Our Surgical Techniques

Surgical Techniques Used at the Limb Lengthening and Complex Reconstruction Service

Our doctors use various surgical techniques to achieve correction of the limb discrepancies and injuries we see in our patients. From external fixators to new internal nails, there are several types of surgeries we frequently perform when a patient needs leg lengthening and other limb lengthening, or correction for limb deformity, conditions such as knock knee and bowleg, or for other limb length discrepancy conditions.

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Dr. Rozbruch performs live Osseintegration Femur Surgery
Distal Femoral Osteotomy
Precice Femur Lengthening: Live Surgery by Dr. Rob Rozbruch
Precice: Retrograde Nail Technique with Dr. Fragomen
A femur lengthening using the PRECICE intramedullary nail system. The PRECICE nail utilizes an External Remote Controller (ERC) to non-invasively lengthen the implant.
A tibia lengthening using the PRECICE intramedullary nail system.
Animation showing the retrograde technique for lengthening a femur using an intramedullary nail.
New animation by Dr. Rozbruch helps patients understand internal bone lengthening | Precice Nail
Limb Lengthening Documentary: Dr. Rozbruch and Dr. Fragomen
Dr. Austin Fragomen performs Bone Transport procedure at The Hospital For Special Surgery and saves seaman’s leg.
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Patient with Polio: Walking before and after surgical reconstruction
Live surgery demonstration of proximal tibial osteotomy for bilateral genu varum, using the Ilizarov/Taylor Spatial Frame.
Lengthening and Correction of Valgus Malunion and Short Femur with EBI Frame from Case History #26
Lengthening and then Nailing of Tibia for Stature Lengthening from Case History #19
Repair of Stiff Tibial Nonunion with Deformity Using the Taylor Spatial Frame from Case History #20
High Tibial Osteotomy for Bow Leg Correction
Live Surgery Video: High Tibial Osteotomy for Bow Leg Correction
Tibia Lengthening Using Intramedullary PRECICE Nail
Distal Femur Osteotomy Valgus Knock Knee Deformity
Tibial Bone Transport Over an Intramedullary Nail Using Cable and Pulleys
Ankle Arthritis
Precice Nail for Compression of Nonunions
Femur and Tibia Derotational Osteotomies Live Surgery
Ankle Distraction using the RAD Frame: Surgical Technique – PDF