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Welcome to the Center for Limb Deformity Correction at the Paley Institute, where we specialize in the treatment of complex orthopedic deformities and deficiencies of the upper and lower limbs in children and adults.

Orthopedic deformities and deficiencies vary remarkably in severity and location. Therefore, treatment is highly specialized and is based on the pathoanatomy. In general, the goals of correction are to restore function and preserve limbs and joints whenever possible. Reconstructive treatment for complex orthopedic deformities is often performed in conjunction with Limb Lengthening.

World Class Care at the Paley Institute

The Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute in West Palm Beach, Florida, offers patients the most technologically advanced limb lengthening and deformity correction surgeries available, as well as comprehensive care from an experienced team of professionals. At the Paley Institute, our philosophy for the treatment of complex deformities is reconstruction and a commitment to preserving limbs and restoring function whenever possible.

The Alternative to Amputation

Traditionally, the treatment for many complex limb deformities has been amputation followed by prosthetic fitting. At the Paley Institute, we provide the alternative: successful limb reconstruction.

Case Studies

See the dramatic transformations in our Case Studies, featuring before and after photos!

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Patient Stories

Read our patient stories and see how deformity correction at the Paley Institute changed their lives!

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Treatment Strategies

Most patients with an orthopedic deformity are candidates for reconstruction. Dr. Paley evaluates each case individually, and on the initial consultation will provide a comprehensive treatment plan based on the nature of the deformity and the level of severity. For more information on a specific diagnosis, please see Orthopedic Conditions for an overview of the conditions treated at the Paley Institute.

At the Paley Institute, we frequently perform deformity correction for patients with:

  • Birth Defects
  • Hip Disorders
  • Limb Deformities
  • Post-Traumatic Injuries
  • Skeletal Dysplasias & Genetic Conditions
  • Tumors