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March 15, 2018

A delegation of doctors from China visited Ilizarov Centre on March 12-23, 2018. They took part in the training course on the Ilizarov method of transosseous osteosynthesis. The training included observation of surgeries in the operating rooms, scrubbing for surgeries, workshops, discussion of various clinical cases. Every day participants of the training course could study complicated clinical cases: bone defects, infection, deformities and traumas of the locomotor system.

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“Achilles heel” of the strongest woman in the world

Doctors of the Ilizarov Centre helped to cure nonhealing wound to the world champion in power extreme Marina Kigileva

Marina Kigileva, known to the pressmen as Marina Armor, was admitted to the Clinic of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery of the Ilizarov Centre with a nonhealing wound of the third (middle) left hand finger. Everything had started with removal of a papilloma from the finger using a widely known over-the-counter medication. It had resulted in a deep chemical burn of the finger, nonhealing wound and arthrosis of the finger.

“The patient had the nonhealing wound for four months. The wound was rather deep and the bottom of the wound was the joint. The burn damaged the tendons and the capsule of the joint. Motions were limited because of pain and swelling,” said Natalia Shikhaleva, MD, head of the Clinic of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery of the Ilizarov Centre.

Marina underwent surgical treatment of the wound, plasty of extensor-tendons and Ilizarov mini-fixator was applied for fixation of the finger. Doctors said that the healing was going well and the finger was recovering.

Marina said, “I am going to do exercises for the hand at home. Doctors promised that in 6-12 months I will be able to take part in the competitions again”.

Marina received the title of the world champion and the record in “Guinness Book of World Records” in 2009 when she pulled 175-tonn locomotive for 10 meters during 52 seconds. Now the famous athlete has 12 world records and 8 Russian records.

Marina Kigileva continued training while staying at the Ilizarov Centre in order to maintain fitness.

March 16, 2018

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Traditionally the Ilizarov Journal of Clinical and Experimental Orthopaedics (Volume 24, No1, 2018) focuses on modern achievements in trauma and orthopaedics, spinal surgery and allied disciplines. There are two publications in the traumatology section of the journal. The authors from Saratov describe surgical treatment of juxta-articular fractures of the distal femur and their consequences using plates, nails and external fixation (65 patients).

In another publication from Uzbekistan the authors share their experience in management of lower limb injuries using their own device. Orthopaedic section of the journal is the largest and includes several publications. There are three publications of authors from the Ilizarov Centre in the section of the journal dedicated to spinal pathology. There is also an experimental study, three clinical cases and two literature reviews.

We are sure that every reader will gain new and useful information.

March 20, 2018

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The musician and writer Mikhail Kazinik visited Kurgan. The famous violin player, music expert, art expert and poet Mikhail Kazinik performed in Kurgan on March 17 and March 19; he also delivered lectures-seminars. The musician spoke a lot about healing power of art. Mikhail Kazinik also visited the Ilizarov Centre, learned about the life of the hospital and its key values and saw the museum of the Centre.

March 22, 2018

Clinical psychologists of the Ilizarov Centre shared their experience with young colleagues

From February 12 till March 10, 2018 eleven students-psychologists of Kurgan State University had practical training at the Ilizarov Center. During the first two weeks the students attended lectures, discussed work of clinical psychologists, methods of study and psychological instruments. Then the study was conducted in trauma and orthopaedic departments 5, 6, 9, 11, 17, 18.

March 26, 2018

Mountain skiing after surgical treatment at the Ilizarov Centre

Rehabilitation is the key after acute multi-level interventions. The interesting and fascinating methods of rehabilitation are swimming and mountain skiing.

Patients of Clinic of Neuroorthopaedics actively use all possible forms of rehabilitation.

Club “Olympionic”arranges rehabilitation for children with infantile cerebral palsy.The program of rehabilitation by mountain skiing is conducted for people with cerebral palsy, autism, Dawn’s syndrome, disorders of eyesight and other disabilities.

March 26, 2018

Workshop for Surgut neurosurgeons

Head of neurosurgical department No15 Sergey Lyulin visited Surgut colleagues and conducted a two-day workshop on minimally invasive surgeries and the technique of endoscopic treatment of spinal herniation; he also did several surgeries.

Minimally invasive surgical treatment guarantees fast healing of the surgical wound so the recovery period becomes much shorter.

Sergey Lyulin, “There is no need to cut muscles, remove bone structure, ligaments etc. The operation becomes much smaller, but its efficiency remains the same. There are fewer complications after such surgeries compared to open ones.”

  • October, 31

 The “Regional festival of science – 2017” took place this year in the Kurgan State Agricultural Academy named after T.S.Maltsev”. The aim of the event is involving  young children into the research activity, to make the science attractive to them. Over 200 pupils participated in the festival.

An educational platform “Medical sciences”  was moderated by a senior researcher of laboratory of biochemistry of the Ilizarov Centre A.N.Nakoskin, PhD. Two workshops were held: “New orthopedic methods” and “Capacity of the Ilizarov device”.

  • November,  1 

A two-week-long educational course of rehabilitology was held in the Centre for all the specialist involved in the process of physical rehabilitation of orthopedic and trauma patients including neurologists and orthopedic surgeons. Ekaterina Klochkova, an invited lecturer (non-commercial organization “Physical rehabilitation”, St. Petersburg) introduced notions of physical therapy and ergotherapy.

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On the 1st-2nd of November a seminar on cosmetic prosthetics of finger defects and facial bone loss was held on the basis of Clinic of reconstructive-plastic surgery and hand surgery of the Ilizarov Centre. Specialist from Moscow Laboratory of facial prosthetics ProtezStudio presented a work-shop of making individual cosmetic prosthesis for finger stumps.

  • November, 10

Doctors from the Ilizarov Centre and Kurgan City Hospital # 2 met for the rounds of the traumatological department of city hospital. Two clinics collaborate in the frame of Kurgan Medical Cluster.

  • November, 15

Doctors from Kurgan congratulated their colleagues from Bangladesh orthopedic BARI IIZAROV CENTRE  with the 20-th anniversary of the clinic. They participated in the training course dedicated to this jubilee and presented a video to Dr Bari with the best wishes from Kurgan. Dr Bari is a frequent guest of the Russian Ilizarov Centre, in 2016 he received the title of Honorary Professor. Video by link 

  • November,  17 - 19
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The annual tourist exhibition “YugraTour 2017”  took place  in Khanty-Mansiysk for the 16th time. Ten region of Russian Federation participated in it. Over 50 patients were consulted on the stand of Kurgan Medical Cluster during the three days of exhibition by specialists of the Ilizarov Centre Oleg Kolchev, Artem Resnik and Yegor Filatov.

  • November, 23 


Five years ago the sculpture of a dog “They serve to science” appeared in the Ilizarov Centre park. The artist Ludmila Laperdina created this monument inspired by a photo of a real shepherd participating in the experimental series.

  • November, 25


Administration of the Moscow hospice “House with a beacon” invited the expert in neuroorthopedics Dmitry Popkov  for consultations of children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy, osteogenesis imperfecta.  21 children from 43 examined ones will be operated in the Clinic of neuroorthopedics of the Ilizarov Centre in the next year.    

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. 

October, 21

OTCF Research Workshop 2017 on External Fixation and Percutaneous Pinning was successfully held in Malaga (Spain). Specialists from orthopedic clinics of Great Britain, Spain, France, Germany, USA shared their experience. Russian orthopedic tradition was presented by Dr Dmitry Popkov. Results of application of external fixation in pediatric traumatology and combined technique of osteosynthesis in systemic skeletal diseases were summarized in co-authorship with Anatoly Korobeinikov, the head of research-scientific laboratory of pediatric traumatology of the Ilizarov Centre. The materials are suggested for publication in the International Journal of the Care of the Injured, indexed in PubMed. 

October, 19

 “The Old Carpetbag” puppet theatre presented a mono-show “The Kitten in snow” for young patients of the Ilizarov Centre. Director, play writer and actor of the theatre “The Old Carpetbag” is Sergey Narykov. The puppet theatre was founded in 1996 as a social theatre. Now shows of  “The Old Carpetbag” are popular not only in Kurgan, the geography of its tours runs the whole Russia.

October, 18-20

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The 5th EPOS-EFORT BAT Instructional Course Trilogy was successfully started in Vena (Austria). The eponym BAT arises from Basic Courses, Advanced Courses and Traumatology Courses. These courses together constitute “EPOS BAT Educational Programme” and aim to facilitate a problem-solving approach in the diagnosis and management of orthopaedic conditions in children informed by relevant research evidence. Course teaching Faculties are composed of highly internationally recognized specialists in Children’s Orthopaedic from all over Europe and USA. In Russia the unique society-partner of EPOS (European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society) is ASAMI Russia. EPOS Faculty Member Dmitry Popkov presented for course attendees talks on principles of distraction osteosynthesis, application of ExFix in limb lengthening and workshops on use of hexapod fixators in deformity correction in children. Since May, 2011 EPOS-EFORT BAT IC Trilogy diplomas have been handed to 226 surgeons from 37 countries.

October, 20


The conference “High-performance employment creation is the  growth strategy of Russia” was held on the 19th of October in Kurgan. Representatives of state and municipal enterprises,  authorities and social organizations suggested staff proposals of regional industry involving a new generation of young professionals.

Director of the Ilizarov Centre Alexander Gubin proposed a project “Medicine of the future” based on increas of the patient flow which should impact development of the medical care service and demand for highly qualified professionals.

October, 18


The I Russian-Chinese Congress of Neurosurgeons was held on the 18-20th  of October in Ufa (Russia). The meeting was organized by collaboration of Associations of neurosurgeons of Russia and China. Specialists of the Ilizarov Centre took an active part in the congress. Sergey Lulin, the Head of spinal surgery department, presented a talk on “Role and perspectives of mini-invasive surgery in degenerative diseases of spine”.

Besides, on October, 3-4 a workshop on the endoscopic spinal surgery was performed on the basis of Federal Centre of Tramatology in Barnaul (Russia).

October, 16


Method of Flexible Intramedullary Nailing (FIN) in reconstructive surgery has been used in the Ilizarov Centre since 2001. A multicentral study of bioactive osteoinductive coating for flexible implants unites researchers of National Research Polytechnic University of Tomsk, University Hospitals of Geneva (H.U.G.) and Ilizarov Centre under supervision of Prof. Arnold Popkov. Results of experimental study and clinical application of osteoinductive FIN study were presented in H.U.G. by D.Popkov. These materials can be found in the article  The use of flexible intramedullary nails in limb lengthening published in Expert Review of Medical Devices.

October, 13


A famous Russian pop-singer Shura visited our Clinic for consultation. In his Instagram Shura posted a picture with doctors and signed it: Here is my family for January and February, I’ll be brand-new!!”


The Russian scientific-practical conference with international participation “Topical issues of complex rehabilitation of children with diseases of nervous system and loco-motor system in rehabilitation clinic” was held in Moscow. The experience of Ilizarov Centre in this sphere was presented by Sergey Leonchuk, Head of the department # 6 of the Clinic of Neuroorthopedics. His talk was about correction of orthopedic disorders in children.

By the way, S.Leonchuk became a nominee of the independent contest of public activists, social and industrial projects of the Kurgan "Blossom of Russia".  Annually over 70 young representatives of different regional spheres of activity take part in the contest. 

ici2jlimblengthenreconstr 2017 3 2The very first volume of Journal of Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction was issued on November 5, 2015, it was presented during the ILLRS Congress in Miami, Fl (USA). Now it is indexed in Index Copernicus International.

JLLR, Official Publication for Association of study & Application of methods of Ilizarov (ASAMI-BR) & International Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (ILLRS), is a peer-reviewed online journal with Semiannual print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the articles on any OAI-compliant institutional / subject-based repository. 

Director of the Ilizarov Center  Alexander Gubin, MD, PhD, AOSpine education officer  presents Russia in the Editorial board of the journal.

The journal covers technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in field of limb lengthening deformity correction, treatment of nonunions, bone gaps, infections, post tumor reconstruction, congenital limb anomalies. Articles with clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

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