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Through publications, lectures, tutorials, courses, and a fellowship program, Dr. Paley is committed to providing other surgeons, both domestically and internationally, with the opportunity to learn many of the advanced techniques he developed.
Dr. Paley is the author of Principles of Deformity Correction (Springer, Verlag 2002). This 800-page textbook is an orthopedic bestseller and has set the standard for the understanding and treatment of limb deformities. It teaches the analysis, planning, and methods of deformity correction and is supplemented by the exercise book, Principles of Deformity Correction Exercise Workbook (Springer Verlag, 2003), which was awarded best illustrated medical textbook in 2003.
From 1987 to 2001, he was professor of Orthopedics, chief of Pediatric Orthopedics, and co-director and founder of the Maryland Center for Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction at the University of Maryland. On more than one occasion, he was awarded the Orthopedic Residents Best Teacher Award.
He has lectured and has demonstrated surgeries in more than 50 countries. Dr. Paley organized the first Ilizarov course in 1987 and the first deformity course in 1989.
He is founder and first president of LLRS (Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society.)
Please check back with us for details about our Bone Deformity Course.
This UNIQUE fellowship is designed for orthopedic surgeons interested in developing an expertise in pediatric and adult limb reconstruction/deformity surgery of the lower and upper extremities including the treatment of:
1) Lower and upper limb deformities including the foot and hand
2) Limb length discrepancy
3) Deformity and short stature due to dysplasias and syndromes
4) Congenital deficiencies (e.g. CFD, FH, TH, RCH, UCH, congenital dislocation of patella, various syndromes)
5) Other congenital deformities ( e.g. clubfoot, vertical talus, congenital pseudarthrosis, syndactaly, absent thumb, and other hand and foot anomolies)
6) Developmental pathology (e.g. Blount’s, growth arrest, neonatal sepsis sequellae, congenital pseudarthrosis, MHE, Olliers, fibrous dysplasia, etc)
7) Post-traumatic disorders (e.g. nonunions, malunions, bone defects, osteomyelitis)
8) Hip disorders (e.g. ddh, Perthes, epiphyseal dysplasis, sepsis sequellae, MHE, etc)
9) Joint preservation surgery of the hip, knee and ankle
10) Musculoskeletal tumor surgery
11) Treatment of many difficult pediatric ortho problems (e.g. stump overgrowth)
Fellows will learn many new surgical procedures including:
1) Limb lengthening for congenital, developmental and post-traumatic LLD
2) Limb lengthening for short stature for dysplasias and constitutional short stature
3) Superhip, Superknee, Superankle for procedures
4) Ulnarization for radial clubhand
5) Weber patellar arthroplasty as well as other new operations for tibial hemimelia
6) New method to treat stump overgrowth
7) Surgical Hip Dislocation for impingement, femoral head reshaping and reduction osteotomy, protrusio reduction surgery
8) Pelvic osteotomies in children and adults including Ganz pelvic osteotomy
9) Joint preservation procedures such as joint distraction, osteotomy and dislocation
10) Bone transport for bone defects
11) Innovative Tumor surgery including custom joint replacement
12) Judet quadricepsplasty
13) Take down hip and knee fusion surgery with arthroplasty
14) Complex foot surgery with and without external fixation
15) Congenital hand surgery including pollicization and complex syndactaly releases and tendon transfers
16) New procedures for Charcot-Marie-Tooth
The Paley Institute performs more than 1000 surgical procedures annually. We take only one clinical fellow. There is surgery and office work in the same building every day of the week. Fellows have ample research opportunities and are mentored to publish clinical studies. Fellows go on our annual mission trips to operate. Fellows are also sponsored to attend one CME course.
The clinical and operative experience in this fellowship is like no other. The breadth and severity of pathology from patients coming from all over the US and the world. This fellowship is complimentary to prior fellowships in pediatric ortho, trauma, foot and arthroplasty.
Fellowship Directors: Dr. Dror Paley
Applicant must have completed an orthopedic surgery residency in the United States or Canada and be eligible for a State of Florida Medical License
To apply please contact Caroline Eaton firstname.lastname@example.org