The 2nd National Symposium on Reconstructive Limb Surgery (II Otwockie Sympozjum Rekonstrukcji Kończyn) took place in Otwock, Poland on the 21-22 of June . The venue - Gruca Orthopaedic And Trauma Teaching Hospital – was the first place visited by Gavriil Ilizarov during his trip to Poland at the time.
The president of EPOS Pr Jarosław Czubak invited European experts in various spheres of orthopedic surgery to share their experience. Pr Dmitry Popkov (Ilizarov Center, Russia) spoke on treatment of deformities in children with metabolic osteopathies and performed demonstrative surgeries applying hexapodal external fixators associated with flexible intramedullary nailing. Results of application of new techniques in limb lengthening will be included in multicentral research study that has been holding by the Ilizarov Center with colleagues from France, Switzerland, Serbia and USA.
Experimental department of the Ilizarov Center celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. A curious case was presented by veterinarians – a sheep with frostbitten limbs was provided with foot-ankle prostheses. The sheep named Bechamel well recovered after the procedure and gained 6 kilograms. The second stage of treatment will be surgery of osseointegration.
The 14th International Congress on Deformity Correction started in Cairo, Egypt under the aegis of Egyptian Orthopedic Association. The president of EOA Pr Gamal Ahmed Hosny is an old friend of the Ilizarov Center and its Professor Emeritus since 2016.
The conference brought together scientists from Egypt, Switzerland, Ukraine, Malaysia, USA, India, China. Russia was represented by the CEO of the Ilizarov Center Dr Alexander Gubin, who lectured on surgery of the cervical spine, Ilizarov paradigm and organization of work in limb lengthening and reconstruction center.
A doctor from Beijing rehabilitation hospital came to Kurgan for a month-long Ilizarov training course. Dr Jiancheng Zang participates in the exchange program under the recently signed bilateral agreement between the Ilizarov Center and Beijing clinic.
Kurgan Medical Cluster with its anchor - Ilizarov Center - presented its stand on the INNOPROM-2018 exhibition in Yekaterinburg. For the 8th time the big annual event hosts over 600 leading companies from 105 countries under the aegis of Ministry of Industry and Trade of RF.
The Ilizarov Center demonstrated several projects; some of them were recognized best startups of the year in Russia. Navigation in spinal surgery, bioelectric potentialometer, Ilizarov fixator components with bioactive covering, osseointegration, 3D modeling of joints, vertebrae and cranioimplants were presented by specialists from Kurgan.
A complicated and effective technique of halo-gravity has been successfully applied already in the fifth patient with spinal deformity in the Clinic of spinal pathologies and rare diseases of the Ilizarov Center. The head of the clinic Dr Sergey Ryabykh comments that it concerns a low-aggressive extension of the spine in patients of young age with totally different pathologies; natural mobility of the spine allows partial deformity correction followed by final correction within one surgical session instead of multy-staged surgical treatment.
The artist Yuriy Rysikhin visited the Ilizarov Center Museum where his painting is exhibited. The biggest artistic object of the Museum was created and given as a gift 31 years ago, when the artist had learned about the genius from Siberia. In 1987 Yuriy came to Kurgan and made this symbolic canvas resembling Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus”. The artist told how impressed he was by doctor Ilizarov, his young colleagues, their ability to cure people and “create beauty”. All the persons on the painting had real prototypes and were sketched from life.
International Department of the Ilizarov Center celebrates its 30th anniversary.
The Ilizarov Readings 2018 has been successfully held from the 14 till 16th of June in Kurgan. The program of three days was presented in two halls “Distraction” and “Compression” including seminars, lectures and presentations of outstanding international masters of orthopedics. Over 300 delegates from 10 countries participated in this annual meeting. This year the museum of orthopedics and traumatology, a unique exposition reciting the history of the Ilizarov Center, invited all the participants to celebrate its 25-th anniversary.
Ilizarov Readings 2018have been accredited by the EACCME® with 21 CME credits
May 2, 2018
Ilizarov Centre at the Global Spine Congress
The 7th meeting of Global Spine Congress took place on May 2-5, 2018 in Singapore. GSP is a large international congress, which gathers a thousand of neurosurgeons from all over the world. Participants of the congress exchange ideas, discuss state-of-the-art technologies and inventions in spinal surgery.
The Ilizarov Centre was represented by Head of the Clinic of Spinal Pathology and Rare Diseases, Dr.SergeyO.Ryabykh, MD, head of trauma and orthopaedic department No10 Dr.OksanaG.Prudnikova, MD, Dr.EgorFilatov, orthopaedic surgeon, spinal surgeon and head of international department Valentina V.Kamysheva.
May 4, 2018
We are deeply saddened by the loss of DoctorJean Prevot, our friend and colleague, ex-president of ASAMI France, Visiting Professor of the Ilizarov Centre. Professor Jean Prevot did a lot for spreading the Ilizarov method; he was one of the first who started teaching it in France. ASAMI France was created in 1985 with participation of Professor Jean Prevot; and he was the head of it from 1994 till 1996. Professor Jean Prevotvisited Kurgan Ilizarov Centre many times (in 1986,1988, 1991,1996, 2000). He was a friend and colleague of Professor G.A.Ilizarov. We will never forget this outstanding person, good friend and excellent surgeon.He will be truly missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife, children and grandchildren.
May 9, 2018
Victory day is the sacred holiday for each of us, symbol of courage and valor of our people. On this day we remember our heroes – our fathers and grandfathers who protected our Motherland.
May 14, 2018
Ilizarov Centre at the International Foot and Ankle Mega Course Arthroscopy, Fore-, Mid- and Hindfoot Surgery
International Foot and Ankle Course took place on April 7-28, 2018 in Munich, Germany. Dr.SergeyLeonchuk, head of trauma and orthopaedic department No6 of the Ilizarov Centre took part in the course. The meeting included lectures and workshops on ankle arthroscopy, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, surgeries on all parts of the foot and ankle trauma.
May 16, 2018
Ilizarov Centre at the “2018 AOSpine Advanced Seminar - Long-term effects of spinal surgery for various spine pathologies”
“2018 AOSpine Advanced Seminar - Long-term effects of spinal surgery for various spine pathologies” takes place from May 31 to June 1, 2018 in Moscow.
This two-day course will cover various aspects of spinal surgery with the focus on long-term effects. Interactive lectures, discussions of clinical cases, discussions between lecturers and participants will help to get answers to these and other questions.
• Dan Riew, United States of America
• Richard Assaker, Lille, France
• Lorin M. Benneker, Bern, Switzerland
• Marcel Ivanov, Sheffield, United Kingdom
• Alexander Gubin, Kurgan
• Alexander Mushkin, Saint-Petersburg
• Dmitry Ptashnikov, Saint-Petersburg
• Sergey Ryabykh, Kurgan
• Vadim Byvaltsev, Irkutsk
The seminar is intended for surgeons and other healthcare professionals involved in management of spinal patients with work experience 3-10 years and more, in diagnostics and surgical treatment of various spinal pathologies, including trauma, infection and degenerative conditions.
May 17, 2018
Meeting of the International Friendship Club at the Ilizarov Centre
Yet another meeting of the International Friendship Club took place at the Ilizarov Centre on May 16, 2018. The new guest of the Club Dr.TravisLangan, DPM, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, USA) made his presentation at the meeting. He talked about his city, his hospital and showed several clinical cases.
May 20, 2018
International Day of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon
History of this holiday startswith the profession itself. These doctors were in demand because of wars and conflicts leading to injuries. For a long time traumatology was a part of surgery; and in the XX century it was recognized as independent. Dr.G.A.Ilizarov made a revolution in trauma and orthopaedics by introducing his new method for bone healing in 1951.
More than 12000 patients undergo treatment at the Ilizarov Centre every year. According to statistics, 1,211,837 traumas were registered by state medical institutions of the Ural Federal District in 2017.
May 21, 2018
Scientific and practical conference “Orthotherapy: interdisciplinary interrelation in clinical orthotics and rehabilitation” gathered about 150 participants in Saint-Petersburg on May 18-19, 2018. The two-day program included 39 reports and 3 lectures on orthotherapy and rehabilitation. There were 9 workshops on application of thermoplastic materials for express-orthotics with participation of doctors of the Ilizarov Centre.
According to the President of the Conference Dr. Alexander V.Gubin this Conference is unique because it united orthopaedic surgeons, rehabilitation professionals, orthotists, neurologists – various specialists who provide medical care to severe patients. In real life these professionals work in different departments; it is important to bring them together in order to achieve successful result.
May 22, 2018
New issue of the Ilizarov Journal of Clinical and Experimental Orthopaedics (volume 24, No2, 2018) is in preparation
Release of the new issue of the Ilizarov Journal of Clinical and Experimental Orthopaedics will coincide with the Annual Scientific and Practical Conference “Ilizarov Readings”, which is scheduledfor June 14-16, 2018.
The journal starts with a review article on management of juxta- and intra-articular fractures of the lower limbs. There are three articles in the section “Traumatology” and ten publications in the section “Orthopaedics”. Section “Vertebrology” contains articles on cervical spine pathology and lumbar spine degenerative spondylolisthesis. There are two clinical cases on application of carbon implants in spinal surgery and management of periprosthetic fracture of the humerus. The issue concludes with two reviews on modern tendencies in management of spinal herniation using video-endoscopic technique and bone transport for posttraumatic defects of long bones.
Authors and readers are invited; we are looking forward to interesting publications and guarantee that everyone will find useful information and new knowledge in the journal.
May 28, 2018
Collaboration of the Ilizarov Centre and Rehabilitation hospital affiliated to National Research Center for Rehabilitation, Beijing, China
Bilateral agreement on collaborationwas signed between Rehabilitation hospital affiliated to National Research Center for Rehabilitation, Beijing, China and Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre on May 28, 2018 in Beijing. The parties agreed on collaboration in the sphere of education and about exchange of experience on rehabilitation of patients. The visit of the Ilizarov Centre delegation was covered by Beijing TV.
Delegation of the Chinese hospital first visited the Ilizarov Centre in 2016 for the “Ilizarov Readings” Conference. One year later, in 2017, delegation of doctors from the Ilizarov Centre participated in the Chinese-Russian-Bangladesh Forum “Ilizarov method and limb restoration”, which took place in Beijing, China. In February 2018 two doctors of the Ilizarov Centre AnatoliySudnitsyn and ArtemReznik spent long time in Beijing sharing experience with their Chinese colleagues; they observed surgeries and participated in clinical discussions. As a part of their visit they took part in the 13th educational course “External fixation and limb restoration” and made reports on management of osteomyelitis at the Russian Ilizarov Centre and new techniques of distal limb prosthetics.
Rehabilitation hospital affiliated to National Research Center for Rehabilitation will become co-founder of the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Ilizarov Readings” on June 14-16, 2018. The second day of the Conference will start with the scientific program of the Chinese hospital.
May 29, 2018
Official visit of members of State Duma to the Ilizarov Centre
A delegation from Moscow visited the Ilizarov Centre on May 29, 2018. The delegation included members of State Duma, representatives of Legal Department of the Government of the Russian Federation, Administration of the Governor of Moscow region and Ministry of Culture of RF. The official guests got familiar with the work of the Centre; they saw the most complicated cases and modern equipment for rehabilitation of patients with consequences of infantile cerebral palsy.
March 15, 2018
A delegation of doctors from China visited Ilizarov Centre on March 12-23, 2018. They took part in the training course on the Ilizarov method of transosseous osteosynthesis. The training included observation of surgeries in the operating rooms, scrubbing for surgeries, workshops, discussion of various clinical cases. Every day participants of the training course could study complicated clinical cases: bone defects, infection, deformities and traumas of the locomotor system.
“Achilles heel” of the strongest woman in the world
Doctors of the Ilizarov Centre helped to cure nonhealing wound to the world champion in power extreme Marina Kigileva
Marina Kigileva, known to the pressmen as Marina Armor, was admitted to the Clinic of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery of the Ilizarov Centre with a nonhealing wound of the third (middle) left hand finger. Everything had started with removal of a papilloma from the finger using a widely known over-the-counter medication. It had resulted in a deep chemical burn of the finger, nonhealing wound and arthrosis of the finger.
“The patient had the nonhealing wound for four months. The wound was rather deep and the bottom of the wound was the joint. The burn damaged the tendons and the capsule of the joint. Motions were limited because of pain and swelling,” said Natalia Shikhaleva, MD, head of the Clinic of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery of the Ilizarov Centre.
Marina underwent surgical treatment of the wound, plasty of extensor-tendons and Ilizarov mini-fixator was applied for fixation of the finger. Doctors said that the healing was going well and the finger was recovering.
Marina said, “I am going to do exercises for the hand at home. Doctors promised that in 6-12 months I will be able to take part in the competitions again”.
Marina received the title of the world champion and the record in “Guinness Book of World Records” in 2009 when she pulled 175-tonn locomotive for 10 meters during 52 seconds. Now the famous athlete has 12 world records and 8 Russian records.
Marina Kigileva continued training while staying at the Ilizarov Centre in order to maintain fitness.
March 16, 2018
Traditionally the Ilizarov Journal of Clinical and Experimental Orthopaedics (Volume 24, No1, 2018) focuses on modern achievements in trauma and orthopaedics, spinal surgery and allied disciplines. There are two publications in the traumatology section of the journal. The authors from Saratov describe surgical treatment of juxta-articular fractures of the distal femur and their consequences using plates, nails and external fixation (65 patients).
In another publication from Uzbekistan the authors share their experience in management of lower limb injuries using their own device. Orthopaedic section of the journal is the largest and includes several publications. There are three publications of authors from the Ilizarov Centre in the section of the journal dedicated to spinal pathology. There is also an experimental study, three clinical cases and two literature reviews.
We are sure that every reader will gain new and useful information.
March 20, 2018
The musician and writer Mikhail Kazinik visited Kurgan. The famous violin player, music expert, art expert and poet Mikhail Kazinik performed in Kurgan on March 17 and March 19; he also delivered lectures-seminars. The musician spoke a lot about healing power of art. Mikhail Kazinik also visited the Ilizarov Centre, learned about the life of the hospital and its key values and saw the museum of the Centre.
March 22, 2018
Clinical psychologists of the Ilizarov Centre shared their experience with young colleagues
From February 12 till March 10, 2018 eleven students-psychologists of Kurgan State University had practical training at the Ilizarov Center. During the first two weeks the students attended lectures, discussed work of clinical psychologists, methods of study and psychological instruments. Then the study was conducted in trauma and orthopaedic departments 5, 6, 9, 11, 17, 18.
March 26, 2018
Mountain skiing after surgical treatment at the Ilizarov Centre
Rehabilitation is the key after acute multi-level interventions. The interesting and fascinating methods of rehabilitation are swimming and mountain skiing.
Patients of Clinic of Neuroorthopaedics actively use all possible forms of rehabilitation.
Club “Olympionic”arranges rehabilitation for children with infantile cerebral palsy.The program of rehabilitation by mountain skiing is conducted for people with cerebral palsy, autism, Dawn’s syndrome, disorders of eyesight and other disabilities.
March 26, 2018
Workshop for Surgut neurosurgeons
Head of neurosurgical department No15 Sergey Lyulin visited Surgut colleagues and conducted a two-day workshop on minimally invasive surgeries and the technique of endoscopic treatment of spinal herniation; he also did several surgeries.
Minimally invasive surgical treatment guarantees fast healing of the surgical wound so the recovery period becomes much shorter.
Sergey Lyulin, “There is no need to cut muscles, remove bone structure, ligaments etc. The operation becomes much smaller, but its efficiency remains the same. There are fewer complications after such surgeries compared to open ones.”