The 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).
Journal of Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction, a publication of Association for study & Application of Methods of Ilizarov (ASAMI-BR) & International Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (ILLRS - Bone Reconstruction), is a peer-reviewed online journal with Quarterly print on demand compilation of issues published. The journal’s full text is available online at http://www.jlimblengthrecon.org .
The journal will cover 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.
In the first volume the following articles can be found:
- Dror Paley «Limb lengthening and reconstruction: A new subspecialty of orthopedic surgery?»
- Milind M Chaudhary, Saurabh Jain, Vigneshwaran Pragadeeswaran, Pratik H Lakhani «Infected lower tibial nonunions without bone grafting - Reliable union using the Ilizarov technique»
- Kevin Tetsworth «The luckiest surgeons in the world»
- Nuno Lopes «Use of Ilizarov methodology for complex foot and ankle problems: A personal experience»
- Tsukasa Teramoto «Controversy of high tibial osteotomy»
The ILLRS Congress Miami 2015 has successfully finished. This year it was a combined meeting of ILLRS, LLRS and ASAMI-BR. Over 380 abstracts were presented during the meeting in 11 halls. The exhibition of medical products and research foundations was open from 4th to 7th of November. The Congress included a full spectrum of topics on Limb Reconstruction of Bones and Joints with External and Internal fixation methods for the Upper and Lower Limbs. The conditions in children and adults for limbs that are focused on crooked or short limbs, unhealed fractures and bone infections.
The Russian Ilizarov Center had a privilege to participate in the Congress by sending a delegation of 8 speakers: Alexander Gubin, Anna Aranovich, Oleg Chegurov, Konstantin Diachkov, Artem Ermakov, Dmitry Popkov, Serguey Ryabykh, Mikhail Teplenkiy who presented over 20 papers and lectures.
A new monograph entitled COMBINED STIMULATING METHODS OF RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY IN PEDIATRIC ORTHOPEDICS has been published by “Nova Science Publishers” (USA). It deals with methods of combined osteosynthesis in pediatric orthopedics and can be found in printed and electronic versions (ISBN: 978-1-63483-028-7 printed version, ISBN: 978-1-63483-053-9 eBook).
The book is edited by Dmitry POPKOV, MD, PhD, chief of laboratory of deformity correction and limb lengthening of the Ilizarov Center.
The chapters are written by researchers and doctors of the Ilizarov Center: prof. A.Popkov, S.Ryabykh, D.Borzunov, N.Kononovich, R.Shutov, A.Mitrofanov, E.Gorbach, A.Yemanov, S.Kolchin, D.Popkov; as well as by our French and Swiss colleagues: prof. P.Lascombes, prof. P.Journeau, D.Barbier. Introduction is performed by A.Gubin, MD, PhD.
The monograph presents state-of-the-art theoretic knowledge and experimental data which became the basis of clinical techniques applied in reconstructive pediatric orthopedics. New methods of treatment are developed in Kurgan clinic, some of them in collaboration with European colleagues.
Editorial board of the journal “Genij Ortopedii” has launched changing of the journal title. A provisional title is “Journal of clinical and experimental orthopaedics named after G.A.Ilizarov”. Looking for a new title we wanted to go back to the roots, initially our Center’s name was Kurgan Research Institute of Experimental and Clinical Trauma and Orthopaedics (KNIIEKOT), and to introduce into the title the name of RISC “RTO” founder academician G.A.Ilizarov, the author of the only domestic orthopedic technique recognized world-wide.
Change of the title encouraged us to modify the journal image. The editorial board, supporting ecological projects, has chosen eco-design for the journal cover. Varying a smart glossy paper of the cover we underline that philosophy of our journal is “It is what's on the inside that matters, not the outside”. So, we strongly hope that papers, published in the journal, will provoke vivid interest of readers and serve to popularization of research and technical works and achievements in orthopedics, traumatology and related spheres.
“Journal of clinical and experimental orthopaedics named after G.A.Ilizarov” will be a true cessionary of the journal “Genij Ortopedii”. It preserves ISSN 1028-4427, will be included in scientific electronic databases, in the list of peer-reviewed scientific journals recommended by the Supreme Attestation Commission of the Russian Federation for publication of scientific PhD papers. As before, the full-text site is available on Ilizarov-journal.com as well as free mobile iPad and Android apps.
Dear friends! We very much appreciate that you’ve been with us for 20 years and hope that you’ll read our journal with interest and publish in it in future.
A.V. Gubin, MD, PhD
National ASAMI of India and Russia organized a 2-week training in transosseous osteosynthesis in Ilizarov Center (Kurgan, Russia) for Indian doctors.
The first fellow who had a privilege to study and practice the method with the Ilizarov specialists was Dr. Rajat Agrawal. His particular interest based in application of the Ilizarov method in deformity correction and limb lengthening, bone defect substitution, neuroorthopedy, management of osteomyelitis. The president of ASAMI India R.Agrawal has an intention to choose annually two doctors using the TO technique in routine practice to participate in this mini-fellowship program.