• Medical Faculty, Chelyabinsk University, Chelyabinsk, 1989-1995.
  • Specialisation of traumatologist-orthopaedist (exam of qualification in the Ilizarov Center), Certificate issued on March, 11, 1998.
  • PhD in Medicine (Traumatology and Orthopedics), Ilizarov Center, Kurgan, RUSSIA, defended in 1998. Diploma of the post-graduate study issued on December, 4, 1998.
  • Attestation of Specialized Profound Education (AFSA) of the ORTHOPAEDIC PEDIATRIC SURGERY (starting from the 1st May 2000), Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy I, Faculté de Médecine, FRANCE.
  • Thesis for Doctor of Medical Science (Traumatology and Orthopedics), Ilizarov Centre, Kurgan, RUSSIA, defended in 2005.
  • InterUniversity Dilpoma «Techniques microchirurgicales», Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy I, Faculté de Médecine, FRANCE.


Member of Scientific Societies:

Membre correspondant étranger de l’Académie Nationale de Médecine de la France

Association des Orthopédistes de Langue Française (A.O.L.F.)

Société Française d’Orthopédie Pédiatrique (S.O.F.O.P.)

Member of the European Paediatric Orthopedic Society (E.P.O.S.)

Association for the Study and Application of the Method of Ilizarov (A.S.A.M.I.)


President du 14e Congrès de l’Association des Orthopédistes de Langue Française, 19 à 23 Mai, 2014, Saint-Pétersbourg, RUSSIA



  • From 9 April 2012: Head of the Scientific Clinical Laboratory for limb lengthening and deformity correction (4 orthopedic departments and experimental unit), and Head of the Orthopedic Departement №6 (Neuroorthopedics) (from December 2014) Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center “Restorative Traumatology and Orthopaedics”, RUSSIA
  • Novembre 2010 to Mars 2012: Chef of the Department of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Interregional Orthopedic Centre, Clinical Hospital № 81 of the Medical Biologic Agency of RUSSIA.
  • November 2007 to October 2010: Attached Practitioner, Service of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery (Prof. Lascombes, CHU Nancy, France), Associated Assistant; Medical Faculty, Henri Poincarré University, Nancy, FRANCE
  • February 2002 to October 2007: Head of the Orthopaedic Service (Correction of deformities and length discrepancy of limbs); leading scientific collaborator (orthopaedist), Ilizarov Center, RUSSIA.
  • May 2000 to January 2002: senior scientific collaborator (orthopaedist), Ilizarov Center, RUSSIA.
  • May 1999 to April 2000: Attached Associated Practitioner in the frame of Attestation of Specialized Profound Education (AFSA), Service of Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgery (Prof. Lascombes, CHU Nancy, FRANCE)
  • October 1998 to April 1999: senior scientific collaborator (orthopaedist), Ilizarov Center, RUSSIA.
  • August 1995 to September 1998: scientific collaborator (orthopaedist), Ilizarov Center, RUSSIA.



  • Ilizarov Method in management of trauma and orthopedic diseases of all segments of upper and lower limbs.
  • Hip joint surgery in Development Displasia of the Hip, Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, cerebral palsy and others.
  • Orthopaedic surgery of cerebral palsy.
  • Surgery in congenital and acquired foot deformities including clubfoot.
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta,
  • Congenital member deficiencies,
  • Benign tumors and cysts,
  • Flexible Intramedullary Nailing in trauma and diseases of upper and lower limbs.
  • Internal and external surgery in paediatric trauma.
  • Guided growth of members
  • Congenital and acquired deformities of upper and lower members
  • Microsurgery
  • Experimental orthopaedic surgery



  1. Laureate of state prize of the Russian Federation, diploma No56, Edict of the President of RF of September 28, 1999 “On awarding state prize of RF of 1999 for young scientists for outstanding works in the domain of science and technic” for the cycle of works on development and substantiation of principles of reconstructive and restorative treatment of congenital and acquired pathology of the locomotor system.
  2. Grant of the President of Russian Federation (2006-2007) for support of young doctors of sciences (MD 9520.2006.7), for holding a study “Development of a system of surgical treatment of children with congenital abnormalities of the lower limb”.
  3. International prize of professor Pol Blaimont, awarded in 2012 during the Congress of French society of trauma and orthopaedic surgeons for the study in the domain of application of intramedullary flexible nails during limb lengthening (http://www.sofcot.fr/07-congres/prixcongres.asp)
  4. Prize of the SoFCOT (Société Française de la Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique) Congress for the best e-poster “Intramedullary flexible nailing in surgical treatment of children with hypophosphatemic rickets” – 2005.
  5. 5. Award of the Foundation of high medical technologies in the domain of science and technic for the cycle of works “Experimental and clinical substantiation of modern technology of limb lengthening”, 2005, Kurgan, RUSSIA.
  6. 6. Award of the Governor of Kurgan region for conducting research: “Femoral lengthening in the automatic mode”, 1997, “Intramedullary flexible nails for limb lengthening”, 2003, RUSSIA.
  7. Educational grants of SoFCOT Congress, French Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery – 1997, 2003, 2004, 2005.
  8. Congenital Deficiencies Live Surgery Tutorial. Dr. Dror Paley, St.Mary’s Hospital, January, 2016.

For the 14th of Febrary 2016:

ResearchGate Score: 26.73 (higher than 82,5% of ResearchGate members’)

Impact Points: 45.63


Principal Publications (indexed PubMed, Scopus) 2001-2016

  1. Shevtsov V, Popkov A, Popkov D, Prévot J. Réduction de la durée du traitement  dans les allongements osseux progressifs. Technique et avantages // Rev Chir Orthop, 2001, 87, 3, 248-256.
  2. Popkov A, Grebeniuk L, Popkov D. Dynamics of echomorphometric human crural skin characteristics during dosed stretching // Morfologiia. 2002;122(4):68-70.
  3. Shevtsov V, Popkov A, Popkov D, Yerofeev S, Prévot J, Lascombes P. Embrochage centro-médullaire dans les allongements osseux selon Ilizarov // Chir. Orthop. – 2004. – Vol. 90. – P. 399-410.
  4. Shevtsov V, Di’iachkova G, Kovaleva A, Korabel’nikov M, D’iachkov K, Alekberov D, Popkov D, Shutov R. Description of rearrangement of distraction reclaim in the extension of the lower extremities and elimination of their deformity in patients with various etiology of shortening // Vestn Rentgenol Radiol. 2007 Mar-Apr;(2):27-33.
  5. Burlakov E, Alatov D, Popkov D, Shutov R. Calculation of the main parameters of spokes for intramedullary reinforcement of tubular bones // Med Tekh. 2008 May-Jun;(3):26-8.
  6. Popkov D, Journeau P, Popkov A, Haumont T, Lascombes P. Ollier’s disease limb lenghtening: Should intramedullary nailing be combined with circular external fixation? Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. (2010) 96, 348—353.
  7. Popkov D, Journeau P, Popkov A, Haumont T, Lascombes P. Allongement des membres dans la maladie d’Ollier : doit-on associer embrochage centromédullaire et fixateur externe circulaire? Chir. Orthop. 2010, 96, 413—419.
  8. Popkov D, Popkov A, Haumont Th, Journeau P, Lascombes P. Flexible intramedullary nail use in limb lengthening. J Pediatr Orthop, 2010; 30:910-18.
  9. Journeau P, Wein F, Popkov D, Philippe R, Haumont T, Lascombes P. Hip septic arthritis in children: assessment of treatment using needle aspiration/irrigation. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2011 May;97(3):308-13.
  10. Guignand D, Journeau P, Mainard-Simard L, Popkov D, Haumont T, Lascombes P. Child calcaneonavicular coalitions: MRI diagnostic value in a 19-case series. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2011 Feb;97(1):67-72.
  11. Popkov D, Lascombes P, Popkov A, Journeau P, Haumont T. Role of the flexible intramedullary nailing in limb lengthening in children: comparative study based on the series of 295 lengthenins. European Orthopaedics Traumatology (2012).3:17-24. DOI 10.1007/s12570-012-0090-1.
  12. Lascombes P, Popkov D, Huber H, Haumont T, Journeau P. Classification of complications after progressive long bone lengthening: Proposal for a new classification. Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research. (2012) 98, 629—637. DOI:10.1016/j.otsr.2012.05.010.
  13. Lascombes P, Nespola A, Poircuitte JM, Popkov D, de Gheldere A, Haumont T, Journeau P. Early complications with flexible intramedullary nailing in childhood fracture: 100 cases managed with precurved tip and shaft nails. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2012 Jun;98(4):369-75. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2011.11.011.
  14. Jager T, Popkov D, Lascombes P, Popkov A, Journeau P. Elastic intramedullary nailing as a complement to Ilizarov’s method for forearm lengthening: a comparative pediatric prospective study. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2012 Jun;98(4):376-82. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2012.01.007.
  15. Popkov D, Journeau P, Popkov A, Pedeutour B, Haumont T, Lascombes P. Analysis of segmental residual growth after progressive bone lengthening in congenital lower limb deformity. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2012 Oct;98(6):621-8. DOI:10.1016/j.otsr.2012.06.012
  16. Aranovich A, Popkov A, Barbier D, Popkov D. Femoral lengthening by combined technique in melorheostosis: a case report. Eur Orthop traumatol. DOI 10.1007/s12570-013-0220-4.
  17. Lascombes P, Huber H, Fay R, Popkov D, Haumont T, Journeau P. Flexible Intramedullary Nailing in Children:Nail to Medullary Canal Diameters Optimal Ratio. J Pediatr Orthop 2013;33:403–408.
  18. Vincelet Y, Journeau P, Popkov D, Haumont T, lascombes P. The anatomical basis for anterior interosseous nerve palsy secondary to supracondylar humerus fractures in children. Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research (2013) 99, 543—547.
  19. Popkov D, Journeau P, Popkov A. Comparative study on results of reconstructive surgery in 45 hip joints of 25 children with cerebral palsy. Eur Orthop Traumatol DOI 10.1007/s12570-013-0201-7.
  20. Popkov D, Lascombes P, Berte N, Hetzel L, Baptista BR, Popkov A, Journeau P. The normal radiological anteroposterior alignment of the lower limb in children. Skeletal Radiol. 2014 Jul 5. DOI 10.1007/s00256-014-1953-z [Epub ahead of print].
  21. Zmanovskaia VALevitina EVPopkov DA,Butorina MNPavlova OL. Botulinum toxin type A (disport) in the complex rehabilitation of children with spastic forms of cerebral palsy. Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2014;114(7):33-36.
  22. Popkov AV, Kononovich NA, Gorbach EN, Tverdokhlebov SI, Irianov YM, Popkov DA. Bone Healing by Using Ilizarov External Fixation Combined with Flexible Intramedullary Nailing versus Ilizarov External Fixation Alone in the Repair of Tibial Shaft Fractures: Experimental Study. ScientificWorld Journal. 2014;2014:239791. doi: 10.1155/2014/239791. Epub 2014 Oct 14.
  23. Popkov DA, Kononovich NA, Shutov RB. [The effect of tibial transphyseal reinforcement on the growth and response of leg tissues]. Ross Fiziol Zh Im I M Sechenova. 2014 Jul;100(7):881-90.
  24. Popkov A, Aranovich A,Popkov D. Prevention of recurrence of tibia and ankle deformities after bone lengthening in children with type II fibular hemimelia. Int Orthop. 2015 Jul;39(7):1365-70. doi: 10.1007/s00264-015-2752-4.
  25. Popkov A, Aranovich A,Popkov D. Results of deformity correction in children with X-linked hereditary hypophosphatemic rickets by external fixation or combined technique. Int Orthop. 2015 Jul 7. [Epub ahead of print]
  26. Barbier D, Neretin A, Journeau P,Popkov D. Gradual Metatarsal Lengthening by External Fixation: A New Classification of Complications and a Stable Technique to Minimize Severe Complications. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Jul 10. pii: 1071100715593373. [Epub ahead of print]
  27. Poircuitte JM, Popkov D, Huber H, Polirsztok E, Lascombes P, Journeau P. Resorbable osteosynthetic devices in pediatric traumatology: a prospective series of 24 cases. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2015 Aug;25(6):1005. doi: 10.1007/s00590-015-1667-5.
  28. Popkov DA, Zmanovskaya VA, Gubina EB, Leonchuk SS, Butorina MN, Pavlova OL. [The results of single-event multilevel orthopedic surgeries and the early rehabilitation used in complex with botulinum toxin treatment in patients with spastic forms of cerebral palsy]. Zh Nevrol Psikhiatr Im S S Korsakova. 2015;115(4):41-8. Russian.
  29. Popkov DA, Kononovich NA, Mingazov ER, Shutov RB, Barbier D. Intramedullary Elastic Transphyseal Tibial Osteosynthesis and Its Effect on Segmental Growth. Vestn Ross Akad Med Nauk. 2015;(4):441-9. Russian.
  30. Popkov D, Popkov A. Progressive lengthening of short congenital forearm stump in children for prosthetic fitting. Int Orthop. 2016 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print]. DOI: 10.1007/s00264-015-3112-0


List of monographs and chapters in monographs (2008-2015)

1. Popkov AV, Osipenko AV. Tissue regeneration in limb lengthening; manual for doctors. GEOTAR-Media, 2008. – 240p. . ISBN 978-5-9704-0749-3

Popkov AV, Popkov DA. Chapter 6. Clinical aspects of adaptation and regulation of distraction histogenesis. P. 169-213.

2. Congenital lower limb shortening in children (edited by Prof.A.V.Popkov), Moscow, 2011, 510p.

Popkov DA. Chapter 1. Modern understanding of pathogenesis, classification and methods of treatment of congenital lower limb shortening.  p.15-46.

Popkov DA, Fogel NN. Chapter 2. Clinical and physiological peculiarities of a child with shortening maldevelopment of the lower limb. p.47-88.

Popkov AV, Popkov DA. Chapter 3. Methods of surgical treatment of children with congenital lower limb shortening. In the book Congenital lower limb shortening in children, p.89-133, 146-184.

Popkov DA. Chapter 6. Anatomic and functional peculiarities of surgical lengthening of a congenitally short limb. p,294-359.

Popkov DA. Chapter 7. Treatment results in children with congenital lower limb shortening. P.360-443.

3. Déformations des membres inférieurs « de la consultation à l’acte opératoire » (sous la direction P.Lascombes, P.Journeau), Sauramps médical. 2009. ISBN 978-2-84023-609-2

1.Popkov D, Lascombes P, Journeau P. Anatomie normale et pathologique des axes du genou. P.11-17.

2.Journeau P, Mayer J, Popkov D, De Gheldère A, Lascombes P. Epiphysiodèse par plaque vissée extra-physaire pour la correction des déformations angulaires des membres inférieurs chez l’enfant et l’adolescent. P. 49-55.

4. Lascombes P. Flexible Intramedullary Nailing in Children. Springer-Verlag  Berlin Heidelberg Dordrecht London New York. 2010.

ISBN 978-3-642-03030-7

e-ISBN 978-3-642-03031-4

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-03031-4

1.            Popkov D, Lascombes P. Experimental studies.  P.9-18.

2.            Popkov D. Flexible intramedullary nailing in Ilizarov Bone Lengthening. P.279-89.

3.            Popkov D. Use of flexible intramedullary nailing for correction of deformities in children with familial hypophosphatemic rickets. P.291-99.

5. Lascombes P, Journeau P, Haumont T, Popkov D. Paediatric Proximal Radial Fractures. In : Operative Elbow Surgery, (D.Stanley, I.Trail), Elsevier: Edinburgh, London, New York, Oxford, Philadelphia, St-Louis, Syndey, Toronto.  2012, ISBN 978-0-2070-3099-4. P.175-192.
6. Popkov A, Popkov D. Bioactif Implants in Traumatology and Orthopaedics [in russian]. Irkutsk, Russia: NSRS SO Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, 2012, 438p. ISBN 978-5-98277-155-1
7. Combined Stimulating Methods of Reconstructive Surgery in Pediatric Orthopedics. Editor: Dmitry Popkov, 2015, Nova Science Publishers, New York (USA), 174 p.

ISBN: 978-1-63483-028-7

Training courses, educational seminars, congresses held by D.Popkov


  1. Allongement des membres par fixateur circulaire. (Collège National de chirurgie infantile, session de septembre 2008, 2010, Paris)
  2. Membres supérieurs et inférieurs : croissance et chirurgie d’égalisation de longueur en cas d’inégalité. Dr. Popkov D., Prof. Lascombes P. (Cours au Master BiMC (Biomécanique et Mécanobiologie, UE M2R, Prof. Ph.Perrin) pour les chercheurs, 2008, Université Henri Poincaré, Nancy
  3. Cours Taylor Spatial Frame: La correction axiale et l’allongement chez l’enfant et l’adolescent, Nancy, 27-28 mars 2009.
  4. Réunion régionale «L’enfant de petite taille et son os», 11 Mai, 2010, Nancy, France. Popkov D : La prise en charge chirurgicale des rachitismes vitamino-résistants.
  5. Popkov D, Lascombes P. Principles of bone regenerate. Experimentale study. EPOS‐EFORT Instructional Course, Vienna, Austria. 18-20 May, 2011
  6. Popkov D Tibia varum. Analyse de la déformation. Programmation théorique de la déformation. Planification de la correction. Workshop sur os sec correspondant. 2ème Cours TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME, Nancy, FRANCE. 22-23 September 2011
  7. Popkov D. Varus fémoral. Analyse de la déformation. Programmation théorique de la déformation. Planification de la correction. Workshop sur os sec correspondant. 2ème Cours TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME, Nancy, FRANCE. 22-23 September 2011.
  8. Orthopaedic surgery in cerebral palsy. 25-26 Septembre. Kurgan, Russia
  9. Cerebral Palsy: orthopaedic problems, orthopaedic surgery. Ekaterinburg, May, 2013; Tyumen, Novosibirsk, 2014, 2015.
  10. Workshop jointly with Prof. P.Lascombes ”Flexible intramedullary nailing in pediatric traumatology”, June, 2013, Kurgan, RUSSIA.
  11. President du 14e Congrès de l’Association des Orthopédistes de Langue Française, 19 à 23 Mai, 2014, Saint-Pétersbourg, RUSSIA
  12. Invited Speaker. Congress of International Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, Miami, USA, 2-5 November, 2015.
  13. Invited Speaker. Congress of AAOS, POSNA Specialty Day, 5th March, 2016, Orlando, USA.


Программа на 2016 год:

  1. 11-16 January, participation in the Congenital Deficiencies Live Surgery Tutorial. Dr. Dror Paley, St.Mary’s Hospital, Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute, West Palm Bearch
  2. 19-21 февраля, приглашенный лектор, курсы для ортопедов, неврологов и реабилитологов «Хирургическое лечение ортопедических проблем у детей и взрослых, страдающих cerebral palsy.
  3. 5 марта, invited speaker for POSNA Specialty Day (Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America), American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Congress, Orlando, USA.
  4. 12-13 марта, семинар «Ортопедические аспекты cerebral palsy», приглашенный лектор, лектор-эксперт, Тюмень,
  5. 23-24 апреля, конференция ортопедов, неврологов, реабилитологов Урала и Западной Сибири «cerebral palsy, междисциплинарное взаимодействие». Лектор-эксперт, Tyumen.
  6. 4-6 апреля, Белград, Детская Университетская клиника, приглашенный ортопед-эксперт.
  7. 16-18 June, Kurgan, “Ilizarov readings”, Kurgan, speaker.