This week, members from our Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening are attending the 26th Annual Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (LLRS) Scientific Meeting in Park City, Utah. This organization brings together medical professionals from around the country to discuss the latest research and techniques for the treatment of limb reconstruction, limb lengthening, extremity deformity correction and complex fracture treatment.
Scottish Rite Hospital has several medical staff and researchers who are members of this group, including orthopedic medical staff John Birch, M.D., Lori Karol, M.D., Karl Rathjen, M.D., David Podeszwa, M.D., and Lane Wimberly, M.D. Additionally, researchers Marina Makarov, M.D.*, Alex Cherkashin, M.D.†, and Mikhail Samchukov, M.D.‡, contribute to the success of LLRS. Assistant Chief of Staff, Karl Rathjen, M.D., has served as this year’s president of the organization. Rathjen is leading the two-day meeting while several of the hospitals’ doctors, researchers and past fellows are making presentations.
This year, our staff has been selected to present on the latest research conducted in the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening. “The LLRS annual meeting is a great opportunity to showcase our research to specialists in this field from around the world,” says Rathjen. “Scottish Rite Hospital has become well-known for our work with this patient population and we are honored to be able to share our knowledge.”
The Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society allows our staff to collaborate with fellow medical professionals to continue learning the latest techniques and treatments for these patients. Scottish Rite Hospital is dedicated to conducting ongoing research in this area not only to provide the best care possible to patients at our institution, but also to children everywhere.
* Medical Degree from Omsk Medical School, Russia
† Medical Degree from Novosibirsk State Medical School, Russia
‡ Medical Degree from Khabarovsk State Medical School, Russia