ILLRS is a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the study and application of limb lengthening and reconstruction throughout the world including all its clinical, basic science, research, education and training aspects. The ILLRS will create a forum for friendship and exchange amongst limb lengthening and reconstructive professionals and associations around the world.

The objectives of ILLRS as related to musculoskeletal reconstruction by distraction histogenesis, external and internal fixation, and other therapeutics are :

- Organize an International Congress to be held every two years.
- Encourage and promote high standards throughout the world.
- Encourage and promote the the formation of national associations, societies and study groups.
- Promote research and clinical studies and disseminate scientific information.
- Promote international clinical and research fellowship and sabbatical opportunities.
- Act as a forum for problem discussions and solutions.
- Facilitate international cooperation in the event of national or man-made disasters.
- Act as a resource and liaison for National and International Orthopedic and other sub specialty societies, departments, residency programs, and other educational institutions.
- Engage in other activities as are appropriate to its mission.




Nuno Craveiro Lopes


Elected President:

Dror Paley


Past President:

Jose Carlos Bongiovanni