On October 13, a patient with a serious injury was urgently delivered to the Ilizarov Center. The 36-year- old man was using a miter saw to work on a home project when he cut his right hand clean off at the forearm in the town of Shadrinsk. Ambulance doctors of the Shadrinsk Central Regional Hospital made a decision to save the hand and Igor Koftun was taken to the clinic for reconstructive plastic surgery and hand surgery at the Ilizarov Center in Kurgan. Four hours after the accident the patient was already on the operation table ready for the replantation surgery. It is a surgical procedure to engraft a partially or completely severed limb segment by suturing vessels, connecting damaged nerves and bones, and further restoring blood circulation in the attached part of the body. A complex high-tech operation to reattach the right hand lasted seven hours.
The delicate surgery was performed by a multidisciplinary team consisting of: the head of the clinic for hand microsurgery, MD. Natalia Shikhaleva, the head of hand surgery department Denis Tyagunov and an anesthesiologist Grigory Mukhametdinov. Replantation of the hand using a microscope, microsurgical instruments and suture material thinner than a human hair required special skills from the surgeons. The well-coordinated work of the doctors of the clinic resulted in complete engraftment of the hand with the primary restoration of the tendon apparatus, great veins and arteries, as well as neural trunks, osteosynthesis of damaged bone structures. The patient is now undergoing rehabilitation. Under the supervision of rehabilitation therapists, exercise therapy instructors, the young man daily performs a special course of "charging" for the replanted limb. In addition, to restore the tendon-muscle apparatus of the hand, the patient is receiving electrical stimulation. Three weeks after replantation, the patient's condition is normal, the wounds have healed, the fingers flex and unbend.
"This case is quite unique.There are no more than 10 similar cases described in the entire history of hand surgery, and there are only a few successful experiments of replantation, so actually now the Ilizarov Center has such a unique experience - replantation of a completely amputated hand"! – comments Alexander Burtsev, acting director of the Ilizarov Center.
A three-day scientific marathon "Ilizarov Readings" has started at the Ilizarov Center from the 16th of June. This year the total number of participants was more than 400, 200 delegates will present their free papers. As the format of the conference is hybrid, anyone can join the conference by following the link on the website www.meeting.ilizarov.ru and on the YouTube channel Ilizarov Center.
The geography of participants of the anniversary conference is very extensive. Among the delegates are representatives of Portugal, Egypt, Italy, USA, Brazil, China, South Korea, Oman, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, etc.
The conference was opened by Acting Director of the Ilizarov Center, MD Alexander Burtsev. In his speech addressed to the delegates, he emphasized that this year the conference was dedicated to three significant dates - the 100th anniversary of Academician G.A. Ilizarov, the 70th anniversary of his method and the 50th anniversary of the Center.
“The conference concept will be built on three blocks, which coincide with our anniversary dates. The format of the scientific symposium will be very interactive, colleagues from all over the world will take part in this large-scale three-day scientific marathon. Today our conference is one of the few events of this scale held within the framework of one institution, ” - noted Alexander Burtsev.
Program of the ILIZAROV READINGS 2021
Day 1.100 years of academician Ilizarov
Historical aspects: biography of Academician Ilizarov; concept and initial development of distraction osteogenesis; fundamental aspects of bone formation in conditions of distraction; biomechanics.
Day 2.70 years of the Ilizarov method
Spreading and development of the Ilizarov method in world orthopedics: achieving external fixation in the treatment of patients with injuries, the consequences of trauma, congenital and acquired bone defects, deformities and shortening of the limbs; children's orthopedics; infection surgery in traumatology and orthopedics; Ilizarov method in combination with other techniques.
Day 3.50 years of the Ilizarov Center
The Ilizarov philosophy and modern orthopedics in all manifestations: achievements, prospects and new treatment strategies.
By the decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, the airport of Kurgan city was named after G.A. Ilizarov.
Celebrating the centenary of the famous citizen of Kurgan region and well-known orthopedic surgeon, the city voted to choose this worthy candidate, and now the airport of the city of Kurgan will be attributed his name. The name of Ilizarov is known far beyond the borders of our city, region and even country. Thousands of passengers arriving to Kurgan are patients, for whom “Ilizarov” is not a mere name, but a symbol of hope for healing and health; are professionals, scientists, doctors, for them "Ilizarov" is synonymous with discoveries, high technologies, scientific breakthrough. For the people of Kurgan, Ilizarov means pride and boundless respect.
The decree comes into force on June 11, 2021.
Welcome to the city of Kurgan, the airport named after Gavriil Abramovich Ilizarov!
On the 12-13th of June 2021 the Ilizarov Center held a two-day training course "EPOS in Kurgan" under the auspices of the European Pediatric Orthopedic Society (EPOS).
A two-day course on the main issues of modern pediatric orthopedics and traumatology from leading European specialists is a unique event for Russian orthopedics, both in terms of its concept and the high rating of the teaching staff. Among the lecturers are two ex-presidents and a current one of the European Pediatric Orthopedic Society, leading Russian experts in pediatric orthopedics and speakers of the AOSpine Russia. The EPOS in Kurgan Symposium has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 16 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Due to pandemic restrictions the form of participation was hybrid: about 60 participants attended the event in person, the online broadcast watched almost 800 spectators.
The president of symposium Dmitry Popkov, Member of EPOS Educational Committee, EPOS Scientific Committee, EPOS Metabolics and Genetics Group, EPOS Lower Limb Group remarked:
“We are very pleased, first of all, with the activity of the audience, not passive watching, but participation in discussions, sharing very competent opinions. Secondly, despite the holidays and the next event with a rich program "Ilizarov readings", participation via the Internet and in person is numerous, there are over 60 participants in person from 4 countries: Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan. Third, the excellent work of our technical support team.
The year 2021 is a year of several jubilees for us.
The 100th anniversary of academician G.Ilizarov
The 70th anniversary of the Ilizarov method
The 50th anniversary of the Ilizarov Center
In 2021, the world medical community and the staff of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "National Medical Research Center named after academician G.A. Ilizarov" of the Ministry of Health of Russia (Kurgan) celebrate the 100th anniversary of the academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, honored doctor and inventor Gabriel Abramovich Ilizarov.
Ilizarov's name is a Russian medical brand widely known abroad. His invention initiated development of of devices numerous designs, methods of treating bone pathology and experimental substantiation of bone formation processes. The method is used in angiology, vertebrology, oncology and other fields of medicine all over the world. Associations for the Study and Application of the Method of Ilizarov (A.S.A.M.I.) appeared in 88 countries. The exclusivity of the technology and the vast experience of its application have become the main factor attracting patients from all over the world.
The history of the Center's formation is a path from the idea of a frame for treating fractures in 1951 to expert treatment of the most complex pathologies and diseases of the musculoskeletal system of the body, such as chronic osteomyelitis, systemic diseases of the skeleton, congenital and acquired bone defects, neuro-orthopedic pathologies; scientific research: bioactive implants, correction of spinal deformities in neuromuscular diseases, gait analysis, study of the growth and development of limbs after reconstructive interventions and cellular technologies. The Ilizarov Center today is a symbiosis of four brunches - Science, Clinic, Education and Interaction with the regions.
In 2020, the Ilizarov Center gained status of a National Medical Research Center. More than 14,000 patients get treatment here every year. As 50 years ago, the Ilizarov Center relies on the philosophy of Gavriil Ilizarov in its daily routine. Now the Center’s supervise orthopedic service in 27 regions of the Russian Federation, it covers 2/3 of the entire territory of Russia.