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Orthopedists from Russia, Germany and Kazakhstan train doctors with Sakhalin for endoprosthetics - EastRussia | Far East






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Orthopedists from Russia, Germany and Kazakhstan train doctors with Sakhalin for endoprosthetics

Eight specialized specialists from leading medical centers in Russia, Germany and Kazakhstan came to Sakhalin to share their experience with orthopedists from the regional clinical hospital and other health facilities in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. The island specialists will be introduced to the peculiarities of the installation of the knee endoprosthesis.

Endoprosthetics of the knee joint is its replacement with an artificial prosthesis made of modern and high-quality materials. Prosthetics are performed with persistent dysfunction of the joint, when there is no other way to cure the patient. Endoprostheses are high-tech constructions that allow patients to actively move, play sports and not experience any inconvenience. They can last 20 for years or more. According to the senior lecturer of the Department of Traumatology and Orthopedics of the Russian University of Peoples Friendship Denis Rimashevsky, this year in Russia they will perform about 120 thousand operations on the installation of such prostheses.

As the press service of the regional government informs, the endoprosthetics of the hip and knee joints on Sakhalin began with 2002 year. Initially, the doctors performed 10-15 similar operations per year, and now they do about a dozen times more. Patients with pathologies are referred to federal centers. According to the head of the orthopedic department of the regional clinical hospital Vladimir Nikolaev, the need for endoprosthetics is growing every year, specialists associate this with an increase in life expectancy. Also, problems with joints often occur in people who are overweight.

On Sakhalin, a team of doctors will spend four days. Similar trips have become traditional, in 2017 14 specialists came to the islands to share best practices in the field of pediatrics.