WORLD-CLASS CARE

A Healthcare Destination For
The Entire Life Span Of The Family

REFER A PATIENT

Global Partnerships

Ensure Accurate & Personalized Care

Referrer & Patient Experience

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.

Provide a Seamless Patient Care Continuum

Clinical & Holistic Approach

Top Quality Clinical & Rehabilitative Services
Value of Continuum
Care
Quick Turnaround
Quotes
Multi-lingual Patient
Coordinators
Comprehensive
Aftercare
Seamless Medical
Record Transfer
Partnerships with Recuperations Services
Clear and
Transparent
Pricing
Communication
with Referrers

WORLD-CLASS CORRECTIVE CARE

Refer Your Patients

UNPARALLELED PATIENT EXPERIENCE

Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute corrects orthopedic deformities for patients throughout a lifetime. From child to adult, the Institute creates life-changing hope for patients around the world.

For more than 30 years, Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute has been providing concierge care to patients with bone and joint conditions ranging from minor fractures to the most complicated of limb or spine deformities.

As the world leaders in reconstructive orthopedic surgery, the Institute provides patients with the most advanced, effective treatments customized to their individual needs. Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute is committed to raising the standard and outcomes of orthopedic surgery worldwide.

Located at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, the Institute welcomes patients from near and far, coming from all over the globe to attain life-changing care.

Access High-Quality Clinical Outcomes

Centers of Excellence

From the most common of diseases to the most rare of deformities, Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute brings a team of expertise that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. The Institute strives for reconstruction over amputation, preserving limbs and joints through a restorative process.

The most common areas of specialization include:

Stature
Lengthening
Physical and
Occupational
Therapy
Limb
Lengthening
Hip
Pain
Pediatric
Orthopedics
Cartilage
Repair
Joint Health
Spinal Deformity
Sylvie

Making impossible

Possible

Sylvie’s diagnosis left her parents heartbroken. She would have a bowed left leg for her entire life it seemed. Sylvie was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia (CPT). Despite her parents efforts to seek treatment, she fractured her tibia standing still in the bathtub just three weeks after her first birthday. The bones wouldn’t heal; and the outlook was grim after hearing that there was only a 50% chance of achieving bone union with surgery and a 100% chance of re-fracture even if union were achieved. This was coming from doctors at the top-ranked pediatric orthopedic hospital in the nation!

The next step was amputation – and Sylvie’s parents couldn’t come to accept that.

After bouts of research, Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute emerged as a place of hope. Sylvie underwent surgery at the Institute and achieved bone union just 6 weeks after surgery. She has had one minor touch-up surgery and one rod replacement since then. The expert medical care at Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute changed Sylvie’s life.

Liddy

REACHING NEW

HEIGHTS

If Liddy never walked into Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, she’d be a meager 3’8”in height. Instead, she stands tall today at 4’11”.

Achondroplasia was the diagnosis at birth for Liddy. It’s a hereditary condition in which bone growth is retarded, resulting in short limbs. The treatment involves a series of many corrective surgeries in order to live a painless life. Liddy’s pediatrician recommended Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute for their reputation for making orthopedic miracles happen.

As a nine year old girl, the idea of metal devices and physical pain was not an exciting thing to look forward to. But when the procedures began and her stature started to improve, it made everything worth it. After a series of surgeries, Liddy left Florida to return to her Kansas City home a teenager standing tall at 4’11”, more than a foot taller than she would have ever been without embarking on the journey.

Abdul

INDISTINGUISHABLY ARTIFICIAl,

INCONCEIVABLY ORDINARY

37-year-old Abdulhakim Almadi, nicknamed Abdul, was born in Saudi Arabia with a combination of a congenital short femur and short tibia with absent fibula.

Throughout life, Abdul tried to cope with wearing an array of different prostheses. He hated them all. They looked ugly and were too heavy. They weren’t comfortable either; they caused backaches and hip pain. A year ago, Abdul had enough.

A hospital in Riyadh referred him to Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute for a treatment that sounded like something out of a science fiction movie: targeted reconstruction of the right hip and utilization of the ankle joint to function as a knee joint. In 9 months, 4 surgeries took place: super ankle, super hip, knee freeze and rotationplasty.

On April 25th 2017, Abdul returned home to begin a new life with what he described as “a nice looking prosthesis” and more importantly, the ability to physically function like never thought of before.

Speak to the Specialists

Our team

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Claire Shannon,
MD

Claire Shannon, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Shannon joined the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in 2019. She completed a Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto before joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she was an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and the Director of the Pediatric Limb Reconstruction Program. Dr. Shannon is an active committee member with the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, as well as the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, and is involved in numerous multicenter research projects and education of other physicians in pediatric orthopedics and limb reconstruction techniques.

Bradley Lamm,
DPM,FACFAS

Bradley Lamm, DPM,FACFAS

Dr. Bradley Lamm joined Paley Orthopedic & SpineInstitute in 2016 to lead the Foot & Ankle Deformity Correction Center. Dr. Lamm is an expert in treating diabetic foot deformities, ankle disorders, sports or athletic injuries, arthritis, flatfoot, bunions, hammertoes, and various other foot and ankle ailments.

Dr. Lamm has been awarded numerous grants, published medical research in national and international journals on foot and ankle research(he has over 75 book chapters and peer review research articles), and has participated as an invited lecturer at dozens of medical conferences, meetings, and symposia. Dr. Lamm is the editor of the Research Section of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and a peer reviewer for various medical journals. Dr. Lamm was voted “Top Doctor” in Baltimore Magazine numerous times and appeared on the television show The Doctors to discuss foot and toe lengthening. Dr. Lamm serves as a medical advisor on the Board of Directors for the Board ofCertification/Accreditation, International. He is a Rotation Director and Professor at Harvard Medical School and trains physician residents from many surgical programs across the United States.

Craig Robbins,
MD

Craig Robbins, MD

Craig Robbins was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He attended the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in English, and then ultimately returned home to graduate from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1999. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Tulane University in New Orleans in 2004. Dr. Robbins then completed his pediatric orthopedic fellowship in Memphis, TN, at the Campbell Clinic, in 2005. Following this, he completed a mini-fellowship in limb deformity correction with Dr. Paley in Baltimore.

After training Dr. Robbins and his family moved to Jackson, Mississippi. He spent 4 years in private practice and then in 2009 transitioned to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In that same year he was named “Doctor of the Year” by DrScore.com for having the highest patient satisfaction rating of all physicians in their database. Dr. Robbins enjoys all aspects of pediatric orthopedics, but his specialty is treating children with congenital and acquired limb abnormalities. These include femoral deficiency, tibial and fibular hemimelia, congenital pseudo arthrosis, post-traumatic growth arrest, malunions, nonunions, and various angular and axial deformities. Dr. Robbins has lectured around the country and regularly serves as an expert faculty member teaching techniques of external fixation and deformity correction to orthopedic surgeons.

Dror Paley,
MD, FRCSC

Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC

Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC, is the founder the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in 2009 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Prior to that he was the founder (2001) and director of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, and the director of the International Center for Limb Lengthening (ICLL)at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore from 2001-2009. He was the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at theUniversity of Maryland in Baltimore 1987-2001. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in limb lengthening and reconstruction.

Dr. Paley trained under the guidance of Professor Ilizarov of Russia (Ilizarov method) and Professor Debastiani of Italy (Orthofix method). He organized the first Ilizarov course in 1987 and the first ASAMI North America (Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society) meeting in 1989. He serves the first president of this subspecialty society(now called the LLRS-Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society). He was the past president-elect of the International Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society and the Chairman of the Combined Meeting of ILLRS, LLRS, and ASAM IInternational-BR. He organized and ran the internationally attended Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course from 1989-2008. Dr. Paley has lectured and demonstrated surgery in more than 80 countries and provides training for specialists from around the world through a fellowship program.

David Feldman,
MD

David Feldman, MD

In 2015 Dr. David Feldman joined Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute to lead the new Spine Deformity Center and Hip Pain Center. He was previously Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and a professor of Orthopedic Surgery and pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center/ NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Feldman specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery and sub-specializes in children with scoliosis and severe limb and hip deformities as well as hip and knee arthroscopy and advanced joint preservation techniques in children and adults.

After graduating from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in 1988, he interned in general surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery in June 1993 and spent the next year in fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with a special interest in pediatric orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. Dr. Feldman brings over 20 years of experience in pediatric orthopedics, spinal deformity, and joint preservation to the practice. Dr. Feldman’s expertise with advanced non-surgical and surgical techniques has allowed hundreds of children to resume their normal activities after recovery times that are shorter than those of other methods.

Christina Schilero,
DPM,AACFAS

Christina Schilero, DPM, AACFAS

Dr. Schilero joined the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in 2016 after completing her residency in foot and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery at West Houston Medical Center.She has completed a fellowship with Dr. Paley and performs specialized treatments for a variety of foot and ankle conditions. She also specializes in an innovative approach to complex wounds.

Tom Minas,
MD, MS, FACS,FRCS(C)

Tom Minas, MD, MS, FACS,FRCS(C)

Dr. Minas joined Paley Orthopedic & SpineInstitute in 2018 after 30 years at Harvard Medical School, where he was a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a founding member of the ICRS(International Cartilage Repair Society-1997) and present Vice President of the Society. He brought Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation(ACI) to the United States in 1995 from Sweden and has done the most Cartilage Transplants in the world. He has further innovated many surgical techniques to treat osteoarthritis in the young and old arthritic patient and has developed and patented customized individually made knee replacements.

Dr. Minas has written a book on cartilage repair and joint preservation of the knee as well as over 100 peer-reviewed articles in international journals. He has directed multiple international conferences on biologic repair of arthritic joints. Dr. Minas was awarded by the America Knee Society the prestigious Install Award in 2013 for his work on the Long-Term Outcomes assessment of ACI in the knee.

Claire Shannon, MD

Claire Shannon, MD

Dr. Shannon joined the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in 2019. She completed a Pediatric Orthopedic Fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto before joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she was an Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and the Director of the Pediatric Limb Reconstruction Program. Dr. Shannon is an active committee member with the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, as well as the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society, and is involved in numerous multicenter research projects and education of other physicians in pediatric orthopedics and limb reconstruction techniques.

Bradley Lamm, DPM,FACFAS

Bradley Lamm, DPM,FACFAS

Dr. Bradley Lamm joined Paley Orthopedic & SpineInstitute in 2016 to lead the Foot & Ankle Deformity Correction Center. Dr. Lamm is an expert in treating diabetic foot deformities, ankle disorders, sports or athletic injuries, arthritis, flatfoot, bunions, hammertoes, and various other foot and ankle ailments.

Dr. Lamm has been awarded numerous grants, published medical research in national and international journals on foot and ankle research(he has over 75 book chapters and peer review research articles), and has participated as an invited lecturer at dozens of medical conferences, meetings, and symposia. Dr. Lamm is the editor of the Research Section of the Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery and a peer reviewer for various medical journals. Dr. Lamm was voted “Top Doctor” in Baltimore Magazine numerous times and appeared on the television show The Doctors to discuss foot and toe lengthening. Dr. Lamm serves as a medical advisor on the Board of Directors for the Board of Certification/Accreditation, International. He is a Rotation Director and Professor at Harvard MedicalSchool and trains physician residents from many surgical programs across the United States.

Craig Robbins, MD

Craig Robbins, MD

Craig Robbins was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He attended the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in English, and then ultimately returned home to graduate from the University of Miami School of Medicine in 1999. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Tulane University in New Orleans in 2004. Dr. Robbins then completed his pediatric orthopedic fellowship in Memphis,TN, at the Campbell Clinic, in 2005. Following this, he completed a mini-fellowship in limb deformity correction with Dr. Paley in Baltimore.
After training Dr. Robbins and his family moved to Jackson, Mississippi. He spent 4 years in private practice and then in 2009 transitioned to the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In that same year he was named “Doctor of the Year” by DrScore.com for having the highest patient satisfaction rating of all physicians in their database. Dr. Robbins enjoys all aspects of pediatric orthopedics, but his specialty is treating children with congenital and acquired limb abnormalities. These include femoral deficiency, tibial and fibular hemimelia, congenital pseudo arthrosis, post-traumatic growth arrest, malunions, nonunions, and various angular and axialdeformities. Dr. Robbins has lectured around the country and regularly serves as an expert faculty member teaching techniques of external fixation and deformity correction to orthopedic surgeons.

Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC

Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC

Dror Paley, MD, FRCSC, is the founded the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in 2009 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Prior to that he was the founder(2001) and director of the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics, and the director of theInternational Center for Limb Lengthening (ICLL)at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore from 2001-2009. He was the Chief of Pediatric Orthopedics at theUniversity of Maryland in Baltimore 1987-2001. He is internationally recognized for his expertise in limb lengthening and reconstruction.
Dr. Paley trained under the guidance of Professor Ilizarov of Russia (Ilizarov method) and Professor Debastiani of Italy (Orthofix method). He organized the first Ilizarov course in 1987 and the first ASAMI North America (Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society) meeting in 1989. He serves the first president of this subspecialty society (now called the LLRS-Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society). He was the past president-elect of the International Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society and the Chairman of the Combined Meeting of ILLRS, LLRS, and ASAM IInternational-BR. He organized and ran the internationally attended Annual Baltimore Limb DeformityCourse from 1989-2008. Dr. Paley has lectured and demonstrated surgery in more than 80 countries and provides training for specialists from around the world through a fellowship program.

David Feldman, MD

David Feldman, MD

In 2015 Dr. David Feldman joined Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute to lead the new Spine Deformity Center and Hip Pain Center. He was previously Chief of Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery and a professor of Orthopedic Surgery and pediatrics at NYU Langone Medical Center/ NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Feldman specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery and sub-specializes in children with scoliosis and severe limb and hip deformities as well as hip and knee arthroscopy and advanced joint preservation techniques in children and adults.

After graduating from the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in 1988, he interned in general surgery at NYU Langone Medical Center. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery in June 1993 and spent the next yea rin fellowship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto with a special interest in pediatric orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery.Dr. Feldman brings over 20 years of experience in pediatric orthopedics, spinal deformity, and joint preservation to the practice. Dr. Feldman’s expertise with advanced non-surgical and surgical techniques has allowed hundreds of children to resume their normal activities after recovery times that are shorter than those of other methods.

Christina Schilero, DPM,AACFAS

Christina Schilero, DPM,AACFAS

Dr. Schilero joined the Paley Orthopedic & SpineInstitute in 2016 after completing her residency in foot and reconstructive rear foot and ankle surgery at West Houston Medical Center. She has completed a fellowship with Dr. Paley and performs specialized treatments for a variety of foot and ankle conditions. She also specializes in an innovative approach to complex wounds.

Tom Minas, MD, MS, FACS,FRCS(C)

Tom Minas, MD, MS, FACS, FRCS(C)

Dr. Minas joined Paley Orthopedic & SpineInstitute in 2018 after 30 years at Harvard Medical School, where he was a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. He is a founding member of the ICRS (International Cartilage Repair Society -1997) and present Vice President of the Society. He brought Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI) to the United States in 1995 from Sweden and has done the most Cartilage Transplants in the world. He has further innovated many surgical techniques to treat osteoarthritis in the young and old arthritic patient and has developed and patented customized individually made knee replacements.

Dr. Minas has written a book on cartilage repair and joint preservation of the knee as well as over 100 peer-reviewed articles in international journals. He has directed multiple international conferences on biologic repair of arthritic joints. Dr. Minas was awarded by the America Knee Society the prestigious Install Award in 2013 for his work on the Long-Term Outcomes assessment of ACI in the knee.

Rare & Unique Conditions

A
Absent Thumb
Achondroplasia
Adolescent AVN
Amniotic Band Syndrome
Amputees with Residual Short Limbs
Ankle Arthritis
Arthrogryposis
Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
B
Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome
Blount’s Disease
Bone Defects
Bone Infection
Brachymetacarpia
Brachymetatarsia
C
Campomelic Dysplasia
Cartilage Hair Hypoplasia
Charcot Marie Tooth Disease
Charcot Neuroarthropathy
CHARGE Syndrome
Chondroectodermal Dysplasia
Clubfoot
Congenital Dislocation of the Hip
Congenital Dislocation of the Patella
Congenital Femoral Deficiency
Congenital Kyphosis
Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia
Congenital Talipes Equinovarus
D
Developmental Dislocation of the Hip
Diastrophic Dwarfism
E
Ellis-van Creveld Syndrome
F
Fibrous Dysplasia
Fibular Hemimelia
Freeman Sheldon Syndrome
G
Gaucher Disease
Growth Arrest
H
Heart-Hand Syndrome
Hemihypertrophy
Hip Dysplasia
Hip Pain Center
Holt Oram Syndrome
Hurler’s Disease
Hypochondroplasia
I
Joint Preservation & Replacement
J
Joint Preservation & Replacement
K
Kyphosis
L
Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction
Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction
Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction
Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction
Limb Lengthening & Deformity Correction
M
Madelung’s Deformity
McKusick Syndrome
Melorheostosis
Mesomelic Dysplasia
Mono-Compartment Osteoarthritis
Multiple Hereditary Exostoses
Multiple Osteochondromas
N
Nail-Patella Syndrome
Neonatal Sepsis Sequelae
Neurofibromatosis
O
Ollier’s Disease
Osteoarthritis of the Ankle
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Osteofibrous Dysplasia
Osteomyelitis
Osteonecrosis
P
Paget’s Disease
Pediatric Orthopedics
Perthes Disease
Pfeiffer Syndrome
Popliteal Ptergyium Syndrome
Post-Traumatic Growth Arrest
Posteromedial Bowing of the Tibia
Proximal Focal Femoral Deficiency
Pseudoachondroplasia
Ptergyium Syndrome
Q
Absent Thumb
R
Radial Club Hand
Radiohumeral Synostosis
Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy
Robert’s Syndrome
Rotationplasty
Russell Silver Syndrome
S
Scheuermann’s Kyphosis
Scoliosis
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
Spina Bifida
Spinal Compression Fractures
Spinal Deformity
Spondyloepiphyseal Dysplasia
Spondylolisthesis
Stature Lengthening
Streeter’s Syndrome
SUPERankle
SUPERhip
SUPERknee
T
TAR Syndrome
Thumb Aplasia
Thumb Hypoplasia
Tibial Hemimelia
U
Ulnarization
V
VACTERL Association
W
Whistling Face Syndrome
X
Absent Thumb
Y
Absent Thumb
Z
Absent Thumb

Super Specialized Services

A
Ankle Fusions
Arthroscopy
B
Brostrom Procedure
Bunion Correction
C
Capsulotomy
Cartilage Repair
Cheilectomy
Chondroplasty
Cross Union
D
Dega Pelvic Osteotomy
Derotational Osteotomoies
Desyndactaly
E
Epipysiodesis
F
Fasciotomy
Fibulectomies
Foraminotomy
Fulkerson Procedure
G
Gaucher Disease
Growth Arrest
H
Hemiepiphysiodesis
I
Joint Preservation & Replacement
J
Joint Preservation & Replacement
K
Kyphosis
L
Laminectomy
Lengthening
Lengthening
Lengthening
Lengthening
Lengthening
Lengthening
Lengthening
Lengthening
M
MACI Technique
McBride Procedure
N
Nail-Patella Syndrome
O
ORIF (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation)
Osteoplasty
P
Partial Knee Replacement
Partial Medial Menisectomy
Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO)
Peroneal Nerve Decompression
Q
Absent Thumb
R
Rotationplasty
S
Soft Tissue Releases
Specialized Ostetomies
Spinal Fusion
Stature Lengthening
SUPERankle
SUPERhip
SUPERknee
Supramalleolar Osteotomy
Synovectomy
T
Tarsal Tunnel Release
Tenotomy
Thoracolumbar Fusion
Thoracolumbar Spinal Fusion
Tibial Talar Fusions
Toe Lengthening
Total Ankle
Total Hip
Total Knee
U
Ulnarization
V
VACTERL Association
W
Whistling Face Syndrome
X
Absent Thumb
Y
Absent Thumb
Z
Absent Thumb