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Watch a video: Magnetic Lengthening with the Precice © Internal nail

Jacob achieved an 8 inch lengthening of his femur in three different surgeries that occured over a 6 year period.
Osseointegration
 
Osseointegration
In this animation, Dr. Rozbruch explains the process involved in an osseointegration reconstruction of the tibia.
Knock Knee Treatment
 
Knock Knee Treatment
In this brief video, Dr. Robert Rozbruch shares information on knock knee treatment options available at the Limb Lengthening & Complex Reconstruction Service of Hospital for Special Surgery.
Emily's Recipe
 
Emily's Recipe
Dr. Robert Rozbruch shares a patient's experience with osseointegration amputation reconstruction surgery, as well as some helpful tips for stoma care after surgery.
Elana's Story
 
Elana's Story
Elana Duffy was injured in a bomb attack in Iraq in 2005. After years of pain in her ankle, Elana meets with Dr. Robert Rozbruch, who suggests osseointegration to reduce her pain and regain her life. Read Elana's story, shared by The New York Times, here.
From Patient to Doctor
 
From Patient to Doctor
A former patient of Dr. Robert Rozbruch’s was diagnosed at an early age with a rare bone disorder. After Amber Hamilton’s experience with limb lengthening surgery and surgery to correct bowlegs, she is working alongside Dr. Rozbruch to become an orthopedic surgeon.
Amputate or Reconstruct?
 
Amputate or Reconstruct?
This brief video is an excerpt from a recent lecture given by Dr. Robert Rozbruch in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Rozbruch discusses when to amputate and when to reconstruct a limb at risk.
Torsional Deformity
 
Torsional Deformity
Dr. Rozbruch shares helpful information about torsional deformities of the femur and tibia, as well as the options available at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Before and After Photos
 
Before and After Photos
View before and after photos of our limb lengthening and complex reconstruction surgery patients. These patients were helped whether they suffered limb length discrepancy, limb deformity, limb malalignment or other conditions.
Tibial Osteotomy for Bowlegs
 
Tibial Osteotomy for Bowlegs
In this video, Dr. Robert Rozbruch demonstrates live surgery, a high tibial osteotomy to correct Bowleg alignment.

Limb Lengthening Service of the Hospital for Special Surgery

TaylorFrame Our surgeons offer surgical treatments for the correction of upper and lower limb deformities, discrepancies, and injuries in adults and children. We help individuals with orthopaedic issues due to trauma, birth defects, infections or bone tumors. Our aim is to use the best tools available today — from hexapod external fixation to internal limb lengthening devices, such as the Precice® motorized magnetic nail and the newest technology, the STRYDE® weight bearing lengthening nail. These tools are combined with our surgeons' expert surgical techniques to achieve results many patients have only dreamed of.


We perform arm and leg lengthening, limb malalignment correction, repair bone nonunions, and treat knee and ankle arthritis with distraction, fusion, or replacement. Along with limb length discrepancy, we correct genu valgum, commonly known as knock knee, and genu varum, or bowleg. We are experts at limb salvage and amputation reconstruction. Whether patients are suffering from arthritis, genetic deformity, bone tumor, or the after effects of a traumatic accident, the Limb Lengthening & Complex Reconstruction Service of Hospital for Special Surgery is ready to get them on the road to recovery and an improved quality of life.

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Jocelyn granddaughter of our very own Nurse Nancy pictured with her mom, me, and her crutches named Gal and Lop just 6 weeks after #derotationalfemoralosteotomy done to treat #femoralanteversion Bone is healed after this  minimal incision surgery which corrects #intoeing gait and improves hip and knee biomechanics #hsskids #pediatricorthopedics #orthopedicsurgery #orthopedicsurgeon #orthopedics #surgery #injuryrecovery #health #medicine #physician #painrelief  #fitness #happypatient #hospitalforspecialsurgery #HSS #Rozbruch #AAOS #LLRS @hspecialsurgery www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARCImage attachment

Jocelyn granddaughter of our very own Nurse Nancy pictured with her mom, me, and her crutches named Gal and Lop just 6 weeks after #derotationalfemoralosteotomy done to treat #femoralanteversion Bone is healed after this minimal incision surgery which corrects #Intoeing gait and improves hip and knee biomechanics #hsskids #pediatricorthopedics #orthopedicsurgery #OrthopedicSurgeon #Orthopedics #surgery #injuryrecovery #health #medicine #physician #painrelief #fitness #Happypatient #hospitalforspecialsurgery #HSS #rozbruch #AAOS #LLRS @hspecialsurgery www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC ... See MoreSee Less

November 29th

I am so thankful for my health, the love of my family, the guidance from my mentors, the teamwork from my partners, the support from my staff, the great place I work, the gratitude from my patients, the friendship of colleagues and friends, and the enthusiastic interest of my students. This has been a difficult year for all and a lot tougher for some but #gratitude for what we have, are, and can do is very powerful. #orthopedicsurgery #OrthopedicSurgeon #Orthopedics #surgery #injuryrecovery #health #medicine #physician #painrelief #fitness #Happypatient #hospitalforspecialsurgery #HSS #rozbruch #AAOS #LLRS @hspecialsurgery www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC ... See MoreSee Less

November 26th

 

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Truer words could not be said. You are a blessing to your patients - and along with that is your kindness, compassion and dedication which is such an important part of patient care. There are very few like you out there. Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family and friends, your team and your patients. Prayers for a safe and effective vaccine to eradicate this illness!

Happy thanksgiving to you and your family !

Deepa from Washington state who has #hypophosphatemicrickets and despite surgery elsewhere still had #limbdeformity #bowleg After medical optimization of bone health I approached left side first with #femur #tibia #osteotomy Right side is being planned now #orthopedicsurgery #OrthopedicSurgeon #Orthopedics #surgery #injuryrecovery #health #medicine #physician #painrelief #fitness #Happypatient #hospitalforspecialsurgery #HSS #rozbruch #AAOS #LLRS @hspecialsurgery www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC ... See MoreSee Less

November 21st