The aims of the Strasbourg Osteosynthesis Group (SORG) are to foster the scientific development at all levels by both experimental research and clinical studies, as well as publications and continuing medical education. A major focus of the group is the development of new techniques and improved instrumentation in the fields of CMF surgery.Discover more
Today’s distraction devices are usually small and internal (intraoral). Their activation is usually done by an internal activation rod that is led transmucosally to the vestibulum. This can however be quite cumbersome and disturbing for the patient as the vestibulum is often fairly reduced in its dimensions. Bending the activation rod or using mechanical joint connections may hinder proper force transmission to the distractor corpus with the possibility of damaging the activation mechanism itself or might be irritating for the patient.
What comes to your mind when you think of SORG? For sure CMF surgery, comprehensive teaching, research promotion, great webinars and collaborative learning, awesome people and of course Oliver Scheunemann. But what does the name SORG itself stand for? We must admit: these four letters are not really self-explanatory of what is SORG actually about. So, what could it be? Sensational OR Group?!
Besides being an OMF surgeon, Florencio Monje is an enthusiastic long-distance runner and dreams of doing a desert run in the Sahara. He also cheers on Real Madrid soccer players at the stadium with his family, including his 4-month-old granddaughter. The Spaniard has many exciting und unknown facets, which you can discover in his edition of the Unmasking the Surgeon campaign now.
If it was not for OMF surgery, Stefaan Bergé would have pursued a career as orchestral conductor. Today both passions for surgery and classical music shape his life. Besides his job as Head of the Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre in the Netherlands, he builds harpsichords at home and has a family-own orchestra comprising of his six children and wife. But there is much more to explore about Stefaan Bergé.
At the occasion of our past SORG General Assembly held virtually on May 8, 2021, Karl Leibinger as the last of the founding fathers of our association announced his retirement from the SORG Board being a member as long as it has existed. SORG Past President Eddy Becking therefore proposed to the assembly to grant Karl the SORG Honorary Membership for his long-life support in a comprehensive and moving laudation.
Still shocked and deeply saddened about this unexpected sudden death, the SORG community says goodbye to its long-standing member of the first hour Professor Dr. Dr. Bodo Hoffmeister. We are losing an outstanding, internationally highly esteemed teacher and extremely gifted clinician fostering education, research and development in his surgical specialty for the benefit of students, colleagues and patients equally.
His huge expertise, valuable advice and incomparable sense of humour will be truly missed by all of us while we express our sincere condolences to his beloved family. SORG will cherish his memory forever. R.I.P., dear friend.
Nadeem Saeed looks forward with us to the future and the ideas and concrete plans already in place for our digital communication and education in 2021.
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