Welcome! What is LLRS?

Founded in 1989 as ASAMI—North America (The Association for the Study and Application of Methods of Ilizarov), the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society is an organization devoted to stimulating scientific exchange and fostering research and clinical excellence in limb lengthening, limb reconstruction, extremity deformity correction, and complex fracture treatment.

The members of LLRS share an interest in the generation of bone and soft tissue by distraction, but do not limit their practices to the Ilizarov external fixation system. Members’ interests include external fixation of fractures, correction of limb deformities, lengthening of extremities, and treatment of chronic infections, nonunions and tumors.

LLRS activities include an annual scientific meeting, a Specialty Day program at AAOS’ annual meeting, an introduction to limb lengthening and reconstruction, and external fixation course, and research grants.


LLRS 29th Annual Scientific Meeting Update – March 18, 2020

Dear LLRS Members and Friends,

These are indeed troubling times for humanity and for medical education. The cancellation of the AAOS Annual Meeting and our fantastic Specialty Day is regrettable and only a prelude to the uncertainty that lies ahead. Our hope is that the pandemic subsides during the hot summer months allowing for safe, large gatherings. We are planning for an epic LLRS meeting in New York City, complete with outstanding scientific presentations and two cultural, social events. In addition, we will host a hands-on pre-course with updated techniques in bone defect management.

The LLRS Board urges everyone to submit their abstracts and register for the annual meeting. Visit llrs.org/events to register and submit abstracts by March 31. (The abstract review process must go on; there will be opportunities for a virtual meeting component and for publishing proceedings & best abstracts if the meeting is not permitted.)

The LLRS annual meeting is an upcoming event that we should all look toward to keep us excited!

We will keep you posted as conditions evolve.

Sincerely yours,
The LLRS ASAMI-NA Executive Board


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