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)
  • Abstractand citation database SCOPUS
  • 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   
    • publication social platform   
    • Directory of Open Access Journals   



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

The annual international scientific and practical conference Ilizarov Readings was held at the RISC for RTO of the Ministry of Health of Russia in the city of Kurgan on 14-16 June 2018. It was accredited by the Coordinating Council for the Development of Continuing Medical and Pharmaceutical Education of the Ministry of Health of Russia and by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®), acting in cooperation with the European Union of Medical Specialists.

The main topic of the conference was developmental malformations of the musculoskeletal system which pose challenging problems for every orthopedic surgeon who treats patients with congenital defects. About 300 conference participants, representatives of 15 countries and 20 cities of the Russian Federation, attended lectures, educational seminars, satellite symposiums and made presentations at thematic sessions.

This year we used a new format of the conference, providing sites for lecture sessions to our partners, co-sponsors of the conference from the Rehabilitation hospital affiliated to the National Research Center for Rehabilitation (China), the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (USA) and the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute (USA).

Professor Sihe Qin from Beijing, who headed a large delegation from China, has been using the Ilizarov method for more than thirty years. Tens of thousands patients with consequences of poliomyelitis and other injuries of the upper and lower extremities were treated in his clinic. Chinese doctors have made a lot of their own modifications to the Ilizarov apparatus. They are also experimenting with various external fixation devices of their own designs. At the same time, Professor Qin perceives the Ilizarov method as a philosophy based on biological laws, in harmony with Chinese historical and cultural traditions. Chinese colleagues presented a block of lectures on reconstructive foot surgery at the conference.

The Ilizarov method has been used since the early 90s of the last century at the famous children's hospital Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (TSRHC) in Dallas. It is an active associate in the dissemination of the method in the Americas and throughout the world. TSRHS specialists upgraded the Ilizarov apparatus to make it more comfortable for a "spoiled" Western surgeon. The lecture session of the Texas hospital was dedicated to pediatric orthopedics.

The world-famous American orthopedic surgeon Dror Paley had his training in Kurgan in the 80s of the XX century and was inspired by Ilizarov in the use of external fixation. Nowadays, Professor Paley, who organized the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, combines the Ilizarov method with other techniques and his own developments. Within the framework of the Paley’s Institute session, the lectures were delivered on the technologies of treating patients with congenital diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Professor Paley also conducted an eight-hour training seminar on congenital disorders and pseudarthrosis of the lower and upper extremities that was highly appreciated by the participants.

The seminar on correction of complex foot deformities with the Ilizarov method by Alexander Kirienko from the Humanitas Hospital (Italy), a well-known expert on the use of the Ilizarov method in the treatment of the foot pathology, evoked a great interest of the participants.

Many of our colleagues who worked at the Ilizarov Center, like Alexander Kirienko, or who were trained in it, have left the country but continue to successfully develop and promote the Ilizarov method in the world, present their achievements at international conferences, in particular, at our annual conference Ilizarov readings, making the Ilizarov method really international.

We are always glad to meet old and new friends who are Ilizarov-minded surgeons and will welcome their papers in the journal Genij Ortopedii.

Chairman of the organizing committee of the international scientific and practical conference Ilizarov Readings

A.V. Gubin, MD

President of the Conference

Chief Editor of Genij Ortopedii

Chairman of the organizing committee of the international scientific and practical conference Ilizarov Readings


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