Limb lengthening is a process that gradually grows new bone and soft tissues. Limb lengthening is used to correct limb length discrepancies and congenital short statures, and is often performed in conjunction with limbdeformitycorrection.
The Paley Institute is a Pediatric Orthopedics Center of Excellence that treats a variety of complicated congenital and orthopedicconditions and has the most experienced doctors to evaluate and treat bone or joint or muscle problems in growing children.
Paley Institute’s Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC – Medical Director
Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC, is the founder (2009) and director of the PaleyInstitute in West Palm Beach Florida. Prior to that he was the founder(2001) and director of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, and the director of the International Center for Limb Lengthening (ICLL) at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore from 2001-2009. He was the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at the University of Maryland in Baltimore 1987-2001. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in limblengthening and reconstruction.
Dr.Paley trained under the guidance of Professor Ilizarov of Russia (Ilizarov method) and Professor Debastiani of Italy (Orthofix method). In 1986, he introduced the Ilizarov method to the United States and Canada. Since that time, he has performed more than 20,000 limb lengthening and reconstruction-related procedures. Patients come to his Institute from all 50 states and from more than 80 countries over six continents (North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia).
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On October 16, 1986 People Magazine published an article titled “A Bone Lengthening Technique Adds Inches to a Teenager’s Leg—And Answers Her Prayers.” The article describes Maria’s limb-lengthening journey after [...]