The Turner scientific research Institute for children’s orthopedics is the largest state clinic in Russia, the main scientific research and treatment and diagnostic center of our country, capable of solving any problems in the field of pediatric orthopedics and traumatology.
‘‘Our Institute really can be considered unique. Recently, we have introduced the
latest methods of diagnosis and treatment of congenital and acquired disorders of
the musculoskeletal system, starting from the earliest age. The surgical program
of early treatment of children with deep extensive burns is substantiated and
actively used. Systems of early conservative treatment of children with congenital
clubfoot, with hip dysplasia, since the period of newborns, have been created.
Constant attention is paid to the development of new diagnostic methods
- ultrasonographic (including the stage of fetal development), endoscopic,
computer and magnetic resonance imaging, X-ray densitometry.
The next stage in the development of the Institute was in December 2012 after
the ceremonial opening of the Consultative Diagnostic and Training Center in
reconstructed historical building on Lakhtinskaya Street, 10, which can rightly be
called the cradle of the Turner Institute for Children’s Orthopedics. It was built in
1911-1914 on the instructions of Henry Turner on the project of the architect N.
Brodovich specially to accommodate the shelter for children with developmental
disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Reconstruction of this building with an
area of more than 4.6 thousand sq. m. started in June 2010 and was completed
in December 2012. The Center is equipped with medical diagnostic facilities that
have the characteristics of the latest technical world developments, and robotic
simulators for rehabilitation. The Center has all the necessary conditions for the
admission, diagnosis and treatment of children with musculoskeletal disorders.
Minimally invasive surgical interventions are carried out; a day hospital is open
In total, the Institute’s clinic includes 500 beds for children with injuries of the
musculoskeletal system and has 9 specialized surgical departments, rehabilitation
department, robotic rehabilitation department, operating unit with anesthesiology
and intensive care department, laboratory units, accompanying and support
Friendly scientific relations with foreign countries such as Sweden, Denmark,
Poland, Austria, the USA, Australia, etc. are actively supported in the field of
topical issues of children’s orthopedic and trauma surgery, joint scientific research
is carried out.
I would like to point out that the outstanding team of scientists and physicians
recognized both in Russia and abroad works in the Institute today’’.
- Director of the Institute,
Chief pediatric orthopedic and trauma surgeon of St. Petersburg,
Honored Doctor of the Russian Federation,
MD, PhD, Professor,
Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.