ISSN 1028-4427 (Print)

ISSN 2542-131X (Online)

Scientific and practical peer-reviewed medical journal

Founded in 1995 in Kurgan in memory of academician G.A. Ilizarov

Chief Editor: A.V. Gubin, MD

Journal founder: Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics of the RF ministry of health

Journal publisher: Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center for Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics of the RF ministry of health
6, M. Ulyanova street, Kurgan, 640014, Russia

Recommended by the Supreme Attestation Board of Russia: included in the list of leading peer-reviewed scientific journals that publish main scientific results of the theses for scientific degrees of doctor and candidate of medical sciences

The journal is issued quarterly in Russian and English and is distributed in the Russian Federation, CIS countries and other foreign countries.

“Genij Ortopedii” is free for all authors that submit manuscripts.

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Letter from the Editor

In June 1968, Gavriil Abramovich Ilizarov used his method for treatment of osteomyelitis and pseudarthrosis of the tibia in Valery Nikolayevich Brumel, a six-time world champion in high jump. The successful recovery of the famous athlete, along with his active assistance in promoting the work of the Kurgan institute, gave a powerful impetus to the development of both the institution and the method of transosseous osteosynthesis which was as a new revolutionary scientific and practical direction in medicine. Ilizarov’s brightest victories were associated with the treatment of nonunion and bone defects complicated by osteomyelitis. The simultaneous arrest of bone and soft tissue infection and the solution of complex orthopedic problems have enabled surgeons all over the world to avoid thousands of amputations.

The massive use of implants makes the treatment of complications with the Ilizarov method more relevant than ever before. The merge of two bone infection departments into a specialized bone infection center in 2012 which was reorganized in 2016 into a purulent osteology clinic with three departments for 135 beds, three operation theatres, its own resuscitation and admission wards was a timely decision. Today, it is one of the most well-known and demanded subdivisions of the Ilizarov Center, which provides assistance to more than 2,000 patients suffering with osteomyelitis per year and which is a place of training surgeons from all over the world.

In 2019, we celebrate a 50-year anniversary of the bone infection service at the Ilizarov Center.

Gavriil Abramovich Ilizarov realized that his method goes not only far beyond the framework of a new technology for treating the pathology of the musculoskeletal system but also reveals fundamental principles of living tissue regeneration that was little studied. For 50 years, experimental research on finding optimal solutions to complex orthopedic problems has been conducted at an experimental department of the Center by a pleiad of talented scientists. Much of the investigation work requires modern reassessment, since current technologies can help them to be implemented at a qualitatively new level. It is important not to lose the knowledge gained in the experiments conducted for decades. Many works have not been presented in peer-reviewed literature. Many experiments remain unique and unknown to a wide range of scientists. The Experimental Laboratory of the Ilizarov Center is not only a scientific but also an educational base for residents, graduate students, orthopedic trauma surgeons and veterinarians. It is equipped with surgical and radiographic equipment for investigations on animals of any size. It works in a close relationship with clinical units, as well as morphological, biochemical and immunological research laboratories.

Understanding the importance of experimental studies in the development of the methods that manage complications in orthopedic and trauma patients, we decided to designate the main topic of the conference "Ilizarov readings" in 2019 as "Complications in Traumatology and Orthopedics. Clinical and Experimental Aspects”. The conference, which will traditionally be held on Gavriil Abramovich’s birthday on June 14–15, will conclude a week-long scientific marathon which will start on June 11 with the conference "Topical Issues in Management of Trauma and Orthopaedic Pathologies in Animals." This is the second conference of this format. The first was a great success in 2018 and gathered more than 150 specialists. An interregional forum “Medicine. Production. Pharmacy – 2019" will be held on June 13, between the two conferences. The development of orthopaedics should be synchronized with the manufacture of modern effective implants, instruments, tools and pharmacological agents. The success of orthopedic science largely depends on a competent interaction with manufacturers.

A.V. Gubin, MD

Chief Editor of Genij Ortopedii