OTCF Research Workshop 2017 on External Fixation and Percutaneous Pinning was successfully held in Malaga (Spain). Specialists from orthopedic clinics of Great Britain, Spain, France, Germany, USA shared their experience. Russian orthopedic tradition was presented by Dr Dmitry Popkov. Results of application of external fixation in pediatric traumatology and combined technique of osteosynthesis in systemic skeletal diseases were summarized in co-authorship with Anatoly Korobeinikov, the head of research-scientific laboratory of pediatric traumatology of the Ilizarov Centre. The materials are suggested for publication in the International Journal of the Care of the Injured, indexed in PubMed.
“The Old Carpetbag” puppet theatre presented a mono-show “The Kitten in snow” for young patients of the Ilizarov Centre. Director, play writer and actor of the theatre “The Old Carpetbag” is Sergey Narykov. The puppet theatre was founded in 1996 as a social theatre. Now shows of “The Old Carpetbag” are popular not only in Kurgan, the geography of its tours runs the whole Russia.
The 5th EPOS-EFORT BAT Instructional Course Trilogy was successfully started in Vena (Austria). The eponym BAT arises from Basic Courses, Advanced Courses and Traumatology Courses. These courses together constitute “EPOS BAT Educational Programme” and aim to facilitate a problem-solving approach in the diagnosis and management of orthopaedic conditions in children informed by relevant research evidence. Course teaching Faculties are composed of highly internationally recognized specialists in Children’s Orthopaedic from all over Europe and USA. In Russia the unique society-partner of EPOS (European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society) is ASAMI Russia. EPOS Faculty Member Dmitry Popkov presented for course attendees talks on principles of distraction osteosynthesis, application of ExFix in limb lengthening and workshops on use of hexapod fixators in deformity correction in children. Since May, 2011 EPOS-EFORT BAT IC Trilogy diplomas have been handed to 226 surgeons from 37 countries.
The conference “High-performance employment creation is the growth strategy of Russia” was held on the 19th of October in Kurgan. Representatives of state and municipal enterprises, authorities and social organizations suggested staff proposals of regional industry involving a new generation of young professionals.
Director of the Ilizarov Centre Alexander Gubin proposed a project “Medicine of the future” based on increas of the patient flow which should impact development of the medical care service and demand for highly qualified professionals.
The I Russian-Chinese Congress of Neurosurgeons was held on the 18-20th of October in Ufa (Russia). The meeting was organized by collaboration of Associations of neurosurgeons of Russia and China. Specialists of the Ilizarov Centre took an active part in the congress. Sergey Lulin, the Head of spinal surgery department, presented a talk on “Role and perspectives of mini-invasive surgery in degenerative diseases of spine”.
Besides, on October, 3-4 a workshop on the endoscopic spinal surgery was performed on the basis of Federal Centre of Tramatology in Barnaul (Russia).
Method of Flexible Intramedullary Nailing (FIN) in reconstructive surgery has been used in the Ilizarov Centre since 2001. A multicentral study of bioactive osteoinductive coating for flexible implants unites researchers of National Research Polytechnic University of Tomsk, University Hospitals of Geneva (H.U.G.) and Ilizarov Centre under supervision of Prof. Arnold Popkov. Results of experimental study and clinical application of osteoinductive FIN study were presented in H.U.G. by D.Popkov. These materials can be found in the article The use of flexible intramedullary nails in limb lengthening published in Expert Review of Medical Devices.
A famous Russian pop-singer Shura visited our Clinic for consultation. In his Instagram Shura posted a picture with doctors and signed it: Here is my family for January and February, I’ll be brand-new!!”
The Russian scientific-practical conference with international participation “Topical issues of complex rehabilitation of children with diseases of nervous system and loco-motor system in rehabilitation clinic” was held in Moscow. The experience of Ilizarov Centre in this sphere was presented by Sergey Leonchuk, Head of the department # 6 of the Clinic of Neuroorthopedics. His talk was about correction of orthopedic disorders in children.
By the way, S.Leonchuk became a nominee of the independent contest of public activists, social and industrial projects of the Kurgan "Blossom of Russia". Annually over 70 young representatives of different regional spheres of activity take part in the contest.
The very first volume of Journal of Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction was issued on November 5, 2015, it was presented during the ILLRS Congress in Miami, Fl (USA). Now it is indexed in Index Copernicus International.
JLLR, Official Publication for Association of study & Application of methods of Ilizarov (ASAMI-BR) & International Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (ILLRS), is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at www.jlimblengthrecon.org. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository.
Director of the Ilizarov Center Alexander Gubin, MD, PhD, AOSpine education officer presents Russia in the Editorial board of the journal.
The journal covers technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of limb lengthening deformity correction, treatment of nonunions, bone gaps, infections, post tumor reconstruction, congenital limb anomalies. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.
- September, 28
The national conference of nurses “ Professional competence of the hospital nurse” was held in the Ilizarov Centre. Over 200 participants from Russia and Kazakhstan, 100 students of the Kurgan medical college take part in the scientific and practical parts of the event.
Out-door mobile exhibition of local photographers “Nature of Zauralye” is located in front of the main entrance of the Ilizarov Centre. It is dedicated to the year of ecology in Russia and supported by grant of Ural youth forum “Morning-2017”.
A new alley dedicated to veterans appeared in Centre’s park. Pupils of the School # 43 named after G.Ilizarov and pensioners of the clinic planted 30 trees.
GuestsfromUlan-Bator (Mongolia) visited Kurgan orthopedic clinic. Three medical specialists discussed the following collaboration with Russian orthopedists in education and sharing of experience, visited operation hall and pilot plant.
Over 1000 delegates participated in the medical conference “BioTechMed-2017” in Gelendgik (Krasnodar region). The Ilizarov Centre was presented by A.Gubin, speaker of implants and orthopedic equipment section. The aim of the conference was to introduce new devices by young specialists, some of them will later appear in hospitals and policlinics of the country.
- September, 7
The hall of the Ilizarov Centre has changed the art collection, now the walls are decorated with a paintings of Irina Aroslanova, a talented artist, professor of the Art school and member of Russian union of artists. The core work of the exhibition is a historical triptych “Legend of Kurgan” depicting a beautiful Asian princess Nazieh and austere khan Kadyr.
The International Meeting “Ilizarov Readings ” has been accredited by the EACCME® with 12 CME credits
The EACCME (the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). The aim of a CME system is to assure a high level of theoretic and clinical competences throughout the working life of medical specialists. The EAACI CME Accreditation Committee guarantees that the CME programmes are of a high scientific and educational standard in agreement with the European and American CME systems.
The International Meeting “Ilizarov Readings” is designated for a maximum of 12 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.
Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
To convert EACCME credits, please contact the respective national accreditation body for more information.
- 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.