The first in the country biomechanical laboratory was founded in 1934 on the initiative on M.I. Sytenko. It was headed by such prominent scientists as Professor L.P. Nikolajev (1934-1954), Professor O.V. Nedrigajlova (1954-1968), V.A. Pogrebnjak, Cand.Med.Sci, (1974-2001).
L.P. Nikolajev has defined the major goal of orthopedic biomechanics: assessment of mechanical characteristics and processes of the locomotor system, O.V. Nedrigajlova studied the peculiarities of anthropology, physical development, sports biomechanics.
B.A. Pogrebnjak developed and enhanced the methods and devices to assess biomechanical disorders at various orthopedic diseases, Z.M. Miteleva continued the work on biomechanical justification of operative intervention on joints and long bones, as well as the development of technical solutions to implement primary spinal cord stabilization technologies.
Major areas of work:
- creation of simulators and models to conduct, plan and assess experimental surgeries;
- research of connective tissue functioning in conditions of normal and abnormal load;
- development of limb bones and spine segments stabilization methods.
- conceptual, mathematical and full-scale modeling of various locomotive segments with normal and pathologic functioning of the locomotor system.
- development of new methods to examine patients, as well as new diagnostics criteria;
- biomechanical justification of surgical intervention and the principles of treating patients with locomotor system injuries.