Origins of Amputee Hockey
Amputee Hockey World Team
Computer Center for Children
The host and the guest teams, Czech Republic, Prague, October 14, 2003
Czech Republic Becomes 5th Country with Amputee Hockey Team
In collaboration with the Sparta Club, The Czech Sports Organization for
Physically Disabled, the Russian Disabled Hockey Federation, and the Finnish
Standing Ice Hockey Association, the International Institute for Prosthetic
Rehabilitation of Landmine Survivors (IPRLS) organized a
10-minute exhibition match of amputee standing ice hockey. The match was played
during the first intermission of Sparta's scheduled match on October 14, 2003,
at the T-Mobile Sparta Ice Arena in Prague.
Read the full version of October 14 press release
|James Pfeiffer of Boston and
the specialists: St. Petersburg Albecht Center team, which developed and made James' special suit, November
Five-years of US-Russian Partnership Program in Prosthetics and
On July 24, 2003, the International Institute for Prosthetic Rehabilitation
of landmine Survivors (IPRLS), Tufts University School of Medicine, and the
New England Sinai Hospital and Rehabilitation Center (NESHRC), in
collaboration with Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society/Association
for the Study and Application of the Methods of Ilizarov-North America,
conducted US-Russian Symposium on Ilizarov Method in Acute Trauma.
The Symposium marked a five-year collaboration under the US-Russian
Partnership Program in Prosthetics and Rehabilitation, established in 1998
between Tufts and St. Petersburg Albrecht Center for Occupational Expertise,
Prosthetics and Rehabilitation. Read the
BostonGlobe Article >>
August 12, 2003
| How It All Started
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|After the game: April 1, 2003
April 25, 2003
| Seven landmine survivor leg amputees, who
were the delegates of the International Campaign to Ban
Land Mines (ICBL) Intersessional Standing Committees Meeting in Geneva,
came from St. Petersburg, Russia, on February 1, 2003
two days before the meeting started.
They rushed to the Skating rink of Vernets to be in time for the Genève-Servette - Rapperswil (Bern).
They have been there not as spectators, but rather as participants in a unique demonstration.
Read more >>
|The first US-Russian
Amputee Hockey Match. May 10, 2002, St. Petersburg, Russia.
December 1, 2002
| Beginning of Amputee Hockey and Participation of Amputee Hockey Players in the Public Events: the article was published in the journal of Russian prosthetists and orthotists's guild,
Vestnik, 4(10)2002, pp. 68-71. It was also posted at ICBL website.
Dr.Konstantin Scherbina, Deputy Director of the Albrecht Institute, Dr. Mark
Pitkin, Director of the IPRLS, and Dr. Timur Chiminava, Head of the Children
Amputee Clinic of the Albrecht Institute with recent pediatric
patients. |February 26, 2002
New techniques in stump revision and reconstruction developed at the St.
Petersburg Albrecht Institute of Prosthetics are applied to children with
traumatic and congenital stump complications and abnormalities.
These techniques allow for successful prosthetic management and rehabilitation.
Strategies and medical indications for microsurgical
reimplantation to form load-bearing stumps were among the topics of a special
conducted on February 19, 2002 at the Albrecht Institute in St. Petersburg,
January 19, 2002 |
Vladimir Kulemin, who lost both legs in a landmine explosion in Afganistan, has
underwent reconstructive surgery and received new prosthetic
legs at the St. Petersburg Albrecht Institute of Prosthetics.
Buisness News story)
28, 2001 | US
Civilian Research & Development Foundation has selected Proposal #11030
("Biomechanical Evaluation of the Prosthetic Rolling Joint Foot and
Development of a Methodology to Minimize the Pressure on Stump")
for an award under the 2001 Cooperative Grants. Co-principal
invistigators for the study are Konstantin Scherbina, MD, Sci. D.,
and Mark Pitkin, Ph.D.
Amputee Hockey World Team salutes other participants of the Night of a Thousand Dinners|
| Current IPRLS Project: Amputee
Hockey World Team (AHWT).
A recently formed team performed at the Russian National Rehabilitation Congress in St. Petersburg.
A registered event of the Night of a Thousand Dinners, the game between the World Team and a team of Russian able-bodied players
ended in a win for AHWT: 7:6! After the match, AHWT players met with a group of Russian kids (
|St. Petersburg Elks take to ice in Helsinki, Finland