St. Mary’s Medical Center & Dror Paley, M.D. Host 10 International Orthopedic Surgeons for POSNA Conference 
Monday, 14 December 2009 
WEST PALM BEACH, FL – Dror Paley, MD, a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, recently hosted 10 orthopedic surgeons from around the world at St. Mary’s Medical Center for a POSNA (Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America) conference. The conference was held at the hospital December 8 – 10 and focused on Congenital Femoral Deficiency, which presents with problems of limb length discrepancy, hip and knee deformity and instability.   

Throughout the two-day conference, the visiting surgeons were tutored on the indications, techniques and challenges of the Superhip and Superknee procedures, which were both originally developed by Dr. Paley. They also actively observed live operating sessions of five Superhip procedures and four Superknee procedures. The surgeons also took part in special follow up sessions with children with Congenital Femoral Deficiency who had previously undergone Superhip and Superknee procedures. Lectures, case discussions and rehabilitation techniques were also offered during the conference. 

Internationally recognized for his expertise in deformity correction and limb lengthening, Dr. Paley joined the hospital in June 2009 and has already performed 166 procedures at the Paley Advanced Limb Lengthening Institute at the Joint Preservation and Bone Reconstruction Center at St. Mary’s.

Dr. Paley’s worldwide reputation and expertise extends equally to children and adults in the diagnosis and treatment of special orthopedic conditions including congenital limb deformities, post-traumatic limb conditions, bone healing problems, bone defects, skeletal dysplasias, metabolic disorders, foot deformities, peripheral nerve disorders and other miscellaneous developmental deformities. For the past 22 years Dr Paley has dedicated his career to improving the lives of patients with limb disorders. He has performed more than 10,000 limb reconstruction surgeries and developed some of the most advanced surgical methods used for lengthening and deformity correction.