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What is LLRS?

Founded in 1989 as ASAMI—North America (The Association for the Study and Application of Methods of Ilizarov), the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society is an organization devoted to stimulating scientific exchange and fostering research and clinical excellence in limb lengthening, limb reconstruction, extremity deformity correction, and complex fracture treatment.

The members of LLRS share an interest in the generation of bone and soft tissue by distraction, but do not limit their practices to the Ilizarov external fixation system. Members' interests include external fixation of fractures, correction of limb deformities, lengthening of extremities, and treatment of chronic infections, nonunions and tumors.

LLRS activities include an annual scientific meeting, a Specialty Day program at AAOS' annual meeting, an introduction to limb lengthening and reconstruction, and external fixation course, and research grants.

JBJS specialty update for 2014:

What's new in 2014 in Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction

Past Updates JBJS Updates:

What's new in 2013 in Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction

What's New in 2012 in Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction

What’s New in 2011 in Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction


Endorsed by the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America



What's New

Specialty Day 2015:
Complete the Specialty Day Agenda here.

ILLRS Congress - November 2015

Traveling Fellowship - Applications due May 4, 2015 for June 2016 Fellowship

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