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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.

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

500a44935c8320008f1c713a63e32b8e lAnother issue of the Ilizarov Journal of Clinical and Experimental Orthopaedics is appearing in March 2018

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.”

January 10, 2018

A story of recovery of a Hungarian girl

In 2017 the second edition of the book “Kurgani naplo” by Hungarian writer Maria Kadash was published. The title of the book can be translated as “Kurgan diary”. The book describes life of the author’s daughter, who was a patient of the famous orthopaedic surgeon G.A.Ilizarov in the 80’s. The girl had a lower limb shortening and “Professor Ilizarov was our last resort,” recalls Maria Kadash.

The new edition of the book is very popular in Hungary. Now Maria Kadash hopes that the book will find its readers in Russia if it is translated and published. The Ilizarov Centre supported the idea of popularization of the book in Russia.

January 22, 2018

Director of the Charity Fund “Fragile people” met doctors of the Ilizarov Centre

Elena Meshcheryakova, Director of the Charity Fund “Fragile people”, uniting families of children with osteogenesis imperfecta, visited the Ilizarov Centre.

At the surgical meeting Elena Meshcheryakova made a report about development and work of the group “Fragile children”, about important problems in the patients’ care, treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta. Elena, mother of four children, knows firsthand about difficulties of the fragile children. Her middle daughter has this condition. Being a psychologist, Elena knows that communication is very important for adaptation in the society and overcoming fears of fractures. So, the Fund facilitated organization of a summer camp for children with the rare disease. Support is very important and the motto of the group says “To help, not to break”.

January 23, 2018

Alexander Medvedev, known under the stage name Shura gave a press-conference after the surgery at the Ilizarov Centre

Two weeks after the hip-joint replacement surgery the Russian singer Shura told reporters about his treatment at the Ilizarov Centre. The reporters were especially interested in the singer’s choice of the hospital. Alexander Medvedev said that he had heard about the Ilizarov Centre from the mass media. And after a consultation with the doctor of the Centre Oleg Chegurov, he had no doubts about choosing the hospital. Alexander Medvedev, patient of the Ilizarov Centre, says, “I am very proud of our country… we are loved here.”

Alexander Medvedev said that the pain in the leg started 7 years before. In the doctors’ opinion, no conservative treatment could help, radical measures were necessary.

“The patient had contracture of the joint, limited range of motions, 5-cm shortening. The shortening was caused by malposition of the limb and by deformity of the femoral head. The surgery allowed us to equalize limb length and regain motions in the joint; modern titanium endoprosthesis was used,” said Head of trauma and orthopaedic department No16, Dr.Oleg Chegurov, MD.

On March 1, 2018, day of his discharge from the Centre Alexander Medvedev will give a gratitude concert for his doctors and citizens of Kurgan in the Philharmonic Concert hall.

January 31, 2018

Ilizarov Centre became annual prizewinner “Year’s results of the Urals and Western Siberia – 2017”

The prize is meant to unite and strengthen interregional interrelations. The organizer is media-holding “FederalPress”. Five hundred experts conduct a study of the entire Ural Federal District and determine who has played the special role in politics and economy of the district.

The prizes are awarded in twenty nominations. The winner can be either a person or a company.

“Sensor” and “Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre “Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics””received the award for joint development of osseointegration.

December 7, 2017

Ilizarov Centre at the Russian Week of healthcare

Opening of International Scientific and Practical Forum “Russian Week of healthcare – 2017”took place at “Expocentre” on December 4-8, 2018. This is an important event in the sphere of healthcare and nationwide. The Forum is arranged by State Duma, Federal Assembly of Russia, Ministry of Healthcare of Russia and “Expocentre” with support of the Federation Council, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Government of Moscow and World Health Organization.

Director of the Ilizarov Centre Alexander Gubin took part in the Forum with the report “Role of Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre “Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics” in creation and development of “Kurgan Medical Cluster”.

This year 972 exhibitors from different parts of Russia and 34 countries took part in the exhibitions of the Forum. National expositions were arranged by Germany, China, Republic of Korea and Czech Republic.

December 8, 2017

Ilizarov Centre celebrates its birthday on December 8, 2017

Today Ilizarov Centre celebrates its birthday. 46 years ago, on December 8 the subsidiary of the Leningrad Vreden Scientific Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedics was reorganized into Kurgan Scientific Institute of Experimental and Clinical Trauma and Orthopaedics.

Nowadays, there are 1456 employees at the Ilizarov Centre. Every year about 12000 patients undergo treatment here including international patients from 20 countries.

December 13, 2017

“Chrystal” Anya

7-year old Anya is swimming in the swimming pool. Water is the safe environment. Anya has strong will and very brittle “crystal” bones due to very rare genetic disease, osteogenesis imperfecta. Almost any motion can cause bone fracture and deformity in “crystal” people.

From mass media Anya’s family learnt about possibility of surgical treatment of brittle bones in the Ilizarov Centre.

The goal of the surgery, in the opinion of Dr. Dmitry Popkov, orthopaedic surgeon of the Ilizarov Centre, is not only to correct deformities, but also to provide functional conditions of development and to prevent severe orthopaedic complications.

The girl underwent the surgery at the age of two. After the first stage of treatment Anya’s femurs were reinforced with elastic nails; these nails could prevent severe deformities and displacement in case of fractures. Only after the surgery the two-year-old Anya was able to stand and her family was searching for effective ways of rehabilitation. So, swimming was chosen. In addition to surgical treatment every three months Anya need a course of medical therapy to strengthen the bone tissue. Anya also studies in Art school; she likes to take care of plants and flowers.

Anya’s mother learned about new intramedullary telescopic nails and applied to the Ilizarov Centre for consultation again.

“Anya grew up, her bones became bigger and there is a need to replace the flexible nails by the new intramedullary system with telescopic titanium nails, developed in Russia,” comments Dr.D.A.Popkov. Intramedullary telescopic nail is the result of collaboration of Kurgan and Tomsk researchers. Soon Anya will undergo the surgery; and in future she plans to fulfil her dream and become a swimming coach.

December 18, 2017

Ilizarov Centre introduced its advanced inventions at the “Forum of Actions”

“Forum of Actions” was launched on December 18, 2017. More than four thousand people will take part in the final meeting. Besides, an exhibition will be held as a part of the Forum. Exhibit “Territory of the future” will present more than 80 advanced inventions from various parts of Russia designed to solve problems of ecology, housing and utility infrastructure, healthcare, economy and education. Project of the Ilizarov Centre “Distal prosthetics of limb stumps using osseointegration” was presented by Dr.Artem Reznik, orthopaedic surgeon of the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre.The method of osseointegration means that a special implant is put into the bone, and the prosthesis is attached directly to the implant. It can be used not only for stumps of the hand but also for larger prostheses of limbs.

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 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.    

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