Rashid M. Tikhilov

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Rashid M. Tikhilov

Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vice President of the Association of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgeons of Russia


Professional Education and Positions

In 1980, Rashid M Tikhilov graduated with honors and a gold medal from the Kirov Military Medical Academy, Faculty of Medical Training for the Navy. From 1980 to 2001, he progressed from a teacher to a professor at the Department of Military Traumatology and Orthopedics of the Kirov Military Medical Academy.

From 2001 to 2003, he headed the Department of Trauma and Orthopedics at the St. Petersburg Dzhanelidze Emergency Research Institute.

Since 2003, he has been the Director of the Federal State Budgetary Institution "Vreden National Medical Research Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics" of the Ministry of Health of Russia.


Scientific Activity

In 1986, Rashid M. Tikhilov defended his PhD thesis on "Oxygenobarotherapy in the Treatment of Complications and Consequences of Limb Injuries" and in 1998, his doctoral thesis on "Surgical Treatment of Degenerative-Dystrophic Diseases and Consequences of Hip Joint Injuries".

In 2000, he was awarded the title of professor.

In 2022, he was elected a corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Rashid M. Tikhilov is a recognized authority in his field. Under his direct leadership, a modern system of hip joint surgery has been developed, ranging from organ-preserving techniques to joint replacement in complex cases and revision arthroplasties. The Center conducts research on the nature of femoroacetabular impingement and other variants of pathological development of the hip joint. Research has been initiated to evaluate the effectiveness of completely new surgical techniques for treating dysplastic hip osteoathritis - periacetabular osteotomies and arthroplasties in cases of high hip dislocation, using various types of shortening osteotomies.

Research is also being conducted to study the mechanisms of biofilm formation and the potential for the impact on microbial biofilms of fundamentally new drug forms containing silver nanoclusters. Another important area of research is the development of individualized joint surgery based on prototyping technologies and 3D printing of individual implants, which has enormous significance for revision and complex cases of primary arthroplasty of large joints.

Since 2001, the Joint Replacement Registry has been operating at the Center, allowing for reliable information on the gender and age composition of operated patients, the surgical technologies used, the implants installed, and the survival rates of endoprostheses. In 2013, federal centers for traumatology and orthopedics from Cheboksary, Barnaul, and Smolensk began participating in the registry, and later, departments from various cities in Russia were also included. Currently, the Joint Replacement Registry is the only tool in Russia for assessing the effectiveness of operations, possessing an extensive database with the ability to evaluate a multitude of indicators.

One of the most significant scientific events in the field of traumatology and orthopedics is the annual international scientific and practical conference "Vreden Readings", which has been held annually since 2007.

The international recognition of the Center's merits was the invitation of Rashid M. Tikhilov as the only representative from Russia to participate in the Consensus Conference on Periprosthetic Infection (Philadelphia, USA) in 2013. In 2014, a Russian-language version of the "Materials of the International Consensus Conference on Periprosthetic Infection" was published under his editorship, and in 2019, under his leadership, the "Materials of the Second International Consensus Conference on Musculoskeletal Infection" were translated into Russian and published.

Since 2015, he has been the chairman of the combined dissertation council of the Vreden National Medical Research Center of Traumatology and Orthopedics and Kirov Military Medical Academy 999.037.02.

Professor Rashid M. Tikhilov is the scientific advisor of 41 PhD dissertations and the consultant of 8 doctoral dissertations.

Professor R. Tikhilov is the author of more than 700 scientific publications, including over 30 monographs, manuals, and textbooks prepared and published with his participation; 253 articles have been published in leading domestic and foreign scientific journals. He is a co-author of 56 patents and author's certificates.

Hirsch index in Russian Science Citation Index – 26, in Scopus – 10.


Surgical activity

Rashid M. Tikhilov is an active surgeon, performing about 450 surgeries on knee and hip joints annually, including complex cases of primary and revision arthroplasties for congenital and acquired diseases.


Educational activities

At the initiative of Rashid M. Tikhilov and under his leadership, a department of traumatology and orthopedics and an educational and methodical department were established at the Center. Significant contacts with leading clinics in neighboring and distant countries have been expanded. Under his leadership, more than 50 scientific and practical conferences and symposia have been held, as well as more than 160 master classes on various directions of traumatology and orthopedics. Recognition of Rashid M. Tikhilov's personal scientific achievements is his regular participation as a moderator and invited lecturer at annual scientific symposia and congresses of large public scientific associations such as SICOT (International Society of Orthopedic Traumatology), EFORT (European Federation of National Orthopedic Associations). He is a member of EHS (European Hip Society), IHS (International Hip Society), ISTA (International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty), an honorary member of the German Arthroplasty Association.

Rashid M. Tikhilov is the editor-in-chief of the journal "Traumatology and Orthopedics of Russia", as well as a member of the editorial board of the journals "N.N. Priorov Journal of Traumatology and Orthopedics", "Genius of Orthopedics", "Spine Surgery", "Polytrauma", and others.