activities will continue to grow as we organize meetings with local hosts throughout the country; currently preparations for 3 local meetings in Ankara, İstanbul and İzmir are underway.

Rehabilitation is an integral part of the treatment of hip disorders. With help of our new board member Ms. F. Can, PhD, Phys., we will do our best to work in collaboration with our physiotherapist partners in the education and research aspects of rehab.

Global scientific collaboration and exchange of ideas has always been a priority for us. We plan to further strengthen our relations with international societies, including ISHA (International Society of Hip Arthroscopy) and other associations focusing on joint preservation.

Prof. Dr. N. Reha Tandoğan
Society of Preventive Hip Surgery
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