PL - Laboratorium Nanostruktur
Instytut Wysokich Ciśnień PAN
EN - Laboratory of Nanostructures
Institute of High Pressure Physics PAS  

Application of GoHAP™ produced in Laboratory of Nanostructures in Veterinary

Photo 1. Cheetahs. Source: Municipal Zoological Garden in WarsawOn April 22, 2020, in the Municipal Zoological Garden in Warsaw, 4 kittens of Wilma and Fred's cheetahs were born. After a few months, it turned out that one of the kittens, and then the next limping and having problems with movement. Doctors after routine examinations RTG found that kittens suffer from Complicated fractures of the bones of the paws.

Photo 1. Cheetahs. Source: Municipal Zoological Garden in Warsaw

A decision was made to use a novel therapy, and a complicated onePeration was undertaken by Dr. Wet Igor Bissenik together with Dr. Agnieszka Czujkowska - head of the wildlife rehabilitation department at the Warsaw Zoo, both closely cooperating with the Laboratory of Nanostructures IWC PAN.

Commercially available screws and bonding plates were used to fuse the bone shards. However, as a material filling the free spaces between bone fragments, a GoHAP™ nanopowder produced in the Laboratory of Nanostructures of the IWC PAN was used GoHAP ™.

Photo 2. Brave patient, powder dosing during surgery and X-ray control after surgery. Source: Dr. n. wet. Igor Bissenik, Ph.D. Agnieszka Czujkowska - Municipal Zoological Garden in Warsaw

Photo 2. Brave patient, powder dosing during surgery and X-ray control after surgery. Source: Dr. n. wet. Igor Bissenik, Ph.D. Agnieszka Czujkowska - Municipal Zoological Garden in Warsaw

Operations due to the specificity of fractures turned out to be a big challenge. However, successive studies after surgery confirmed effective bone adhesion in all kittens. This is another success of scientists from our laboratory this year, after the regeneration of broken bones in dogs, domestic cats and sports horses. We keep our fingers crossed for a quick return of kittens to full fitness!