CENTER FOR EXCELLENCE IN LIMB LENGTHENING
Co-directed by David Podeszwa, M.D., and researcher Mikhail Samchukov, M.D.*, the center continues to focus on improving lives of patients with various limb deformities and leg length discrepancies. Driven by the goal of making the entire lengthening process easier for the patient, Scottish Rite Hospital researchers have modified Ilizarov’s technique to develop the TRUE/LOK™ External Fixation System, which includes the TRUE/LOK™ HEX and TRUE/LOK™ Trauma systems. Areas of research for the Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening include refinement of current fixation systems, improvement of limb lengthening techniques and better management of limb deformities.
*Medical degree from Khabarovsk State Medical School, Russia.
Current Studies and Divisions
Meet Our Experts
Mikhail Samchukov, M.D.
Co-director of Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction; Director of Core Research Divisions
Alexander Cherkashin, M.D.
Director, Division of Clinical Implementation & Outcome Studies, Center for Excellence in Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction
Lori A. Karol, M.D.
Assistant Chief of Staff; Medical Director of Movement Science Laboratory & Performance Improvement