Dr.  Dror Paley trained under the guidance of:
       Professor Ilizarov of Russia (Ilizarov method)
•        Professor Debastiani of Italy (Orthofix method).
•        Professors Robert Salter, Norris Carroll, Colin Moseley, Mercer Rang, Robert Gillespie and Walter Bobechko of Toronto
(pediatric orthopedics)
•        Professors Marvin Tile and Joseph Schatzker of Toronto (orthopedic traumatology)
       Professors Robert McMurtry and Susan McKinnon of Toronto (hand surgery)
Delivering Innovative Solutions:
Dr. Dror Paley activity in research field goes in two directions to develop (create/invent) and to improve both procedures and
devices. Some of his ideas were patented.

Until now he has developed (created/invented) more than 100 new operative procedures for bone and soft tissue reconstruction
of congenital, developmental and post-traumatic limb disorders.

Some of the new methods and operative procedures developed and performed by Dr. Paley are.:

      Superhip for the hip reconstruction for congenital femoral deficiency

      Superknee for reconstruction of the knee aliments in congenital femoral deficiency

      Superankle for reconstruction of the ankle in fibular hemimelia

      Patellar arthroplasty for tibial hemimelia

      Ulnarization for radial club hand

      Elbow reconstruction for ulna clubhand

      Percutaneous Gigli saw and focal dome osteotomies

      Fixator Assisted Nailing and Lengthening over nails (LON)

      Multiplier Method for prediction of leg length discrepancy at maturity

Dedication to Research:
Dr. Paley has published over 100 articles in the peer-reviewed literature and has authored and edited five books and forty 45
book chapters.  A full list of publishing position is included in part –
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS and CURRICULUM VITAE.  

He has been the principle investigator on several research grants.

His research on deformity correction lead to the CORA methodology which is published in detail in his classic on deformity
correction:

Principles of Deformity Correction (Springer Verlag, 2002) is an 800-page textbook. This book has set a new standard
in the understanding and treatment of limb deformities. This book has  been reprinted 4 times and is considered an orthopedic
bestseller. This combined with the exercise book Principles of Deformity Correction Exercise Workbook (Springer Verlag, 2003)
was awarded the best illustrated medical textbook in 2003

Dedication to Teaching:
       From 1987 to 2001 Dr. Paley 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 has organized and has run the internationally attended Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course since 1989. This
course has been successful among surgeons around the world since 1989.

       He provides training for specialists from around the world through a fellowship program.

       He has presented 844 times during orthopedic conferences in the United states and 1085 times Internationally in over 70
countries.  In 1989 he served as the first president of
ASAMI North America (Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society).
More information in CURRICULUM VITAE  

•        He was twice awarded the best teaching award by the residents of the University of Maryland.

       Since 2010 Dr. Paley has been Adjunct Professor University of Toronto and Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Sick
Children Toronto, Ontario, Canada

•        Dr. Paley has the worlds largest experience with the ISKD implantable limb lengthening device (over 250 surgeries
performed).
In December of 2011 he was the first implant the NEW FDA approved PRECICE Internal Limb
Lengthening device in the United States
Dr. Paley has used or collaborated with the inventors  of 4 other implantable limb
lengthening (Albizzia, Orthogon, Phenix, Fitbone).

•        Dr. Paley introduced the Ilizarov external fixator (the first six axis deformity correction device) to North America in 1986.
Since then he has become an expert in the use of the Taylor Spatial Frame external fixator (Smith and Nephew) and now has
the largest experience in the world in the use of this device for deformity correction and lengthening. He was instrumental in
developing the software for computer radiographic planning with this device (TraumaCad) and the animated teaching videos and
literature that are used worldwide to teach orthopedic surgeons how to use TSF for deformity correction. Dr. Paley is also
actively involved in the development of the first monolateral six axis external fixator (SixFix, Biomet).

Awards, Honors and Charitable Achievements:
Dr. Paley has received several awards, including a Gubernatorial Citation for Outstanding Contributions in Orthopedic surgery in
1990 by the Governor of Maryland the Pauwel's Medal in Clinical Biomechanics in 1997 by the German-Speaking Countries
Orthopedic Association. Best paper/poster award by
SICOT, AAOS, POSNA, AORS.  He has also been made an honorary member
of the
Israeli Orthopedic Association. May 18, 2012 Dr. Paley named Healthcare Professional of the Year by the Chamber of
Commerce of the Palm Beaches

More about Dr. Paley:
Dr. Paley grew up in Canada and moved to the United States in 1987. He has three children: Benjamin, Jonathan and Aviva.  He
enjoys fitness training, biking, skiing, rock climbing, scuba diving, nature photography and studying history.  He is fluent and
lectures in six languages – English, Hebrew, French, Italian, Spanish and Russian
Dr. Paley’s expertise extends equally to children and adults, as well as for the upper and lower extremities. He
specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a lot of common and rare health conditions. To read the  
comprehensive listing of conditions Dr. Paley treats
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Congenital disorders:
Dysplasias:
Developmental LLD:
In 1986, he introduced the Ilizarov method to the United States and Canada. Since that time, he has performed more
than 12,000 limb lengthening and reconstruction-related procedures on patients from all over the United States and
more than 70 countries from six continents.
Dr. Dror Paley’s main areas of focus are clinical treatment, research and education. His activity in the orthopedic field was
awarded and honored several times.
Professional profile:
Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC, is the director of the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute at St. Mary’s Medical
Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Dr. Paley was the founder and director of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
and the co-director of the International Center for Limb Lengthening until May 2009. Prior to that he was the Chief of Pediatric
Orthopedics at the University of Maryland in Baltimore from 1987 to 2001.
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Use this app to:

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3.    Calculate timing of epiphysiodesis
4.    Predict height in normals and achondroplasia
5.    Calculate bone length, foot length, and sitting height at maturity
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This website is for patients with limb deformities and limb length discrepancy. Over the past 27 years I
have dedicated my career to improving the lives of patients with limb problems.  I have performed more
than 17,000 limb reconstruction surgeries to correct deformity or lengthen limbs and developed many of
the most advanced surgical methods used for lengthening and deformity correction. I wrote the book on
deformity correction. The purpose of this website is to educate patients and their families and friends on
the techniques available for such limb reconstruction. Feel free to contact me if you have questions or are
seeking advice on the management of a limb reconstruction problem.

Dror Paley, MD
Paley Institute Surgical Limb Reconstruction Fellowship Program
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
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2nd World Congress on External Fixation &
Bone Reconstruction Societies, Sept 5, 2012
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Sept 2012 Dr. Paley Elected as the next President of the
(International Congress Limb Lengthening and Bone Reconstruction Societies (ILLRS)
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