Welcome to 9th ISOC Conference

Malmö-Lund, Sweden, 15-18 May, 2019

The mission of the International Society of Orthopaedic Centers, Ltd. (ISOC) is to facilitate the exchange of ideas and best practices among the premier specialty orthopaedic institutions in the world and to collaborate on patient care, education, and research-based programs to advance improvements in orthopaedic care on a global scale.

While the main focus of ISOC will be the organization of an annual meeting in a host member city, the group will commit each year to support flagship programs in patient care, education, and research. Such programs may include:
• A cross-institutional study to analyze and compare patient pathways
• An international fellowship program for physicians to visit ISOC centers
• Charity mission in host country and/or support for and partnership with international health organizations

The criteria for membership includes:
• Function as a specialty orthopaedic hospital or as a large orthopaedic department within a hospital,
• Perform >5,000 total orthopaedic procedures each year,
• Have an orthopaedic staff of >20 surgeons who collectively publish more than five annual articles in peer-reviewed publications,
• Conduct and exhibit a commitment to basic and clinical research, and
• Function as or within an academic center (i.e., there must be orthopaedic residents or fellows in training)

Member Centers
• Australia: Mater Hospital (Sydney)
• Belgium: University Hospitals (Leuven)
• Brazil: Instituto Nacional de Traumatologia e Ortopedia (Rio de Janeiro)
• Canada: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto)
• Chile: Clinica Alemana (Santiago)
• China: Peking Union Medical College Hospital (Beijing)
• France: The Institute for Locomotion (Marseille)
• Germany: Helios Endo-Klinik (Hamburg)
• India: Ganga Hospital (Coimbatore)
• Israel: The Hadassah University Medical Center (Jerusalem)
• Italy: Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli (Bologna)
• Italy: I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi (Milan)
• Mexico: Instituto Nacional De Rehabilitacion (Mexico City)
• The Netherlands: Sint Maartenskliniek (Nijmegen)
• Sweden: Skåne University Hospital (Lund)
• Switzerland: Schulthess Klinik (Zurich)
• United Kingdom: Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (London)
• USA: Campbell Clinic (Tennesee)
• USA: Hospital for Special Surgery (New York)
• USA: Mayo Clinic (Minnesota)


The only Middle-East member of ISOC.
The exclusive International Society of Orthopedic Centers (ISOC) has expanded its membership to include one center in the Middle East: Jerusalem’s Hadassah Medical Center. ISOC members must perform a minimum of 5,000 orthopedic surgeries each year. http://www.hadassah-med.com/about/news/hadassah-medical-center-joins-international-orthopedic-society.aspx

The International Society of Orthopaedic Centers (ISOC) was featured in El Mercurio, a leading newspaper in Chile. The article is entitled “Global representatives in Traumatology and Orthopaedics meet at Clinica Alemana”.

Download El Meio article here

Read interview with Dr. Sculco in Orthopaedics This Week, (On and Off) the Record by RRY Publications here.