Clinical / Research Fellowship Program
The International Center for Limb Lengthening at the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics has Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Fellowships and a Foot & Ankle Deformity Correction and Orthoplastics Fellowship.
Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Fellowships
The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Fellowship Program consists of two types of fellowships: clinical and research. Clinical fellows will acquire advanced experience to develop the knowledge, skills, and clinical judgment essential to the practice of limb lengthening and reconstruction. We offer three clinical positions: two focus on pediatric orthopedics and one focuses on adult orthopedics. Research fellows will work on multiple research studies and submit several publications to peer-reviewed medical journals.
The programs enable fellows to gain clinical and/or research skills while working with physicians who have earned a global reputation for their limb lengthening expertise and correction of complex foot and ankle deformities. The International Center for Limb Lengthening is widely recognized for adult and pediatric limb reconstructive surgery and the treatment of a wide range of congenital, developmental, degenerative, and traumatic disorders of the upper and lower limbs. Our physicians and staff continue to innovate and transform the field of limb lengthening and deformity correction. Drs. Herzenberg and Standard were instrumental in the development of the PRECICE Intramedullary Limb Lengthening System. Since 2011, the physicians and staff have created educational tools such as the Bone Ninja app, Multiplier app, and The Art of Limb Alignment textbook, which are used at the annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course. This international symposium has been held since 1990, and registration fees are waived for our clinical and research fellows. Fellows are also encouraged to participate in an international mission.
Foot & Ankle Deformity Correction and Orthoplastics Fellowship
During this one-year position, the fellow will develop an in-depth understanding of the pathophysiologic, clinical, radiographic, and musculoskeletal evaluation of foot and ankle deformities. This fellow will learn the principles and techniques required for the management of musculoskeletal foot and ankle deformities, including nonoperative treatment, preoperative planning and assessment, surgical decision making, and postoperative management and rehabilitation. Additionally, the fellow will be exposed to advanced techniques involving harvest of local muscle and free flaps, as well as minimally invasive surgical methods.
Inpatient and outpatient responsibilities will be assigned. The fellow will master the surgical skills necessary to perform accurate foot and ankle deformity correction procedures.
The academic component of the fellowship emphasizes a scholarly approach to clinical problem solving, analysis of foot and ankle deformity correction, and research. The fellow will attend the Baltimore Limb Deformity Course and will participate in research meetings, surgical teaching conferences, and journal club meetings. The fellow will also complete a research project and will submit this research to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) to be considered for presentation at the annual ACFAS meeting.