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Our Patients' Stories in their own words

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.
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.
Boris's Ankle Distraction
 
Boris's Ankle Distraction
After a sports injury in 1978, Boris dealt with discomfort and pain for years. After an ankle distraction, he has been able to go on long walks, return to skiing, and has regained a quality of life that he didn't expect.

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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MOVE BETTER LIVE BETTER. i love being active and helping my patients stay active. Great day hiking with my best friend and love of my life.Image attachmentImage attachment

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October 23rd

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Very cool!!! I went to sleep away camp in Cold Spring, NY…. “Surprise Lake”…. Going hiking tomorrow…. Planning my first four thousand footer since I broke my leg…. I’ll let you know how it goes!!!

Ha Dr. Rob , looks like fun . Be safe . Make sure you get the Bride some dinner later. Woody south Jersey

Matt has great flexibility and function after femur #limblengthening #leglengtheningsurgery Note the well healed 8 cm femur lengthening after #precice #precicenail removal #staturelengthening has had a very positive impact for Matt. Thanks for sharing. #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @limbtumordoc #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com  www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #leglengthening

Matt has great flexibility and function after femur #limblengthening #leglengtheningsurgery Note the well healed 8 cm femur lengthening after #precice #precicenail removal #staturelengthening has had a very positive impact for Matt. Thanks for sharing. #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery Matt has great @limbtumordoc #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #leglengthening ... See MoreSee Less

October 18th

Doug starting loading phase after one stage osseointegration limb replacement. Direct skeletal connection, lighter prosthetic, no socket, move better. #osseointegration #amputationsurgery #amputee #cyborgsworld @cyborgsworld #amputeelife #amputeestrong #amputation #osseointegrationUSA www.osseointegrationUSA.com #prostheticlimb #prostheticleg #prostheticsandorthotics #limbreplacementsurgery #limbreplacement #osseointegrationaustralia #osseointegrationswholift #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @limbtumordoc #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC @the1andonlydoug ... See MoreSee Less

October 13th