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 ( )
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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

Our world has been changing rapidly. Computer technologies are being introduced into all spheres of life and result in the formalization of all the processes. Educational methodological complexes, accreditation of educational activities, creation of Internet resources for distant education have become common for teachers and educators.

The rise in the application of modern technologies of rendering assistance in trauma and orthopaedic facilities during the last 10-20 years has been associated with state investments into the purchase of high-tech equipment and implants. Manufacturing companies and suppliers use education of medical professionals as the main and very efficient method of competition to acquire the markets. Thereby, while conducting training, they create a base of most capable users and talented teachers. It should be acknowledged that the majority of these companies are large foreign corporations. Such a situation is a serious barrier for the development of imported products substitution. The national manufacturers are still not able to a similar support in the substitution of imported products. The same can be referred to the reasons of a lag in the scientific technical sphere as far as the cooperation of a manufacturer with a hospital, talented scientists, practitioners and teachers is a basic part in the development of this high-tech branch. The only way to realize the educational and scientific potential is its maximal legalization, creation of clear working rules that will not allow the national specialists loose the completion with foreign firms that function in the countries with transparent rules that are coordinated with the anticorruption legislation.

This way of educational process organization has not been used in training on the Ilizarov transosseous osteosynthesis. A low commercial interest to external devices has become a reason of “cooling” in the use of the technology in Russia. Meanwhile, training in the Ilizarov method has been a constant demand among foreign specialists that deal with reconstructive surgery.

For more than 35 years, the Ilizarov Center has been conducting training of specialists in traumatology and orthopaedics and related specialties. More than 10,000 persons have been trained. There are 2,000 foreigners among them. New forms of education organization were introduced. Some of them were changed for more modernized ones. Some trainees lost contact with the Center once they had passed training others have become friends with the Center and continue cooperation. For a great number of them, the Ilizarov method is the main professional activity that has yielded remarkable results. I, personally, passed training in the transosseous osteosynthesis in 2002. Its main result is an encouraging confidence in the fact that the technology is based on its philosophy that aids to solve problems in a daring and deeper manner.

Despite the challenges posed before the medical community, it is very important to keep to the goals of post-graduate education and preserve the continuity in transmission of not only a knowledge and skills system but also to convey the a careful attitude to patients, colleagues and to entire specialty!

I believe that the access to electronic versions of journal articles, databases, manuals as well as conduction of Internet conferences will help us keep up with the times.

Scientific and practical activities that are held by professional associations also play a valuable role. I am sure and think nobody doubts that talented persons that combine in themselves the qualities of a professional clinical practitioner, teacher and high spiritual wealth have been the most important part of post-graduate education. Those persons are called Masters!

Alexander V. Gubin