In the Media

NEW!  Dr. Robert Rozbruch and Dr. Austin Fragomen named in the list of Castle Connolly Top Doctors 2018.

NEW!  Reach Your Height Podcast by NuVasive, Inc. shares information for both patients and physicians about limb lengthening, reconstruction and treatment. Hosted by Dr. Mitchell Bernstein, head of Pediatric Orthopedic Trauma at Montreal Children’s Hospital and co-director of the limb deformity unit at Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Montreal. Available on SoundCloud and also on iTunes. Or, search for it in your podcast app!

NEW!  Simultaneous Acute Femoral Deformity Correction and Gradual Limb Lengthening Using a Retrograde Femoral Nail: Technique and Clinical Results. Christopher A. Iobst, MD, S. Robert Rozbruch, MD, Scott Nelson, MD, Austin Fragomen, MD. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2018;26: 241-250.

NEW!  Dr. Rozbruch performs new osteointegration Amputation Reconstruction procedure.

NEW!  “Predicting the Feasibility of Correcting Mechanical Axis in Large Varus Deformities with Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty.” Laura J Kleebad, MD, Jelle P. van der List, MD, Andrew D. Pearle, MD, Austin T. Fragomen, MD, S. Robert Rozbruch, MD. The Journal of Arthroplasty 33 (2018) 372-378.

NEW! An article, “The Long and Short of Limb Lengthening Surgery,” has been published featuring Dr. Robert Rozbruch and Dr. Austin Fragomen.

NEW! Metacarpal Lengthening in Adults With Brachymetacarpia Aaron Lam, Austin T. Fragomen, and S. Robert Rozbruch. American Association for Hand Surgery HAND 2017 1-7.

NEW! Retrograde Magnetic Internal Lengthening Nail for Acute Femoral Deformity Correcion and Limb Lengthening Austin T. Fragomen, MD, and S. Robert Rozbruch, MD. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 14:10, 811-820.

NEW! Lengthening and Deformity Correction About the Knee Using a Magnetic Internal Lengthening Nail Austin T. Fragomen, MD and S. Robert Rozbruch, MD. SICOT J 2017, 3, 25.

NEW! Distal Femoral Flexion Deformity from Growth Disturbance Treated with a Two-Level Osteotomy and Internal Lengthening Nail Austin T. Fragomen & Fiona R. Fragomen. Strat Traum Limb Recon, 2017.

NEW! “Humeral Lengthening with the PRECICE Magnetic Lengthening Nail” Ahmed I. Hammouda, MD & Shawn C. Standard, MD & S. Robert Rozbruch, MD & John E. Herzenberg, MD. The HSS Journal 2017 13:217-223.

NEW! “Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients With Multifactorial Perceived Limb Length Discrepancy” Amgad M. Haleem, MD, Kevin F. Wiley, MD, Raul Kuchinad, MD, FRCS, S. Robert Rozbruch, MD. The Journal of Arthroplasty 32 2017; 3044-3051.

NEW! “What’s New in Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction” Reggie C. Hamdy, MD, MSc, FRCS(C), Mitchell Bernstein, MD, FRCSC, Austin T. Fragomen, MD, and S. Robert Rozbruch, MD. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99:1408-14

NEW! Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch and others presented at a PRECICE Symposium on August 31, 2017.

NEW! Dr. S. Robert Rozbruch gave a webinar about treating post-traumatic limb length discrepancies.

NEW! Does the Surgical Correction of Tibial Torsion with Genu Varum Produce Outcomes Similar to Those in Varus Correction Alone? Austin T. Fragomen, MD, Matthew Meade, OMS, Eugene Borst, BS, Joseph Nguyen, MPH, & S. Robert Rozbruch, MD, J Knee Surg 2017

Dr. Austin Fragomen gave a webinar about treating challenging fractures and nonunions.

“Adult Posttraumatic Reconstruction Using a Magnetic Internal Lengthening Nail,”  S. Robert Rozbruch, MD, J Orthop Trauma, 2017;31:S14-S19

“Humerus Lengthening With the PRECICE Internal Lengthening Nail,”  Anton M. Kurtz, MD, S. Robert Rozbruch, MD, J Pediatr Orthop, 2017;37:e296-e300

“Patellar Instability Treated with Distal Femoral Osteotomy,”  Ishaan Swarup, Osama Elattar, S. Robert Rozbruch, The Knee, 2017; 608-614

“Opening Wedge High Tibial Osteotomy, Microfracture, and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate for Treatment of Varus Deformity and Osteoarthritis of the Knee,”  James EW, Corpus KT, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR, Ann Sports Med Res 4(2):1106

“Why Are We Special? Limb Deformity is More Than an Overlapping Subspecialty,”  Rozbruch SR, J Limb Lengthen Reconstr, 2017; 3: 1-3

“Lengthening of the Femur with a Remote-Controlled Magnetic Intramedullary Nail: Retrograde Technique,” Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR, JBJS Essent Surg Tech, 2016 May 11; 6 (2): e20

“Lengthening of the Femur with a Remote-Controlled Magnetic Intramedullary Nail- Antegrade Technique,” Rozbruch SR, Fragomen AT, JBJS Essent Surg Tech, 2016 Jan 13; 6 (1): e2

“Tibial/Femoral Osteotomy in Orthopaedic Postoperative Rehabilitation,” Rozbruch SR, Fragomen AT:  Andrew Green, MD, and Roman Hayda, MD, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2017

Prophylactic Postoperative Antibiotics May Not Reduce Pin Site Infections After External Fixation,” Austin T. Fragomen, Andy O. Miller, Barry D. Brause, Vladimir Goldman & S. Robert Rozbruch, SS Journal ®, The Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery, 2016

“Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty: Indications, Technique, and Outcomes,” Mitchell Bernstein, MD, FRCSC Jay Reidler, MD, MPH, Austin Fragomen, MD and S. Robert Rozbruch, MD, Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2016

Dr. Rozbruch featured in Hospital for Special Surgery 2016 Annual Report.

Neglected Patellar Tendon Rupture with Massive Proximal Patellar Migration Treated with Patellar Transport and Staged Allograft Reconstruction,” Osama Elattar, MD, Struan H. Coleman, MD, Russell F. Warren, MD, and S. Robert Rozbruch, MD, The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, November 23, 2016

Dr. Rozbruch and Fragomen open the Limb Salvage and Amputation Reconstruction Center at Hospital for Special Surgery:

Open Wedge Distal Femoral Osteotomy: Accuracy of Correction and Patient Outcomes,” Elattar O, Swarup I, Lam A, Nguyen J, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR, HSS Journal,  25 July 2016

Oxygen consumption testing and self-reported outcomes following limb salvage with tibiocalcaneal or tibio-talo-calcaneal fusion,” Rozbruch SR, Buksbaum JR, Fragomen AT, Borst EW, DeMille P, J Limb Lengthening Reconstruction, 2016

Gradual correction of knee flexion contracture using external fixation,” Vulcano E, Markowitz JS, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR, J Limb Lengthening Reconstruction, 2016

Validation of a Modified Scoliosis Research Society Instrument for Patients with Limb Deformity: The Limb Deformity-Scoliosis Research Society (LD-SRS) Score,” Fabricant PD, Borst EW, Green SA, Marx RG, Fragomen AT, Rozbruch SR, J Limb Lengthening Reconstruction, Jul-Dec 2016

The use of blocking screws with internal lengthening nail and reverse rule of thumb for blocking screws in limb lengthening and deformity correction surgery,” by Saravanaraja Muthusamy, S. Robert Rozbruch and Austin T. Fragomen, September 11, 2016, Springer Publishing’s Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction

Hospital for Special Surgery added a photo of Dr. Rozbruch and his patient, Gabrielle, to the hospital’s Instagram account: HSS on Instagram

LLCRS hosts first group of international traveling fellows at a dinner honoring our graduating fellows and visitors.


Top row left to right: Joseph Ruzbarsky, MD; Ulrik Olesen, MD; Ettore Vulcano, MD; Mani Kahn, MD; Austin Fragomen, MD Bottom row left to right: Stephen Greenfield, MD; S. Robert Rozbruch, MD


Prevention of pin site infection in external fixation: a review of the literature,” by Nikolas H. Kazmers, Austin T. Fragomen and S. Robert Rozbruch, May 3, 2016, Springer Publishing’s Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction

Gabrielle, a patient of Dr. Rozbruch, is authoring a blog for the HSS Playbook. Gabrielle’s blog offers an intimate look at life before, druing and post limb lengthening surgery. A must read for anyone considering surgery! Gabrielle’s Story

Dr. Rozbruch collaborates with international group to publish article on limb reconstruction for bone tumor treatment: “External Fixation Reconstruction of the Residual Problems of Benign Bone Tumours”

“Lengthening of Tibia after Trans-Tibial Amputation: Use of a Weight Bearing External Fixator-Prosthesis Composite,” by Aaron Lam, BA, Glenn Garrison, CPO and S. Robert Rozbruch, MD, February 2016, HSS Journal® The Musculoskeletal Journal of Hospital for Special Surgery, Volume 12, Number 1

 Ellipse publishes Dr. Rozbruch’s Precice surgical cases:

JB & JS Essential Surgical Techniques, Volume 6, Issue 1, “Lengthening of the Femur with a Remote-Controlled Magnetic Intramedullary Nail: Antegrade Technique,” by S. Robert Rozbruch, MD and Austin T. Fragomen, MD, January 13, 2016

LLCRS Holiday Card


Drs. Rozbruch and Fragomen publish a major reference work with Springer Science+Business Media:

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Surgery Case Atlas, S.R. Rozbruch, R.C. Hamdy (Eds.), Springer Publishing, 2015

▶ Collates instructional cases from master surgeons in limb lengthening and reconstruction

▶ Covers pediatrics, upper & lower extremities, trauma & post-trauma, deformity correction and tumors

▶ Supports readers with a case-based approach, color figures and a consistent chapter structure

Consisting of case studies contributed by both domestic and international leaders in the field, this atlas is an invaluable resource for all orthopedic surgeons and researchers and practitioners of limb lengthening, deformity correction and the Ilizarov method. Comprehensive yet accessible, it covers pediatrics, foot and ankle, trauma and posttraumatic reconstruction, adult deformity, tumor and upper extremity interventions in dedicated sections. Each of the unique cases includes color photographs and radiographs from before, during and after surgery and follows a consistent chapter structure which outlines a brief clinical history of the case, preoperative problem list, treatment strategy, basic principles, technical pearls, and how to avoid and manage complications and subsequent problems. Suggested readings round out each case. A comprehensive presentation of techniques is featured, including external fixation, internal fixation, combination approaches and fully implantable limb lengthening nails. This case-based approach is an efficient and thorough way to learn this exciting new frontier in orthopedic surgery.

NEW! Drs. Rozbruch and Fragomen publish article on the science and enhancements of bone lengthening in the esteemed orthopedic journal, JBJS

NEW! Ankle Distraction Arthroplasty, Stryker Corporate Meeting, August 31, 2015

Heydenreich is Anxious to Get Back to Racing Following Serious Traffic Accident Last December –

Heydenreich Still on the Mend – NC Motorsports Association Industry News Email

Silver Crown Sprints – Heydenreich is Anxious to Get Back to Racing –

Medical Procedure Makes East Meadow Man Taller – Newsday

Patient describes limb lengthening experience in an April New York Post article.

Henry Louis Gates discusses his recent limb lengthening procedure on National Public Radio Talk of the Nation

Dr. Rozbruch quoted in the New York Post about bone growth stimulation

Dr. Rozbruch interviewed on 20/20, March 24, 2006 about his limb-saving treatment of a young boy from Africa after his leg was threatened by a snake bite.

Operation’s Somewhat of a Stretch”
Dr. Rozbruch quoted in news article about limb lengthening in the Ottawa Sun Online

Dr. Rozbruch quoted as expert in “All To Be Tall” by Joe Kita
published in Men’s Health, January/February 2004

Knee Treatment Steps for Younger Patients
by Dr. Rock Positano

Russians Devise Technique for Lengthening Limbs
by Dr. Rock Positano