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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.
Bowleg Syndrome
 
Bowleg Syndrome
Dr. Rozbruch discusses his approach to Bowleg correction and the treatment options available for those with bowleg syndrome.
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.
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.

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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Boris was led to believe that the only solution to his debilitating pain was an ankle fusion

He decided not to settle, did his own research and found Dr. Fragomen online

Boris ended up going through with an ankle distraction surgery and found a new lease on life

He's back to skiing, cooking and is continually seeing improvement even 5 years post-op

#limblengthening #limbdeformity #ankledistraction #anklefusion
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January 25th

 

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💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻

With my friend and partner of 15 years Fragomen @limbdeformity We began as teacher student in 2004 and this has developed into an important partnership that has pushed forward #limblengthening #mentorship is really important to me and training of and being an example for the next generation of surgeons is critical. Our fellowship is strong and stimulating. #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

With my friend and partner of 15 years Fragomen @limbdeformity We began as teacher student in 2004 and this has developed into an important partnership that has pushed forward #limblengthening #mentorship is really important to me and training of and being an example for the next generation of surgeons is critical. Our fellowship is strong and stimulating. #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

January 25th

 

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True masters are also teachers 🙏🏽

During #ankledistraction to treat #anklearthritis Jessica enjoying the pool. While the joint is distracted it heals and rejuvinates with cartilage regeneration and remodeling of subchondral bone. #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 #footandanklesurgeryImage attachment

During #ankledistraction to treat #anklearthritis Jessica enjoying the pool. While the joint is distracted it heals and rejuvinates with cartilage regeneration and remodeling of subchondral bone. #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 #footandanklesurgery ... See MoreSee Less

January 23rd

 

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Is it safe to have water exposure at the pin hole?

Go Jessica!!!!

Jessica is the best! And a beautiful looking joint!