Ilizarov Centre Education

Federal State Budgetary Institution «National Ilizarov Medical Research Centre for Traumatology and Ortopaedics» Ministry Healthcare, Russian Federation runs several training programs


Ilizarov Master Course
Ilizarov Mini-fellowship

The Ilizarov mini-fellowship costs USD 4 000. Ilizarov Master Course costs USD 3 000.

Short-term training costs USD 390 /day.

A program of training includes lectures, discussions of clinical cases, hand-on workshops, live surgeries. The training is conducted by highly qualified Faculty members.

Please, bring indoor shoes, scrubs (for operating theatres) and medical reference about your health condition, copy of your medical certificate.
To provide a course program that suits your interests, please, advise us of your professional status, experience in Ilizarov technique, occupation and subjects of particular importance for your sphere of activity.

Official letter of invitation is required to obtain visa. Provide the Center with the following data for the letter of invitation:

— Scanned passport copy
— Place of birth (city, country)
—  Permanent home address and phone number
—  Place of work or study, address and position with the institution
—  Dates of arrival and departure
—  City where a visa will be obtained

You might want to apply for the official invitation 2 months prior to your arrival, because the invitation processing time by the local office of Federal Migration Service is about 30 days.

We can also organize Courses on request.

About Ilizarov Centre

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 Federal Institution of the Russian Ilizarov Scientific Centre “Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics” that is known all over the world and it bears the name of an outstanding orthopaedic surgeon and inventor Gavriil Abramovich Ilizarov.

Annually over 14,000 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 including 4 Academicians, 10 Professors, 34 Doctors of Medical Sciences and 93 Candidates of Medical Sciences.

We would be happy to help the patients of any age – from infants to elder persons.

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 ISO 9001:2008 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 National Ilizarov Medical Research Centre for Traumatology and Ortopaedics.

The Ilizarov Centre is happy to collaborate with educational experts of various practical and theoretical fields from all over the world. Visiting Professors are welcome to lecture and participate in educational events in Kurgan. It’s our pleasure to present you our Board of Visiting Professors.


Address: 6, M.Ulyanova street, Kurgan, 640014, Russia
International Office:
Tel: +7 (3522) 45 47 58
Communication in English, French, German, Japanese