LONG-TERM RESEARCH
OF PROFESSOR SERDYUK

LONG-TERM RESEARCH OF
PROFESSOR SERDYUK

 

The work is devoted to studying of the causes of spinal pathologies including scoliosis and spinal pain, etc., as well as their relationship with internal diseases. Clinical and experimental studies led professor Serdyuk to scientific discovery - "The pattern of development of the internal diseases in adults as a consequence of spinal deformities in childhood" (diploma NO 1 (link to diploma), issued by Ukrainian International Academy of Original Ideas, 1.12.1995).

 

The second discovery in vertebrology made by professor Serdyuk is a new theory of the etiology and pathogenesis of idiopathifc scoliosis - "The pattern of development of scoliotic spinal deformity on the basis of instability zones in all parts of the spine arising as a consequence of unilateral hypertonus of spinal erectors due to asymmetric functioning of the cerebral hemispheres" (diploma NO 5 (link to diploma), ​​issued by Ukrainian International Academy of Original Ideas, 16.01.2008).

 

Analysis of the own clinical material (more than 6900 patients with idiopathic scoliosis and spinal pain) gained by professor Serdyuk for the period from 1996 to 2010 is presented in the monograph (link to a monograph in online form which can be downloaded for free to attract customers) "Scoliosis and spinal pain syndrome: new understanding of their origin and ways of successful treatment".

 

The monograph was presented at the meeting of the Odessa section of Ukrainian Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology in November 2010, as well the same year at the XV Congress of Ukrainian Association of Orthopedics and Traumatology (Dnepropetrovsk) in the form of the report "A new understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of idiopathic scoliosis".

In March 2011, the monograph was presented in the Royal College of Surgeons of England (London, UK) at the 12th International Symposium on the problems of scoliosis, the report "Idiopathic scoliosis and the mechanisms of its development"

 

In September of the same year the monograph was
presented in Prague (Czech Republic) at the XXV World Congress on Orthopedics and Traumatology (Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie, SICOT), the report - "A new understanding of the etiology and pathogenesis of idiopathic scoliosis."

 

In November 2012 the monograph was presented in
Dubai (United Arab Emirates) at joint meeting of SICOT and Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology of UAE, the report "New effective conservative treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis by restoring physiologically correct biomechanics of spinal muscles using orthopedic insoles and magneto-acoustic therapy".

 

17-19 October 2013 in India (Hyderabad) the
English version of the monograph was presented at 34th World Congress of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology (SICOT).

 

 

19-22 October, 2014 in Brazil (Rio de Janeiro) the English version of the monograph was presented at 46th World Summit of Orthopedics and Traumatology (SBOT).

 

17-19 September 2015 in China (Gandzhou) the English version of the monograph was presented at 36th World Congress of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology (SICOT).

 

8-10 September 2016 in Italy (Rome) the English
version of the monograph was presented at 37th World Congress of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology (SICOT).

 

A detailed description of the new theory on the origin and development of idiopathic scoliosis is presented in a scientific paper by professor Serdyuk "Idiopathic scoliosis and the mechanisms of its development" (Kiev, "News of orthopedics, traumatology and prosthetics", number 3, 2010, p. 19-26).

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Furthermore, from 1974 professor Serdyuk makes reconstructive orthopedic surgeries and has accumulated unique experience in surgical treatment of patients with flaccid paralysis of the lower limbs due to spinal cord injury or poliomyelitis. Department of orthopedics and traumatology, whose curator is professor Serdyuk, is a part of the Odessa trauma center (director Professor YV Sukhin), which is the leading medical institution performing such surgeries in Ukraine.

Effective surgeries allow paralyzed and disabled patients to move independently with crutches, and later without them after restoration of muscle strength. After such treatment the former patients begin to drive, to study (even medicine), return to an active social life as fully productive members of society, etc.

 

Professor Serdyuk took an active part in the development of complex surgical procedures for the treatment of disabled children and adults, suffering from the consequences of cerebral palsy

Professor Serdyuk and his colleagues successfully treat virtually all types of post-traumatic, congenital and acquired deformities (flatfoot, valgus deviation of the toe, degeneration of the palmar aponeurosis – Dupuytren's contracture, flexion and extension contractures of limbs, etc.). Limb-lengthening surgeries are also performed.

Patients with post-traumatic flaccid lower paraplegia before and after surgical treatment.

 

Patients with spastic diplegia (Little's disease) before and after surgery.

 

Posttraumatic deformity of the right lower leg before and after surgery.

 

The consequences of cerebral palsy - equinus foot before and after Achilles tendon lengthening.

 

The consequences of poliomyelitis – paralysis of tibialis anterior muscle, spastic strephopodia (talipes equinovarus) before and after surgical treatment.

 

The consequences of poliomyelitis – flaccid paralysis and 8 cm left leg shortening. Before and after surgery with leg lengthening using the Ilizarov apparatus for external fixation. Complete recovery of bearing function.

 

Posttraumatic deformity of the right lower limb. Before and after corrective osteotomy.

 

The consequences of poliomyelitis – flaccid paralysis and 9 cm left leg shortening. Non-weightbearing leg. Before and after surgery. Leg lengthening was performed using the Ilizarov external fixation. Recovery of bearing function.