Dr. Atzmon Tsur

Dr. Atzmon Tsur

1. Personal Data

Full Name: Atzmon Tsur

Identification number: 05060630-0

Date and place of birth: 11 May 1951, Tel-Aviv, Israel

Additional personal details: Divorced + 4 children

Nationality: Israeli, French

Work Address: Rehabilitation Department, Western Galilee Hospital, POB 21, Nahariya 22100

 

Army Service, Years:

In the Israeli Air force, 1969 – 1972

Medical Officer, 1982 – 2001

 

2. Education, Certificates and Degrees

  • Certificat d’Etudes Speciales de Biologie et Medecine du Sport – Universite’ Rene Descartes, Paris V, France (1978-9).
  • Diplome de Traumatologie Sportive – Universite’ Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris IV, France (1979-80).
  • Certificat d’Etude Relative a’ la Podologie – Universite’ Rene’ Descartes, Paris V, France.
  • Medical Officers – Israeli Army (1982).
  • Aeronautic Medicine – Israeli Airforce (1984).
  • Exercise Physiology – Tel-Aviv University Medical School (1985).
  • Biostatistics – Tel-Aviv University Medical School (1986).
  • Specialization in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Loewenstein Hospital, Raanana (1986-1992).
  • Post-graduate Studies in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation – Tel-Aviv University Medical School (1986-1989).
  • Post-graduate Studies in Sports Medicine for FIMS Diplome – Tel-Aviv University Medical School (1992-3).
  • Superior Health Care Administration – Haifa University (1994-6).

Doctoral Thesis: Lesioni Pluriligamentose Ricenti del Ginocchio Conseguenti a Traumi da Football

Supervisor: Giorgio Turri, Giovanni DeBastiani

 

3. Positions Held:

 From-To  Institute  Research Area  Title 
 1983 – 1986  Tel-Aviv University,

Physiology & Pharmacology

 Exercise Physiology  None

 

4. Academic Administrative Positions Held: (Head of Department, Dean, Member of Academic Committees, etc.).

Head of Rehabilitation Department, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya (since 1993 till now)

Director of Sports Medicine Institute, University of Haifa (1984 – 1986)

Director of Sports Medicine Institue, Assuta Hospital, Tel-Aviv (1982 – 1983) 

Member of Academic Committee, Sackler Medical School in Tel-Aviv University, Continuous medical studies in Sports Medicine (1992- 1995) 

Member of Academic Committee, Technion Medical School at Haifa, Continuous medical studies in Sports Medicine (2005- 2007)


5. Public Scientific Activities Outside the University
 (Positions held in Scientific Institutions, Communal Services and their Application to your Scientific work, Editing Scientific Journals).

  • Lecturer in sports medicine, school of continuous medical education, Technion, Haifa.
  • Lecturer in sports medicine, school of continuous medical education, Tel-Aviv University.
  • Lecturer in physical medicine & rehabilitation, school of continuous medical education, Tel-Aviv University.
  • Lecturer in sports medicine, Zinman College for Physical Education and Sports in Wingate Institute.
  • Lecturer in sports medicine, Hollman School for Trainers in Wingate Institute
  • Member of board, Cinesiologie (sports medicine revue in French).
  • Member of committee, Israel Society of Sports Medicine (1985-1989).
  • Treasurer of the Israel Society of Sports Medicine (1989-2002).
  • Vice-chairman of Israel Society of Sports Medicine (1992-2002).
  • Member of the control board, Israel association of physical medicine & rehabilitation (1999-2003).
  • Vice-treasurer of the “Groupement Latin et Mediterraneen de Medecine du Sport” (1993- 2001).
  • Vice-president of the Groupement Latin et Mediterraneen de Medecine du sport (2001-2009)
  • Responsible for international relationships of the Groupement Latin et Mediterraneen de Medecine du Sport (since 2009).
  • Member of the educational committee, Israel Medical Association.
  • Reviewer in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Reviewer in IMAJ.
  • Reviewer in “Harefuah” Medical Journal.
  • Reviewer in Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury.
  • Reviewer in Neurology India.

 

6. Participation in Scientific Conferences

Plenary or invited talks

1. Tsur A. Anatomo-functional problems in sportsmen. Congress of the Israel Society of Sports Medicine, Wingate Institute, 1986.

2. Tsur A. Adaptation of the sport’s activity to the physical disability. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Ramat-Gan, 1993.

3. Tsur A. Swimmer’s shoulder. Congress of the Israel Society of Sports Medicine, Herzlia, 1994.

4. Tsur A. Lower abdominal pain in athletes as an anatomo-functional disorder. International Congress of the Israel Society of Sports Medicine, Jerusalem, 1994.

5. Tsur A. Pubic pain among soccer players. International Congress of the Israel Society of Sports Medicine, Wingate Institute, 1998.

6. Tsur A. Home-care rehabilitation in the Western Galilee. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Tiberias, 2002.

7. Tsur A. Problems to take in consideration for stroke patients’ rehabilitation. Congress about stroke in Nahariya Hospital, 2002.

8. Talmud J, Tsur A, Yarom J. Le comportement des sportifs Israeliens vis a vis du tabac. Symposium du Groupement Latin et Mediterranean de Medecine du Sport, Montpellier, France, 2003.

9. Tsur A. Shoulder in sportsmen. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Tel-Aviv, 2005.

10. Tsur A. Il post intervento: la riabilitazione e I limiti nello sportive. Congres du Groupement Latin et Mediterranean de Medecine du Sport, Arenzano, Italy, 2010.

11. Tsur A. Injuries in volleyball players: medical decision making. Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, San Juan, Porto-Rico, 2011.

Contributed Talks and Abstracts

1. Tsur A. Orthopedicals problems among competitive swimmers and their rehabilitation ways. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Tiberias, 1989.

2. Tsur A, Sazbon L, Lotem M. The influence of muscular tone and force on periarticular new bone formation and callus formation in 68 post-comatose-unawareness patients. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Jerusalem, 1989.

3. Tsur A, Ring H. Diagnostic tests to CVA patients, done in the general hospital during the acute phase: a comparison in 10 years difference. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Jerusalem, 1990.

4. Tsur A, Solzi P

Cervical spine movements in hemiplegic patients. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Jerusalem, 1991.

5. Tsur A. Flack test as a criterion for evaluation of the ability of sportsmen to execute a static effort. Congress of the Israel Society of Sports Medicine, Raanana, 1990. Abstract in the Israel Journal of Medical Sciences. 27:116–7, 1992.

6. Tsur A, Glass I, Solzi P. Changes in electrphysiological parameters of the peroneal nerve, following an exhaustive fatigue test. International Congress in neuro-physiology, Jerusalem, 1992.

7. Tsur A, Glass I, Solzi P. Changement de la transmission neuro-musculaire suite a’ un test d’effort dynamique maximal. Congres du Groupement Latin et Mediterranean de Medecine du Sport, Montpellier, France, 1993.

8. Tsur A, Shahin R. The reliability of a stress test and electrodiagnostic tests in radicular nerve lesion. Congress of the International Federation of Sports Medicine, Athens, Greece, 1994.

9. Tsur A. Suprascapular nerve syndrome in sportsmen. Congress of the Israel Society of Sports Medicine, Tel-Aviv, 1994.

10. Tsur A, Shahin R. Severe ADL disability due to bilateral upper brachial plexus neuropathy. Congress of the European Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Istanbul, Turkey, 1995.

11. Tsur A, Shahin R. Suprascapular neuropathy in a basketball player – a very rare lesion. Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Herzlia, 1996.

12. Tsur A, Gilson S. Brachial biceps tendon lesions in young tennis players. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Tel-Aviv, 1998.

13. Tsur A, karpovski T, Mualem R, Itah D, Dakwar J. Gait aids and assisting devices in discharge from the rehabilitation unit – survey of one year. Congress of the European Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Goeteborg, Sweden, 1999.

14. Tsur A. Peroneal motor nerve conduction to proximal muscles in adult hemiplegics. Congress of the International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics, Glasgow, Scotland, 2001.

15. Tsur A . Common peroneal motor nerve conduction around the fibular head: a sports injury in hemiplegic patients. Congress of the International Federation of Sports Medicine, Budapest, Hungery, 2002.

16. Tsur A. Epidemiology of falls among strokes patients hospitalized in a rehabilitation unit – survey of three years. Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Prague, Check Republic, 2003.

17.Tsur A, Glass I, Solzi P. Fatiga muscular y la influencia sobre la velocidad de conduction y la onda F en pacientes con radiculopatia lumbar. Congress of the Latino-American Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Buenos-Aires, Argentina, 2003.

18. Tsur A, Volpin G, Shtarker H, Daniel M. Utilizzazione di fissatori esterni per facilitare la riabilitazione in fratture del bacino e degli arti inferiori. Congress of the Italian Society of Physical medicine & Rehabilitation, Verona, Italy, 2003.

19. Tsur A, Volpin G, Shtarker H, Daniel M. The utilization of external fixators after bone fractures in the lower limbs hasten the rehabilitation process. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Shfayim, 2003.

20. Tsur A, Loberant N, Volpin G. Simple imaging technique for fitting a first-time below-knee prosthesis. Congress of the International Society of Prosthetics & Orthotics, Hong-Kong, 2004.

21. Tsur A. Changes in peroneal nerve conduction in stroke patients suffer from paralysis in the foot dorsiflexor muscles of the involved side. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Tel-Aviv, 2004.

22. Tsur A, Galin A, Kogan L, Loberant N. Morel-Lavallee syndrome after crush injury. Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2005.

23. Tsur A. Cyclisme de competition après operations aux deux hanches. Symposium du Groupement Latin et Mediterranean de Medecine du Sport, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2005.

24. Tsur A. Cycling in competitions after bilateral hip operations – reality or imagination? Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Lod, 2005.

25. Tsur A. Risk & influencing factors for falls in stroke patients hospitalized for rehabilitation: survey of 5 years. Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2006.

26. Tsur A, Galin A. The injured of the second Lebanon war (July-August 2006) arrived to Western Galilee Hospital and their rehabilitation. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Lod, 2006.

27. Tsur A, Loberant N. Imaging technique for fitting a below-knee prosthesis. Congress in the “quality week”, Nahariya Hospital, 2007.

28. Tsur A. Axillary neuropathy in hemiplegia. Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul, Korea, 2007.

29. Tsur A. Implementation of rehabilitation sports medicine studies in physical medicine and rehabilitation specialization. Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul, Korea, 2007.

30. Tsur A, Karayani F, Galin A, Volpin G. Use of prosthesis among patients operated for below-knee amputation between the years 2000 and 2004. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Lod, 2007.

31. Tsur A, Loberant N, Volpin G. Imaging technique for fitting a below-knee prosthesis. Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Portoroz, Slovenia, 2008.

32. Tsur A, Loberant N, Volpin G. Can we do strength training for diagnosis of calcified tendonitis in the shoulder? Congress of the International Federation of Sports Medicine, Barcelona, Spain, 2008.

33. Tsur A, Galin A, Idris M, Segal Z, Harun Y. Risk’s management in patients hospitalized for rehabilitation. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Lod, 2008.

34. Tsur A, Karayani F, Galin A, Volpin G. Use habits of prosthesis in patients who underwent below-knee amputation. Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009.

35. Tsur A. Calcified tendonitis in the shoulder discovered during strength training Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey, 2009.

36. Tsur A. About disc hernia, pain during walking, abstention from surgical treatment ecc. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Lod, 2009.

37. Tsur A. Injuries in players candidates for professional volley-ball team: medical decision making. Congress of the Mediterranean Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Limassol, Cyprus, 2010.

38. Tsur A, Gershon Volpin G, Galin A, Shakeer N. Hip dislocation in a soccer player: things to take into consideration before coming back to play. Congress of the International Society of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, San Juan, Porto-Rico, 2011.

39. Tsur A, Galin A, Shakeer N, Itah D, Iluse D, Segal Z. Eventual reasons for fall injuries which cause hip fracture. The Baltic & North Sea conference of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2011. Abstract in: J Rehabil Med.

40. Tsur A,. Rehabilitation after hip dislocation in a soccer player. European Sports Medicine Congress and Central European Congress of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Salzburg, Austria, 2011.

41. Tsur A, Segal Z, Galin A, Shakeer N. About falls, hip fracture and eyes diseases. Congress of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Tel-Aviv, 2011.

Participation in organizing conferences

  1. Member of organizing committee in all the sports medicine conferences organized by the Israeli Society of Sports Medicine between the years 1986 and 2002 (more than 30 conferences, most of them internationals, with guests from abroad).
  2. Member of organizing committee of the Israel Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation conferences at Nahariya (1998) and Tel-Aviv (2005).
  3. Member of the Faculty in: Congresso Internazionale – Attivita’ fisica motoria e sportive, Arenzano, Italy (2010).
  4. Member of scientific committee in: Congresso Internazionale – Medicina dello Sport, Arenzano, Italy (2011).

 

7. Funding Sources

 From-To  Funding Agency  Title  Amount
 1992  AIRCAST  Sports rehabilitation studies

 

8. Supervising Graduate and Post-Graduate Students (List of students supervised in the past 5 years and title of their Thesis)

 

9. Miscellaneous

Additional relevant personal details to describe your academic activities (e.g. Prizes, Awards, Activities in Research Institutes, Reasons or temporary termination of academic activities etc.).

  • Director of Rehabilitation Department, Western Galilee Hospital, Nahariya.
  • Member of committee, Israel Society of Sports Medicine (1985-1989).
  • Treasurer of the Israel Society of Sports Medicine (1989-2002).
  • Vice-chairman of Israel Society of Sports Medicine (1992-2002).
  • Member of the control board, Israel association of physical medicine & rehabilitation (1999-2003).
  • Vice-treasurer of the “Groupement Latin et Mediterraneen de Medecine du Sport” (1993- 2001).
  • Vice-president of the Groupement Latin et Mediterraneen de Medecine du sport (2001-2009) and responsible for international relationships of the organization (since 2009).
  • Member of the educational committee, Israel Medical Association.
  • Grant from the Israel Society of Sports Medicine, donated by “Air-Cast”.
  • Supervising Dr. Farid Karayany in his basic sciences work for title of specialist in orthopedic surgery: Utilization of prosthesis in patients who underwent below-knee amputation.

10. Main Research Interests and Achievements

  1. Peroneal nerve conduction properties in stroke patients having flaccid drop foot.
  2. Axillary nerve conduction properties in stroke patients having “hemiplegic shoulder”.
  3. Imaging system to evaluate adaptation of first-time below-knee prosthesis socket to the stump.
  4. Utilization of prosthesis among amputees operated between the years 2000 – 2004.
  5. Reasons for falls that caused fracture of hip.
  6. Failure in gait rehabilitation.\

11. Most Significant Past Achievements

  • Member of the editorial board: Cinesiologie (France).
  • Member of editorial board: “Israel Journal of Sports Medicine” (closed).
  • Reviewer in American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
  • Reviewer in IMAJ.
  • Reviewer in “Harefuah” Medical Journal.
  • Reviewer in Journal of Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury.
  • Authorized physician by the Israel Defense Ministry.
  • Authorized physician by the “Lewis National Rehabilitation Institute”.
  • Authorized physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the County Court.
  • Authorized physician in Orthopedic Rehabilitation in the Social Security.
  • Supervisor on authorized sports medicine centers, Israel ministry of health.
  • Member of supervising committee of rehabilitation departments and centers, Israel ministry of health.
  • Director of forum in sports injuries rehabilitation – www.nana.co.il

12. Future Goals

Development of physical medicine and rehabilitation and sports injuries rehabilitation studies in the new school of medicine in “Bar-Ilan University”.