In this special interview with Dr. Robert Rozbruch of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, NY we go into the deep details of stature lengthening that only a truly experienced surgeon of his caliber could do. Dr. Rozbruch is a true legend in the field of limb lengthening and complex reconstruction.
Hospital for Special Surgery is #1 in orthopedics for 10th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report (2019-2020).
If you wish to see a particular topic, see the timestamps below...
1:50 – His passion for orthopedics & transition into Limb Lengthening
7:00 – Fundamentals of Limb Lengthening
7:40 – How stature/cosmetic limb lengthening fits into his practice
9:20 – Who qualifies as a candidate for stature lengthening
14:10 – Prefers to lengthen femurs over tibiae
14:40 – Soft tissues lengthen & grow too!
15:10 – Iliotibial band release in femur lengthening
16:35 – Gastro-Soleus recession in tibiae lengthening typically over 4cm but depends on individual
19:20 – Limb proportions
21:20 – Arm Lengthening
23:15 – Potential Complications (1. Infection, 2. Nerve damage, 3. Blood clots, 4. Stiffness, 5. Bone)
28:35 – Long Term Problems = “temporary obstacles.”
31:15 – Qualifications your LL doctor should have
33:55 – Will the NEW bone be as strong as OLD bone?
35:00 – Advantages of recent stronger, internal STRYDE Nail by NuVasive
36:00 – When does Normal Walking Gait return after LL (ex: 8cm in femurs)
37:05 – Importance of Physiotherapy for optimal recovery on scale of 1-10?
38:15 – When can a patient resume physical activity post-LL surgery
39:00 – Options for patients who come from out of town/country/overseas
40:50 – Frequency of Checkups & therapy
41:20 – Ideal Patient Qualities
42:00 – Are patients satisfied with outcome of LL Surgery?
43:50 – Reach out and contact Dr. Rozbruch for questions or consultation
44:30 – Options for Consultation: in-person & virtual/telemedicine
45:40 – Advice to those considering LL surgery
46:00 – Patient – Doctor Trust Relationship Dr. Robert Rozbruch:
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