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.
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
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.
- October, 31
The “Regional festival of science – 2017” took place this year in the Kurgan State Agricultural Academy named after T.S.Maltsev”. The aim of the event is involving young children into the research activity, to make the science attractive to them. Over 200 pupils participated in the festival.
An educational platform “Medical sciences” was moderated by a senior researcher of laboratory of biochemistry of the Ilizarov Centre A.N.Nakoskin, PhD. Two workshops were held: “New orthopedic methods” and “Capacity of the Ilizarov device”.
- November, 1
A two-week-long educational course of rehabilitology was held in the Centre for all the specialist involved in the process of physical rehabilitation of orthopedic and trauma patients including neurologists and orthopedic surgeons. Ekaterina Klochkova, an invited lecturer (non-commercial organization “Physical rehabilitation”, St. Petersburg) introduced notions of physical therapy and ergotherapy.
- November, 1
On the 1st-2nd of November a seminar on cosmetic prosthetics of finger defects and facial bone loss was held on the basis of Clinic of reconstructive-plastic surgery and hand surgery of the Ilizarov Centre. Specialist from Moscow Laboratory of facial prosthetics ProtezStudio presented a work-shop of making individual cosmetic prosthesis for finger stumps.
- November, 10
Doctors from the Ilizarov Centre and Kurgan City Hospital # 2 met for the rounds of the traumatological department of city hospital. Two clinics collaborate in the frame of Kurgan Medical Cluster.
- November, 15
Doctors from Kurgan congratulated their colleagues from Bangladesh orthopedic BARI IIZAROV CENTRE with the 20-th anniversary of the clinic. They participated in the training course dedicated to this jubilee and presented a video to Dr Bari with the best wishes from Kurgan. Dr Bari is a frequent guest of the Russian Ilizarov Centre, in 2016 he received the title of Honorary Professor. Video by link
- November, 17 - 19
The annual tourist exhibition “YugraTour 2017” took place in Khanty-Mansiysk for the 16th time. Ten region of Russian Federation participated in it. Over 50 patients were consulted on the stand of Kurgan Medical Cluster during the three days of exhibition by specialists of the Ilizarov Centre Oleg Kolchev, Artem Resnik and Yegor Filatov.
- November, 23
Five years ago the sculpture of a dog “They serve to science” appeared in the Ilizarov Centre park. The artist Ludmila Laperdina created this monument inspired by a photo of a real shepherd participating in the experimental series.
- November, 25
Administration of the Moscow hospice “House with a beacon” invited the expert in neuroorthopedics Dmitry Popkov for consultations of children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy, osteogenesis imperfecta. 21 children from 43 examined ones will be operated in the Clinic of neuroorthopedics of the Ilizarov Centre in the next year.
The journal Genij Ortopedii has been evaluated for inclusion in Scopus by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB). The review of this title is now complete and the CSAB has advised that the title will be accepted for inclusion in Scopus.
For your information, the reviewer comments are copied below:
"The Ilizarov method is of course known to all surgeons, and this journal should be a deserved addition to the world's literature".
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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.