Sourmelis Savvas – George

Sourmelis Savvas – George Orthopedist

Director, 1st Orthopaedics Department ΗYGEIA

Education & Academic Qualifications

  • April 1982: Degree in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • January 1977-April 1982: Resident in Orthopaedics
  • October 1970-June 1976: Medical School, University of Athens


Fellowship in Societies, Membership in Journal Editorial Committees

  • Fellow of Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

  • International Member American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

  • AO Trauma International

  • EBOT examiner, European Board of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

    January 2013 – Present

  • Chairman of Orthopaedic Educational meeting “Hygeia” Hospital of Athens.

  • June 2010– June 2013

    President Educational Committee “Hygeia” Hospital of Athens

  • January 2008-January 2010

    President of Hellenic Association of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

  • January 2007-January 2008

    President of Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

  • January 2002-January 2003

    President of Hellenic Association of Reconstructive Microsurgery

  • January 2002-December 2010

    Representative of Greece to European U.E.M.S.-Orthopaedics

  • January 2000-January 2004

    Vice President of Hellenic Blood Transfusion Society

  • January 1993-January 1995

    General Secretary of Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

  • June 1991-June 2000

    Vice President of Postgraduate Educational Board “Laiko” General Hospital of Athens


Work Experience

  • January 2003-Present

    Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon. Director Second Orthopaedic Department Hygeia Hospital of Athens

  • January 1991-December 2002 Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Laiko General Hospital of Athens

  • January 1988-December 1990 Senior Registrar Orthopaedic Department Evangelismos Hospital of Athens

  • October1986-January 1988 Registrar Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital Nottingham, Great Britain

  • October 1985–September 1986 Registrar—Research Fellow, Canniesbur Hospital, Glasgow, Great Britain

  • October 1984-September 1985 Senior S.H.O. Orthopaedic Department, Derby Royal Infirmary, Great Britain

  • August 1983-September 1984 Registrar, Hand Department, Derby Royal Infirmary, Great Britain


Clinical & Research Interest

Clinical Interest:

  • Hand and upper limb surgery

  • Trauma

  • Total hip and knee replacement

  • Blood management

  • Deep vein thrombosis


Honors & Awards

  • 1/1982-6/1982 – K. KONIALIDES Fellowship in Orthopaedics De-partment of Orthopaedics in Athens

  • 9/1990 – Fellowship of HAOST to University Orthopaedic Clinic of Helsinki Finland



Guidelines for prophylaxis of DVT in Orthopaedics

  • Hellenic Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

    Chairman: S. Sourmelis

    September 2009


Recent Publications

  • The accessory anteroinferior tibiofibular ligament as a cause of talar impingement : a cadaveric study

    Constantinos E Nikolopoulos, Athanasios I Tsirikos, Savas Sourmelis, Georgios Papa-christou

    Am J Sports Med. 2004 Mar; 32 (2):389-95

  • Repair of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb

    Savas Sourmelis Acta Orthopaedica Scandinavica Vol. 68, Suppl. 275, pp 52-54, October 1997

  • Changes of coagulation parameters in fractures of the hip

    Patoulis, H. Hatzaki, C. Tsoukala, S. Sourmelis, J. Papargyriou, T. Mandalaki 13th International Congress on Thrombosis, Bilbao 6-10 June 1994 Haemostasis Vol. 24, Suppl. 1, 1994

  • Retrieval of the retracted flexor tendon

    Sourmelis SG, McGrouther DA Combined meeting of British and Scandinavian Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Newcastle 7-9 May 1986 The Journal of Hand Surgery Vol. 12B, No 1, pp 109-111, 1987

  • A review of total elbow arthroplasty and an early assessment of the Liv-erpool elbow prosthesis

    Sourmelis SG, Burke FD, Varian JP J Hand Surg BR. 1986 Oct; 11(3):407-13