Interview with Dr. Paley of the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute – Limb Lengthening

By Victor Egonu | Interviews

Jun 13

In this special interview with Dr. Dror Paley of the Paley Orthopedic and Spine Institute in West Palm Beach, FL we focus our discussion on fundamentals of Stature Limb Lengthening Surgery as Dr. Paley also stresses the crucial importance of having an experienced LL surgeon.


With 20,000 procedures and 33 years of experience under his belt, Dr. Paley is a legendary genius & innovative pioneer in the field of limb lengthening and deformity correction.

The amount of qualifications, accomplishments and contributions he's made in orthopedics, it's no wonder everyone refers to him as the Best Limb Lengthening Surgeon in the World!

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The Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute is an upper echelon of world-class surgeons and Patient Care Coordination Team that provides comprehensive orthopedic care to the highest degree.If you wish to see a particular topic, see the timestamps below...


2:00 – Dr. Paley’s Start in Limb Lengthening (LL)

4:30 – Amount of lengthening procedures he does

6:00 – LL is a 4-Dimensional Surgery

8:30 – Fundamentals of LL

9:40 – Limiting factor of LL & compliance of soft tissues

13:45 – How muscle excursion comes into play regarding lengthening

17:15 – Amount of time needed per day for PT

18:00 – Putting in nails is the easy part…knowing how to adapt and improvise is key

19:45 – Physiotherapy at Paley Ortho & Spine Institute are vigilant for problems 24/7

21:45 – Potential Complications & knowing how to prevent them

23:45 – Trade-offs: Losing function over pushing for extra CM in height IS NOT acceptable!

24:35 – Dr. Paley’s Lengthening Ultimatum

25:15 – How long to get back to fitness level (running marathon)

25:45 – Surgical interventions to fix complications

26:55 – Patients coming to him from other LL centers to “fix” complications

27:50 – Fibula fixation is super crucial among many other experienced-based techniques

29:00 – Various Prophylactic measures that should be taken to avoid problems

30:00 – Prospective Patients…Beware! – Surgeon EXPERIENCE IS KEY!32:30 – How to pick a surgeon properly

34:40 – Potential Long-Term Complications

37:55 – Dr. Paley’s frustration w/ the LL industry becoming a “Mercenary-Business”

40:00 – Dr. Paley’s Warning Message to LL Candidates

42:50 – LL is a Team Sport: Having the right infrastructure of clinicians is important for success

45:30 – Proportions – how LL affects it and what really matters in the overall scheme of things

49:55 – Deep Squats with lengthened femur

51:25 – Doing LL more than once…aka Twice

52:00 – LL starts with Patient Goals

57:00 – Dr. Paley’s Understanding of Body Image Perspective

01:01:25 – “Height Dysphoria/Neurosis” IS REAL!!!

01:04:00 – The investments of LL (financial $, time, risk etc.)

01:05:25 – Dr. Paley’s Guessing Game with his patient’s goal of desired lengthening goal

01:07:05 – Evolution of LL Devices: Ilizarov Stryde Upcoming Future Tech

01:12:10 – Contact and ways to reach Dr. Paley & Team –

 01:12:45 – Exclusive news

01:15:10 – Dr. Paley’s Final Words to the Interested LL Candidate

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Website: #drpaley #staturelengthening 

About the Author

Victor Egonu is the Founder of Cyborg 4 Life. With an Masters in Biomedical Sciences as well as certified fitness coach, this Drug-Free Pro Bodybuilder is on a mission to help all those considering Leg Lengthening Surgery to better their lives