30 January

Digest. January

January 10, 2018

A story of recovery of a Hungarian girl

In 2017 the second edition of the book “Kurgani naplo” by Hungarian writer Maria Kadash was published. The title of the book can be translated as “Kurgan diary”. The book describes life of the author’s daughter, who was a patient of the famous orthopaedic surgeon G.A.Ilizarov in the 80’s. The girl had a lower limb shortening and “Professor Ilizarov was our last resort,” recalls Maria Kadash.

The new edition of the book is very popular in Hungary. Now Maria Kadash hopes that the book will find its readers in Russia if it is translated and published. The Ilizarov Centre supported the idea of popularization of the book in Russia.

January 22, 2018

Director of the Charity Fund “Fragile people” met doctors of the Ilizarov Centre

Elena Meshcheryakova, Director of the Charity Fund “Fragile people”, uniting families of children with osteogenesis imperfecta, visited the Ilizarov Centre.

At the surgical meeting Elena Meshcheryakova made a report about development and work of the group “Fragile children”, about important problems in the patients’ care, treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta. Elena, mother of four children, knows firsthand about difficulties of the fragile children. Her middle daughter has this condition. Being a psychologist, Elena knows that communication is very important for adaptation in the society and overcoming fears of fractures. So, the Fund facilitated organization of a summer camp for children with the rare disease. Support is very important and the motto of the group says “To help, not to break”.

January 23, 2018

Alexander Medvedev, known under the stage name Shura gave a press-conference after the surgery at the Ilizarov Centre

Two weeks after the hip-joint replacement surgery the Russian singer Shura told reporters about his treatment at the Ilizarov Centre. The reporters were especially interested in the singer’s choice of the hospital. Alexander Medvedev said that he had heard about the Ilizarov Centre from the mass media. And after a consultation with the doctor of the Centre Oleg Chegurov, he had no doubts about choosing the hospital. Alexander Medvedev, patient of the Ilizarov Centre, says, “I am very proud of our country… we are loved here.”

Alexander Medvedev said that the pain in the leg started 7 years before. In the doctors’ opinion, no conservative treatment could help, radical measures were necessary.

“The patient had contracture of the joint, limited range of motions, 5-cm shortening. The shortening was caused by malposition of the limb and by deformity of the femoral head. The surgery allowed us to equalize limb length and regain motions in the joint; modern titanium endoprosthesis was used,” said Head of trauma and orthopaedic department No16, Dr.Oleg Chegurov, MD.

On March 1, 2018, day of his discharge from the Centre Alexander Medvedev will give a gratitude concert for his doctors and citizens of Kurgan in the Philharmonic Concert hall.

January 31, 2018

Ilizarov Centre became annual prizewinner “Year’s results of the Urals and Western Siberia – 2017”

The prize is meant to unite and strengthen interregional interrelations. The organizer is media-holding “FederalPress”. Five hundred experts conduct a study of the entire Ural Federal District and determine who has played the special role in politics and economy of the district.

The prizes are awarded in twenty nominations. The winner can be either a person or a company.

“Sensor” and “Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre “Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics””received the award for joint development of osseointegration.

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