Spinal Pathology. Sports Injuries / Arthroscopy


The Scientific Department of Minimal Invasive and Instrumental Spinal Surgery:

Radchenko Volodymyr
D.Med.Sc., Professor, Deputy Director of Research Scientific, Head of Department, Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine, State Prize Winner of Ukraine, President ISMISS (International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery), President SMISS (Society for Minimal and Instrumented Spinal Surgery), Member SICOT (Societe Internationale de Chirurhie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie), AAMISMS (American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine and Surgery); ISLASS (International Society of Laser and Percutaneous Procedures in Spinal Surgery); WScS (World Spinal Column Society); AO Spine International; EORS (European Orthopaedic Research Society), Orthopedic Trauma Doctor (Higher Category).
Skidanov Artem
Popsuishapka Kostiantyn
Perfiliev Oleksandr
Cand.Med.Sc., Researcher

Department of the Spine Diseases and Injuries:

Kutsenko Volodymyr
Head of Department, D.Med.Sc.
Popov A.
Cand.Med.Sc., Researcher
Karpinska O.
Engineer Category 2

Department of Vertebrology

Barkov Oleksandr
Head of Department, Cand.Med.Sc.
Bolkhovitin Pavlo
ESSKA Member(European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy), Cand.Med.Sc., Orthopedic Trauma Doctor (Higher Category). SPORT & MINIMALLY INVASIVE ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

The Scientific Department of Minimal Invasive and Instrumental Spinal Surgery:

The scientific department of minimal invasive and instrumental spinal surgery was founded in 2001 on the basis of the vertebrology department of Sytenko Institute, Since that time the department has been headed by Honored Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine Professor Volodymyr Radchenko, D.Med.Sc.

The department works on the development of new scientific direction of studying intervertebral disks regeneration with application of autologous transplants of disk’s cells.

Together with «Vostok-N» company there were developed metal transpedicular constructions of «MOST» system, instruments and techniques of spine stabilization that are used in surgical treatment of traumatic injuries, degenerative and oncology spine diseases.

The department studies peculiarities of application of so called dynamic fixators in surgical spine treatment. The department specialists work out new modern methods of scoliosis and spondylolisthesis treatment. A special «growing» construction «MOST-2» was developed by the department staff for spine correction and fixation for children between 8 -12 years old. This device for polyseg-mental fixation was approved by the STI of Ukraine as the best invention of 2001 in Ukraine.

There were developed and implemented: method of minimal invasive surgical treatment of patients with osteochondrosis, minimal invasive surgical treatment of patients with osteoporosis vertebra compression fracture. New methods of transdermal denervation of the facet joints were developed by the department specialists.

There are several international scientific organization that work on the basis of the department, and department specialists are members of these establishments, in particular: World Spine (board of directors), ISMISS (International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery, European Secretary), ISLASS (International Society of Laser Assisted in Spinal Surgery founding member), AAMISMS (American Academy of Minimally Invasive Spinal Medicine and Surgery), Ukrainian Association of Minimal Invasive and Instrumental Spinal Surgery (founding member).

Department of the Spine Diseases and Injuries:

The Department of Diseases and Spinal Injuries was established in 1965. In different years, the department was headed by Prof. Mykola Ivanovych Khvysyuk (1965 – 1977), Ph.D. Professor Gennady Khurlampovich Gruntovsky (1977 – 2005), since 2006 the department has been headed by MD. Volodymyr Kutsenko. Historically, surgical methods of treatment have been the main direction of treatment in the Department of the Spine Diseases and Injuries.

From 1965 to the present, spinal surgery has grown from its initial state into the highest field of orthopedics. For the first time in the 1970s, the technology of open anterior repositioning of the displaced vertebra and interbody spondylodesis in patients with spondylolisthesis was developed, which has been successfully implemented in surgical treatment worldwide. At the same time, a range of endoprotheses has been developed for the treatment of various spine formations with its injuries. Since the end of 80s, a new direction has taken an important part in scientific research i.e. the treatment of bone pathology with the use of biologically inert ceramics, these studies continue their improvement nowadays. In recent years, new data on the role of vertebral-pelvic imbalance in the etiology and pathogenesis of spondylolisthesis, mechanisms of spinal canal stenosis has been obtained.

The hardest patients from all over Ukraine and other countries are gathered in the department of vertebrology. Surgical treatment of injuries and pathologies of the spine after injuries, spondylolisthesis, osteochondrosis, instability, tumors is performed. A wide range of surgical interventions is used – from semi-closed operations on intervertebral discs to total removal of vertebrae in oncological diseases. In surgical interventions implants, endoprostheses from different types of ceramics, devices of transpedicular fixation of foreign and domestic manufactures are widely used.

The most significant achievements of the department are fundamental, theoretical and experimental studies of degenerative-dystrophic diseases and spinal injuries that have led to the development of vertebral surgery.

The department has published 5 monographs, more than 500 scientific works, obtained more than 50 copyright certificates and patents.


Head of Department

Radchenko Volodymyr, D.Med.Sc., Professor

Radchenko Volodymyr,
D.Med.Sc., Professor

Head of Department

Kutsenko Volodymyr, D.Med.Sc.

Kutsenko Volodymyr,

Head of Department

PhD Barkov Oleksandr

PhD Barkov Oleksandr


Відділ інструментальної та малоінвазивної хірургії хребта.

Хірургія хребта


Department of Vertebrology

Consultative and Diagnostic Department

Polyclinic Building, Floor 1 and 2

+38-057-725-14-20 (Record Department, Help Desk)
08:30 – 11:30 (Registration of patients from Monday to Friday)
To register you must have: passport, appointment card, X-rays.


Consultative and Diagnostic Department was established in 1924. The heads of the department at different times were: Professor V.O. Marks, Ya.A. Berdashkevich, V.S. Dudnik. On the initiative of Professor M.I.Sytenko, the first in the country orthopedic pediatric preventorium was founded in 1932.
For a long time, the work of the children’s department was headed by Ph.D. in Medical Sciences N.D. Matskevych.

Consultative and Diagnostic Department Staff:

Spiliotina Tetiana Volodymyrivna, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
children’s outpatient clinic, office №1
Yermak Tetiana Anatolivna, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
children’s outpatient clinic, office №1
Dudnik Viacheslav Sergiyovych, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
adult department, office №8
Kosterin Sergiy Borysovych, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
adult department, office. №4
Makolinets Kyrylo Vasylyovych, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
adult department, office №4
Fedotov Volodymyr Volodymyrovych
adult department, office. №2
Gruntovsky Andriy Gennadiyovych, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
adult department, office. №2
Berenov Kostyantyn Viktorovych, Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
adult department, office. №2

Areas of Scientific and Practical Activity:

  • development of diagnostics methods of spine, extremities and joints diseases and their consequences;
  • early diagnostics of malignant skeletal tumors;
  • development and implementation of new methods of conservative treatment and rehabilitation in orthopedic pathology.


Scientific areas:

  • spine and joints orthopedic problems;
  • spine and joints arthrology and trauma;
  • oncology in children and adults.


Patients who have applied for admission to the Institute Consultative Department have the opportunity to undergo a comprehensive examination in Institute laboratories and departments by modern investigation methods:

  • X-ray diagnostics;
  • pathophysiological examination:
    • electro-neuromyographic examination of neuromuscular system in case of musculoskeletal and peripheral nervous system pathology.
    • electroneuromyographic recording of spontaneous electrical activity in trunk and extremities muscles.
    • ultrasound examination of soft tissues and joints in case of musculoskeletal system disease.
    • ultrasound (Doppler) examination of the arteries and veins of extremities, neck.
    • ultrasound examination of abdominal organs and extra-abdominal space.
    • rheovasographic examination of extremities circulation function.
    • electrocardiogram recording and heart rate variability.
  • biomechanical investigation (determination of gravity center, functional support ability of lower extremities, stability of musculoskeletal system, change of strength and endurance of trunk muscles);
  • clinical and biochemical investigation of blood and urine to determine the metabolism:
    • hematological and general clinical analyses.
    • biochemical investigation: indices of protein, carbohydrate, lipid and mineral metabolism.
    • hemostasis system investigation.
    • performing investigation of bone and cartilage tissue condition using their metabolism markers.
    • immunological and immune-enzyme assays.
    • bacteriological investigation  to detect the sensitivity of isolated pathogens to chemotherapy.
  • investigation of structural components of connective tissue; immunological studies;
  • ultrasonic dopplerography.

Great importance in patients’ examination is given to the research in the laboratory of biomechanics 

  1. technique for measuring trunk muscles strength and endurance.
  2. technique for measuring strength and endurance of upper extremities muscles.
  3. technique for measuring strength and endurance of lower extremities muscles.
  4. technique of correcting foot deformity and limb shortening 
  5. determination of functional capacity of lower extremities.
  6. technique of investigation of musculoskeletal system stability in the transition process from standing to walking.
  7. technique for measuring volume of movement in the joints of upper extremities.
  8. technique for measuring volume of movement in the joints of lower extremities.
  9. method for measuring upper limb length.
  10. method for measuring lower limb length.
  11. method of investigation of foot surface (planthography).

Consultants of State Institution “Sytenko Institute of Spine and Joint Pathology NAMS Ukraine” Clinics at the Institute Polyclinic

Orthopedic Arthrology and Endoprosthetics Department
Filippenko V.O., Professor
Scientific and Organizational Department
Tankut V.O., Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor
Chief  Research Worker
Zhigun A.I., Doctor of Medical Sciences
Pediatric Orthopedics Clinic
Khmyzov S.O.,Professor & Mezentsev A.O., Doctor of Medical Sciences
Vertebrology Department
Radchenko V.O., Professor
Emergency Trauma Department
Matelyonok E.M., Doctor of Medical Sciences
Bone Oncology Department
Vyrva O.E., Professor
Biomechanics Laboratory
Tyazhelov O.A., Professor
Pathophysiology Laboratory
Kotulsky I.V., Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
Orthotics and Biomaterials Laboratory
Dynnik O.A., Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
Physiotherapy Department
Fedotova I.F., Ph.D. in Medical Sciences
Rehabilitation Department
Staude V.A., M.D. in Medical Sciences


History Department


Chernyshov Alexander, Ph.D.

Chernyshov Oleksandr,


к.м.н. Спіліотіна Тетяна Володимирівна
к.м.н. Ермак Тетяна Анатолівна
к.м.н. Дуднік В’ячеслав Сергійович
к.м.н. Костерін Сергій Борисович
к.м.н. Маколінець Кирило Васильович
к.м.н. Федотов Володимир Володимирович
к.м.н. Грунтовський Андрій Геннадійович
к.м.н. Беренов Костянтин Вікторович



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