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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.
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.
Osseointegration
 
Osseointegration
In this animation, Dr. Rozbruch explains the process involved in an osseointegration reconstruction of the tibia.
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.
Amputate or Reconstruct?
 
Amputate or Reconstruct?
This brief video is an excerpt from a recent lecture given by Dr. Robert Rozbruch in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Rozbruch discusses when to amputate and when to reconstruct a limb at risk.
Torsional Deformity
 
Torsional Deformity
Dr. Rozbruch shares helpful information about torsional deformities of the femur and tibia, as well as the options available at Hospital for Special Surgery.
Before and After Photos
 
Before and After Photos
View before and after photos of our limb lengthening and complex reconstruction surgery patients. These patients were helped whether they suffered limb length discrepancy, limb deformity, limb malalignment or other conditions.
Emily's Recipe
 
Emily's Recipe
Dr. Robert Rozbruch shares a patient's experience with osseointegration amputation reconstruction surgery, as well as some helpful tips for stoma care after surgery.

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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Jillian 10 weeks post #osseointegration #amputation  got her leg today and began walking without pain for first time in many years. This amazing advance is changing our decision making and threshold for amputation versus 🆚 limb salvage #amputeelife quality improvement #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 www.osseointegrationUSA.com  @ Hospital for Special SurgeryImage attachmentImage attachment

Jillian 10 weeks post #osseointegration #amputation got her leg today and began walking without pain for first time in many years. This amazing advance is changing our decision making and threshold for amputation versus 🆚 limb salvage #amputeelife quality improvement #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 www.osseointegrationUSA.com @ Hospital for Special Surgery ... See MoreSee Less

April 19th

 

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Brings tears to my eyes... So happy for Jillian!!

Michaela had a #distalfemoralosteotomy oblique plane closing wedge to correct varus and flexion. She is recovering well just few weeks after procedure. She was an all American soccer star and now is helping others as a physical therapist #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  @ Hospital for Special SurgeryImage attachment

Michaela had a #distalfemoralosteotomy oblique plane closing wedge to correct varus and flexion. She is recovering well just few weeks after procedure. She was an all American soccer star and now is helping others as a physical therapist #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 @ Hospital for Special Surgery ... See MoreSee Less

April 16th

 

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You rock Dr. Rozbruch!!

Ananya suffered from knock knees and knee cap stability issues.

Unfortunately, she was not diagnosed until later in her life and was experiencing pain, stiffness and a massive decrease in activity.

She found Dr. Fragomen who performed a Distal Femoral Osteotomy.

Today she's able to walk, run and do everything else she loves without having to worry about her pain!

#knockknees #orthopedicsurgeon #orthopedicsurgery #Limblengthening #KneePain #kneesurgery #tibia
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April 16th

 

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I believe I have this issue I have been trying to get a virtual appoint with you guys I live in Mississippi I have went to multiple doctors down here for help about my knee so far I have been disappointed by what they have been saying

Hi doctor, how long do she take to walk again?