Newsletter No. 347

No. 347, 19.11.2009 NEWS & EVENTS 振动治疗平台面世 强化人体骨骼肌肉 Vibration Platform Invented to Improve Human Musculoskeletal System • 矫 形外科及创伤学系研发了崭新全身振动治疗平台, 能强化骨骼、提升肌肉功能、改善血液循环、减轻 背痛及舒缓情绪,并可预防及治疗骨质疏松和相关疾病。 该平台是矫形外科及创伤学讲座教授梁国穗率领的团队 由2005年开始研发,以高频率、低幅度的振动治疗技术, 配合人体骨骼肌肉的自然频率,治疗多种骨骼肌肉系统疾 病。 研究人员在动物身上进行的测试显 示,高频低幅的振动治疗可加速 一般骨折和骨质疏松性骨折 后的愈合。其后的测试 更发现,刚停 经的妇女在接受三个月的振动治疗后,整体平衡力有明显 改善。 研究团队也邀请了四十位髋关节骨折长者进行临床研究, 半数人经过六个月的振动治疗后,骨折愈合和下肢肌力均 有所改善。 梁教授更与北京中国航天员科研训练中心合作,利用该平 台为模拟在太空无重状态下的年轻人提供振动治疗。结 果证明振动治疗能有效强化肌力。 由于治疗技术的振动幅度温和,除适用于长者、骨折病人 及停经妇女外,还可用于骨关节炎患者、帕金逊症病人、 因伤患而缺乏运动的病人、须加强肌肉锻练的运动员等。 T he Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology has developed an innovative vibration platform that can prevent osteoporosis and related diseases, improve blood circulation, relieve pressure and other muscular and bone problems, such as low back pain and poor balance. The platform has been developed by a research team led by Prof. Leung Kwok-sui, Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, since 2005. By employing low- magnitude and high-frequency whole-body vibration (LMHFV) to match the natural frequency of the human body, the platform provides mechanical stimulation to improve the musculoskeletal system. Laboratory animal experiments showed that LMHFV could accelerate fracture healing. A three-month study conducted on post-menopausal women also indicated that the treatment has enhanced stability. Furthermore, a clinical study on the effect of LMHFV on fracture healing and postoperative rehabilitation was conducted on 40 elderly persons with trochanteric fractures. After a six-month treatment, fracture healing and regaining of lower limb functions were notably enhanced. In addition, Professor Leung collaborated with the China Astronaut Research and Training Centre to investigate the efficacy of LMHFV on healthy young men who were given 60 days of complete bed rest in a zero-gravity environment mimicking space. The outcome further reinforced the positive impacts of vibration treatment in maintaining muscle strength. LMHFV technology has wide applications. Besides the elderly, bone fractured patients and post-menopausal women, it can also benefit patients with osteoarthritis and parkinsonism, athletes who need to train up their muscles, etc. 梁国穗教授示范振动平台的运作 Prof. Leung Kwok-sui demonstrating the vibration platform 沈祖尧教授出任中大第七任校长 Professor Joseph J.Y. Sung Appointed Seventh Vice-Chancellor of CUHK • 大 学校董会于11月10日举行特别会 议,通过聘任沈祖尧教授( 右 )为 下一任校长,任期五年,由2010年7月1日 起生效。 校董会主席郑海泉博士( 中 )感谢遴选委 员会成员的努力,并表示:「沈祖尧教授 任教中大二十五年,学术成就卓越,科研 及专业表现非常出色,享有崇高国际声 誉,兼具广博的国际视野和丰富的校政 管理经验,长期以来,教化学生求学做人 两方兼重,并且身体力行,鼓励学生关心 社会、贡献人类福祉,深受学生爱戴。由 沈祖尧教授出任中大校长,实在是深庆得 人。」 现任校长刘遵义教授( 左 )对沈教授的委 任表示欢迎:「我们都热爱中文大学,我很高兴中大将会 有一位卓越优秀的领袖,由明年7月1日起带领全体师生进 一步发扬大学的使命与精神,精益求精,更上层楼。」 沈祖尧教授对获委任为新校长感到荣幸:「我以身为中大 人而自豪,很荣幸有机会肩此重任,领导这所在本地和国 际素享盛誉的学府。我希望带领大学在现有的坚实基础上 更进佳境,巩固教学,并推动前沿科学的研究,以进一步 提升中大人文与科研并重的领先地位。我们将继续秉持 领导社群、服务社群的宗旨,以培养对社会有承担有贡献 的毕业生为己任,以创造知识、造福人类。」 A t its special meeting on 10 November, the Council of CUHK approved the appointment of Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung (right) as the next Vice-Chancellor of the University for a period of five years from 1 July 2010. Dr. Vincent H.C. Cheng (centre), Chairman of the University Council, thanked the members of the Search Committee for their efforts. He said, ‘Professor Sung has been with CUHK for 25 years. His academic standing, research achievements and professional career are most distinguished and he is held in high esteem internationally. He is well-known for his global vision and rich administrative experience and has long cared for the educational and the moral development of our students. He has set personal examples to students in caring and contributing to the welfare of human-kind and has won tremendous support among them. It is indeed fortunate for us to have Professor Sung as the Vice-Chancellor of CUHK.’ Prof. Lawrence J. Lau (left), Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, welcomed the appointment, ‘CUHK is dear to all of us. I am delighted that starting 1 July next year, under the helmsmanship of an exemplary leader, staff and students of CUHK will scale new heights of excellence in the furtherance of the University’s mission and values.’ Professor Sung feels honoured to be appointed the next Vice-Chancellor. He said, ‘I am proud of being a member of the CUHK community. It is my honour to take on the new responsibilities to lead this locally and internationally renowned University. I hope to take the University forward, on the basis of its already sound foundation, strengthening its teaching and driving its frontier research, to cement its leading position in the humanities and the sciences. We will continue to be committed to leading and serving the community, and fulfil our mission of nurturing dedicated and capable students for society and in the creation of knowledge and service to humanity.’

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