Speaking English with Greek Words
This is the speech of Dr. Panayotis
Soukakos, Professor of Orthopedics, in the 5th Paneuropean Orthopedics
Congress in Rhodes.
Dr Soukakos' speech is in English but includes
mostly Greek words and terminology:
" The Hellenic orthopaedic physicians
have synchronized their dynamism and energy with the European Organization
of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, to generate this symbiotic and
not ephemeral synthesis of charismatic, academic scholars, and
are enthusiastic with the atmosphere of euphoria and analogous ecstasy
in Dodecanisa, Rodos.
Rodos is a graphic Hellenic metropolitan center in the Aegean archipelagos,
with myriads of archaeological and historical sites. Rodos is
a geographical paradise of cryptic and chimerical icons of idyllic
charm, amalgamated with Hellenic gastronomy of mousaka, souvlaki,
ouzo emporia and euphoria of the rhyme and rhythm of bouzouki,
Byzantine and Spanoudakis music.
A plethora of basic and didactic themes in the sphere of orthopaedics
and traumatology, such as trauma of the musculoskeletal system, arthroscopic
and arthroplasty surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, poly-trauma, podiatric
surgery, carpus and dactylic surgery with traumatic and genetic anomalies,
microsurgery, spondylopathies like scoliosis, kyphosis and spondylolisthesis,
osteoporosis and pharmacologic and prophylactic therapeutic policies
with be emphasized.
Diagnostic methods and etiological therapy of traumatic, non -
physiological and pathological syndromes, therapeutic schemes and
strategies, will be analyzed and synthesized at this academic symposium
on the basis of a democratic climate and with the scope of a non-dogmatic
and egocentric dialogue, which I prophesize will be an historic phenomenon
and paradigm of dynamic synergy and harmony between polyethnic orthopaedic
physicians of the European Epirus.
To paraphrase, with the phobia and dilemma of being tautological,
let me emphasize that the logistics and machinations in this academic
symposium, will generate the scheme and type of our harmonic synergy
Pragmatically, it is my thesis and not hypothesis that the next
phase and programmed orthopaedic symposium in Helsinki, which I eulogize,
will be as dynamic and with colossal kyros, as in Rodos, Hellas.
I apologize for my eulogistic demagogy and if my etymological glossary
is based on philosophic or symbolic metaphors and lexical hyperbole,
please sympathize with me and I apologize for the idiosyncrasy of
a zealous Hellenic, practicing orthopaedic physician who is also
fanatically enthusiastic about the giant anode of European propaedutics
and academics in orthopaedics and traumatology".