The Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute

Advanced Rehabilitation Techniques for Limb Lengthening & Deformity Course

901 45th Street, Kimmel Building, West Palm Beach, FL 33407

Rehab Course March 11 – 15, 2023
Hawthorn Suites West Palm Beach

Course Objectives:

  1.  Participants will have an understanding of a variety of deformities appropriate for deformity correction and limb lengthening.
  2.  Participants will have a understanding of treatment options for pediatric and adult orthopedic deformities.
  3.  Participants will be able to identify precautions to observe when treating a patient undergoing limb lengthening.
  4.  Participants will familiar with basic treatment protocols for the following:
    • Patient undergoing femoral lengthening (internal vs external fixation).
    • Patient undergoing tibial lengthening (internal vs external fixation).
    • Patient undergoing humeral lengthening (internal vs external fixation).
  5.  Participants will have a understanding of the Pitfalls of Limb Lengthening and prevention and treatment strategies

Preceptorship: March 13-15, 2023

Preceptorship Objectives:

  1. Participants will have the opportunity to observe live, and in-person, Physical and Occupational Therapy sessions geared toward their target patient population.
  2. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in problem solving sessions to discuss cases observed, or cases that they present, with the experienced Paley Rehabilitation Therapists.
  3. Participants will have the opportunity to participate is Labs targeted to their needs (Stretch Lab for Lengthening, Splinting Lab, ASTYM demonstration).
  4. Participants will have the opportunity to attend an Ad Hoc meeting on developing a Limb Lengthening Deformity Correction Rehabilitation Program at their facility.