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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.
Boom Times Ahead for Osseointegration nation?
 
Boom Times Ahead for Osseointegration nation?
Dr. Robert Rozbruch was interviewed by Living with Amplitude, with whom he discussed the many patients who are benefitting from osseointegration.
Dr. Reif and Knock Knee Patient
 
Dr. Reif and Knock Knee Patient
Beyond just straightening her legs, surgery and follow up allow surgeon and patient to chat about family, careers ... and to provide reciprocal support and advice.
Dr. Hoellwarth and Amputation Patient
 
Dr. Hoellwarth and Amputation Patient
This case highlights the importance of seeking additional help from specialists when patients are not improving to care efforts.
Osteotomy to Correct Bowleg
 
Osteotomy to Correct Bowleg
Dr. Rozbruch discusses osteotomy to correct bowleg deformity accompanied by medial compartment knee arthritis
Interview with Business Insider
 
Interview with Business Insider
"I perform up to 400 surgeries a year. Limb lengthening is for fixing deformed legs, not making celebrities taller."
Osseointegration Limb Replacement
 
Osseointegration Limb Replacement
Dr. Rozbruch explains Osseointegration Limb Replacement procedures using an animation.
Jesse
 
Jesse
Meet an osseointegration patient who is also a body builder.
Distraction Arthroplasty
 
Distraction Arthroplasty
Dr. Rozbruch and Dr. Fragomen published an article on use of ankle distraction to treat osteoarthritis.

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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Alison had #knockkneecorrection Her #knockknee alignment led to lateral compartment knee wear and #patellainstability After realignment the future looks bright #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho  #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com  www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening

Alison had #knockkneecorrection Her #knockknee alignment led to lateral compartment knee wear and #patellainstability After realignment the future looks bright #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening ...

This is Mr A. Previously featured on the channel. He is now 8 months out from right #abovekneeamputation #amputation to address his infected knee prosthesis. When we first met, he struggled to walk and required a cane. Following amputation he healed excellently, and worked diligently with our physical therapists to improve his walking, back to where he started within a couple months. He had never been around snow before, and felt confident enough to take a walk unaided! Now as he completes his #amputeerehabilitation , he demonstrates great use of the prosthesis, which was matched so well to him that it is hard to tell which side had the surgery! @hkafedzic
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#all4ortho #hspecialsurgery #hssllcrs #hsslimblengthening

This is Mr A. Previously featured on the channel. He is now 8 months out from right #abovekneeamputation #amputation to address his infected knee prosthesis. When we first met, he struggled to walk and required a cane. Following amputation he healed excellently, and worked diligently with our physical therapists to improve his walking, back to where he started within a couple months. He had never been around snow before, and felt confident enough to take a walk unaided! Now as he completes his #amputeerehabilitation , he demonstrates great use of the prosthesis, which was matched so well to him that it is hard to tell which side had the surgery! @hkafedzic
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Stephanie from Philadelphia started loading phase one month after single stage osseointegration limb replacement and will get her leg in another month. #osseointegrationlimbreplacement https://www.hss.edu/osseointegration-limb-replacement.asp #osseointegration #amputationsurgery #amputee #cyborgsworld @cyborgsworld #amputeelife #amputeestrong #amputation #osseointegrationUSA www.osseointegrationUSA.com  #prostheticlimb #prostheticleg #prostheticsandorthotics #limbreplacementsurgery #limbreplacement #osseointegrationaustralia #osseointegrationswholift #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho  #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com  www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening

Stephanie from Philadelphia started loading phase one month after single stage osseointegration limb replacement and will get her leg in another month. #osseointegrationlimbreplacement https://www.hss.edu/osseointegration-limb-replacement.asp #osseointegration #amputationsurgery #amputee #cyborgsworld @cyborgsworld #amputeelife #amputeestrong #amputation #osseointegrationUSA www.osseointegrationUSA.com #prostheticlimb #prostheticleg #prostheticsandorthotics #limbreplacementsurgery #limbreplacement #osseointegrationaustralia #osseointegrationswholift #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening ...

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It was great to sing at the HSS OR fundraiser and tribute to my friend Ed Limbert (RIP) with my colleagues Dr. Steve Lee and Dr. Greg Difelice. Mick Jagger for 5 minutes!! #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho  #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com  www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening

It was great to sing at the HSS OR fundraiser and tribute to my friend Ed Limbert (RIP) with my colleagues Dr. Steve Lee and Dr. Greg Difelice. Mick Jagger for 5 minutes!! #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening ...

I will miss you my friend and surgical team mate Edward J. Limbert. We had a HSS OR sponsored fundraiser and tribute to Ed and Jose last night. It was a great night of HSS solidarity and support of Ed’s family, his wife Lauren. He will be sorely missed and remembered by many. #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho  #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com  www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening

I will miss you my friend and surgical team mate Edward J. Limbert. We had a HSS OR sponsored fundraiser and tribute to Ed and Jose last night. It was a great night of HSS solidarity and support of Ed’s family, his wife Lauren. He will be sorely missed and remembered by many. #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening ...

Jaemin very happy after #bowlegsurgery #bowlegscorrection #bowleg #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho  #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com  www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening

Jaemin very happy after #bowlegsurgery #bowlegscorrection #bowleg #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening ...

Christina had severe post-traumatic #equinovarus deformity after a #pilonfracture I used a hexapod fixator to correct the contracture and achieve #ankledistraction This was accompanied by tarsal tunnel and tendon releases. We achieved a huge functional and quality of life improvement #footandanklesurgery #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho  #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com  www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening

Christina had severe post-traumatic #equinovarus deformity after a #pilonfracture I used a hexapod fixator to correct the contracture and achieve #ankledistraction This was accompanied by tarsal tunnel and tendon releases. We achieved a huge functional and quality of life improvement #footandanklesurgery #Rozbruch #aaos #llrs #orthopedicsurgery #liveyourbestlife @all4ortho #orthopedicsurgeon #hospitalforspecialsurgery #limblengthening @hspecialsurgery @limbdeformity @reifmd #SRobertRozbruchMD www.limblengthening.com www.hss.edu/limblengthening www.hss.edu/LSARC #hssLLCRS #HSSlimbLengthening ...