Date: January 6-7, 2019
Dr. Dror Paley

Medical Director, Paley Orthopaedic & Spine Institute at St. Mary's Medical Center West Palm Beach, FL, USA President, International Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (ILLRS)

Dror Paley is the founder and Director of the Paley Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA. Prior to that he was the founder 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 is internationally recognized for his expertise in limb lengthening and reconstruction. Dr. Paley trained under the guidance of Professor Ilizarov of Russia (Ilizarov method) and Professor di Bastiani of Italy (Orthofix method). In 1986, he introduced the Ilizarov method to the United States and Canada. He obtained subspecialty fellowship training over the course of three years in Pediatric Orthopedics, Hand Surgery, Trauma Surgery and Limb Lengthening and External Fixation Surgery. Dr. Paley has won several awards, including a Gubernatorial Citation for Outstanding Contributions in Orthopedic surgery in 1990 by the Governor of Maryland and the Pauwel’s Medal in Clinical Biomechanics in 1997 by the German-Speaking Countries Orthopedic Association.

He has been awarded the best paper/poster award by SICOT, AAOS, POSNA and AORS. His book was also awarded the best-illustrated medical textbook in 2003. He was recently awarded Health Professional of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and was named Health Hero of the Year by the Palm Beach Medical Society. He has published over 130 articles in the peer-reviewed literature and has authored and edited 5 books and 40 book chapters.

His book, Principles of Deformity Correction and Congenital Lower Limb Deformities, has set a new standard in the understanding and treatment of limb deformities.

Dror Paley is one of the star attractions of POSICON 2019. Besides sharing his vast experience in limb lengthening & limb reconstruction during the conference, he will conduct a not-to-be-missed special post-conference course on congenital limb deficiencies for the 1st time in the Indian sub-continent. Book your seats immediately for a once in lifetime opportunity.


Day 1: Sunday, January 6, 2019

02.00 pm Welcome & Overview of the Course
02.15 - 03.15 pm Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia: 100% Union with no Refractures; Treatment by the Paley XUNION Protocol
03.15 - 04.15 pm Prediction of Limb Length Discrepancy, Timing of Epiphysiodesis, Bones and Foot Lengths, Growth Remaining, and Height
04.15 - 04.45 pm Tea / Coffee
04.45 - 06.45pm Congenital Femoral Deficiency:
General Considerations: Classification, Discrepancy Prediction, Treatment Planning
CFD Paley type 1A
CFD Paley type 1B (the SUPERhip procedure)
CFD Paley type 2A, B (the SUPERhip2 procedure)
CFD Paley type 2C, 3A (the SUPERhip3 procedure (Femoral Sling)
CFD Paley type 3A,B,C (Paley-Brown and Paley Rotationplasty)
06.45 - 07.00 pm Round-up & end of Day 1
08.00 pm onwards Fellowship & Dinner

Day 2: Monday, January 7, 2019

08.00 - 10.00 am Fibular Hemimelia
General Considerations, Classification, Discrepancy Prediction, Treatment Planning
FH Paley type 1
FH Paley type 2 (the SHORDT procedure)
FH Paley type 3A
FH Paley type 3B
FH Paley type 3C
FH Paley type 4
10.00 - 10.30 am Tea / Coffee
10.30 - 12.30 pm Tibial Hemimelia
General Considerations, Classification, Amputation vs Reconstruction
TH Paley type 1
TH Paley type 2A,B,C
TH Paley type 3A,B
TH Paley type 4A,B
TH Paley type 5A,B,C (Paley-Weber Patellar Arthroplasty)
12.30 - 01.30 pm Lunch
01.30 - 02.15 pm Radial Club Hand
Correction of the RCH deformity: Ulnarization, Ulnarization with shortening
Thumb Aplasia: Pollicization
Shortening of the Forearm: Strategies and Techniques for Lengthening
02.15 - 03.00 pm Ulnar Club Hand
Ulna hypoplasia
Distal ulnar deficiency
Ulnar aplasia with dislocated radius
Radio-humeral Synostosis
03.00 - 03.30 pm Syndactalies of the hand and Feet
Brachymetatarsia and Brachymetacarpia
03.30 pm End of Course

Conference registration is mandatory
to attend this course

Registration fees for this course
will be additional.

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