2022 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting participants will apply the latest developments in the orthopedic subspecialties of limb lengthening and reconstruction, learn the principles of tissue generation by distraction, and improve their knowledge of surgical techniques of distraction histogenesis.

Research

LLRS supports basic, translational, and clinical research to advance the field of limb lengthening and reconstruction

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Benefits of Joining LLRS

  • Free registration to the annual meeting
  • Free access to a technique-focused precourse prior to the annual meeting
  • Access to the most recent knowledge/research in the arena of limb deformity and lengthening
  • Access to contemporary solutions for bone defects, nonunions, and complex trauma reconstruction
  • Opportunity to join and collaborate with a national and international community of surgeons engaged in the treatment of rare and unique deformities

Podcast

Hear the latest updates of complex limb reconstruction topics, up to date articles and interviews with leaders and influencers in the field.

What is LLRS?

The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS) is a professional organization of diverse orthopaedic surgeons, physicians, and allied health professionals devoted to advancing the science of limb reconstruction for patients of all ages. This includes fostering research, stimulating scientific exchange, and collaboration to provide excellent clinical care in the arena of limb lengthening, limb reconstruction, extremity deformity correction, as well as complex fracture treatment.

The Distraction Podcast

The Official Podcast of The Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (LLRS). Hear the latest updates of complex limb reconstruction topics, up to date articles and interviews with leaders and influencers in the field. Hosted by our LLRS Podcast Committee.

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Member Benefits include:

  • Free registration to the annual meeting
  • Free access to a technique-focused precourse prior to the annual meeting
  • Access to the most recent knowledge/research in the arena of limb deformity and lengthening
  • Access to contemporary solutions for bone defects, nonunions, and complex trauma reconstruction
  • Opportunity to join and collaborate with a national and international community of surgeons engaged in the treatment of rare and unique deformities

Research Highlight

LLRS members Stephen Quinnan, MD, J Spence Reid, MD, Rob Rozbruch, MD, Austin Fragomen, MD, and colleagues collaborated on a multicenter cohort study on an innovative method for reconstruction of type III open tibia fractures. Nineteen patients underwent intentional limb shortening/deformation as a means to manage the open fracture wound and stabilized with hexapod external fixators. Following wound healing and at an average of 30 days later, deformity correction was initiated using the hexapods. 94% of patients reports good to excellent outcomes with no flap coverage required!

Great job colleagues! What a great example of LLRS research collaboration!

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LLRS News

Come check out 4 NEW co-branded ICLs and 1 new symposium at the AAOS Annual meeting in San Diego.

Tuesday, August 3

  • 8:00 – 10 am Joint Preservation of the Varus Knee. Osteotomy and Cartilage Restoration Techniques: A Combined Sports and Limb Deformity Perspective
  • 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Management of Limb Length Discrepancy in Pediatrics

Thursday, September 2

  • 8:00– 9:30 am Postoperative Pain Control after Osteotomy in an Era of Opioid Addiction
  • 11 am – 12:30 pm Posttraumatic Ankle Osteoarthritis in the Young Adult: A Spectrum of Treatment Options

Friday, September 3

  • 3:30 – 5 pm Symposium: Pediatrics – Deformity Correction: Analysis and Preoperative Planning