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.

It is indexed in:  

  • Russian scientific citation index (RINC)
  • VINITI abstracts and database journal (All-Russia Institute for Scientific and Technical Information);
  • EBSCO electronic and information services
  • Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory


Articles acquire DOI and are linked to CrossRef system.


The electronic version of the journal is located on the sites:

  • Genij Ortopedii site with a free access to the Journal’s achieves (since 1993)
  • Scientific electronic library ( )
  • Scientific electronic library “Ciberleninka” (


Since 2013, there is a free mobile application of Genij Ortopedii for iPad and Android based tablets. 



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Letter from the Editor


Medical cluster as an instrument of interdepartmental

and interdisciplinary cooperation

Bureaucratic tendencies in the world and imminent formalization of social services affect the sphere of national healthcare systems in unexpected ways. Subsidized regions of Russia are characterized by minimum resources, lack of opportunities that are available for rich regions that receive extra-budgetary and additional budget funding, and shortages of a qualified staff. High concentration of research institutes and powerful industries in large and metropolitan cities has the so-called cumulative effect, which sharply increases the difference in the quality of life of the population in the regions of the Russian Federation.

Previously, this discrepancy was compensated with hospitals, outpatient clinics, dispensaries or other social institutions that belonged to enterprises. All the participants in the network of federal, departmental, regional and city medical institutions supplemented and creatively compensated, though rather chaotically, each other without having a rigid formal bureaucratic basis for this. Multistage controllable administration by a number of state bodies, along with the complexity of legislation, has made these interactions practically impossible at the moment.

This challenge, from our point of view, allows for an alternative basis in shaping innovative forms of social sphere development which has a sufficiently large potential. The creation of a medical cluster, as an instrument of interdepartmental and interdisciplinary interaction, might become a solution to many problems. The key idea of the cluster is both independence and preservation of the legal status of the project participants. At the same time, they can become members of a united "club" with a large list of tasks that do not lead to conflict of interests and competition.

As a fact, all clinics and small or medium-sized businesses that the cluster will include would b interested in creating and improving the infrastructure of the “medical town” and in advertising and information support for their activities, for which each of them does not have enough funds. Even a more unique and probably the most important phenomenon is a common cultural environment or atmosphere arising from the functioning of the cluster. Participants "infect" each other with new ideas and jointly find non-standard approaches to their implementation. The weak would draw close to the strong ones. The strong becomes more confident in its actions, if approved and supported by a partner.

The association of medical production facilities, clinics, educational institutions, laboratories located in the nearby territories and covering the entire range of medical services may be implemented on the basis of a mutually beneficial and rational use of the total organizational, human, transport and technical capacities. This association would become a base for the development, testing and production of medical products and equipment, postgraduate training of medical staff, training of technicians for supporting medical services, integration of scientific developments, preclinical and clinical trials of new drugs and medical products, creation and implementation of a system of a multi-level trauma and orthopaedic care that might be implemented on the bases of institutions with various forms of ownership.

In our opinion, the development of instruments for interaction of medical cluster parts is an opportunity to improve the social and economic situation in the subsidized regions of the Russian Federation.

Alexander V. Gubin






The journal Genij Ortopedii has been evaluated for inclusion in Scopus by the Content Selection & Advisory Board (CSAB). The review of this title is now complete and the CSAB has advised that the title will be accepted for inclusion in Scopus.

For your information, the reviewer comments are copied below:

"The Ilizarov method is of course known to all surgeons, and this journal should be a deserved addition to the world's literature".

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