«The New Indian Express» published an article about successful treatment of neglected trauma patients with the Ilizarov method by Dr Shibu John Varkey, a former Fellow of the Ilizarov Centre (Kurgan, Russia).
ASAMI of India and Russia develop solid collaboration; annually the Ilizarov Centre welcomes several Indian doctors to take part in Fellowship, training courses and conferences. But Dr Shibu is unique, as he spent 4 years in Kurgan Ilizarov Centre (1997-2001), learnt Russian and got a PhD from the Ilizarov Centre on complex study of muscles in tibial lengthening. Now he treats around 50 patients daily, six days a week at the St. Thomas Hospital, Chethipuzha using the Ilizarov method.
On the basis of the order №500 dated 08.07.2016 of Ministry of Healthcare of Russian Federation the post of Chief Consultative Traumatologist and Orthopedist of the Ural Federal District is attributed to the CEO of the Ilizarov Centre, Alexander Gubin, MD, PhD.
Duties of the of chief traumatologist and orthopedist of the district include establishing development priorities of traumatology and orthopedics of the Ural District, tactic decision making to decrease the level of traumatism, introduction of modern medical technologies, participation in planning of staffing, etc.
The Kurgan region team of improvement of investment climate successfully defended the project in the President Academy (Moscow). The project deals with creation of the international rehabilitation centre of orthopedics and trauma on the basis of the Ilizarov Centre. It suggests construction of sports and recreation area, apart-hotel, development of transport infrastructure, associated business. The perspective is to unite 8 hospitals, medical equipment factory and innovation institutes in the frame of “Kurgan medical cluster”.
A new playing module is mounted on the playground of Ilizarov park. It is a sensory labyrinth for handicapped children. The opening of the labyrinth was dedicated to the International Day of Peace. A sponsor of the project is the “EKAMED” company, a long-standing partner of the Ilizarov Centre. The labyrinth construction is accessible for children of different age and capacities including those on wheel-chairs. This playground is a part of the Centre’s concept of so-called “Friendly environment”. The idea is to give as much comfort to patients during their treatment in the clinic as possible, to create a home-like atmosphere for children, to distract them from stress and to stimulate rehabilitation and social adaptation.
The international masterclass on “Application of the Ilizarov transosseous osteosynthesis and intramedullary blocking nail in treatment of long bone pathologies in small pets” was held on the 19-20th of September in Jelgava, Latvia.
The training was guided by senior researcher of the Ilizarov Center Andrey Emanov on the base of veterinary faculty of Latvian Agricultural University. Fifteen attendees – veterinary surgeons from the European Union (Latvia, Lithuania) participated in the masterclass.