Orthopaedic Clinic of Academician Ilizarov for 7 years collaborate with the team of professional pilots KAMAZ-master. The collaboration began in 2006 when Ilgizar Mardeev was in the Kurgan hospital with a serious thigh injury. The director of the KAMAZ-master Team, Vladimir Chagin was also treated there. Now , former patients of the Ilizarov Center are in perfect physical shape and continue to participate in international competitions. Just a week before the start of the rally Dakar-2013 another crew member of the Russian team Andrey Karginov was treated in the casualty department of the center. Physicians task was to speed up the process of union of a bone and the patient's recovery.
Within the framework of collaboration, doctors of the Center organise the medical examination of pilots and team members in Naberezhnye Chelny.
One of the occupational risks for pilots of race truck is a compression spine fracture. Shaking while overcoming off-road and heavy helmet which weighs more than 12 kg together with all equipment provoke a spinal injury. The cervical spine is particularly affected. After the last examination in Chelny doctors of the Ilizarov Center started to give advice to our pilots distantly, by means of the Internet.
In 2012, the mutual cooperation of the KAMAZ-master Team and the Ilizarov Center was supported by placing the Ilizarov Center's logo on the cabin of race trucks.
Website of the company: www.ilizarov.ru