What is Paley care?
Our mission is to provide the best care to patients with bone and joint conditions, from minor fractures to the most complicated limb or spine deformities. As the world leaders in reconstructive orthopedic surgery, we provide patients with the most advanced, innovative treatments customized to their individual needs. We are committed to raising the standard and outcome of orthopedic surgery worldwide.
For over 30 years, we have been providing exceptional healthcare to patients from all over the nation and around the world. Let us provide you with the care that you deserve.
No other medical destination in the world can compare to the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute. Physicians, specialists and insurance companies around the world refer their patients to the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute particularly when the diagnosis is unclear, the procedure is insurmountable, or even the most common conditions warrant the best of care.
The world-class surgeons and the personalized approach of the Patient Care Coordination Team provide comprehensive second opinions and consultative support for referrers to assure patients achieve the right diagnosis and the right access to care the first time around. As a Center of Excellence in highly complex orthopedic clinical services, the Institute seeks global partnerships to expand its footprint and advocacy through referral treatment, professional consultancy, and physician training that supports the entire lifespan of families in need of orthopedic care.
The level of clinical expertise equals the overflowing compassion and personalized experience delivered by the Patient Care Coordination Team. Families can trust they will receive the world-class comprehensive medical care, and world-class compassion.
News & Events Click through below for a glimpse at our latest news & events.
At the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, the health and safety of our patients, families, and staff continue to be our number one priority. Read to learn more about the measures we are taking!
First patient in world gets internal, remote-controlled plate implant.
Dr. Dror Paley, medical director of the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center, is the first surgeon in the world to perform a new procedure utilizing an all-internal remote-controlled limb lengthening device. Four-year-old Marina was first patient to undergo procedure. (CBS12)
Dr. Dror Paley performs cutting edge procedure
WEST PALM BEACH — A 4-year-old California girl born with leg and foot deformities is recovering after undergoing a cutting-edge procedure performed by renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Dror Paley.
New PRECICE Plate Implant
Dr. Dror Paley becomes the 1st surgeon in the world to use the PRECICE Plate Implant on WPTV News Channel 5
May 29th is Dr. Dror Paley Day
Keith James, Mayor of West Palm Beach, in an official proclamation, declared May 29th official “Dr. Dror Paley Day” commemorating the 10 Year Anniversary of the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute on May 29, 2019. In his Proclamation, Mayor James honored the work of the Institute, especially its impact on the local community. As we mark our
Ali, traveled from Mongolia to receive treatment for Arthrogryposis
Ali, a little girl from Mongolia with Arthrogryposis traveled over 7,000 miles to receive life-changing surgery from Dr. Feldman at St. Mary’s Medical Center this Holiday Season! Click below to read more!
Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
Dr. Bradley Lamm invents a revolutionary minimally invasive bunion surgery. He has spent the last 5 years perfecting an internal device and a specialized technique. Click below to watch his piece on WPTV, Channel 5!
Medical Tourism Right Here at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute
The Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute treats many patients from the United Arab Emirates and over 95 countries. Click below to read more!
First Steps after Miracle Surgery
Victoria, a 3-year-old born with bilateral Tibial Hemimelia takes first steps after having miracle surgeries. Click below to read more!
World Class Care Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute patients come from all over the world.
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Centers of Excellence Each doctor at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute specializes in a specific area of orthopedics.
Below are our centers of excellence.
At the Feldman Spine Center we provide operative and non-operative treatments for any age group suffering from a Spinal Deformity, including Scoliosis, Kyphosis, Spondylolisthesis, and Spina Bifida. Our focus is on minimally invasive procedures, combining advanced techniques with superior knowledge and a creative approach. We understand that every patient is unique and we offer patient-specific treatments tailored to each individual.
Dr. Dror Paley is considered the most experienced limb lengthening surgeon in the world. Having developed over 100 new operative procedures for bone and soft-tissue reconstruction of congenital, developmental, and post-traumatic limb disorders. Dr. Paley has also reclassified many of the diagnoses he treats, therefore, shifting emphasis from amputation and prosthetic fitting to emphasizing reconstructive techniques.
The Joint Preservation & Replacement Center focuses on the conservative and surgical management of hip and knee conditions using the latest techniques, such as direct anterior hip replacement and patient-customized knee surgery to provide faster recovery time with less pain.
Dr. Paley is the world's most experienced limb lengthening surgeon in the world for both stature lengthening and lengthening to treat limb length discrepancies. He has performed over 17,000 limb lengthening surgeries since 1986. Dr. Paley has an amazing track record of success, delivering results safely and reliably.
At the Paley Institute, we treat a variety of complicated congenital and acquired orthopedic conditions in children. Some of the complex diagnoses we treat include Achondroplasia, Arthrogryposis, Fibular Hemimelia, Perthes Disease, Radial Club Hand, Scoliosis, Tibial Hemimelia and more.
The Hip Pain Center offers patients advanced comprehensive treatments, from expert physical therapy to stem cell injections from the patient's own body to minimally invasive surgery such as arthroscopy, to hip preserving surgeries such as femoral and periacetabular osteotomies, and finally, if needed, hip replacements.
Physical & Occupational Therapy
We have an on-site rehabilitation department here at the Paley Institute that exclusively treats our patients. Your physician may recommend physical therapy as part of your treatment plan. The Paley Rehabilitation Department is conveniently located on the west side of the Kimmel Building on St. Mary’s campus, just down the hall from our clinic.
Foot & Ankle Deformity
Dr. Bradley Lamm specializes in advanced treatment techniques for foot and ankle deformities. He continues to advance the field of foot and ankle surgery with his innovative research efforts, which have focused on functional outcomes after surgery.
The MHE (Multiple Hereditary Exostoses) Center at the Paley Institute is the first center of its kind: an all-inclusive, comprehensive treatment center for MHE. Multiple Hereditary Exostoses is a rare bone disease that is characterized by growths of multiple osteochondromas - benign cartilage-capped bone tumors that grow outward from the growth plates of long bones. Osteochondromas bud off the growth plates.
We are very excited to announce that Dr. Tom Minas joined the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute to open the Cartilage Repair Center! The Cartilage Repair Center is dedicated to the treatment of patients with cartilage damage, ranging from isolated cartilage defects to advanced arthritis. Our philosophy is to not only to repair the cartilageContinue reading "Cartilage Repair"
The Team of Paley Specialists Let us introduce you to our team!
The Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute offers coordinated, concierge care throughout all stages of treatment. Our entire staff of over 40 employees, including physicians, physician assistants, medical assistants, physical and occupational therapists, orthopedic technologists, and office staff, all work in one building: the Kimmel Building, on the campus of St. Mary’s Medical Center. This allows our staff to communicate quickly and effectively, ensuring the highest level of coordinated care for each of our patients.