Australian Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (ALLARS)



The Australian Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society (ALLARS) is an association of orthopaedic surgeons, nursing and allied health professionals who specialise in the biological reconstruction of the musculoskeletal system with special reference to the analysis and understanding of deformity, its effect on function and the methods by which these problems can be rectified.

We focus on training and education, scientific meetings and the sharing of experience in hand with our allied health and nursing colleagues with whom we work closely. 

Deformity analysis, biomechanics and bone repair and regeneration are central to this specialty, which covers paediatric and adult practice across the full range of human pathology, which includes but not limited to congenital and acquired deformities, limb length inequality, trauma reconstruction, management of chronic infection, oncological reconstruction and biological joint reconstruction.

  • Surgeons who practice in this area
  • Nurses managing patients undergoing limb reconstruction
  • Allied Health who manage the physical needs of these patients for successful outcomes


Annual scientific meetings are held in February of each year.


Paediatric Limb Reconstruction Fellowship
Chief Supervisor: Associate Professor Leo Donnan
The Royal Children's Hospital, VIC

Foot & Ankle Surgery & Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction Fellowship
Chief Supervisor: Dr Tim O’Carrigan
Limb Reconstruction Service New South Wales & Limb Reconstruction Centre at MQ Health


President Kevin Tetsworth

Secretary Tim O’Carrigan

Treasurer Sheanna Maine

Education Leo Donnan