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    ;
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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

Statistics in Orthopedics and Traumatology: Realities and Prospects

The number of surgical interventions on the musculoskeletal system has been increasing with every year in the Russian Federation. This growth became possible thanks to the financial support of the government. Undoubtedly, medical statistics should be an important tool in planning and organizing the work of the country’s traumatologic and orthopedic service, and, as a result, in the organizational conclusions obtained from the statistical analysis.

What do the official data of state statistical reports mean? Can they be indicators of the medical system performance in the regions? In fact, when getting acquainted with statistical data on traumatologic and orthopedic care, we detect, first of all, that the main indicators across the regions vary considerably and are incompatible within the regions themselves. Thus, the North Caucasus Federal District has the highest rate of road traffic injuries along with the lowest level of injuries in general. Pediatric injuries in the city of Sevastopol are 206.7 cases and in Moscow 169.4 cases per 1,000 children while in Chechnya the incidence is 9.6 cases. Thus, there is a 20-fold difference. The rate of deforming dorsopathies among the pediatric population is 21.1 cases per 1,000 children on average in the country, while in the Ulyanovsk region this number is 152.7. It is 6.2 in Sevastopol and 0.7 in Chechnya. Again, there is a 217-fold variation. The problem is that statistical data on arthropathy, arthritis, deforming dorsopathies and osteopathies/chondropathies do not carry any information about the severity of the pathology and its structure. Thus, they do not lead to understanding of the incidence and of the necessary planning of forces and means.

The statistical data on surgical interventions reflect the priorities of funding but do not reveal real needs. In practice and in scientific publications, specialists mainly refer to Western data on the number of surgical interventions, which are also very diverse and are primarily conditioned by the economic component and the level of access to medical care.

Obviously, medical professionals are not able to directly interpret the official statistical data. The danger lies in the fact that statistical data are also used by specialists from other areas who make responsible decisions, including those related to budget funding and plans of manufacturing medical goods and products. We have repeatedly faced serious miscalculations of manufacturers in assessing the market demands based on statistical data. The factors that influence the official statistics in orthopedics and traumatology, and, in medicine in general, are not realistic indicators of morbidity and are outside of the medical field in most cases.

One of the solutions to this problem is to create medical registers. A promising direction would also be specialized screening studies of large population groups and multicenter studies of patients’ referrals for medical care. We suggest using the journal Genij Ortopedii to discuss this issue and reflect the results obtained.

A.V. Gubin, MD

Chief Editor of Genij Ortopedii