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


The delegation of the Ilizarov Center that also included members of the editorial board of the journal Genij Orthopedii (The Ilizarov Journal of Clinical and Experimental Orthopaedics) participated in the work of the United Congress of Societies for Limb lengthening and Restoration (The 3rd World Ortho ReCon ILLRS&ASAMI Congress) which took place from August 30, 2017 throughout September 2 in Portugal.

The event has confirmed once again the effectiveness of the teamwork of several associations different in name but uniform in their essence but which promote transosseous osteosynthesis and the Ilizarov philosophy. It is pleasant to note the excellent work of the organizing committee and personally of Nuno Craveiro Lopes, President of the Congress, a well-known Portuguese specialist in the field of limb reconstruction. The Scientific Committee held discussions on the subjects and details of the event through an online forum throughout a year. This is an excellent example of an open democratic dialogue when a decision does not come out simply and immediately but finally satisfies practically all the participants. The Congress program and format of presentations were elaborated in detail, the moderators of the meetings were chosen optimally and logically. Many organizational moments, of course, need to be used when preparing and conducting national scientific events.

The Congress scientific program included lectures, oral and poster presentations, training courses and workshops. The latest scientific developments of internal and external fixation technologies for limb lengthening and reconstruction were presented at the forum including those for traumatic injuries, oncologic diseases, and bone and joint infection. Much attention was paid to new solutions for osteogenesis stimulation and articular cartilage restoration.

More than 500 specialists from different countries took part in the Congress work. The Chinese delegation was the most numerous. The Russian delegation consisted of 15 participants and was represented mainly the Ilizarov Center, Turner Scientific Research Pediatric Orthopedic Institute and Russian Vreden Scientific Research Institute for Traumatology and Orthopaedics. The joint displays of the Ilizarov Center and its experimental manufacturing plant were presented at the exhibition of medical equipment held within the Congress dates. A plan for subsequent United Congresses of the Societies on limb lengthening and restoration was adopted during the forum work. The Congress will be held in the United Kingdom in 2019, in Mexico in 2021, and in China in 2023.

Summing up the Congress results, it can be affirmed that limb lengthening and reconstruction surgery has clearly formed into an orthopedic subspecialty. This is particularly noticeable in the USA, European countries, India, and Brazil. We are sure that also in Russia where the Ilizarov method was born, attention to this direction of orthopaedics will only grow because the number of patients who need such treatments does not decrease.

We encourage our colleagues to imbue with the Ilizarov method philosophy that is the base of all external fixation techniques, read publications of our journal as well as take part in the Ilizarov Readings international scientific and practical conference which will be held in Kurgan on June 14-16, 2018. The conference will be dedicated to Malformations of the Locomotor System.

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".

The indexing process for Scopus will be finished in three months.
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