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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 in the Tibia
 
Osseointegration in the Tibia
In this brief video, Dr. Robert Rozbruch discusses osseointegration in the tibia at the Limb Lengthening & Complex Reconstruction Service of Hospital for Special Surgery, and the shares the stories of Elena, Khalid, Steve, Wayne, and Jesse.
I'm Not Done Yet
 
I'm Not Done Yet
Dr. Robert Rozbruch, MD of Hospital for Special Surgery was recently a guest on the I’m Not Done Yet Foundation Podcast. Click the image to listen!
External Fixator Tips
 
External Fixator Tips
Jillian wears an external fixator for her ankle and has found several ways to help support her leg while sleeping, going out, and travelling. Her tips will be helpful to any patient wearing an external fixator.
Live Osseointegration Surgery
 
Live Osseointegration Surgery
Dr. Rozbruch performs live Osseointegration femur surgery. Before osseointegration, this patient struggled with socket wear, so the team at Hospital for Special Surgery created a custom fit implant.
Osseointegration in the Femur
 
Osseointegration in the Femur
While many patients have little issue with a socket prosthesis, a lot of patients struggle with fit, energy transfer, and have difficulty with their prosthesis. After osseointegration surgery, there is a direct connection between the prosthetic limb and the skeleton.
Dr. Fragomen's Technique
 
Dr. Fragomen's Technique
In this video, Dr. Austin Fragomen shows how he inserts an intermedullary nail using STIMULAN as an antibiotic carrier.

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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Happy Holidays to all my patients and friends. Be safe, recharge, and celebrate!! Wishing u all balance and stability in aspects of your lives. #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @limbtumordoc #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com  www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC

Happy Holidays to all my patients and friends. Be safe, recharge, and celebrate!! Wishing u all balance and stability in aspects of your lives. #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery Happy Holidays @limbtumordoc #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC ... See MoreSee Less

December 4th

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Happy Holidays!

And same to you all!

💬My life has changed with fixator on.

👉 Annamaria suffered an open fracture of the tibia due to a car accident

🏥 Despite a skillful reconstruction attempt at an outside hospital, her tibia was crooked and she was still in danger of losing her leg.

🦵 When her reconstruction fell apart, she was referred to me to save her leg (limb salvage)

🔧 I used the external fixator for shortening and lengthening. This is a version of bone transport where we shorten the damaged part of the tibia, heal the nonunion, and simultaneously lengthen the tibia from the top. 

👍 In doing so, the nonunion healed faster and any leg length discrepancy was remedied

😄 Thanks to the Orthospin automatic struts, Annamaria didnt have to worry about adjusting the fixator, the struts adjusted themselves! 

🗯 Annamaria had this to say, Even though the apparatus and the computer components attached to it seemed intimidating, it made my life painless and easier to take care of.

💪 Now shes back working full-time, It totally amazed me that my body was healing and working as I continue to live my life. she explains.

💬 Shes on course for a great recovery and had this to say about the future, My hope is to walk normally with out any help.. To carry my bag and walk. To walk long distance and enjoy the scenery, enjoy shopping outside outlets, enjoy people company without them worried about me, to dance even line dance without modifying.. I can go on on. I just want to walk normally with my own two legs!
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💬"My life has changed with fixator on."

👉 Annamaria suffered an open fracture of the tibia due to a car accident

🏥 Despite a skillful reconstruction attempt at an outside hospital, her tibia was crooked and she was still in danger of losing her leg.

🦵 When her reconstruction fell apart, she was referred to me to save her leg (limb salvage)

🔧 I used the external fixator for shortening and lengthening. This is a version of bone transport where we shorten the damaged part of the tibia, heal the nonunion, and simultaneously lengthen the tibia from the top.

👍 In doing so, the nonunion healed faster and any leg length discrepancy was remedied

😄 Thanks to the Orthospin automatic struts, Annamaria didn't have to worry about adjusting the fixator, the struts adjusted themselves!

🗯 Annamaria had this to say, "Even though the apparatus and the computer components attached to it seemed intimidating, it made my life painless and easier to take care of."

💪 Now she's back working full-time, "It totally amazed me that my body was healing and working as I continue to live my life." she explains.

💬 She's on course for a great recovery and had this to say about the future, "My hope is to walk normally with out any help.. To carry my bag and walk. To walk long distance and enjoy the scenery, enjoy shopping outside outlets, enjoy people company without them worried about me, to dance even line dance without modifying.. I can go on on. I just want to walk normally with my own two legs!"
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#limbsalvagewarrior #limbsalvage #limbsalvagesurgeon #specialsurgery #medical #medicaltrauma #traumarecovery #caraccident #orthopaedicsurgery #orthopedicsurgeon #orthopedics #orthopedic #orthopaedic #orthopaedics #reconstructive #llcrs #llrs #friday #fridaymood #christmastime #surgery #surgerylife
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December 3rd

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Love this post! I would love to show her my son running now after the fixator.

Awesome!!! Great success story!

Baruch exclaimed “my leg hasn’t been this straight in 39 years- a Hanukkah 🕎 miracle”. I corrected a femur #malunion #knocknee with osteotomy and blocking screw technique to preserve his knee joint. #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @limbtumordoc #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com  www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARCImage attachmentImage attachment

Baruch exclaimed “my leg hasn’t been this straight in 39 years- a Hanukkah 🕎 miracle”. I corrected a femur #malunion #knocknee with osteotomy and blocking screw technique to preserve his knee joint. #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @limbtumordoc #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC ... See MoreSee Less

December 3rd