The round table on problems of accessibility of spaces and services for passengers with special needs was held in the building of Kurgan airport on the 28th of March. Deputy Governor on social politics Alexander Karpov, director of the airport Dmitry Kovalenko, representatives of the Ilizarov Centre, social associations of people with disabilities and mass-media participated in discussion.
During the tour around the airport D.Kovalenko demonstrated special equipment for passengers – wheelchair ramps, color navigation, call bells for staff, medical room, etc. Also two elevators and hoists are planned to be acquired.
Making the airport comfortable for disabled people is of a crucial importance for the Ilizarov Centre, as it is one of the major service consumers of the airport. Statistics says that annually about 1000 patients with motor disorders get flights to Kurgan from other cities of Russia and abroad to be cured in the Ilizarov Centre.
In February the Ilizarov Centre launched several training courses for 11 doctors of various specialties.
A group of traumatologists from Armenia and a doctor from Yakutsk (Russia) has come to the Centre for one month training cycle on traumatology and orthopedics. The doctors are supposed to learn application of Ilizarov method in treatment of trauma and deformities.
Another specialist from “The Centre of maternity and childhood care” Vladivostok (Russia) will study spinal deformities and transpedicular fixation for two weeks in the department of neurosurgery.
Six veterinarians will learn to apply the Ilizarov device in fractures in cats and dogs on the basis of experimental department.
The details of training cycles of proficiency enhancement in the Ilizarov Centre are on the page EDUCATION
On the 14th of February a famous professor Adar Eliyahu, chief of the orthopedic unit, State Hospital Edith Wolfson (Holon, Israel), Chairman of the Israel Association of knee joint and arthroscopy is invited to Kurgan to lecture on massive rotator cuff repair by biodegradable balloon InSpace. The training includes discussion and analysis of clinical cases. Registration will start from 9 to 10 a.m.
To download the training program on Russian click here.
The new project of psychological support of patients with consequences of injuries of spine and spinal cord has started on the basis of clinical department # 10. The aim of the project is to assist persons with spinal trauma in adaptation. It suggests consultations of the medical psychologist through all the stages of treatment – in the hospital as well as distantly at home. The program is developed and put into practice by psychologist Irina Nesterova. In the project frame testing, consulting, individual and group therapies, distant consultations via internet are held.
The patients successfully adapted to the consequences of spinal trauma and leading an active life also take part in the project. Timur Gadelshin has developed his own training program, Ekaterina Bezruchenko is persistent in complex rehabilitation and successful in business and personal life. Grigoriy Tsarkov after spinal injury became champion of Russia in wheelchair racing, ascended the Mount McKinley (North America) and wrote a book about it. The book G. Tsarkov “Ascent of the Mount McKinley. Expeditionary journal” is presented by the author to the Centre’s library as a gift.
The AOSpine Nominating Committee has elected new members of the AOSpine Russian Federation Council for a three-year term. It consists of Alexander Gubin (Chairperson), Alexander Mushkin (Past Chairperson), Sergey Ryabykh (Education Officer-Ortho) and Dmitry Ptashnikov (Education Officer-Neuro). The Country Council is in charge of realizing the opportunities available to all AOSpine members, such as participating in the educational events, teaching at local seminars, hosting Fellows, contributing to journals.