- April, 3
Five foreign surgeons from Columbia, India, Kuwait and Great Britain have come to Kurgan for training, they will spend four weeks learning and practicing the Ilizarov philosophy and techniques. Over 2000 doctors from 82 countries all over the world have already attended the educational programs of the Ilizarov Centre.
Boris Nuvahov, the author of three books about Gavriil Ilizarov has published a new book dedicated to the Ilizarov Centre and its founder. “Directing the force of nature” is written by a chronologist of medicine who is related to the Centre not only on friendly terms but also as a patient.
This day is the 75th anniversary of the world-known athlete Valery Brumel. The Olympic champion in high jump (1964), record-holder (1963 - 218 cm) was one of the most famous patients of the Ilizarov Centre. He was cured by G.Ilizarov in 1968 after an open comminuted fracture resulted from a traffic accident. With the help of Kurgan surgeon Valery re-started his sport career and took the 205 cm height. On the 28th of April an opening of installation “Brumel’s gate” will be held in the Ilizarov Centre’s park. Among the guests of the event are young sportsmen, students and the widow of V.Brumel.
The Ilizarov Centre team has won the 6th competition of the Cup of Kurgan Healthcare department. 16 teams of medical institutions of the region have been competing within 2 months in volleyball, cross-country skiing, shooting, power lifting, table tennis.
The Ilizarov Centre in collaboration with Bionic company (Moscow) participated in the Skolkovo Robotics V conference. They presented a model of bionic hand prosthesis attached to the limb with the technique of osseointegration.