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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.

AO Trauma Fireside Series
 
AO Trauma Fireside Series
Doctors Mitchell Bernstein, MD, Robert Rozbruch, MD and Stephen Quinnan, MD discuss ring fixators for patients, sharing and reviewing current best practices and effective surgical approaches.
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.
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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Today's feature is Ms Y. She is a teenager who has #osteogenesisimperfecta and also #hipdysplasia and #congenitalfemoraldeficiency . She presented with approximately 16 cm leg length difference, 60 degrees of femoral retroversion. I informed them that several surgeries will be necessary to correct these issues. In the first surgery I inserted a #precicenail through her knee to provide #limblengthening and corrected 45 degrees of rotation. I lengthened her much slower than normal because of her bone condition and to give her rotated muscles time to relax. She achieved the full 5 cm lengthening this nail allows, with excellent bone appearance. She has actually felt better and better during the lengthening process thanks to good physical therapy, and will go home now. In a couple years we will work on more lengthening and straigthening. She is looking forward to learning to drive this summer!
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#all4ortho #hssllcrs #hsslimblengthening #hspecialsurgery #hsskids #limbdifference

Today`s feature is Ms Y. She is a teenager who has #osteogenesisimperfecta and also #hipdysplasia and #congenitalfemoraldeficiency . She presented with approximately 16 cm leg length difference, 60 degrees of femoral retroversion. I informed them that several surgeries will be necessary to correct these issues. In the first surgery I inserted a #precicenail through her knee to provide #limblengthening and corrected 45 degrees of rotation. I lengthened her much slower than normal because of her bone condition and to give her rotated muscles time to relax. She achieved the full 5 cm lengthening this nail allows, with excellent bone appearance. She has actually felt better and better during the lengthening process thanks to good physical therapy, and will go home now. In a couple years we will work on more lengthening and straigthening. She is looking forward to learning to drive this summer!
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#all4ortho #hssllcrs #hsslimblengthening #hspecialsurgery #hsskids #limbdifference
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This is my most common technique for osteotomy to correct moderate #bowlegs #bowleg #bowlegged #bowlegscorrection #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 my most common technique for osteotomy to correct moderate #bowlegs #bowleg #bowlegged #bowlegscorrection #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 ...

Michael with severe #blountsdisease 48 degrees #bowleg treated with both intraarticular osteotomy to elevate plateau and metaphasyl osteotomy and gradual correction with a hexapod frame. Stay tuned for second side and outcomes. #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

Michael with severe #blountsdisease 48 degrees #bowleg treated with both intraarticular osteotomy to elevate plateau and metaphasyl osteotomy and gradual correction with a hexapod frame. Stay tuned for second side and outcomes. #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 ...

#all4ortho #hssllcrs #hsslimblengthening

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Animation of Tibial Osseointegration Limb replacement helps with an understanding of this procedure which has been a huge boost to amputee mobility #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

Animation of Tibial Osseointegration Limb replacement helps with an understanding of this procedure which has been a huge boost to amputee mobility #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 ...

Animation of femur osseointegration limb replacement. I hope this takes the mystery out of this amazing surgery. For longer version of this please visit our YouTube page #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

Animation of femur osseointegration limb replacement. I hope this takes the mystery out of this amazing surgery. For longer version of this please visit our YouTube page #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 ...

Happy Birthday to Professor GA Ilizarov, MD the great genius whose inventions have helped countless people and have served as foundation and inspiration for so many advances in orthopedic surgery.  Read about him.  https://jewishjournal.com/commentary/blogs/221112/jewish-medical-hero-azerbaijan-life-dr-gavriil-ilizarov/  #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

Happy Birthday to Professor GA Ilizarov, MD the great genius whose inventions have helped countless people and have served as foundation and inspiration for so many advances in orthopedic surgery. Read about him. https://jewishjournal.com/commentary/blogs/221112/jewish-medical-hero-azerbaijan-life-dr-gavriil-ilizarov/ #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 ...

Petra 6 months post single stage osseointegration limb replacement walking strong #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

Petra 6 months post single stage osseointegration limb replacement walking strong #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 ...