30 December

Digest December 2017

December 7, 2017

Ilizarov Centre at the Russian Week of healthcare

Opening of International Scientific and Practical Forum “Russian Week of healthcare – 2017”took place at “Expocentre” on December 4-8, 2018. This is an important event in the sphere of healthcare and nationwide. The Forum is arranged by State Duma, Federal Assembly of Russia, Ministry of Healthcare of Russia and “Expocentre” with support of the Federation Council, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Government of Moscow and World Health Organization.

Director of the Ilizarov Centre Alexander Gubin took part in the Forum with the report “Role of Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre “Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics” in creation and development of “Kurgan Medical Cluster”.

This year 972 exhibitors from different parts of Russia and 34 countries took part in the exhibitions of the Forum. National expositions were arranged by Germany, China, Republic of Korea and Czech Republic.

December 8, 2017

Ilizarov Centre celebrates its birthday on December 8, 2017

Today Ilizarov Centre celebrates its birthday. 46 years ago, on December 8 the subsidiary of the Leningrad Vreden Scientific Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedics was reorganized into Kurgan Scientific Institute of Experimental and Clinical Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Nowadays, there are 1456 employees at the Ilizarov Centre. Every year about 12000 patients undergo treatment here including international patients from 20 countries.

December 13, 2017

“Chrystal” Anya

7-year old Anya is swimming in the swimming pool. Water is the safe environment. Anya has strong will and very brittle “crystal” bones due to very rare genetic disease, osteogenesis imperfecta. Almost any motion can cause bone fracture and deformity in “crystal” people.

From mass media Anya’s family learnt about possibility of surgical treatment of brittle bones in the Ilizarov Centre.

The goal of the surgery, in the opinion of Dr. Dmitry Popkov, orthopaedic surgeon of the Ilizarov Centre, is not only to correct deformities, but also to provide functional conditions of development and to prevent severe orthopaedic complications.

The girl underwent the surgery at the age of two. After the first stage of treatment Anya’s femurs were reinforced with elastic nails; these nails could prevent severe deformities and displacement in case of fractures. Only after the surgery the two-year-old Anya was able to stand and her family was searching for effective ways of rehabilitation. So, swimming was chosen. In addition to surgical treatment every three months Anya need a course of medical therapy to strengthen the bone tissue. Anya also studies in Art school; she likes to take care of plants and flowers.

Anya’s mother learned about new intramedullary telescopic nails and applied to the Ilizarov Centre for consultation again.

“Anya grew up, her bones became bigger and there is a need to replace the flexible nails by the new intramedullary system with telescopic titanium nails, developed in Russia,” comments Dr.D.A.Popkov. Intramedullary telescopic nail is the result of collaboration of Kurgan and Tomsk researchers. Soon Anya will undergo the surgery; and in future she plans to fulfil her dream and become a swimming coach.

December 18, 2017

Ilizarov Centre introduced its advanced inventions at the “Forum of Actions”

“Forum of Actions” was launched on December 18, 2017. More than four thousand people will take part in the final meeting. Besides, an exhibition will be held as a part of the Forum. Exhibit “Territory of the future” will present more than 80 advanced inventions from various parts of Russia designed to solve problems of ecology, housing and utility infrastructure, healthcare, economy and education. Project of the Ilizarov Centre “Distal prosthetics of limb stumps using osseointegration” was presented by Dr.Artem Reznik, orthopaedic surgeon of the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre.The method of osseointegration means that a special implant is put into the bone, and the prosthesis is attached directly to the implant. It can be used not only for stumps of the hand but also for larger prostheses of limbs.

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