COVID-19 UPDATE (May 1, 2020): During these challenging times, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person 30th Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course (BLDC) in August. The good news is that we have decided to reinvent ourselves as an online, virtual BLDC. This format will provide our registrants and industry partners an exciting, safe, and convenient web-based platform to learn, exchange ideas, and showcase important developments in the orthopedic subspecialty of limb lengthening deformity correction.

We have developed a syllabus that includes over 20 hours of pre-recorded planning and deformity correction talks/workshops and hardware application videos, in addition to 7 hours of live, interactive sessions for Q&A and case discussions. The virtual course enables surgeons to view the content on their own time and at their own pace. These on-demand videos will be available on August 15, 2020. Three live virtual sessions will occur on Saturday, August 29, and Sunday, August 30, 2020.

We would like to thank all the faculty and those who have pre-registered for the live meeting. For those who have already paid, we will be contacting you with information concerning transferring your registration to the new format and processing a refund.

Please visit our website in the coming weeks for registration information for our new virtual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please address them to Madeline Bacon,

Thank you, and stay well during these uncertain times.


This course has been the standard in teaching lower extremity alignment over the past quarter century. It is intended for orthopedic surgeons, podiatrists, and allied health professionals who treat long bone and foot/ankle deformities. No prior experience is required.

The course features lectures, deformity planning sessions, hands-on labs, innovative apps, interactive participant case presentations, and an internationally renowned faculty. We will introduce basic and advanced limb reconstruction concepts including limb alignment, limb lengthening, corrective osteotomies, and internal and external fixations.

Attendees of the 2019 Course came from 36 countries and 33 U.S. states.

Course Venue

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore

Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore
200 International Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
United States

Course Highlights

  • Hands-on labs
  • Break-out sessions for orthopedists and foot/ankle specialists
  • Dedicated time will be spent using Bone Ninja, an iPad app teaching tool developed by Dr. Shawn Standard and Dr. John Herzenberg at the International Center for Limb Lengthening, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. This app is designed to help surgeons learn to analyze long bone deformities.*
  • Newest Version of the Multiplier App for the prediction of values at maturity: upper and lower limb length discrepancy, bone length, lower extremity length, height (for those with and without achondroplasia), etc.
  • Interactive adult, pediatric, and foot case presentation sessions led by attendees: bring your case presentation in PowerPoint or Keynote format on USB/flash drive-no personal laptops, please.

*Note: The Bone Ninja app works only on iPad devices. If you do not own an iPad, you will be able to rent one for a fee (advanced registration required; supplies are limited).

Course Objectives

Our goals are to introduce basic and advanced concepts in limb alignment, corrective osteotomies, and internal and external fixation for limb reconstruction, including lengthening and realignment.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Single-level and double-level tibial and femoral deformities
  • Sagittal and oblique plane deformities
  • Rotational deformities
  • Foot and ankle deformities
  • Monolateral/circular external fixation
  • Gait implications for angular and rotational deformities
  • Measurement of deformity on paper and digital radiographs
  • Surgical techniques for lower extremity osteotomies, soft tissue releases, and flap coverage
  • Consequences of joint malorientation and malalignment
  • Fixator-assisted plating and nailing
  • Limb lengthening techniques

Following completion of this three-day event, participants will be able to:

  • Describe simple and complex pediatric and adult lower limb deformities
  • Interpret advances in the field of limb reconstruction and deformity correction
  • Complete osteotomy techniques effectively
  • Recognize the methodology of minimally invasive internal and external fixation
  • Identify and evaluate alternatives for the treatment of deformities from hip, knee, ankle, and foot contractures
  • Use electronic media technology to analyze deformity correction
  • Acquire greater insight through the sharing of techniques, tips, and tricks with others in the orthopedic community


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

  • Pre-Course: Cadaver Lab: To the Tibia – and Below!
    • Syllabus
    • Limited Registration
    • Registration Fee $1,050
  • Pre-Course: Medial Compartment Osteoarthritis: Options and Outcomes
    • Syllabus
    • Limited Registration
    • Physician/Podiatrist $525
    • Resident/Fellow/Allied Health $425
  • Pre-Course: Cadaver Lab: Complex Pediatric Hip/Pelvis Surgery in Perthes Disease
    • Syllabus
    • Full, but accepting names for wait list
    • Registration Fee $1,375

Thursday, August 27 - Saturday, August 29, 2020

  • 30ᵗʰ Annual Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
    • U.S. Physician/Podiatrist $1,695
    • Non-U.S. Physician $1,425
    • Resident/Fellow/Allied Health $1,275

Sunday, August 30, 2020

  • Post-Course: Art and Science of Distraction Osteogenesis
    • Syllabus
    • Limited Registration
    • Physician/Podiatrist $525
    • Resident/Fellow/Allied Health $425

Contact Information

Madeline Bacon
Phone: 1.410.601.9798

Payment Instructions

  • All credit card charges (VISA, MasterCard, and American Express) will appear on your statement as "Baltimore Course Sinai." If there is a problem with processing, you will be notified once you have submitted your online registration. If you are not using your own personal credit card to charge the fees, please download, complete, and fax (+1.410.601.0585) or scan the Third Party/Shipping Credit Card Authorization Form so that we have a valid signature on file.
  • To pay by check, make check payable in US funds to: "Baltimore Limb Deformity Course/Sinai" and mail to:
    • Madeline Bacon
      Baltimore Limb Deformity Course
      Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopedics
      Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
      2401 West Belvedere Avenue
      Baltimore, Maryland 21215 USA
  • Wire transfer information below:
    • M & T Bank
      25 South Charles Street
      Baltimore, MD 21201
      M&T Bank Swift Code: MANTUS33 (for international wire only)
      Account Name: Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Inc.
      Account Number: 17599451
      ABA#: 022000046 (for domestic wire only)
    Please let Madeline Bacon ( know when the wire has been sent so that she can alert the Accounting Department to be on the look-out for it.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, a LifeBridge Health Center, to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support of Continuing Medical Education. All faculty participating in sponsored or jointly sponsored programs by Sinai Hospital of Baltimore are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). In accordance with the ACCME requirements on disclosure information, relationships of presenters with commercial interests (if any) will be included in materials distributed at the time of the Course.