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Our Doctors

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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🦵Ao suffered from a knock knee and a misaligned knee cap on her left leg.

⚒I corrected knock knee and femoral anteversion using a distal femoral osteotomy

👍Ao is on track for a fantastic recovery and is already up and walking!
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🦵Ao suffered from a knock knee and a misaligned knee cap on her left leg.

⚒I corrected knock knee and femoral anteversion using a distal femoral osteotomy

👍Ao is on track for a fantastic recovery and is already up and walking!
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✅ Follow Dr. Fragomen @Limbdeformity for more ✅
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The views expressed on this account do not necessarily represent those of HSS

#anterversion #femur #femoral #orthopedicsurgeon #ortholife #orthopedicsurgery #orthopedics #knockknees #knockkneed #genuvalgum #valgus #specialsurgery #miserablemalalignment #limbdeformity #surgeryrecovery #surgerylife #doctorsofinstagram
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July 29th
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I arrived at #hospitalforspecialsurgery 30 years ago to begin my #orthopedicsurgery training in 1991. I never left and am so happy to have grown along with this great institution #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

July 27th

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And we are the amazingly lucky beneficiaries! Thank you!! 🙏🏻 For your expertise For your vision And your heartfelt care! 💕

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Honored to be on the #bestdoctors list of New York and listed in #newyorkmagazine 16 consecutive years since 2006. I appreciate the confidence that our peers have expressed. #castleconnollytopdoctors #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

July 26th