HOW IT ALL BEGAN - THE RIOCATH® STORY

For the beginning of the long journey to the invention of the unique principle of Riocath® catheters, we have to return many decades back.

It all started with an accident in popular rock climbing area called Great America close to Beroun, Czech Republic, on Christmas Eve of 1976. Back then an eighteen-year-old student of a technical high school climbed the rocks together with his friends, amateur climbers.

 

Just a short moment changed everything in his life for the coming months and years. The torn part of the rock and a fall of more than twenty feet into the abyss sent this young man to the operating theatre to fight for his life. Using the latest machinery, he had to be hoisted from the abandoned mine by the professional rescuers and transported to specialized hospital.

The consequences of the fall were devastating. Dislocated fracture of the left humerus, open fracture of the right femur, serial fracture of the ribs, fracture of the inferior bone, a series of fractures in the face, and traumatic wounds wherever it can be imagined. Injuries were complicated, an infection was contracted into the femur, one arm had to be rebroken, other injuries were corrected by multi-hour surgeries.

 

This young student was at the third grade of technical high school. He was lucky as the school decided to provide a special study plan to let him study and even graduate from the hospital bed. Health complications, which have continued for many years, have not prevented a fresh full-time disability pensioner from applying for medicine. Although he was not successful for the first time, his decision to heal could not change anything. Despite the excellent results at the entrance examinations, he was finally accepted at the third time. His faith paid off. He became a Doctor of Medicine.

 

His unique combination of technical and medical training along with professional experience laid the foundation for the future invention of the unique RIOCATH® principle. He experienced catheterization countless times and perceived its unhealthy painful consequences. In particular, he wondered how to improve this treatment for both patients and physicians.

 

So the student who fell from the rock just before his eighteenth birthday and later patented a special mechanism of medical products decades later, is MUDr. Miroslav Svoboda, inventor of Reverse Inside-Out Catheter.

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For the beginning of the long journey to the invention of the unique principle of Riocath® catheters, we have to return many decades back.

It all started with an accident in popular rock climbing area called Great America close to Beroun, Czech Republic, on Christmas Eve of 1976. Back then an eighteen-year-old student of a technical high school climbed the rocks together with his friends, amateur climbers.

 

Just a short moment changed everything in his life for the coming months and years. The torn part of the rock and a fall of more than twenty feet into the abyss sent this young man to the operating theatre to fight for his life. Using the latest machinery, he had to be hoisted from the abandoned mine by the professional rescuers and transported to specialized hospital.

 

The consequences of the fall were devastating. Dislocated fracture of the left humerus, open fracture of the right femur, serial fracture of the ribs, fracture of the inferior bone, a series of fractures in the face, and traumatic wounds wherever it can be imagined. Injuries were complicated, an infection was contracted into the femur, one arm had to be rebroken, other injuries were corrected by multi-hour surgeries.

 

This young student was at the third grade of technical high school. He was lucky as the school decided to provide a special study plan to let him study and even graduate from the hospital bed. Health complications, which have continued for many years, have not prevented a fresh full-time disability pensioner from applying for medicine. Although he was not successful for the first time, his decision to heal could not change anything. Despite the excellent results at the entrance examinations, he was finally accepted at the third time. His faith paid off. He became a Doctor of Medicine.

 

His unique combination of technical and medical trainings along with professional experience laid the foundation for the future invention of the unique RIOCATH® principle. He experienced catheterization countless times and perceived its unhealthy painful consequences. In particular, he wondered how to improve this treatment for both patients and physicians.

 

So the student who fell from the rock just before his eighteenth birthday and later patented a special mechanism of medical products decades later, is MUDr. Miroslav Svoboda, inventor of Reverse Inside-Out Catheter.