Belarus, as the whole of Europe, has experienced arctic weather. Unfortunately, there injuries and frostbites affected Belarusians too. How much work did doctors have these days? The guest of the program is Alexander Sitnikov, Ph.D., candidate of science, the head of the Laboratory of Traumatology for adulthood of the Republican Scientific Practical Center for Traumatology and Orthopedics.
Do you have any information about the number of victims in those January days?
Alexander Sitnikov, Ph.D., candidate of science, the head of the Laboratory of Traumatology for adulthood of the Republican Scientific Practical Center for Traumatology and Orthopedics:
Traumatic surgeons are afraid not so much of ground surface icing but of intensely cold weather. This is not really our specialization. But when temperature falls, chances to slip and fall increase, because of people go out on streets. Since the beginning of the frosts, 134 people in Minsk have slipped and gotten one or another injury. We have developed a lot of surgical techniques for treatment of injuries and orthopedic diseases. Various metal structures are used in this high-tech industry. Plaster bandages in severe fractures are the past stage. Fractures that do not require heavy surgeries still may be treated with the help of gypsum or plastic. There are two different traumatology sciences, 15-20 years ago and now.
Now, Belarusian advanced technologies allow restoring the function of the hand or foot very quickly.