About the Centre


Kurgan is the capital of orthopaedics. This is the city where the Federal State Budgetary Institution «National Ilizarov Medical Research Centre for Traumatology and Ortopaedics» Ministry Healthcare was established and it can serve a symbol for Kurganskaya Oblast.

The history of the Centre started in the year of 1951 with an idea of external fixation device to repair bone injury and developed to the Ilizarov Centre that is known all over the world and it bears the name of an outstanding orthopaedic surgeon and inventor Gavriil Abramovich Ilizarov.

Annually over 16 000 patients with orthopaedic and neuroorthopaedic conditions can receive treatment at the Centre.

Consultation and diagnosis center there allows for 250 daily appointments to be made, and the hospital accommodates 800 beds.

The strong team of the Kurgan Ilizarov Centre is staffed with 1500 highly qualified professionals.

Our hospital is equipped with modern facilities to provide diagnosis and treatment for people suffering from:

  • severe spine malformations;
  • congenital and acquired diseases of limbs and joints;
  • injuries of any localization, posttraumatic conditions;
  • orthopaedic complications in systemic (osteogenesis imperfecta, phosphate diabetes), neurological (CP), endocrine diseases, storage disease (mucopolysaccharidosis), and related pathology;
  • severe traumatic injuries of bones and joints, including gunshot injuries and their sequelae;
  • complicated and complex complications after surgical treatment of orthopaedic conditions at other hospitals.

The Centre incorporates an infection osteology hospital with a unique 40-year experience of managing most challenging cases of osteomyelitis.

Joint replacement of major and small joints, revision arthroplasty, prosthesis of lost limbs, orthoses of different types can be performed at the Centre.

Medical services of the Kurgan Ilizarov Centre has been recognized at one of the best in the world that was confirmed by Certificate of conformance for scientific products and medical services under 9001:2015 International Standards.

Guided by motto “Minimum pain and fear, maximum partnership” we undertake to provide a friendly environment for all our patients including kids and people with impaired physical mobility

The Ilizarov Center offers extensive educational opportunities for medical students, residents and postgraduate and practicing orthopaedic surgeons with short- and long-term training programs that expose trainees to the latest advancements in orthopaedic techniques.

Unique discoveries and innovations of the researchers working at the Kurgan Ilizarov Centre put the institution at the forefront of the Russian traumatology and orthopedics.

Highly professional surgeons and researchers,  modern equipment, unique techniques used for  diagnosis and treatment of patients, comfortable conditions and caring attitude of the medical staff greatly contribute to successful work of the Ilizarov Centre



XIX International Scientific and Practical Conference “Ilizarov Readings-2024”  



 Ilizarov Center Education

Ilizarov Centre runs several training programs and on-line lectures.

 Read more http://edu.ilizarov.ru/




Ilizarov Center invites you to the consultation. Get advice in the following ways:

- by phone international department +7 (3522) 45-47-58.

- came to the clinic for internal consultation

- by e-mail inter@rncvto.ru

Please, send your medical record information and images. Upon receipt, your application will be studied by a specialist and the conclusion about the possibility to be treated at our Center will be send to your email address. You may also be asked to supply additional medical findings or images. Our recommendations are of advisable character.


Medical tourism


Please find information about medical tourism in Centre by the link below

What we treat

We are waiting for you at the Ilizarov Center for the treatment of the following diseases:

Fractures and their consequences:

  • Closed isolated or multiple fractures of the skeletal bones including injury of the soft-tissue component of the limbs. Consequences of the fractures
  • Trauma consequences: malunions of the long bones, defects and pseudarthrosis
  • Defects of the femoral neck, fractures
  • Pseudarthrosis, including congenital
  • Intraarticular fractures of the lower limb joints
  • Posttraumatic defects of the femoral neck
  • Open and infected fractures of the different location, including the injuries of the neurovascular bundles
  • Tumors and tumor-like damages of the locomotor system


  • Gunshot injuries of the limbs
  • Multiple, comminuted and combined injuries
  • Severe defects of the bony and soft tissues – plastic filling of the tissue defects by the method of the non-free grafting (without using auto-graft)
  • Malunions of the femur, tibia, humerus and forearm

Maldevelopments of upper and lower limbs:

  • Congenital deformities and shortening of the upper and lower limbs
  • Contracturesof the joints
  • Short stature
  • Achondroplasia
  • Hypochondroplasia
  • Pseudoachondroplasia
  • Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia
  • Epimetaphyseal dysplasia
  • Diaphyseal dysplasia
  • Turner syndrome
  • Pituitary dwarfism
  • Consequences of the hematogenous osteomyelitis of the upper and lower limbs (shortening and deformities)
  • Posttraumatic deformities of the upper and lower limbs
  • Correction of the congenital tibial deformities with medialization of the tibial bones
  • Congenital and acquired shortening and deformities of the upper and lower limbs
  • Consequences of the poliomyelitis and cerebral palsy
  • Dislocation of the patella, severe deformities of the knee joint
  • System skeletal diseases:
    • Consequences of the rickets
    • Phosphate diabetes
    • Rickets-like diseases
    • Exostosis
    • Osteogenesis imperfecta
    • Fibrous dysplasia
    • Ollier disease
    • Blount disease
    • Consequences of the mucopolysaccharidosis and some different metabolic osteopathy
    • Giantism
    • Subluxations and dislocations
    • Pseudoarthrosis, including congenital


  • Contractures of the joints
  • Congenital and acquired dislocation and subluxation of the femur in children and adults
  • Congenital and acquired dislocation of the patella
  • Pathological dislocation, defect of the proximal femur
  • Dysplastic gonarthrosis
  • Posttraumatic, dysplastic and other coxarthrosis
  • Osteochondropathy of the hip joint
  • Posttraumatic aseptic necrosis of the femoral head
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis
  • Malformations of the hip joint
  • Ankylosis of the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow joints, including in malposition
  • Juxta-articular deformities with disorder of the joint function
  • Instability of the joints
  • Rheumatoid disease of the joints
  • Functional malpositions of the limb segments in joints
  • Local defects of the bone epiphysis
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Intra- and juxta-articular malunions of the knee joints
  • Recurred dislocation of the humerus bone
  • Baker’s cyst
  • Fractures, pseudoarthrosis and defects of the femoral neck
  • Consequences of the congenital hip dislocations
  • Status post-surgery on the hip joint
  • Rheumatoid diseases of the large joints
  • Deforming arthrosis of the knee joint (gonarthrosis) of any origin
  • Revision interventions after previous replacement of the joint
  • Injuries of the knee joint meniscus
  • Arthroscopy of the small joints (elbow)
  • Arthroscopy of the shoulder joints
  • Instability of the endoprosthesis and juxta-articular fractures
  • Instability of the knee joint, injury of the anterior cruciate ligament
  • Recurred dislocation of the patella (including application of the combined treatment techniques – arthroscopy + different assembling of the Ilizarov frame)
  • Metabolic-and-dystrophic, posttraumatic and hypoplastic gonarthrosis grade 2-3
  • Koenig disease
  • Chondromatosis of the large joints
  • Lexer disease
  • Synovial shelf-syndrome
  • Synovitis of unknown etiology
  • Rheumatoid monoarthritis (knee, ankle)
  • Metabolic dystrophic and post-traumatic ankle arthrosis of I-II grade with (and without) cartilage flaps
  • Intra-articular knee fractures
  • Humeroscapular periarthritis
  • Deforming arthrosis of various etiology
  • Supra-acetabular neoarthrosis
  • Perthes disease
  • Pseudarthrosis
  • Defects of the proximal femur and tibia caused by oncological, systemic and rheumatoid diseases
  • Joint replacement in pelvic and femoral deformities
  • Total and revision joint replacement of the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder and elbow
  • Joint replacement with bone plasty
  • Reconstructive joint replacement
  • Neurosurgery
  • Surgical treatment of both isolated and multiple mal-development of the spine and thoracic cage using current implants and systems of deformity control during the child’s growth (VERT, growingrods, Shilla).
  • The techniques of acute correction allowing to obtain optimal results and reduce the number and volume of operation are applied in combined mal-development of the spine, thoracic cage and pelvis.
  • Surgical treatment of mal-deveolopment, new formations and tethered spinal cord and canal syndrome.
  • Correction of idiopathic scoliosis and spinal deformities in systemic (metabolic) and destructive processes, neuro-muscular diseases resulting from different causes and combined deformities including the ones of the most severe grades (exceeding 100°).
  • Surgical treatment of the cervical spine pathology in children.
  • Surgical treatment of the spine injury and the consequences of injury with acute technique of the spinal support restoration and providing conditions for functional restoration of the spinal cord.
  • Thoracic deformity correction with application of minimally invasive thoracoplasty variants by Nass.
  • Complicated course of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine.
  • Spondylolisthesis of any etiology.
  • Scoliosis in adults.
  • Kyphotic deformities of any etiology in adults.
  • Cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine injuries in adults.
  • Consequences of the spine and spinal cord injuries in adults.
  • Spinal canal stenosis on the background of diseases and injuries.
  • Congenital mal-development of the cervical spine and craniocervical area in adults.
  • Cervical spine pathology in adults.
  • Congenital spine deformities in adults.
  • Spine and spinal cord tumor in adults.
  • Condition after operative invasions including impaired spinal fixation systems, breakage of device elements and progressing deformities.
  • Herniated intervertebral disc.
  • Chronic back pain (facet syndrome).
  • Chronic coccygodynia.
  • Trifacial neuritis.
  • Neuroorthopaedics
  • CP (cerebral palsy) consequences including pronounced contractures of the lower limb joints.
  • Poliomyelitis consequences.
  • Hereditary neuropathy.
  • Spinal amyotrophy.
  • Muscular dystrophy.
  • Spinal dysraphism.
  • Consequences of trauma, infection diseases and tumors of the central nerve system.
  • Reconstructive, restorative and plastic surgery
  • Prosthetics/orthotics for restoration of distorted grip function, supportability and walk after amputations and congenital mal-developments of the upper and lower limbs and thoracic deformities and restoration of the skeleton integrity and soft tissues.
  • Mal-formations and diseases of the limb stumps of different genesis (trauma consequences, congenital mal-developments, vascular pathology, oncology) while preparing to the prosthetics.
  • Scar and scar deformities of all segments.
  • Diseases and injuries of hand
  • Post-traumatic deformities of the metacarpal bones and fingers.
  • Neurogenic hand deformities.
  • Mal-united fractures of the distal forearm.
  • Neglected injury of flexor and/or extensor tendon of the fingers. Pots-traumatic contracture of the finger joints.
  • Fresh and neglected dislocation and dislocation-fracture of the wrist.
  • Dupuytren’s contracture.
  • Post-traumatic stumps of metacarpal and finger bones.
  • Post-traumautic defects of the soft tissues and persistent wounds.
  • Post-traumatic neuropathy of the median and ulnar nerve (late period), neglected injury of the digital flexors and extensors and combined contracture of the hand joints.
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, neuropathy of the forearm median nerve.
  • Rheumatoid polyarthritis of the hand joints.
  • Closed fracture and pseudarthrosis of navicular bone.
  • Hand bones cysts and enchondroma
  • All types of congenital hand mal-development.
  • Congenital and acquired club-hand.
  • Hygroma, synovioma. Stenosis of tendon canals.
  • Extensive post-burn keloid scars.
  • Closed hand bones fractures.
  • Open fractures of the forearm in the lower third.
  • Hand joints arthroses of post-traumatic and degenerative character.
  • Neglected tendon injuries
  • Diseases and injuries of foot
  • Congenital and acquired foot deformities, including the recurrent ones.
  • Deforming arthrosis of the foot joints of grade III.
  • Transverse flatfoot and valgus deformity of the great toe.
  • Hammer toe.
  • Poliomyelitis sequeli, i.e. contractures of the large joints, limb shortening and foot deformities.
  • Mal-development of the foot bones and adjacent segments
  • Mal-united and mal-uniting fractures of the foot.
  • Lengthening of the foot and tibial stumps and formation of the foot-like support.Cosmetic modeling of tibia.
  • Joint replacement of the I and II metatarsophalangeal joints.
  • Split foot.
  • Infection osteology
  • Chronic hematogenous, post-traumatic, post-operative and gun-shot osteomyelitis.
  • Infected endoprosthesis of any location and consequences of joint replacement.
  • Infection consequences of bone plating and intramedullary nailing (any plates, nails, rods, screws, etc.)
  • patients with neurosurgical pathology complicated with infection.
  • Trophic ulcers and bedsores.


Gueidlines for patients


• Send the information to the Ilizarov Centre (description of the disease, photo of the affected segment, scanned X-rays/MRI), if necessary, additional data will be required by a doctor.
•  Receive a letter-confirmation from the doctor regarding details of treatment
•  The tentative cost and duration of treatment are indicated in the Agreement between the patient and the Centre.
•  The price-list for medical services for citizens of RF and other countries. Amount of medical services is determined by the doctor-in-charge; it includes surgical intervention, anesthesia, Ilizarov fixator or implants and other devices, accommodation in a common/single room, consultations of specialists, radiographic and other studies and also accommodation of the accompanying person in the patient’s room. International patients also have to cover extra-charge for services of Migration subdivision, Legal and International departments (mandatory package).

* Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of March 6, 2013 N 186 "On the Approval of the Rules for the Provision of Medical Assistance to Foreign Citizens on the Territory of the Russian Federation"


•Prepare an official invitation for the patient and accompanying person provided by the Ilizarov Center to apply for the Russian entry visa. As processing time is about 30 days, it is strongly recommended to apply for the official invitation well in advance•
• Apply for visa for the patient and accompanying person in the Russian Federation Consulate in India.

Once the visa is issued its scan – copy should be sent to the International department inter@rncvto.ru

Note: If in-patient treatment takes more than 3 months the visa for the patient and accompanying persons is extended with the help of employees of the Ilizarov Center

• Purchasing airline tickets by the patient. There is direct Moscow-Kurgan flight every day. Beside Moscow, the nearest to Kurgan international airports are in Ekaterinburg, Tyumen, and Chelyabinsk.

Note: A transfer from the airport can be arranged on request of the patient for an extra charge


•Admission to the hospital is possible only after complete prepayment of the amount indicated in the Agreement. Head of International department issues referral for admission•
• At admission the patient is examined by a GP/pediatrician. Necessary tests for the patient and accompanying person can be done in the Ilizarov Center or at home (the results should be accordingly translated into Russian and verified by an authorized specialist)•
• Patients who receive complex of medical services on correction of lower limb disproportions and deformities are supposed to undergo preoperative tests and examinations at the Ilizarov Centre.

 Contact us:


Federal State Budgetary Institution "National Ilizarov Medical Research Centre for Traumatology and Ortopaedics" Ministry Healthcare, Russian Federation

Address:   6, M.Ulyanova street, Kurgan, 640014, Russia

International Office: 

E-mail: inter@rncvto.ru

Tel: +7 (3522) 45-47-58.

Communication in English, French, German, Japanese

Head Office: office@rncvto.ru

Official web-site:www.ilizarov.ru


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