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.

30th Annual Scientific Meeting
July 15 – Pre-Course: Advances in Limb Deformity and Bone Transport

Click here to get more information about the pre-course.

July 16 & 17 – Annual Meeting

New meeting site:
Convene 225 Liberty
225 Liberty Street
New York, NY 10080
Visit the facility’s website here.
Make a hotel reservation at The Beekman here

Abstract submission for 2021 is closed.
Abstracts for the 2022 Annual Meeting may be submitted February 15 through March 31, 2022.

Click here to view a sample Annual Meeting agenda.
Exhibitor Prospectus
Click here to register for the IN-PERSON 2021 Annual Meeting.
Click here to register for the VIRTUAL 2021 Annual Meeting.

Virtual Attendance, Member – No Charge, but must complete the virtual registration form.


Virtual Attendance, Non-Member  – $200 Please be sure to also complete the virtual registration form.

Nonmember – $400.00 Please be sure to also complete the in-person registration form.

Corresponding Member – $250.00 Please be sure to also complete the in-person registration form.

Healthcare Professional (not MD or DO) – $300.00 Please be sure to also complete the in-person registration form.

Medical Students, Fellows, and Residents should send documentation of status from program director/admin to info@llrs.org to receive discounted registration fee.

The Official Podcast of The Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Society (LLRS). Hear the latest updates of complex limb reconstruction topics, up to date articles and interviews with leaders and influencers in the field. Hosted by our LLRS Podcast Committee.


Listen on Apple Podcasts, or listen on Soundcloud. Learn more about LLD at ReachYourHeight.com

What’s New:

Read about the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting in Orthopedics Today.

JBJS specialty update for 2018: What’s New in Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction 2018

Interested in becoming a Limb Lengthening fellow? Find out more here.

View images from the 27th Annual Scientific Meeting here.

Tibial Bone Transport over an Intramedullary Nail

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