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August, 8

A new edition about orthopedic genius Gavriil Ilizarov and his method has been published in 2018. The book “Ilizarov’s philosophy” written by Alexander Gubin, the CEO of the Ilizarov Center, assembles the unique archive photo material and lectures on the Ilizarov philosophy. It will be interesting for medical specialists and social workers as well as for patients and their families, because it is about key ideas important for people giving them optimism and healing potential.

August, 10

New scientific trend in Ilizarov Center is biodegradable implants made of phosphate calcium and polylactic acid composite. The implant is printed on 3D printer and completely resorbs when the bone tissue is restored. It can be used in management of patients with vast bone defects, systemic pathologies of the skeleton, like rikets, Ollier disease, congenital pseudoarthrosis, etc. As commented professor Arnold Popkov, the head researcher of laboratory of deformity correction and limb lengthening of the Ilizarov Center, after successful experimental study in dogs, the implants allow to make treatment period of fractures and orthopedic pathologies 2-4 fold shorter.

August, 13

Electronic version of the Ilizarov journal of clinical and experimental orthopedics “Genij Ortopedii” is now accessible in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). DOAJ is on-line platform that includes scientific revues with open access using the system of quality control of the content. The directory unites over 10 000 journals (about 2 000 000 articles) from 134 countries, including 163 Russian editions.

August, 22

Five Nigerian doctors has successfully completed Fellowship in the Ilizarov Center and got certificates on transosseous osteosynthesis. The training under the Fellow AOSpine program lasted from March to August.

August, 24

Spine surgeons of the Ilizarov Center successfully operated on a patient with a rare type of tumor – hemangiopericytoma. About 300 cases are registered all over the world. The female patient undergoes treatment of the oncologic disease (grade 4) in Chelyabinsk and was admitted to the Center of low-invasive spine surgery and oncovertebrology of the Ilizarov Center with metastatic lesion of the spine followed by pathologic fracture of vertebra with spinal cord compression. Dr Sergey Lulin, the head of the Center of low-invasive spine surgery and oncovertebrology of the Ilizarov Center comments, that a unique multidisciplinary collaboration between oncologists and neurosurgeons in Kurgan allows to help oncologic patients when the spine is involved, to improve their life quality.

August, 26

Over 1000 medical specialists participated in the Forum of Orthopedic Surgery Academy in China that was held from 24 to 26 of August. An invited speaker from Kurgan CEO of the Ilizarov Center Alexander Gubin shared experience of organizing the traumatologic-orthopedic center functioning, Ilizarov philosophy, effective techniques of pelvic ring reconstruction. 

August, 27

Ilizarov mini-fellowship course from 20 to 31 of August is attended by doctors from USA and Denmark. It is the second visit for the surgeon from Denmark, almost 10 years ago she came to Kurgan for the first time to learn the method that cured so many patients all over the world. Two Fellows will participate in lectures, workshops, case discussions and surgeries.

July, 1

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The 2nd National Symposium on Reconstructive Limb Surgery (II Otwockie Sympozjum Rekonstrukcji Kończyn) took place in Otwock, Poland on the 21-22 of June . The venue -  Gruca Orthopaedic And Trauma Teaching Hospital – was the first place visited by Gavriil Ilizarov during his trip to Poland at the time.

The president of EPOS Pr Jarosław Czubak invited European experts in various spheres of orthopedic surgery to share their experience. Pr Dmitry Popkov (Ilizarov Center, Russia) spoke on treatment of deformities in children with metabolic osteopathies and performed demonstrative surgeries applying hexapodal external fixators associated with flexible intramedullary nailing. Results of application of new techniques in limb lengthening will be included in multicentral research study that has been holding by the Ilizarov Center with colleagues from France, Switzerland, Serbia and USA.

July, 3


Experimental department of the Ilizarov Center celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. A curious case was presented by veterinarians – a sheep with frostbitten limbs was provided with foot-ankle prostheses. The sheep named Bechamel well recovered after the procedure and gained 6 kilograms. The second stage of treatment will be surgery of osseointegration.

July, 4

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The 14th International Congress on Deformity Correction started in Cairo, Egypt under the aegis of Egyptian Orthopedic Association. The president of EOA Pr Gamal Ahmed Hosny is an old friend of the Ilizarov Center and its Professor Emeritus since 2016.

The conference brought together scientists from Egypt, Switzerland, Ukraine, Malaysia, USA, India, China. Russia was represented by the CEO of the Ilizarov Center Dr Alexander Gubin, who lectured on surgery of the cervical spine, Ilizarov paradigm and organization of work in limb lengthening and reconstruction center.   

July, 5

A doctor from Beijing rehabilitation hospital came to Kurgan for a month-long Ilizarov training course. Dr Jiancheng Zang participates in the exchange program under the recently signed bilateral agreement between the Ilizarov Center and Beijing clinic. 

July, 9


Kurgan Medical Cluster with its anchor - Ilizarov Center - presented its stand on the INNOPROM-2018 exhibition in Yekaterinburg. For the 8th time the big annual event hosts over 600 leading companies from 105 countries under the aegis of Ministry of Industry and Trade of RF.

The Ilizarov Center demonstrated several projects; some of them were recognized best startups of the year in Russia. Navigation in spinal surgery, bioelectric potentialometer, Ilizarov fixator components with bioactive covering, osseointegration, 3D modeling of joints, vertebrae and cranioimplants were presented by specialists from Kurgan.

July, 12


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A complicated and effective technique of halo-gravity has been successfully applied already in the fifth patient with spinal deformity in the Clinic of spinal pathologies and rare diseases of the Ilizarov Center. The head of the clinic Dr Sergey Ryabykh comments that it concerns a low-aggressive extension of the spine in patients of young age with totally different pathologies; natural mobility of the spine allows partial deformity correction followed by final correction within one surgical session instead of multy-staged surgical treatment. 

July, 17

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The artist Yuriy Rysikhin visited the Ilizarov Center Museum where his painting is exhibited. The biggest artistic object of the Museum was created and given as a gift 31 years ago, when the artist had learned about the genius from Siberia. In 1987 Yuriy came to Kurgan and made this symbolic canvas resembling Botticelli’s “Birth of Venus”. The artist told how impressed he was by doctor Ilizarov, his young colleagues, their ability to cure people and “create beauty”. All the persons on the painting had real prototypes and were sketched from life.

July, 18

International Department of the Ilizarov Center celebrates its 30th anniversary.

The Ilizarov Readings 2018 has been successfully held from the 14 till 16th of June in Kurgan. The program of three days was presented in two halls “Distraction” and “Compression” including seminars, lectures and presentations of outstanding international masters of orthopedics. Over 300 delegates from 10 countries participated in this annual meeting. This year the museum of orthopedics and traumatology, a unique exposition reciting the history of the Ilizarov Center, invited all the participants to celebrate its 25-th anniversary.

On the second day of the Ilizarov Readings on July 15, a ceremony of nomination to the honorary professors of the Ilizarov Center took place. This title is appropriated to persons who have made a significant contribution to the development and dissemination of the Ilizarov Philosophy in world medicine. This year, Mikhail Shchudlo (Russia), Qin Sihe (China), Alexander Kirienko (Italy) were nominated for the award of the title of Professor Emeritus by the Academic Council.

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Ilizarov Readings 2018have been accredited by the EACCME® with 21 CME credits

5b1651af66f23.pngThe ILIZAROV READINGS International Scientific Practical Conference, Kurgan, Russia,

Ilizarov Readings 2018 have been accredited by the Coordination Council for the Development of Medical and Pharmaceutical Education with 12 credits.

14/06/2018-16/06/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 21 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

The EACCME (the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). The aim of a CME system is to assure a high level of theoretic and clinical competences throughout the working life of medical specialists. The EAACI CME Accreditation Committee guarantees that the CME programmes are of a high scientific and educational standard in agreement with the European and American CME systems.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her

actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form.

May 2, 2018

Ilizarov Centre at the Global Spine Congress

The 7th meeting of Global Spine Congress took place on May 2-5, 2018 in Singapore. GSP is a large international congress, which gathers a thousand of neurosurgeons from all over the world. Participants of the congress exchange ideas, discuss state-of-the-art technologies and inventions in spinal surgery.

The Ilizarov Centre was represented by Head of the Clinic of Spinal Pathology and Rare Diseases, Dr.SergeyO.Ryabykh, MD, head of trauma and orthopaedic department No10 Dr.OksanaG.Prudnikova, MD, Dr.EgorFilatov, orthopaedic surgeon, spinal surgeon and head of international department Valentina V.Kamysheva.

May 4, 2018

We are deeply saddened by the loss of DoctorJean Prevot, our friend and colleague, ex-president of ASAMI France, Visiting Professor of the Ilizarov Centre. Professor Jean Prevot did a lot for spreading the Ilizarov method; he was one of the first who started teaching it in France. ASAMI France was created in 1985 with participation of Professor Jean Prevot; and he was the head of it from 1994 till 1996. Professor Jean Prevotvisited Kurgan Ilizarov Centre many times (in 1986,1988, 1991,1996, 2000). He was a friend and colleague of Professor G.A.Ilizarov. We will never forget this outstanding person, good friend and excellent surgeon.He will be truly missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to his wife, children and grandchildren.

May 9, 2018

Victory Day

Victory day is the sacred holiday for each of us, symbol of courage and valor of our people. On this day we remember our heroes – our fathers and grandfathers who protected our Motherland.

May 14, 2018

Ilizarov Centre at the International Foot and Ankle Mega Course Arthroscopy, Fore-, Mid- and Hindfoot Surgery

International Foot and Ankle Course took place on April 7-28, 2018 in Munich, Germany. Dr.SergeyLeonchuk, head of trauma and orthopaedic department No6 of the Ilizarov Centre took part in the course. The meeting included lectures and workshops on ankle arthroscopy, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery, surgeries on all parts of the foot and ankle trauma.

May 16, 2018

Ilizarov Centre at the “2018 AOSpine Advanced Seminar - Long-term effects of spinal surgery for various spine pathologies”

“2018 AOSpine Advanced Seminar - Long-term effects of spinal surgery for various spine pathologies” takes place from May 31 to June 1, 2018 in Moscow.

This two-day course will cover various aspects of spinal surgery with the focus on long-term effects. Interactive lectures, discussions of clinical cases, discussions between lecturers and participants will help to get answers to these and other questions.


International faculty

 • Dan Riew, United States of America

  Regional faculty

 • Richard Assaker, Lille, France

• Lorin M. Benneker, Bern, Switzerland

• Marcel Ivanov, Sheffield, United Kingdom

  National faculty

 • Alexander Gubin, Kurgan
• Alexander Mushkin, Saint-Petersburg
• Dmitry Ptashnikov, Saint-Petersburg

• Sergey Ryabykh, Kurgan
• Vadim Byvaltsev, Irkutsk

Target audience

The seminar is intended for surgeons and other healthcare professionals involved in management of spinal patients with work experience 3-10 years and more, in diagnostics and surgical treatment of various spinal pathologies, including trauma, infection and degenerative conditions.

May 17, 2018

Meeting of the International Friendship Club at the Ilizarov Centre

Yet another meeting of the International Friendship Club took place at the Ilizarov Centre on May 16, 2018. The new guest of the Club Dr.TravisLangan, DPM, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (Pittsburgh, USA) made his presentation at the meeting. He talked about his city, his hospital and showed several clinical cases.

May 20, 2018

International Day of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

History of this holiday startswith the profession itself. These doctors were in demand because of wars and conflicts leading to injuries. For a long time traumatology was a part of surgery; and in the XX century it was recognized as independent. Dr.G.A.Ilizarov made a revolution in trauma and orthopaedics by introducing his new method for bone healing in 1951.

More than 12000 patients undergo treatment at the Ilizarov Centre every year. According to statistics, 1,211,837 traumas were registered by state medical institutions of the Ural Federal District in 2017.

May 21, 2018

Scientific and practical conference “Orthotherapy: interdisciplinary interrelation in clinical orthotics and rehabilitation” gathered about 150 participants in Saint-Petersburg on May 18-19, 2018. The two-day program included 39 reports and 3 lectures on orthotherapy and rehabilitation. There were 9 workshops on application of thermoplastic materials for express-orthotics with participation of doctors of the Ilizarov Centre.

According to the President of the Conference Dr. Alexander V.Gubin this Conference is unique because it united orthopaedic surgeons, rehabilitation professionals, orthotists, neurologists – various specialists who provide medical care to severe patients. In real life these professionals work in different departments; it is important to bring them together in order to achieve successful result.

May 22, 2018

New issue of the Ilizarov Journal of Clinical and Experimental Orthopaedics (volume 24, No2, 2018) is in preparation

Release of the new issue of the Ilizarov Journal of Clinical and Experimental Orthopaedics will coincide with the Annual Scientific and Practical Conference “Ilizarov Readings”, which is scheduledfor June 14-16, 2018.

The journal starts with a review article on management of juxta- and intra-articular fractures of the lower limbs. There are three articles in the section “Traumatology” and ten publications in the section “Orthopaedics”. Section “Vertebrology” contains articles on cervical spine pathology and lumbar spine degenerative spondylolisthesis. There are two clinical cases on application of carbon implants in spinal surgery and management of periprosthetic fracture of the humerus. The issue concludes with two reviews on modern tendencies in management of spinal herniation using video-endoscopic technique and bone transport for posttraumatic defects of long bones.

Authors and readers are invited; we are looking forward to interesting publications and guarantee that everyone will find useful information and new knowledge in the journal.

May 28, 2018

Collaboration of the Ilizarov Centre and Rehabilitation hospital affiliated to National Research Center for Rehabilitation, Beijing, China

Bilateral agreement on collaborationwas signed between Rehabilitation hospital affiliated to National Research Center for Rehabilitation, Beijing, China and Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre on May 28, 2018 in Beijing. The parties agreed on collaboration in the sphere of education and about exchange of experience on rehabilitation of patients. The visit of the Ilizarov Centre delegation was covered by Beijing TV.

Delegation of the Chinese hospital first visited the Ilizarov Centre in 2016 for the “Ilizarov Readings” Conference. One year later, in 2017, delegation of doctors from the Ilizarov Centre participated in the Chinese-Russian-Bangladesh Forum “Ilizarov method and limb restoration”, which took place in Beijing, China. In February 2018 two doctors of the Ilizarov Centre AnatoliySudnitsyn and ArtemReznik spent long time in Beijing sharing experience with their Chinese colleagues; they observed surgeries and participated in clinical discussions. As a part of their visit they took part in the 13th educational course “External fixation and limb restoration” and made reports on management of osteomyelitis at the Russian Ilizarov Centre and new techniques of distal limb prosthetics.

Rehabilitation hospital affiliated to National Research Center for Rehabilitation will become co-founder of the International Scientific and Practical Conference “Ilizarov Readings” on June 14-16, 2018. The second day of the Conference will start with the scientific program of the Chinese hospital.

May 29, 2018

Official visit of members of State Duma to the Ilizarov Centre

A delegation from Moscow visited the Ilizarov Centre on May 29, 2018. The delegation included members of State Duma, representatives of Legal Department of the Government of the Russian Federation, Administration of the Governor of Moscow region and Ministry of Culture of RF. The official guests got familiar with the work of the Centre; they saw the most complicated cases and modern equipment for rehabilitation of patients with consequences of infantile cerebral palsy.

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