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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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Diane from Virginia had a proximal femur fracture and it healed one inch short. At age 64, we lengthened her femur one inch and she healed beautifully #limbtrauma #malunion #femur #limblengtheningsurgery #precicenail #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

Diane from Virginia had a proximal femur fracture and it healed one inch short. At age 64, we lengthened her femur one inch and she healed beautifully #limbtrauma #malunion #femur #limblengtheningsurgery #precicenail #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 had osseointegration upper limb replacement after an explosion injury. He is moving his robotic arm using his muscle contractions and the #coaptcompletecontrol system. #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

Michael had osseointegration upper limb replacement after an explosion injury. He is moving his robotic arm using his muscle contractions and the #coaptcompletecontrol system. #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 ...

Ms A came in with pain in her left leg that was preventing her from working and caring for others. She had not only #knockknees but also an #osteochondroma cartilage growth on her tibia. In a single surgery I removed the osteochondroma and also made her leg straight with a distal femur osteotomy. Here I am showing the intraoperative image of the trajectory for the cut, followed by the bone opening, then getting the alignment straight from the hip to the knee to the ankle, and finally the plate. Here is how her xray looks now, with the left leg perfectly straight! It is amazing how much happier she is now!
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Ms A came in with pain in her left leg that was preventing her from working and caring for others. She had not only #knockknees but also an #osteochondroma cartilage growth on her tibia. In a single surgery I removed the osteochondroma and also made her leg straight with a distal femur osteotomy. Here I am showing the intraoperative image of the trajectory for the cut, followed by the bone opening, then getting the alignment straight from the hip to the knee to the ankle, and finally the plate. Here is how her xray looks now, with the left leg perfectly straight! It is amazing how much happier she is now!
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Henriette from Germany 2 years post #ankledistraction #ankledistractionarthroplasty  and simultaneous #talonavicularjoint distraction #jointpreservation #footandanklesurgery She is pleased with her improved mobility and activity level. #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

Henriette from Germany 2 years post #ankledistraction #ankledistractionarthroplasty and simultaneous #talonavicularjoint distraction #jointpreservation #footandanklesurgery She is pleased with her improved mobility and activity level. #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 ...

Also a big thank you to the office and hospital staff and associated care professionals who help support the great patient experience.
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#all4ortho #hspecialsurgery #hssllcrs #hsslimblengthening

Also a big thank you to the office and hospital staff and associated care professionals who help support the great patient experience.
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#all4ortho #hspecialsurgery #hssllcrs #hsslimblengthening
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Today's star is Ms G. Around Christmas she fell and fractured her left patella, a somewhat common example of #limbtrauma . She was in pain and could not walk. I performed a common technique of patella fixation with two screws with suture reinforcement. Here is the progress she made over the subsequent several months from acute fracture, to early fixation, now to dramatic bone healing. No, that isn't her confusing her sides. It's another example showing the patient's excellent limb function! Here's how she walks now!
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#all4ortho #hspecialsurgery #hssllcrs #hsslimblengthening

Today`s star is Ms G. Around Christmas she fell and fractured her left patella, a somewhat common example of #limbtrauma . She was in pain and could not walk. I performed a common technique of patella fixation with two screws with suture reinforcement. Here is the progress she made over the subsequent several months from acute fracture, to early fixation, now to dramatic bone healing. No, that isn`t her confusing her sides. It`s another example showing the patient`s excellent limb function! Here`s how she walks now!
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#all4ortho #hspecialsurgery #hssllcrs #hsslimblengthening
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Theresa, thanks for sharing your progress after #hipreplacement #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

Theresa, thanks for sharing your progress after #hipreplacement #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 ...

Joe from Indiana demonstrating his first steps after single stage Osseointegration limb replacement. He had suffered from chronic pain following foot trauma for decades. #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

Joe from Indiana demonstrating his first steps after single stage Osseointegration limb replacement. He had suffered from chronic pain following foot trauma for decades. #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 ...

Sarah 3 months post treatment of #congenitalpseudarthrosisofthetibia treated with cross union technique. Now starting to walk with brace. #hsskids #pediatricorthopedics #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

Sarah 3 months post treatment of #congenitalpseudarthrosisofthetibia treated with cross union technique. Now starting to walk with brace. #hsskids #pediatricorthopedics #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 ...

Annmarie with large #kneecontracture We used a hexapod frame to correct this combined with a lysis of adhesions. Great solution for a complex problem. #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 #hexapod #spatialframe #taylorspatialframe

Annmarie with large #kneecontracture We used a hexapod frame to correct this combined with a lysis of adhesions. Great solution for a complex problem. #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 #hexapod #spatialframe #taylorspatialframe ...

Featured today is Mr M. He is a #taxidriver here in New York, but sustained #limbtrauma tibia fracture when at home in Bangladesh. His surgeon there applied an #ilizarov #externalfixator but the fracture did not unite through eight months at which point he met me. I proposed compressing the fracture, and we were able to remove the frame five months later with the bone healed! As expected he has a limb length difference 2 cm short on the right side which bothers his gait, so we will provide #limblengthening with a #precicenail . I expect he will be a re-feature later this year!
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#all4ortho #hspecialsurgery #hssllcrs #hsslimblengthening

Featured today is Mr M. He is a #taxidriver here in New York, but sustained #limbtrauma tibia fracture when at home in Bangladesh. His surgeon there applied an #ilizarov #externalfixator but the fracture did not unite through eight months at which point he met me. I proposed compressing the fracture, and we were able to remove the frame five months later with the bone healed! As expected he has a limb length difference 2 cm short on the right side which bothers his gait, so we will provide #limblengthening with a #precicenail . I expect he will be a re-feature later this year!
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#all4ortho #hspecialsurgery #hssllcrs #hsslimblengthening
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